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Do we need a fullscreen tag?

I just noticed that fullscreen exists. I don't think it's a harmful tag, but not a very useful (not too used either, 10 questions as of writing) one either. Should we keep it around?
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Should I add notes to my question afterwards?

I recently asked a question and have accepted an answer, but comments on both the question and answers have shown that my question could've been clearer. I think that I could edit in notes that ...
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How to reword this question to make it non-opinionated?

Here: unity game engine - should I be using a di framework / ioc container I would love to get some information on this topic too. May someone give their opinions on how to reword this question so ...
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Are questions concerning timeliness on-topic?

Consider, for example, these few questions: Is Flash game development dead? Is OpenTK Dead? Is using Spherical Harmonics still viable as a technique nowadays? Is Opengl 2.x still usable? The first ...
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When to use tags Unity versus Unity5?

Note that, since we have merged these two tags, this question and answer does not have any real value. I am keeping it for the point of record, but a moderator may feel completely free to remove it, ...
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Suggestion for New Tag: unity-2017

I tried to add a new tag: unity-2017.2 the other day with my question What is the size limit to the Unity 2017.2 Tilemap? It was later removed by a moderator, but I still think we need a new tag, ...
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Should we make exceptions for questions about identifying specific software?

In the general case, questions asking for software to accomplish some task are off-topic here (and generally closed as "too broad"): answers are necessarily opinions and suggestions, and not really ...
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Why was my question deleted?

I recently posted this question that attracted a lot of attention. Now, 20 minutes ago, Alexandre Vaillancourt deleted my question after it being put on hold. I do not understand why it was worth ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Is Unity's scene manager such a thing that it deserve its own tag?

I see we have the tag scenemanager. 100% of the occurrences are used with unity. Is it so special that it should have a tag of its own, or is it considered meta and should be made a synonym of Unity ...
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Can I contribute to a question (through an answer) without the right to comment?

I have seen quite the number of questions on GameDev SE where I wanted to post some information like a link to other questions or some info I had gathered for that question. However, I'm quite new to ...
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Would this multi-track music question be considered off-topic?

Where to purchase multitrack music loops? was asked recently, and has seemed to have brought up confusion in Game Development. Though, to me, seems off-topic, there aren't any flag descriptions that ...
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Reflecting on the Reflection Tag

I was answering & editing a question involving (one kind of) reflection recently and noticed our reflection tag currently has no tag guidance and a mix of three very different meanings: ...
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What is Community wiki?

I'm seeing posts show up that are labeled "community wiki." What are these? It's not a tag and I can't list them all. Can anyone explain?
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Should we remove the 'inventory' tag?

Should the inventory tag be removed? Are there people who are experts at inventories? As of writing this, there are 29 questions that use the tag, with only two of them closed, so there doesn't seem ...
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Is there a place for asking for general debugging help?

I have code that I would like help with, but I don't really know what's wrong with it. I can't post it in the regular forums for StackOverflow or Game Development because I can't ask a specific ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Game Development Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, October 23rd.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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Standing moderators, could you tell us a bit more about the circumstances of the election?

When the moderator election was announced with 2 slots, that was surprising enough it prompted some remarks in chat. I agree it's interesting since moderation teams this size have often only grown one ...
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How to handle an edit war properly?

I'll start by saying that I probably should've asked this question earlier, and that due to that I did not most likely handle the situation very well. There's an edit war going on here. The OP is ...
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Is [mathematics] a meta tag?

This is possibly in direct conflict of a previous question of mine: Should [formula] be a synonym of [mathematics]? After looking around I found several tags that could be synonyms for mathematics. ...
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Whither the Update tag?

I noticed today we have a tag for update with no usage guidance yet. It's not very popular (only 64 questions), and seems to be used for a mix of topics: How to use the game update loop pattern ...
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Is it a good idea to add tags for engines with low popularity?

Whilst it would make people more aware of the game engine, would it really be of much use to do this? It could be considered as extra clutter, for example, if I added a tag referring to an engine that ...
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Do/should we allow Emojis here?

I've come across this post, which reads: What the possible codes?? Using Adobe flash CS6 AS 3.0 for tracing Game.. A-Z , 1-100 & shapes.. By levels.. For kids. Hand game. Please help me... 😇😅...
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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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Should we blacklist [experience]?

