The question in consideration is Actual eletronic games (as in, games played using electrons)?

I understand that this question is different from other questions on this site, but I think it can be objectively answered. Not in the sense of a complete answer, but surely we could comply a list of fun ways we can interact with electrons, that could be used as games.

I think such games can be very educational and would be a nice way to transport some physics to a younger audience (~8th grade pupil). Games are an excellent way to get kids excited about doing experiments.

So I think this question shouldn't have been closed in the first place. I would like to hear in which sense the particular question is opinion based and why it is not appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ "......but surely we could comply a list of fun......" if this is so then the question comes into big-list category. $\endgroup$
    – user249968
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ @JohanLiebert The questions in the catgeory are mostly low quality, I agree. But this one is quite creative. I think we shouldn't always be that bureaucratic. $\endgroup$
    – user224659
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 9:57
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    $\begingroup$ @TheoreticalMinimum Stack Exchange questions are supposed to solicit a small number of focused answers. List questions don't work so well with this format because they attract a virtually endless stream of answers, and it can be difficult to evaluate those answers in a non-opinionated way. $\endgroup$
    – PM 2Ring
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 11:25

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I was one of the close voters. The reason I voted to close is because it isn't a question about physics. That doesn't mean it's a bad or uninteresting question, it just means it isn't an appropriate question for the Physics SE. I still think this and will probably vote to close again if the question is reopened.

I should probably have taken the time to write a custom close reason, but the close queue is getting large enough to be onerous these days and the time I have to work through it is limited.

  • $\begingroup$ The majority seems to agree with you, so I will not further push my opinion on the matter. $\endgroup$
    – user224659
    Commented Mar 12, 2020 at 12:21

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