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Community Project Highlights 2014

Welcome to the first Community Project Highlights! Here's what it's all about: As a member, you can post an answer to this question with details about a personal project (preferably an ongoing ...
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Programming Questions: Here or “Belongs on Stackoverflow”?

I know the features wouldn't be installed until this SE makes it out of the public beta. But in the event that it does, I think that this is something that we should be prepared for. What would the ...
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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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A Close Vote is not a Super Downvote

I've been noticing a trend of increasing participation on the process of voting to close questions. This is great, as for a while we've had a bit of an issue with lack of participation leading to far ...
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Can we please be more friendly to new users?

I've been monitoring closed questions for a few days now. I noticed a very common pattern emerging: The question is closed ("on hold") It was closed by a single diamond mod The mod closed it within ...
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Do mod- and map-making questions belong here?

Currently at gaming meta there are discussions about Do “mod-development” questions belong here? and Do “map-editor” questions belong here?. There was also a suggestion to send these questions to ...
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Request: Relax a bit on moderation and don't be so eager to shut down questions

The moderation lately has been getting harsh. It's too severe in my book, and is not conducive to creating a welcoming or even useful community environment. New people should not be afraid to ask ...
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GameJam Proposal

New post opened here. Read that instead! Over at the GD chat, we've decided it would be a great idea if GD had seasonal GameJams, to challenge game developers and increase their skills. And to bring ...
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gamedev tag is useless

I see some questions tagged as gamedev. A similar issue was addressed on Stack Overflow Meta a while back. Recommendation: This tag is useless and should never be used, since everything on this Game ...
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Game design questions: should we be more lax with regard to SE's question/answer format?

By adhering to a strict non-open-ended, non-chatty, question/answer format, it becomes pretty much impossible to help people to improve their game design. So instead of covering questions that ...
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The word “game” in tags is redundant.

I've noticed a few tags of the form "game-design" and "game-engine". Well, yeah. It's about games. We're on the Gamedev beta. I've gone and stripped out "game" from all of these, just to get it done ...
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Design for Game Development Site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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The 2014 GDSE Winter Game Jam [closed]

The jam has ended! And by the number of votes, John McDonald is the winner! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the jam! See you next time, sometime during late Spring. Please review all ...
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Game Development Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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Which tags are useless or blacklisted? [closed]

This question covers our list of "bad" tags, tags which don't make sense in general or in the specific context of the site. These include meta tags, tags that are redundant with the focus of the site (...
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Game Development's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Are joke answers valid answers?

I handled a not-an-answer flag for this answer this morning. This is not "not an answer" by the strictest sense of the flag. It does attempt to answer the question, although it does so in a joking ...
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Should “Did not do the research” questions be answered or penalised?

Question Questions such as this one show a gross lack of even basic research. (My answer to the question is in fact an almost straight explanation of Google's first result.) So far, I tend to answer ...
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MathJax (\$\LaTeX\$ in posts) has been added! Let's make some math!

MathJax has been enabled on our site! That means we can have actual fancy mathematical equations expressed as such without resorting to pseudocode, uneditable \$\LaTeX\$ screenshots, etc. MathJax is ...
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What value does the “indie” tag provide?

As of this writing, 69 questions are tagged indie. What value does this tag provide (if any), and what guidelines should we provide in its wiki to encourage ...
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Flood the site with softball questions?

I was inspired by this question. It's short and concise. It doesn't include any useless details. It has answers with subtleties that may not be obvious. My idea is to add simple but answerable ...
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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 you need game testers? We can help

If you've got a game that's ready for testing (or will be within the next few weeks), we'd like to help you find some testers. We're going to try out our potential Developer/Tester matchup program in ...
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Why should the GameDev site exist?

I understand this question will probably be downvoted a lot, because it is seen only by people already using the site, but still: I have some doubts regarding whether it is beneficial the game ...
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The anniversary gamejam theme

The next gamejam will mark a year of gamejams here on gd.se! Consequently, we should make sure it's a special kind of gamejam with... special kind of stuff in it. You get the point. We need some sort ...
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Should we be more exclusive?

