My question is if we should really answer questions regarding games run on top of Wine. Or should we not try to support such questions? MY objection to answering this is that it is too specialized and it is wasting energy to answer questions related to activities that are just not native to Ubuntu.
It may sound awkward up until now, but let me demonstrate my point with an example:
I would rather put effort in answering these questions:
- Google chrome cannot be installed
- How long does it take to compile a kernel (linux 3.2.5)?
Rather than these:
- Heroes of Newerth inventory hotkeys
- How do I get GTA:San Andreas and Most Wanted to work in WINE?
- How to install World of Warcraft?
Do not get me wrong here. I understand that gaming is important to a lot of people, and that they want to be able to port gaming in linux while they are trying it out, BUT unless Valve and or others make an official port of their clients and games in linux, I believe that we should not encourage people asking about games, and that relative questions should be closed.
As is, there is a very high percentage of questions regarding Wine. Now I do not care trying to answer some of them, but I am not here to provide technical support for Wine. That's wine's community problem. I am here to answer Ubuntu related problems. I understand that wine is useful, and that occasionaly someone might do good use of it, but answering questions about games not being able to run properly on a compatibility layer I believe is beyond the scope of this site. Not only are those questions too localized per faq, but they also push other more important questions out of the front page.
What do you feel about it? Should we vote to close, flag questions regarding Windows games and Wine? Or should we just answer them, (well those who can anyway), anyway?