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Thanks for six years!

In the six years since I was elected to be a moderator on GDSE, I've had a great time working with and supporting the community here. But ends come to all things. I've found myself with less and less ...
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Do we need the [crash] tag?

Just ran into the crash tag here. There's only 4 questions using it right now. Related reading: Do we really need a [bug] tag? Do we need the [error-management] tag?
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Sooo… how are we doing with this whole “moderator revolt” thing?

I met by chance one of the original/foundational SO developers at a bar the other day. He told me it had been a long day and he needed a beer. After talking I hopped on 'meta' later and saw the ...
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Can (Should) I provide small feedback on provided code snippets, while also answering the question?

Question When a user asks a question and provides a code sample, should I try to answer the question without changing his/her code too much, or can I also provide some small constructive feedback on ...
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Is it acceptable to make and accept my own answer in this case?

How to draw a smoother solid-fill circle? @user1118321 submitted an answer that was useful but did not answer my question exactly; I did not want to use anti-aliasing for the edge of the circle. I've ...
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Where is the line between informational and offensive?

A recent question contained an image that was removed as offensive. The removed image "spoke a 1000 words," illustrated the problem and even reflected some of the technical issues of the problem that ...
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How to search Stack Exchange Game Development

I am being stupid? I cannot find an icon or box to search the site. The closest I got was just now when I started to type the title of this post.
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Good or not question about Android mini game

Is this question "too broad" or otherwise not a good fit for the site? If I start a new Android mini game project today, is it a good idea to use (and learn) Kotlin if I already know Java and I ...
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Question about using a configuration file to launch game to a specific level - On-Topic?

I wonder if my question is acceptable for your site: I'm making a game for Android which has multiple levels, following the common practice where the player reaches a new level after the previous ...
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Do we need the [error-management] tag?

I just ran into a question with the [error-management] tag. Presently, there are only 7 questions that use it, all with low to no votes & all seem to apply it as a stand in for "I have an error/...
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Are board games and game shows on topic?

I have a new idea for a game show and wonder if Game Development is only limited to computer games? Which SE might be more appropriate?
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Do we need two tags for Skyrim related questions?

We have two tags for Skyrim: 19 questions with skyrim-creation-kit 24 questions with skyrim-modding 15 questions with both According to the Creation Kit Wiki, [...] everything you need to use ...
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Is it a [bug], is it a feature? Do we really need a [bug] tag?

Looking at the main site, we currently have bug tag. (53 questions are tagged with it.) It has no usage guidelines. Is it noise? Do we need to keep it, if so, what should be its usage guideline/how ...
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Are moderator positions granted for life?

I was looking at a list of our amazing moderators, and came across Jesse Dorsey, who has been inactive for over 5 years. Is there any sort of criteria to retain your moderatorship?
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What should we do about link rot to popular sites?

As pointed out in chat, we have 295 links pointing to Glen Fiddler's site, which is no longer up. Based on the Pateron he had to support that work, it seems he is no longer working on that content. ...
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Should this very old question with many upvotes as well as upvoted answers be closed as “too broad”?

See Strategies to Defeat Memory Editors for Cheating - Desktop Games Fine question, lots of interest, but closed after 8 years as "too broad". Is that the right action? Also, it did get edited ...
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Am I not able to accept the answer?

I'm new to Unreal, and as expected I'm having a lot of difficulties. I asked a question on the site and I received two answers, of which I understood little, or almost nothing, to be honest. My ...
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Entity/Component/System Tag Cleanup

Alexandre Vaillancourt's answer to this recent meta question made me realize we have a bit of a mess of tags in the neighbourhood of entity component systems: entity-component-system - 11 questions (...
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Are the intro, post-scriptum, and post-post-scriptum in my answer acceptable, or should they be removed?

I have a question about my Game Development Stack Exchange post: 2D isometric pixel art technique I began my answer with the following intro: First off, I want to highlight this excerpt from a ...
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Should there be a differentiation between general technology questions and questions about a specific implementations of such tech?

I was looking at a question about the usage of Unity ECS and it was tagged with entity-component-system but was specifically about how to achieve a desired effect in Unity's entity-component-system. ...
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Ark PS4 server INI files

Is this the right place to ask for help with my game server's ini file settings and such?
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Now that c# is the only language supported by Unity, do we need to tag Unity questions with c#?

