75 votes

Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

tl;dr: Yes, lets end the pain and suffering. I propose we should allow only Vanilla Minecraft & Minecraft Pocket/Console edition crashes & issues. I feel that any attempt to segregate mods ...
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32 votes

We shouldn't help users run pirated software

Questions pertaining solely to pirated copies should be closed. We're not interested in helping users run the latest copy of Indie Game - SCENE repack. However, questions that are relevant to the game,...
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30 votes
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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 ...
29 votes

Cheats in multiplayer games are banned, but what *is* a cheat?

A cheat in a multiplayer game, for the purposes of determining whether a question violates our cheating guideline, is a tool that uses out-of-game resources to give you an advantage that the other ...
26 votes
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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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25 votes

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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23 votes

Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

Yes, let's make them off topic and be done with it already. Expertise One problem I see in keeping them on-topic is that we basically require the people answering be Java programmers. Not only that, ...
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23 votes

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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22 votes

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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21 votes

Why just ban Minecraft modding tech support?

I think Mods, and even Minecraft are a red herring - they produce most of our issues, simply because of the sheer quantity of Minecraft questions, and because of the specific kinds of ways in which ...
21 votes
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Are speedrunning techniques and strategies on-topic here?

Please do share knowledge. This sort of information is totally on topic here. Having to learn it by watching videos probably works and certainly is entertaining, but doesn't scale well. I don't know ...
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21 votes
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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 ...
20 votes

Are overseas Games allowed?

You can ask questions about games available in any market, so long as it is a public market. Game available only in SK, but it's a public beta? Great! Game available only in SK, and it's a private ...
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20 votes
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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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20 votes

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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19 votes
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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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19 votes

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 ...
19 votes
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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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19 votes

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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18 votes
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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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17 votes
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Security Update Breaks Old Games

Yes, such a solution would benefit many people having the same problem and would be most welcome here :). Should I include an abbreviated list of popular affected games? List the games that you ...
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17 votes
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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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17 votes
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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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16 votes

Minecraft crash questions should be made off-topic: yes/no?

Trying to play devil's advocate here: There is value in keeping these questions. Not a whole lot, granted, but some. We can have expertise in this area; it will require a very good understanding of ...
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16 votes

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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16 votes
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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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15 votes

Why just ban Minecraft modding tech support?

Ok, I've thought about this a bit more: We're not banning Minecraft mod tech support We're discussing what the close reason should be for unanswerable Minecraft mod crash questions - which we get a ...
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