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I asked a question about the Kerbal Space Program video game over on Arqade, and it was not well received. I had a lot of trouble conveying to the community there that I was interested in what KSP could teach a player in terms of real-world concepts utilized in space exploration and rocket science. I expected answers as a list - and possibly with brief summaries if appropriate - to allow for further research as opposed to in-depth explanations. After 4 down votes and a lot of back and forth on clarity, the only answer I got was a high-level description of the overall game-play instead of the concepts and techniques necessary to operate a successful space flight in the simulation. Two questions:

  1. Would that question be a better fit here and on topic?
  2. If yes, what's the best way to handle moving the question over?
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In general, yes. Understanding the physics behind KSP is definitely on topic here, and there's already been a few questions asked with regard to the physics behind here. However, the question you seem likely to ask is an extremely broad one. I would encourage you to ask more specific questions. See

In particular, I think you'll find the answers to your question at How realistic is Kerbal Space Program?

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  • $\begingroup$ That was a great question to read. I'm curious as to how my question would be broad. As I reference in the question and more specifically reference in some comments, this question on what-if? references depressed trajectories as a concept KSP players would be familiar with. I was hoping to get a list of other concepts KSP players would be familiar with. That list should most certainly be finite, but I wasn't expecting anything too detailed or exhaustive. $\endgroup$ – Ellesedil Aug 7 '14 at 17:32
  • $\begingroup$ Asking about a specific trajectory and referencing KSP would be an excellent question. Asking about other types of trajectories might be too broad, but it might work, I'd have to see the question. $\endgroup$ – PearsonArtPhoto Aug 7 '14 at 17:39
  • $\begingroup$ I'll try to see if there's a way to make it concise. I'm just looking for a list of topics that pertain to the game to do further research on rather than attempting to solve a problem. Is there a way to migrate the question across or is my best option is to close the one on Arqade and repost it here? $\endgroup$ – Ellesedil Aug 7 '14 at 17:43

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