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So for example "Plugin for Bukkit that will rollback changes on a Minecraft server" or "Plugin for Bukkit that will

So long as the question is specific in what plugin the user is looking for, I don't see a problem, other than the fact that it is asking about a game.

I was reading this meta question but I wasn't sure what the line was between asking for recommendations for a game, and asking for recommendations about a game.

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    Yeah, we support browser plugins, so I don't see how it would be an issue. – Seth Feb 7 '14 at 0:35
  • Great question. We do need to figure this out, and I'm not sure as to what the answer is. – Undo Feb 7 '14 at 0:35
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I think the answer is already in the linked question:

What editor for [GAME]” is a software recommendation that happens to be related to playing games — again, that's for-a-purpose software, so it's fine.

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A question asking what OS is most fun to debug would not be. Conversely, a question asking about Minecraft or Kerbal Space Program mods for worldbuilding would be on-topic. The distinction is not the primary purpose of the software, but the primary purpose of the recommendation.

(emphasis mine)

If I'm not incorrect, I believe that a plugin is even farther away from a mod for a game - and thus it should be on-topic.

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  • Oh I must have missed that. – aman207 Feb 7 '14 at 0:40
  • I agree with this answer. – Seth Feb 7 '14 at 0:40
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Whether or to what extent games are on-topic are still being debated. However this case appears to be uncontroversially on-topic. From my answer, which is rather towards the anti-game side of the spectrum:

“What editor for [GAME]” is a software recommendation that happens to be related to playing games — again, that's for-a-purpose software, so it's fine.

As long as the purpose of the software is to accomplish a concrete task (as opposed to being entertained), it's irrelevant that the concrete task happens to be related to a game.

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  • I don't consider this the same as other game recommendations. He isn't asking for a game, but a plugin, and that is a lot more specific. – Seth Feb 7 '14 at 1:49
  • @Seth Yes, which is why I say it's uncontroversially on-topic. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 7 '14 at 1:58

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