It's been around for a while: Boo and UnityScript have been removed from Unity. Now, the obvious is that issues with Unity will be tackled in c#. Also, the new ...
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Reviewing useful, but sub-optimal edits

This question was recently in the review queue awaiting edit approval. The edit was made by a script that repairs broken images & replaces off site images with local copies. In this case the image ...
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Placing on hold / closing too quickly

In some cases, I think questions are too quickly placed on hold. For each of us as an individual regardless of breadth of skills, there are instances where we would be poorly qualified to decide ...
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Is there a policy to close questions on architectural best practice?

There have been a fair number of architecture questions, and I expect most of them have been subjective to some degree, as many tags, e.g. game-design, will be. Is ...
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Is there an animation stack exchange site I can view?

I've been struggling with animation but I can't find an animation site on stack exchange. Is there not an animation site here? If there is where can I find it? If there isn't then where should I ask ...
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I just noticed I can't answer a question, but theres no notice about a reason

I wanted to answer this question: Why do RPGs let you know how much XP you need to level up? . I suspect it's protected or closed or something like that, but there is no notice about that, like it ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How can I help improve the site?

I like this site and this community, and I have some time to spare. What are the things that I can do to help improve the site?
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FCC Accessibility Options For Disabled Question

Can this question regarding FCC Accessibility Options For Disabled Question be reworded such that it doesn't violate our "no specific legal advice" rule? If not, is there a related useful question we ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should we have separate game-maker and game-maker-studio tags for legacy users?

I’ve used both game maker and briefly game maker: studio. Studio was a complete rewrite of the engine. It has different features, different language standards and syntax, and is considered a separate ...
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Game Development updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Should we clarify that game-specific tags are for mods?

We have several game-specific tags on the site, such as skyrim, world-of-warcraft and minecraft because modding questions for games are considered on-topic here. We also have mods, which serves as ...
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How are policy questions revisted?

What is the protocol for revisiting general policy decisions on meta? Specifically, I'm not talking about debating whether or not a particular situation warrants an exception to a rule. Rather, I'm ...
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Can certain “list-of-link generator” questions be allowed?

I recently asked, are there any premade outdoor worlds suitable for testing 3D graphics? The question was put on hold: Questions asking for resources are considered too broad here, unfortunately (...
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Why do all buttons on this site appear to be disabled? [duplicate]

I'm browsing the Game Dev stack exchange in Safari on macOS. All the buttons for posting questions and answers are light gray with white text. This is both difficult to read and makes them appear ...
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Can we make a Game on this site?

I've seen these 3 rgb cubes and thought of making a little game with these and I want to ask straight forward: Can we make a little online Game as gimmick on this website Do the operators ...
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Should I write an answer, even if the answer might not be correct?

I saw this question, which is asking if there's any technical reason why some shader source uses cryptic variable names (like bn instead of ...
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“Modifier” tag?

I noticed we have quite a few questions about architecting systems that can add/remove temporary buffs/debuffs/localized exceptions to rules layered on top of the normal behaviour of a game actor. ...
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Buttons on mainsite look disabled

Take a look at the following two screenshots. They are our close dialog and our flag dialog. I have selected an option, and the button is enabled and I can click it to submit my close vote or my flag....
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Creating a Sandbox for questions

Due to a recent influx of low-quality questions on this site I think we should have a sandbox on this site. Should we create a sandbox in this meta site, or is the stuff we have here enough?
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Canonical question for picking a random element from a set with weighted probability?

We have several questions about a very common problem in game development: How to pick a random item from a list, but with a bias so that different items have a different probability to occur? Here ...
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Where should I upload resources linked to my question/answer?

I've seen users posts and refer content on "external" sites. Where should I upload mine, and where should I not upload mine, and why? Note that this question serves more of a reminder than anything ...
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Do we need a tag for quads?

Do we need a tag for quads? As a follow up to Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?, I was working through removal of the rectangle tag & I encountered ...
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Cross posting with Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I was recently sent to Algorithms for calculating vertex normals in 2D polygon via the newsletter, it seemed like an interesting problem so I took a shot at it and got an accepted answer. I later ...
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Disagree with downvoted question

I asked this question and got downvoted immediately. Implementing a score system similar to Moon Patrol I disagree that it should be a bad question. Now I cannot ask any more question because of ...
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Can we have syntax highlighting on meta?

The following code example on meta renders without any syntax highlighting, despite a syntax highlighting directive: ...
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Is “general feedback on game” on-topic?

I am working on an Android game scenario inspired by Moon Patrol. I am making progress and I don't have any very specific problem. I have posted the code for code review https://codereview....
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What's our stance on self answered questions that don't show any research effort?

I've seen a couple Questions go by in the past where the user asked the question, then answered it immediately. Often, these questions were simple, a little bit more elaborated than this example: ...

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