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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 if we host the kind of audience that can really help, but that is a chicken and egg problem rather than site policy. The kind of question seeding we frown ...


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Questions need to have an actual backround of having a practical problem and wanting a solution for it in form of an answer to a question. When you ask questions about issues you cannot reproduce, you cannot meaningfully check the answers for truth. You cannot meaningfully ascertain whether or not the answers actually do answer the question correctly. You ...


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Seeding is a (generally derisive) term for asking a (potentially low-quality) question for the sake of having asked the question. The intent is generally not to have the question answered, but to reap some related/tangential benefits from asking instead. For instance, if I know a game offers a particular feature, and I know that feature will be of ...


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If a speedrunning question gets closed, it won't be because it's about speedrunning. Speed-runs are a part of gaming, and are therefore inherently on-topic. These questions will still need to be narrowly scoped, clear, and answerable, of course. Regardless of the topic, don't seed questions. Ask questions to which you need answers, or ask and answer your ...


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No. Ask valid questions as you think of them. Good questions are never unwanted. There is a system-enforced rate limit on how fast you ask questions. Although I don't remember what it is off the top of my head, it's only going to matter if you go really crazy, so I wouldn't really worry about that either. Just make sure they're good questions, and you're ...


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I've argued several times here that due to the nature of this site, a certain amount of seeding questions is a good thing here. There are several factors that distinguish this site from other sites in the SE network that make seeding less problematic: We're often question-limited, we have enough users answering, more questions help this site to grow. This ...


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I'm not sure if there is a universally agreed definition of seeding, I'm presenting my own views on the topic here. The main reason to post a question here is because you don't know the answer but really would like to know it. If you post a question and are actually not interested in the answer, that is usually referred to as "seeding". The motives for ...


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I think it would be a good idea. We want new users to come to our site, and using big name games to get quality answers before wiki sites can even get properly organized means we are playing to our strengths. New games have much less consolidated knowledge, and part of our goal is to provide quality answers, quickly and completely. LessPop touched on a ...


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Seeding is, generally speaking, asking many questions quickly in a row. The idea is that if you have a garden and plant some nice seeds in them, they will grow into many plants making the garden more beautiful. However, even if the seeds are top quality, if you plant them haphazardly (too close together) there will be problems; the roots will be ...


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