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Are questions about Discord on-topic?

Discord is not specifically gaming-related. However, it is very heavily used by gamers and referenced in gaming culture. I would be ok making a rule to explicitly allow Discord questions even though ...
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How does my question about my arcade machine not fit in Arqade?

How does my question about my arcade machine not fit in Arqade? That's a very good question, because as far as I can tell your question is a perfect fit for Arqade. As the On Topic page of our help ...
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What is the difference between historical trivia questions and identification or recommendation questions? And should they be allowed?

The reason why game identification questions are off-topic without an audiovisual artifact is that otherwise we'd have to handle questions like There was this game that had some kind of weird ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

I'm having trouble understanding the motivation for limiting ourselves here. As always, if a specific question doesn't have enough information to answer it, then close it for being unclear. If the ...
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Are questions about Discord on-topic?

Yes, gamers are clearly Discord's target audience Front and center on Discord's website is this description: All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that's free, secure, and works on both your ...
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What would be the best fitting site for Warcraft movie lore questions?

Questions directly about the feature film Warcraft, as well as the various novels and other material set in that universe, are Off Topic. Questions about the lore and story from the Warcraft video ...
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Are questions about in-game jokes/references off-topic?

I think this question is fine. This is a question that primarily: Points to an in-game thing Assumes it's some sort of reference, nod, in-joke or easter egg Asks what that thing is, or what the ...
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Are MMORPG quest questions on topic?

Yes. I can't see a single reason why a question like this would be off-topic. It is an in-game problem, which requires an in-game solution. It does not matter if the game is an MMORPG or a single ...
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Is it ok to ask a question from the POV of an unknowing person, when self-answering moments later?

There's absolutely nothing wrong with this, because there's absolutely nothing wrong with asking and answering your own question, and is actually encouraged by the Stack Exchange team. Maybe it's ...
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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

In general, asking about built-in cheat codes is fine for single-player games. But not cheats for multiplayer games (not that many multiplayer games have built-in cheats). If the (single-player) game ...
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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

If a developer designed a cheat to exist, then yes, that is absolutely on topic. This includes modding capabilities - if the game supports mods, then most questions in this realm are okay here. If a ...
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How should we handle questions asking how to solve a specific Minesweeper board?

Like I stated in the comments I'm against this suggestion. The main reason for this simply that there are not enough Minesweeper questions. We currently have 17 questions (~2 per year) about ...
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How frequently should I be asking questions?

You can ask as often as you are allowed by rate limiting (See Asking section). Some people might get a little bit annoyed if you flood the front page with questions, but overall, as long as you make ...
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What, if any, policy changes should we make to account for the recent changes to the AUP regarding sexually explicit content?

In my personal opinion, sexually explicit games are probably in-scope. Mainstream games like Baldur's Gate 3 have included sexually explicit material, so I think we can reach that conclusion without ...
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How should we handle "why doesn't this game run" questions, when the askers posted specifications do not meet the minimum system requirements?

How should we handle “why doesn't this game run” questions, when the askers posted specifications do not meet the minimum system requirements? tl;dr Answer them (and potentially downvote for lack of ...
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Would a question about a type of video games be acceptable?

Now that you've posted your question, the issue isn't with broadness. The problem with this question is that it actually boils down to being a question about game identification, which is off-topic ...
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Is asking how to get a game working on a jailbroken device on-topic?

Yes, these questions are fine and on-topic. Jailbreaking a phone is not illegal, so answering these questions is not supporting illegal activity any more than answering questions about ROM emulations ...
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What sort of requests for external resources does this site allow?

Let's think about why a request for external resources is not desired. We want this site to be useful on its own. The information that helps the user, that answers the question, should be on this site,...
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Are Steam media (avatars, profile backgrounds, banners, etc.) made in celebration of an event valid artifacts for game identification?

I propose that such question should be on-topic Steam is a gaming distribution service, so it should fall in with topics like Xbox or PlayStation. It is also an accepted tag on the site, so questions ...
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Do we want to support "Is there a term for x" questions?

The latest set of terminology has several negative traits that reveal they aren't necessarily a good fit for us. Is there a common name for pop-up damage numbers, such as in RPGs? there is no one ...
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Are questions about NVIDIA GeForce Experience (in relation to games) on-topic here?

I would think that nVidia GeForce Experience, i.e the software with it's features that Gamers can and will use day-to-day and therefore will be knowledgeable about (such as Shadowplay) would generally ...
Robotnik's user avatar
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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?

I think that questions of this nature that ask about how to use the glitch from a gameplay perspective should be decidedly on topic. Wrong warping does necessarily require some understanding of the ...
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Should we allow questions about unreleased hardware available for pre-order?

My vote is off-topic. Unreleased content can STILL change, even if it has a spec page. I like having specific rules that are easy to follow and this rule will blur the lines between released and ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

status-completed This close reason is now active. We reviewed the stats in the following post, with majority community support for leaving the close reason in place: Modded Minecraft Close Reason - ...
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How can it be determined whether a question speculates about developer intent?

The question was closed incorrectly because of a slightly inaccurate title and because it asks "Why?". Most likely, the close voters read the question as "Why did the developer decide to give the ...
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Should streamers be considered members of the industry for purposes of unreleased content?

This is is the kind of issue that is unproductive to discuss before the practical case arises, because the only way we can answer such a question without context is in the absolutes: basically "always"...
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Is it OK to ask for suggestions?

No, you can't ask questions asking for game recommendations on the main site. They are expressly off topic. We have a specific close reason for it. Feel free to stop by chat, however, where ...
Invader Skoodge's user avatar
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Germaneness of question on game ban

The game ban VS VAC ban is NOT asking about "why" there is a difference, it's asking about the definition of those two terms. Asking about the difference between terms is on-topic and falls under our ...
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