I mean this kind of thing is all over but here's an example from today: I mean there can't be a more stereotypical noob entry "I just wanna make a game" type question. It's a bad question because it'...
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Why should 'How was the technique in X done' be considered off-topic?

We get a lot of people asking about a certain technique in a game. eg: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/49813/how-did-oldschool-dungeon-crawlers-ie-dungeon-master-eye-of-the-beholder-...
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Help us write an episode for Extra Credits

If you don't know of Extra Credits, you should go check them out: http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits We had James Portnow on the podcast a few weeks ago, and he asked us to send him ...
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Visual voting trends

From user Icy Defiance in chat The source query The excel sheet with the graph setup Discussion tag applied. Discuss.
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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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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Game Development's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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It's time for us to bring the CHAOS to Game Development

Game developers! I'm Abby, a member of the fabled CHAOS team at Stack Exchange. You might have seen me around if you hang out on Ask Different ever - I'm in charge of the CHAOS mayhem on that site. ...
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'Getting started' questions - shouldn't we have something for this?

I see that we closed another 'how do I get started' question, as the FAQ forbids them. Fair enough. But in my opinion it's a valid question, and only judged invalid because most of us have moved past ...
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What counts as a “debug my code” type of question?

We currently close questions as off-topic when those questions are asking, essentially, for the community to debug the asker's project. When this close reason is applicable is a little unclear at the ...
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The Summer GameJam! (2014) (Preparations)

The summer gamejam's going to start soon enough (in June), and I wanted to post this question here to ask people about an idea of mine and for any other suggestions they might have. We did not have a ...
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Why doesn't “trusted user” apply to tag synonyms? Is this a bug?

I'm curious of anybody knows the rationale for excluding the tag synonym suggestion feature from the set of features trusted users are allowed to perform? It seems particularly odd to me that, as a ...
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Do we need a hats tag?

So, this question was made: Why do games have hats? With the question the tag hats was made, before starting rollback wars do we really need such a tag? Would a tag like cosmetics-customization be ...
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12 Hours of GDSE: Is quality going downhill?

I have just harvested the questions asked on Gamedev.SE in the last 12 hours (from when I started writing this). Here they are, from most recent to last: The most popular pattern for game-related ...
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Migrating more questions from SO to GD.SE?

Related, but old and not on GD: Is game development no longer relevant on SO due to the creation of Game Dev SE? I'm unclear when, or even if we should be trying to migrate on-topic questions from ...
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How to move game-development tagged questions from Stack Overflow to here?

There are currently 1,475 questions tagged game-development on Stack Overflow. These would all be great seed material for this new Game Development site. Would it be a good idea for a moderator to ...
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Please stop feeding users editing rep for minor alterations

Over the last few days, a user has edited dozens of posts. That, in and of itself, is not bad. However, his edits are: In many cases too minor to bother with. In many cases, are bumping trash to the ...
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What's a “minimum complete verifiable example” (MCVE) and how do I provide it?

I've been asked to provide a "minimum complete verifiable example" (or MCVE) of my problem. What is that, and how do I provide one?
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Sponsoring a community member to attend the 2011 GDC

The 2011 Game Developers Conference is Feb 28 - Mar 4 in San Francisco http://www.gdconf.com/ We would like to sponsor someone from the gamedev.stackexchange.com community to attend this conference! ...
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The 2013 GDSE Winter Refactor

It is the holidays! A time of gifts, food, drink and festival (and hats, if you are into that sort of thing). Now, we don't have any of those for you (except the hats), but we do have over a ...
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Gamedev Birthday Celebration

Did you know that Game Development's birthday was on October 21st? Congratulations! How about a contest or some other fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, we'd like ...
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BEST BEST BESSSSSSST! argh?

Wish there was a system to prevent people from using the word Best in their question title. :( What are the most popular software development methodologies used by game studios? The best algorithm ...
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What makes a game development tools question acceptable?

Background: This recent question about Unity's machine identification was put on hold, while this question about installing Unreal Engine 4 survived the close-vote queue. Both have comments about ...
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Organizer for the Summer Game Jam

Alex did a reasonable job of organizing the spring jam; however, in light of recent events, he no longer has full access to the community. I don't think it's in the jam's best interests to keep Alex ...
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What should our domain be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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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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