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Should we have an Internationalization tag?

We already have a localization tag, however Localization and Internationalization are distinctly different endeavors. I think this question about the differences sums it up well. In short ...
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Why is there no [boo] tag?

There are a couple of questions relating to Boo, and they're tagged with scripting. Can we re-tag them with boo, or the tag has been removed for a reason not written here and should not be re-...
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Do we need the [old-school] tag?

Do we need the old-school tag? Current stats: 24 question & 7 followers.
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Is my question invalid? If not, then it received downvoted and no answers

Quake Physics ported to Unreal Engine? The above question is a generic one, and of significance. It should be a pivotal explanation about the fundamentals of game engines. This is an abuse of SE and ...
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Why was my “very low quality” flag rejected on this non-formatted code-only question?

I recently flagged this question as very low quality and the flag got rejected. I've read posts such as "please flag responsibly" and this answer on the very low quality flag, and while this question ...
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There is a tag for 'chess', should there be a tag for 'pong', 'breakout' and 'pac-man'?

I asked a while ago a question about whether we needed the tag for chess, and the community felt that, yes, we needed the tag. Tags being there to help users find ...
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Is “IAP” a synonym of “microtransactions?”

We've had microtransactions for some time now. We've recently created iap. Are these tags the same (and thus, should iap be a synonym of microtransactions)? Note that the excerpt for ...
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How do we feel in regards to questions that ask if a certain piece of technology is capable of a certain feature? [duplicate]

How do we feel in regards to questions that ask if a certain piece of technology is capable of a certain feature? I am sure I already found a relevant meta discussion, in which we discussed this in ...
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How should we use the engine tag?

A question came up in the review queue, where the user had used the engine tag. My immediate thoughts were to ask why they were using the engine tag, as they had not mentioned anything pertaining to ...
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Can we please pay a little more attention to our edits, guys?

I am sometimes directed to the edit history of various other questions, and I have noticed a clear trend; minimal edits. I thought I would take the time to write up post asking everyone to be a bit ...
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Is there a significant difference between the `spritesheet` & `texture-atlas` tags?

Is there a significant enough difference between spritesheet & texture-atlas to warrant separate tags? My understanding of the terms is that the former is more often applied in a 2D context ...
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Should we consider “does product X have feature Y” type questions as on-topic?

A question about Linux support for Lumberyard was recently closed as off topic. A further comment mentions that: .. questions about the support and software requirements (et cetera) of various ...
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Where to ask “which technology to use” questions?

Recently I asked a question, which unfortunately got an on-hold label! https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/139224/which-game-engine-to-build-for-arm-linux-target Putting an on-hold label and ...
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Is there a way to show only 'on hold' questions?

Is there a way to show only (or hide for that matter) 'on hold' questions? Just to clarify, I don't want to filter out closed questions. Instead I'm wondering if there's a way to show only questions ...
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Developing games in games

Many games allow you to create games in them, such as Minecraft or Roblox. I'm not talking about modding. Are questions about these considered on-topic? I know questions like "Minecraft keeps ...
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Am I allowed to ask a question about Udemy courses?

I want to know what course I can take on Udemy that is specific to general game development terms, such as the math behind it (matrices for transformations), what the specific gamedev lingo or jargon ...
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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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Does including a link to our website in a post automatically constitute spam, even if relevant?

A new user asked a very off-topic question; as a music composer, they asked what game developers look for when hiring a music composer. As part of the question, they note that they have created a ...
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Can we improve the [gamification] tag?

I noticed a question that uses the gamification tag, and out of interest, I clicked on the tag to look at the other questions. Here they are, in full: What is the line between a serious game and an ...
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Where is the best place in StackExchange to ask about Unity C# issues?

If I have questions about building a game using Unity and C#, where is the best place in StackExchange to ask for help? I found out that the "C#" that runs on Unity is not the same as the "C#" that ...
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Do we need a [blender] tag?

It's obsolete and it makes people think modelling related questions should go here. There's already a separate Blender SE for that. In my opinion this tag should be separated into blender-engine and ...
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Do we really need a “free” tag?

As in the title, do we really need a free tag? What is the utility thereof?
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Duplicating, answering & redirecting questions

Summary: User A posts question X. At a later date, user B essentially duplicates question X as Y, answers question Y & then answers X as a link to Y. In response to asking which should be marked ...
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What's the rationale to have questions tagged [c++11] also be tagged with [c++]?

Based on one of my other questions, the tag info about c++11 suggests to tag c++11 tagged question with c++ too. Please tag ...
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Can we please burn the “environment” tag?

My arguments for burning environment with fire are: No description of the tag. It has been used only 6 times since 2013. In those 6 questions, they have been used with a wide approach, meaning either ...
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What's the point of the [class] tag?