I'm guessing the experience tag was once meant for what is now user-experience, based on this question User-Experience tag. Now the few questions that use it, are using it as meta. Typically, ...
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Should [formula] be a synonym of [mathematics]?

Bringing this here, since I don't have permissions to suggest synonyms. The formula tag currently has only 34 questions, and no tag info. The current explanation for mathematics includes "formulae." ...
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What is so special about unity-networking that it deserves its own tag?

There is the unity-networking tag. Is it so special that it needs its own tag? The excerpt reads: Unity 5.1 introduced a new framework to handle client+server networking, also known as UNet. ...
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Is asking for ideas/suggestions off topic?

I've got an interesting question on game development that would be sure to stir up some discussion. Though the question is more on the lines of "what are some ideas on making a game of this genre". ...
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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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We've blacklisted [engine], should we do the same for the other similar tags?

This is a follow up of a previous question about doing something with the tags API and SDK, which made me realize they were not ...
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Is the tag [techniques] useful?

Yes, we have a tag techniques. It has no tag description and no tag usage and it is used on a very broad range of topics (as broad as 15 questions can be). Is it a meta-tag that can be used for ...
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Do we need the tag [middleware]?

We've recently decided to get rid of the engine tag, along with api, framework, ...
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Should we update the “voxels” tag information?

Currently the voxels tag's description is this: VOlumetric piXEL (volumetric picture element). An approach to world construction that uses small, uniform volumetric elements as opposed to the ...
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Where can I ask this question?

So, I am somewhat annoyed now: I ask a question on Stack Overflow. It gets heavily downvoted and locked. So, I try asking a question on GameDev about converting a mathematical formula into actual ...
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Should we remove dead links that can't be replaced?

While going around trying to help purge the engine tag I found this question that includes two dead links to some source code. I was going to remove those links but I hesitated because I was unsure if ...
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Is it fine to post an answer that elaborates an edge case of another answer?

Here is the link: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/a/142800/74040 The author of the answer based his answer on an edge case that happened while application of the accepted answer. What is this site'...
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How can we improve the game-design tag to reduce improper use?

The game-design tag receives a lot of mis-tagged questions, and seems to have a high number of closed/on-hold questions. While I'm of the opinion that there's a larger issue of Game Design as a ...
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How do we answer all these Game Maker questions asking about how to implement data structures and therefore all requiring dynamic memory allocation?

So I've been browsing the list of questions tagged with game-maker. There's a decent number of them all asking about various data structures or something pretty similar to the concept. A number of ...
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Do we need a “blog” tag?

I noticed we have a blog tag. As it is, it has limited use, and no usage guideline1. I could only see two reasons why such a tag would be used: In regards to questions asking for help in finding or ...
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Is this question about Maya modeling off-topic?

I recently flagged to close this question about modeling in Maya. I believe this question to be off-topic and my reasoning is this: It has nothing to do with game development. While it's true that ...
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What is the best way to correct a user's reversing of an edit?

Here are the revisions of the relevant question. The game-design doesn't apply to this question. But just putting in another edit isn't going to help the user ...
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Why was my edit to this answer rolled back?

The question in question: Why am I unable to edit the Input Field object's script? The issues: 1) My original question was "edited", in ways that add nothing meaningful (slight changes in ...
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What's the point of the tag [programming]?

On the main site we have the tag programming, which has this description Computer programming (often shortened to programming or coding) is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and ...
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Do we need a “no clear problem statement” close reason?

I've only been active (again) on the site for the past couple of weeks, and an awful lot of the programming questions I see contain: an explanation of what someone's doing, possibly making vague ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Should we make [unreal-editor] a synonym of [unreal] tag?

Last year, we've discussed if it would be a good idea to remove the tags unity-editor and inspector (the latter mainly referring ...
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Could we rename the tags 'api' and 'sdk' to 'api-development' and 'sdk-development'?

The current excerpt of api is: Application Programming Interface - the specification of the methods, classes, structures etc of software libraries and how they are to be used when developing ...
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Can we merge [gles] with [opengl-es]?

The tag gles only has one question and it's actually about opengl-es can we make gles a synonym of opengl-es and merge them?

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