This might have been a useful question two years ago when Gaming.SE first opened.
Two years later, I think evidence has shown that there isn't really any need for any special ruleset in this regard. While it's true that we do get different sorts of problem posts than say, StackOverflow (if I had to guess, we probably get less spam, more outright vandalism), ...
Is "mod rec" really an umbrella category that we want to use? Or is it confusing the situation?
Reflects community consensus regarding questions that are "mod recommendations", AKA "mod rec" (questions where mods are mentioned as possible or preferable solutions by the OP)
Quoting excerpts from the current top-voted answer by agent86:
On our ...
We are allowed a maximum of 4 custom close reasons. Currently these are:
Questions that ask for recommendations of games, software, or hardware are off topic. For more information on why these sorts of questions don't work here, see "So, what actually is a Game-Rec?" and "Q&A Is Hard. Let's Go Shopping!"
Questions about unreleased or illegal content are ...
I don't think we need to update the FAQ. If question about "plot and characters" being on-topic isn't going to stop close votes, I don't think adding the word "lore" in there is going to change anything. Most "lore" questions are actually about plot and characters anyway.
As others have mentioned in comments, I also don't think a lore tag will fix any ...
I think the tag is just fine as it is. The excerpt mentions that the tag should be used
For questions that ask what a gaming-specific term means.
Nothing about it mentions labelling a gaming-specific thing with a name. Furthermore, the tag's full info mentions that
It is not appropriate for repository style questions that seek to span the terminology ...
Should I approve suggested edits that I don't know if they are true?
This question and associated answer detail approving suggested edits without prior knowledge or researching the amendment to ensure it is correct.
Are questions about patch notes too localized?
This question and answers detail "patch note" questions and conclude that questions should be about a part of game not about recent changes to that part of the game.
Following a larger discussion around how we can better help users that visit our site, Arqade now has a community faq question for suggesting good places to go for recommendation questions (that are off-topic on Arqade):
My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?
Please feel free to add fresh answers to this FAQ ...
Please fill in the alt text for images on this site
This question deals with accessibility of the site, specifically with filling in image alternate text so screen readers can give a meaningful description of the image. There are still plenty of images posted every day with 'Enter image description here'.
We should be proactively enforcing this, instead ...