I noticed that someone had proposed an edit that added the class tag to a question. The tag has no description and it looks like it's used for when the question relates to the generic programming ...
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Merge all the entity tags

The following tags: entity (33 questions), entity-system (316 questions), entity-component (68 questions) (total of 350 questions) are all mostly about the Entity Component System architecture. ...
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Chat poll: 'Recent questions' feed: as a chat message in the room, or via a slide-down ticker overlay at the top of the room?

A couple of months ago someone in chat suggested that we change the 'Recent questions feed' from via a slide-down ticker overlay at the top of the room to as chat messages in the room. The added ...
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Is it time to merge the tag [c++11] into [c++]?

It's 2017 now, and there has been 2 new versions of the standard released since then, c++14 and c++17. Should we merge c++11 into c++?
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Should we delete or clarify the 'scale' tag?

The tag info for the scale tag reads as follows: Scale in relation to: Size - the physical size that an object in inside the gameworld. Project scale - the amount of work and/or ambition that goes ...
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The tag 'forces' is quite specific, what should we do with it?

The tag forces seems to be very specific. It has at the moment 14 questions and no tag definition. Is it too specific? Could/should we do something about it?
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Can you set up a game on this website?

Hi I'm from Langdon School and we are making an educational game and I was wondering if you can set up a game on this website? If so, how?
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Can we clarify the 'career' tag?

Having a brief look through the career tag, it is clear that there is some severe usage issues. With 61 tagged questions, I count only 19 that have not been closed. It appears to have been over 2 ...
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Should we do something with tags 'resizing-window' and 'multiple-windows'?

I was astonished to see that this question/revision did not have a tag related to the concept of window. While trying to edit the tags to add one, I realized that all the tags that were related to '...
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Should we do something with tags 'fsm' and 'state'?

We have these two tags: state: 120 questions, one synonym (states), a description "Generally used in correlation with a state machine." fsm: 49 questions, a description "Finite State Machines model ...
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In what context do we permit general “how do I get this game hardware to work” questions?

This question came up, a while ago. I flagged it twice1. The first time, the flag "aged away", but the second time, the flag was outright declined. This leads me to believe I have a misunderstanding ...
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Do we allow “where can I download X” questions?

A user recently asked where they could download the Havok Physics engine. I was under the impression that "where can I download X?" questions were considered off-topic, and flagged it as such. ...
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Inlining/reuploading images to stack's imgur. Should we do it even if it means going against 3rd pary license?

This question for meta.photo.se came to my attention: (short version of the question) Can we please inline images? Can we re-upload to imgur images linked in questions? This will be useful ...
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Can we merge tags 'rectangle' and 'rectangles'?

We have both of these tags: rectangles and rectangle. Could we merge rectangles into rectangle?
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Should edits that improve readability by changing a variable name to a more generic and understandable name be rolled back?

An edit that atleast for me improved the readability and understandability of the question by renaming a variable in the codeblock was rolled back. The post in question is How do I make an object ...
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Handling duplicates where there's an understanding gap

This is a phenomenon I've seen just a couple times; most recently: Today: Multi purpose item class design in C# Duplicates this from 2010: What are different ways to define items in an RPG like game?...
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Who should improve this question & how?

I think there's maybe a legitimate, on-topic question in How can I improve our chance to get Greenlit on Steam?, but clearly there are some challenges. At best, this is likely to have subjective ...
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Is there a fundamental difference between “hacks” and “mods?”

...as far as the scope of this site goes? hacks is on 13 questions as of now, wheras mods has ~150. Is there a fundamental difference between these two tags, as far as what we consider appropriate ...
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Clarifying tags within blatantly off-topic questions

A new user recently suggested a few edits that came up via the review queue. These edits were all to improve the choice of tags, often replacing a generic tag with several tags that more accurately ...
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Is this new user just that good?

Maxim DC, a newish user, posted half a dozen answers all at the same time. All of them have +1 vote. Except for the one on my question (https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/a/119364/41345), because I ...
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Community Wiki type questions, how to?

I've been thinking on creating various posts in the form of Community Wiki to gather information in an extensive way but I'm not quite sure of how to do it properly,...
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Can I ask how/where an existing game uses a particular feature of a graphics API?

Let's say there is an existing game and it's common knowledge that it uses a particular feature of a mainstream graphics API (OpenGL, specifically). While I'm a programmer, I'm not much of a game ...
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How should I edit my Game Maker questions to improve them?

I have three questions that I have asked on the main site. Every single one of them have been downvoted quite heavily, in my opinion, to the point that I am longer allowed to ask questions (I checked ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Can we get a close reason for “where can I get free resource X”?

"Where can I get free resource X?" style questions are off topic, but when flagging such questions, we don't have an indicator for that reason. Could we get one? If not, then which flag should we ...

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