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Is the goal to help people or build an arbitrary resource of curated questions?

tl;dr: A bit of both. Stack Overflow (and later, the entire SE Network including Arqade) was built primarily to solve three problems with 'advice'-style communities on the net: Well-Hidden Knowledge ...
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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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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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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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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

Personally, I see no problem with your proposed question. You are simply asking about a fairly benign thing (creating a second account for an MMO, with no ill-intent) and wanting to know if this would ...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I agree that that question is too broad. The "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" page says Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that ...
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Are there best practices for asking a question about a very old game?

Ask your questions the same way as you could ask about recent games. Create a tag if it's missing. You can provide all the context of the game in tag info. Make sure to use full official game name, it ...
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Are questions about the social rules/etiquette of a multiplayer game in-scope?

Based on the tour, this could be on-topic within the following bullet points: Gameplay strategies and tactics If these informal rulesets result in you getting 'marked' for constant PVP attacks or for ...
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Is it off topic to ask about building game consoles?

I don't think "building your own game console" would be on topic here. We have some repair-related questions, for example: Could I switch out the shell on my GBA SP (AGS-101) with the ...
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Are there best practices for asking a question about a very old game?

I see no reason why you can't ask a question about a game that old -- after all, this site is purely about gaming questions, no matter how obscure or niche the game is. Gaming.SE gets enough traffic ...
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Are questions about leagues on-topic?

Your question is covered under 'game mechanics and terminology', so it is on-topic here.
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Considering expanding the scope of my question

I think you have two options you can do here: Change the question you've already asked as you mentioned Make a new question that focuses entirely on Steam and cite CS:GO or other games as an example ...
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Is Namco's F-1 (1976) in-scope?

I personally think its On topic. You have a bunch of controls that will affect a screen you are looking at. Thats enough of a game to me. Pinball is also, IMO, but I can see it as further into the ...
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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?

We have always allowed posts about romance options in RPGs. Arguably, descriptions of those scenes could be considered sexually explicit. Note that sexually explicit material isn't limited to photos ...
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Is asking how to hack Pokémon necessarily a multiplayer cheat?

No, but only if the title requires players to be in the same physical vicinity as one another (e.g. generation IV and newer is out of the question entirely). The no is answering the question's title ...
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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?

I don't think these questions are off-topic, generally speaking. Questions like this usually don't have much to do with the gameplay itself, but they are often interesting trivia about how the game ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about something based on a game?

If your question is specifically about books and/or cartoons of a game you shouldn't ask here. We are primarily focused on playing games and while there are certainly some people on the site who are ...
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Is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch a game?

Expanding my comments into an answer for posterity: Personally, I see no issues with asking questions about Bandersnatch here. Bandersnatch is an interactive story-driven adventure in a similar vein ...
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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?

We should allow questions about “Adult Only” or adult-themed games on Arqade, as long as the posts do not contain any sexually explicit or pornographic content. As you may be aware, we currently ...
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Does 'I can only answer this with videos' suggest a question is too broad?

I am was said asker and answerer. The question was simply: What are some tips and strategies for getting the "Virtually Impossible" achievement in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD. ...
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