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What is a game recommendation question? Anything where you're asking for answers providing a (set of) games meeting the criteria in the question. It doesn't matter if you ask for the best ones or just any/all of them. Why no recommendation questions? Mainly because they attract too many answers (they're polls). There was extended discussion on the Board ...


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Consider this question: Good Risk strategy suggestion? The question was closed as Too Broad. You commented, "Risk is a well-established game, there are only a few good answers to this question." Then, you voted to reopen and posted here. You know what else is a well-established game? Chess. Thousands of books are written about Chess strategy. It is ...


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You should not answer questions that you know are off topic, and you should vote to close them. The policy on these site is that we accept some questions but not others, and the rule is that we close questions that we do not accept so that they cannot be answered. Among other things, this serves to ensure that other readers of the site will only find on-...


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The author of the Dungeon Petz question asked for key strategy points. Does that inspire answers that explain why and how? Does it inspire long answers? Does the question insist that opinions be backed up with facts and expertise? I don't think so. I would vote to close it if I had the chance. The author of the "Give me links to a bunch of material." ...


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It's definitely an issue if we're unnecessarily closing questions. From looking at your examples and several other more recently closed questions, I think we're being a little more aggressive than I'd like, but not insanely so: we could try to close questions slightly less often. However, this is a very small number of questions: we don't close that many in ...


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Yes, this is still a game recommendation question. A game recommendation question is simply one which asks for answers which are (a list of) games meeting some criteria. If you ask for the best ones, you're additionally making it opinion-based; if you don't, you're making it broader by inviting all of them, not just good ones. Either way, you're in the ...


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I do agree that the attitude toward subjective questions can be unnecessarily harsh here. It's hard to come up with examples, though, because people mostly don't ask them. (Of course, sometimes that harsh attitude is justified - but not always!) I went through past closed questions, excluding duplicates. I found plenty that I agreed with closing. We're not ...


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Too Broad Your question is vague and doesn't state a specific problem. Questions that ask for general knowledge (could be reframed as "I'd like to know XXX") are often too broad and can be closed for that reason. If it takes a book to properly answer, this isn't the place. No Research The question also demonstrates very little investigation on ...


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I disagree that this is a simple yes/no question as it seem pretty clear that it does have a big impact on the balance of the game with the question being what kind of impact it would have (positive/neutral/negative). Each group based on how they work together overall might rate each of the impacts differently. In my opinion I think a better question would ...


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Because it makes it appear as if those questions are on topic on the site when they are not. Even if the question is closed future users can point to it as an example of why they asked their off topic question that may not be as simple to answer as the other one. In the end questions that receive answers are a signal to other users about what kind of ...


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I think in this case it's sufficiently clear, so I voted to reopen. The tag wiki even says "A game on a blue polka dot board with yellow dinosaur pieces from the early 90s" is great. so while a picture may be very helpful (and I edited the tag excerpt and wiki to reflect that) it isn't required.


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It wasn't a yes/no question at the time it was closed. Being yes/no doesn't make a question immune to being closed as primarily opinion-based anyway. “Are these mechanics cool?” is a yes/no question. Anyway, let's dive into this case. If you visit the question's revision history (accessible by hitting the "edited X time ago" link at the bottom center) you'...


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The question is poorly fleshed out, but there is an answerable question in there. The asker honestly wanted to know whether there was an element of skill to Monopoly, and the answers pointed out the specific parts of Monopoly that were skill-based. At the moment, it's fairly opinion-based, because the asker didn't give us any criteria to judge by. With a ...


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From the original proposal for this feature, site founder Jeff Atwood's "Should questions closed as “not a real question” and “off topic” get an automatic downvote?" Having community downvote these OT and NARQ questions at the time of close would accomplish a few things: earlier tripping of our protection heuristics for new users, that is, no ...


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I think it should be reopened. The question isn't asking what font should I use, it is asking how do I figure out what font I should use. The first question I agree would be opinion based, but the one that is actually being asked is not. As Joe's answer shows it does have an answer that is objective. As freekvd says in his answer this is not currently ...


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I did some research, and I was wrong to flag for migration. According to this abnormally large post: [Migration] should only be used when you are 100% certain that not only does the question not belong on the site where it was asked, but that it absolutely does belong on the site you are targeting with the migration. I am 100% sure that it belongs on ...


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I suspect that the original "too opinion based" was related to the wording of the question as asking for advice. With the edits, the focus on mechanical conflicts makes it looks a lot more objective to me, and I think it is now an acceptable question. I have undeleted the question. You can now vote to reopen it, which will push it into the reopen queue if ...


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You tagged it lord-of-the-rings while asking about components and mechanisms that don't exist in that game. It's therefore unclear what you are asking about. Something that does exist which you've mixed up? A different game entirely, and which one?


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Looks like the community has handled these two. We've modified the close reason to point to the canonical meta question. I think the links in the canonical question are sufficient - cluttering the message doesn't seem like a great idea. I don't think a grand total of three votes between the Q and A in We should remove the recommendations tag justifies the ...


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