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Questions tagged [site-scope]

Questions about the scope of the site: what's on or off topic, etc.

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Are Shogi variants on topic? What about Arimaa?

I would like to get some clarification on the following guidance from the help center: Questions about variants may or may not be accepted, depending how far removed from the standard game it is. ...
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Are we about chess engines, chess engine configuration, and similar?

There are a lot of questions about chess engines. How to configure them. What the best ones are. Programming them. It's endless. Are these things about chess, or not. The first several questions, ...
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Why is this question too opinion-based?

What are the general principles for playing hypermodern against hypermodern? (Or should I not?) Why would answers to a question like this be more opinion-based than, say, a question about opening ...
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Policies towards “Find checkmate in x” type of posts

I am curious as to where our policies stand for posts that plainly ask for "Find me checkmate in x". To draw some analogy, e.g., on physics SE it's prohibited to simply paste exercises to be solved, ...
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What else can be done about incorrectly flagged posts?

I regularly see questions related to chess programming flagged as off-topic. As voted on in this meta question, they are on-topic. I vote to leave them open and continue, but is there anything else I ...
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Would questions about a chess book values be on topic?

I'm aware the questions about the value of a chess set are off-topic, however I'm wondering if questions about book values are on-topic. Specifically, I'm curious about why a certain book tends to be ...
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Is “Checkers” on topic?

Would anyone be interested in expanding the scope of this site to include "Checkers" by creating a "checkers-tag" for it?
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We finally have a scope! (Poll closed: Programming questions)

After five years, it is kind of odd not to have a unique scope delineated in our help center. A user recently presented me with a very reasonable complaint along these lines, and this prompted me to ...
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Are problem solving questions allowed?

I'm pretty new to this site but I've been around the SE network for a while. I've always liked the Programming puzzles and Code Golf site and I was thinking about doing here something that I've seen ...
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What constitutes being off-topic with regards to puzzles/problems/theoretical constructions?

I noticed this topic was just put on hold as being off-topic. However, several other recent questions about extremely similar topics, for example this, this, or this, have all been deemed acceptable. ...
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Is this historical question off-topic?

As the title asks, is this question about Alekhine's WWII-era articles off-topic? My first impression (of the current, edited version) of the question was that it was like most any other chess history ...
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Are International Variants on Topic?

Are international variants of chess on topic here? The FAQ doesn't really address this. I found this meta question, but it doesn't address international versions. Examples of international chess ...
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When should chess.SE questions be made community wiki?

In the comments to a recent question, the issue was raised as to whether a moderator should convert that question to community wiki (CW) mode. There are different criteria which could lead one to ...
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Can we post questions that seek analysis for our own games?

I recently played a game and I was looking for some human analysis on it. I thought I played very well despite my opponents higher rating. There were things in the game that I did differently than I ...
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Questions about algorithms/AI

What algorithms and heuristics are popular in computer chess? What is an accurate way to evaluate chess positions? These questions were asked right around the time the site opened. The first one ...
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“Big-list” questions

Since Andrew and Ray have been talking about the acceptability of certain types of questions, I want to broach the subject of using community wiki in order to have some "big-list" questions. What I ...
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Are specific question of chess games useful to our community?

Seeing that this is a site for strategic games, many people might ask these types of question: What kind of direction should I take here, what kind of move should I make in this situation, etc. My ...
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Does the Chess stackexchange includes chess-variant question?

I wonder if the Chess stachexchange includes chess-variant question? I know that there a lot of variant of Chess, like fisher960, bughouse, atomic, etc.