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How is the community doing?

Based on some recent discussion on meta, this post is an experiment for our community to check in and have some semi-formal discussion about how things are going on the Game Development Stack Exchange....
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Should we try a community check-in on Meta?

The RPG SE has a yearly tradition of posting a community check-in in their meta. As taken from their 2021 post: We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the ...
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Tag synonyms and “version specific” synonyms

Like user Polar asked 8 years ago, I too tried to propose a tag synonym for game-maker since I meet both the rep and the question score requirements. However, I get the error: Failed to propose ...
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Looking for volunteers to fix codeplex.com links

CodePlex archives will be shut down after July 1st 2021. We still have a bunch of links to it. I'm sure there is a bunch of projects that were hosted there are now hosted somewhere else, like on ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Game Development's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Congratulations DMGregory!

Our great friend DMGregory has reached 100,002 reputation! With 2.9~ million people reached and 2,279 answers, let’s give him a big round of applause! He’s been with Stack for over 7 years. Great job! ...
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We need more candidates for the 2021 election!

Game Development is currently having an election where we're looking for two new moderators - which means we need at least three candidates to have a competitive election. As of writing, we have only ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Editing whitespace

This question originally had a lot of vertical whitespace; I made an edit to reduce the whitespace and make the question easier to read with less scrolling. However, after making the edit I'm second-...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it on the election page. Game Development is scheduled for an election next ...
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Should we consider Blender related questions off-topic when they're not about game development?

A question was recently bumped by Community. This question is about blender, but not in the context of game development. We typically allow Blender questions, but since StackExchange has a site just ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Markdown support for tables

All sites across Stack Exchange are now able to use tables via Markdown! Do we need a "to do" list similar to our MathJax PSA? If so then add it here as an answer. If not, just keep the ...
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Show us your game! - Gamedev's Winterbash 2020 Showcase! [closed]

With 4042 questions asked and 3098 answers provided during the past year, we've been able to help a lot of folks! Likely, some of our users have been able to publish a game, whether it is on the ...
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is the tag [surface] useful?

The surface "seems to be a mish-mash of questions about DirectX Surface data structures, supporting Microsoft Surface tablet computer hardware, vector algebra involving planes, and contact with ...
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Congratulations Philipp 🎉

Today, user Philipp has reached the mark of 100k rep on gamedev. With 21 questions, 1822 answers and ~3 million people reached over the last 8 years, that's a lot of help provided to hobbyist and ...
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Should we remove the source-code tag?

There are currently 43 questions tagged source-code, which to me seems like a totally useless overly generic tag. Should we remove it?
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General programming questions are not a good fit for gamedev

Programming questions about game-related engines/frameworks/library API are welcome. Another reason to ask here is when one thinks that a professional game developer would give a better/different/more ...
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Do we want to lower the amount votes to close/reopen a question?

It's no secret that the user base and active user base as declined over the past years. At all times, we had significanly less users to help manage the site than we get on Stack Overflow. Yet, the ...
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Have we abandoned the rule about generic programming questions?

Tl;dr why is there a close reason for "Generic programming question" if we are not closing and instead up-voting and answering blatantly off-topic questions? Has the rule / community ...
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Changing [xenko] tag to [stride]

The Xenko game engine has been renamed to Stride, and I just asked a question about it, implicitly adding the new stride tag without checking for [xenko] first. Oops! Since there is only 1 question ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is it good tone to link your own (open source) projects to support your answer?

Often, when I answer a question it is because I have dealt with a similar issue or otherwise have knowledge/experience/tips regarding the problem at hand. I write out the answer, possibly put in a ...
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Is this 3D graphics computation question from Photo-SE on topic here?

Over at Photo-SE, we have a question from a new user that seems like it would be on-topic here: Calculating the new coordinate of a point in the camera field of view after rotating the camera around ...
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2019: 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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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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