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Why was this “vs.” question put on hold?

Decision Tree vs Behavior Tree This is an old question, with highly voted question and answer. It was put on hold as "primarily opinion-based". Although it was inviting a comparison, it wasn't asking ...
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What is wrong with my question and how can I improve it?

This question, this is about recommendation so it should be closed but here's the thing, downloading parts of the game as the user unlocks level is an important feature that no one talks about. Is it ...
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Why was this question about Play store reviews closed?

The question is this one. The user, although a bit confused about the site structure, wants to asks the following: Is it normal to not receive game reviews suddenly in my PlayStore deployment? ...
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Isn't it a bit odd to have top 4 are closed in a site?

I just wanted to check "which questions have the highest votes" out of curiosity, and found out that top four voted questions are all closed. I think besides the strict rules of the side, the viewers ...
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Why is this question on-hold for being “opinion based?”

I would like to discuss about this question and as a result for every other similar that may be asked in this SE. Learning Curve of GameMaker and its limits I copy paste here my comment after Mod ...
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How is my question regarding FBX off-topic?

How do people benefit from narrowing the list of acceptable topics, why are "superusers" forcing topics on hold or closing them. What is this site all about, is it information warfare, downgrading ...
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Suggestion: community-sponsored (commonly off-topic) questions-“best way”, “what's first”

I was in the process of answering a question and had to convert it to a clump of poorly formatted comments when it got moderated. The specific question was a relatively typical off-topic one, ...
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How can this question about renderer decoupling be salvaged?

This question is too broad as originally written. However, it is an interesting topic and the heart of the questions posed are both relevant to game development and very common. How could this ...
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How can “Best view for 2D Android game” be salvaged?

I'm posting this thread at the request of the asker of this question: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/86054/best-view-for-2d-android-game-in-xamarin The asker cannot post this his- or ...
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Why was my question about non-standard projections closed?

The question I've asked: projection and matrices was meant for me to get a head start on some of the more exotic aspects of game programming: the problem of projections, that can't be represented by ...
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Why is the question “Certain sound is played after last if within script” on hold?

This is my question: Certain sound is played after last if within script Did I asked an off-topic question? Does this include off-topic content? Maybe wrong reason to close it? If so, what is the ...
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Should “joystick hotplug on OSX” be reopened?

Yet another question about what is on-topic. This question, to me, appears to not be a black-and-white violation of the definition of topicality. Hotplugging Joysticks And Gamepads On OSX was closed ...
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Why is my question closed and how can I improve it?

This is a question I asked today that has been closed as off-topic. I edited it to make it more on topic and am told is still off topic but for a different reason. I honestly do not understand what ...
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Should 'idea for distributed MMO servers' really be on hold?

This question is on hold because it is overly broad. However I do not believe the question to be overly broad at all. Only the title is wrong (and overly broad). The contents of the question actually ...
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Are questions about finding team members for a game development project on-topic or off-topic?

I am of course not asking about those "Would you like to join my team" job-postings disguised as questions which appear from time to time, but rather about generalized questions about where and how to ...
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How to encourage on hold questions to be improved by the asker?

This is an issue that is bugging me, a lot of the on hold questions can be improved, yet I feel like most people don't get the idea that their questions will be reopened once they are improved. I ...
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Does game design questions being on topic and opinion based being off-topic contradict?

Well my concern was raised when I saw this meta thread about a game design question being closed. Even though I agree the question is off topic and was asking for opinions. I find that most game ...
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What makes this question too broad?

I ask this specifically for one of my own question but I'd like to know what the standard is when question get closed for being "too broad." Anyway let's discuss mine first: https://gamedev....
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Abused by High-Rep members

A couple of days ago, I posted a question on the Game Development Q&A site. It got +6 votes but nobody could answer the question. However, there appeared to be a war of comments below the post, ...
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There is no point closing something as too localized

I have no doubt that this thread will get many down votes, but lately I often find questions that are closed with "Closed as too localized". What is the point of a Q&A site if questions cannot be ...
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How can I ask this question to make it not “off topic”?

A few days ago I asked this question... https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/49668/what-framework-tools-are-available-for-making-web-based-games-like-game-dev-st I'm a long time stack ...
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Should closed questions be retagged?

Usually, untagged questions need tags. However, some untagged questions are closed and some closed questions have bad tags. Retagging would presumably bump them to the front page. (I haven't tried, ...
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Is flagging for attention good enough as an alternative to close?

I think the voting to close questions has again moved up in rep, since I cannot vote to. And I'm in the top 20/22 users based on reputation alone, AFAIK. Is the best us lower-reps can do just to flag ...
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Should editing a closed question bump it onto the front page? [closed]

This question was closed a bit ago and fell off the front page. https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/5238/how-to-create-a-big-kahuna-reef-game-closed There was an incorrect tag, so Ari ...