Which of the following is true?
- General questions about games are Off Topic.
- General questions about games are On Topic.
- General questions about games are On Topic if they meet Some Condition.
I was told that my question, What's the name of the theory that the player with the most options has the advantage?, was off topic because it was not about a specific board or card game.
[Your question] should be closed because it's not about specific board or card games and is therefore not on-topic on this site.
In any case, the on-topic help page says "For a question to be on topic, it must relate to a game that is on topic."
Questions about kingmaking, analysis paralysis, and other concepts that are not specific to a single game have all been treated with high regard on this site. This question about house rules even declares that it is not about a specific game. Why does mine have to be about a specific game?
I think the reason that my question is being treated unfairly is that there is a deeper issue that is bugging voters, and they are looking for a made up reason to close vote. I'll enumerate the reasons that I think could be bugging the voters:
- "Your question doesn't specifically apply to board games."
- The same could be said of almost every question on the site. Kingmaking was born from war, money, and politics. Analysis paralysis has its roots in software development workplaces. My question is apparently born from trivial set theory, according to another user.
- "Your question is trivial."
- The theory is trivial. I am looking for the name of that theory. There's a difference.