Say that I see a question about the Shadowrun setting. I happen to know that the answer to the question can't be found in the RPGs, but it is answered in the novels and/or video games. Can I use that as an answer?
As documented in the Shadowrun novels such as Never Deal with a Dragon, the virtual reality access methods used in Decking was standard for corporations, as Sam has a (very basic) Avatar for use at Renraku. [...]
Would that answer have been acceptable on this site? Or do we need to stick with questions and answers that are related to RPG books?