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Should I answer questions that do not belong here?

I downvoted and flagged this question, because the user was asking the typical "what technology should I use" stuff, and it was fairly obvious that he didn't read or that he didn't understand the FAQ. ...
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When is it appropriate to cross-post answers?

I reviewed the first post of a user (this answer). They asked a question on SO and posted an answer a day later (and marked it as the accepted answer). Then today he answered a question here on GDSE ...
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Curious for a second-opinion: Would this answer pass review?

Got this in the review stack and though it was pretty borderline. The question asks about a basic implementation of applying an acceleration based on a key press. Here's the answer: you need to ...
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Why answers' authors do not up-vote the questions they answer

I will admit: I am new here. Still, one thing that has intrigued me is that: why some one who bothers to give an answer to a given question does not up-vote that question? On the one hand, one might ...
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Is it alright to downvote for a localized answer?

I saw this question: How do I implement deceleration for the player character? Asking how to implement this code In a short and elegant way: ...
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What should we do about this users spam-like answer behavior?

What is the proper way of action about this new user, who spammed 14 identical answers in around an hour? https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users/59097/celtic-sadness The answer is rather poor in my ...
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Should we, and if so where, post solutions to problems if we use a solution which isn't one of the answers?

If you ask a question such as the following: How can I design some feature X so that it is Y, and supports Z? (e.g. this question) Obviously at some point you're going to work out how you did ...
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Why are some of the better answers not being upvoted?

Lately I've been trying to get more involved in the game development community, one of the things I try to do, is to try to contribute to the community by answering some questions that I think I know ...
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Has the -1 rep for downvoting a question or answer gone?

I haven't noticed a loss in rep for doing that recently; also on Gaming.
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A lot of answers remain unselected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A good answer exists but is not accepted A lot of questions in game dev have answers but they are not selected as an answer of the question. Can the situation be improved in ...
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No answer exists, but the site says 1 answer is there!

I asked a question sometime back, and then I saw someone answered it. But, when I try to open the page, all it says is 1 answer and there is nothing else there. There is no content, no-nothing! Here ...
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What is the appropriate course of action for a duplicate answer, especially one made several years after the fact?

I have run into one or two "duplicate answers". They are technically correct, but they do not add anything new to the current answer. Furthermore, the current answer is often accepted, and ...
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Is posting multiple answers deprecated?

I came across this new question 🔗 and decided to answer it. I had two ways to solve OP's problem so I decided to post two separate answers. I was then met by the dialog: Are you sure you want to ...
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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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Answers changed scope of question: Rephrase or reask?

If I have a question to which the answers lead to realizations that dramatically change the scope or context of the question; should I edit the question to rephrase or expand it; or should I ask a new ...
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How can I follow new answers to a question?

Questions that don't yet have answers are sometimes interesting. There should be a way to get notified when answers come. This would allow... knowledgeable zealots to follow questions they know ...
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Answering questions the OP has asked elsewhere

I recently found this question here, and when searching for something else on SO, this same question. The OP has simply asked the same thing on two separate sites, at exactly (roughly) the same time. ...
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Can someone accept her/his own answer to get the unsung hero badge?

I came over these two questions, which looked awkward due to the fact that the user has accepted his own answer. Examples: How to use/apply class inheritance in Enchant.js How can I place my Enchant....
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