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Is it okay to repeatedly disrupt conversation in the chat room by posting images?

I was surprised to find out that it's not against the rules to repeatedly post images to the chat room to disrupt the ongoing conversation as long as the image is not an advertisement. I'm especially ...
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Can't sign into my Stack Exchange account

Not sure if this question is really relevant to this page since it doesn't really have anything to do with game development but I thought that at least the administrators of this page should know and ...
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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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How should we handle tags appearing in one question only?

The "New" tab in the Tags section contains tags so specific each one of them appear in one question only since their creation. This looks like a sign they aren't significant - or even pointless - and ...
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List of hex grid questions missing the 'hexagon' tag

I'm aware of this question in Meta: Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?, and as a hex grid nut I think the 'hexagon' tag is a special case. Having said that, ...
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Should we nuke "learning resources recommendations" answers / questions

Questions such as this which was dug back up due to an edit to update a link: Good resources for learning about game architecture? Now almost 8 years old. The issues I see with keeping it visible ...
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Are the tags "concept" and "conceptual" useful here?

Recently, I noticed the tag conceptual applied to a question. I was surprised to discover that other questions have this tag applied, because it seems like a meta-tag. The handful of questions in the ...
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What's the alternative for answers to off-topic questions?

I felt this is probably a substantial enough topic to splinter off, discuss & develop some community consensus about. This meta raised the matter of how we shouldn't deal with answers to off-...
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Stack Overflow has stated the community isn’t very welcoming and asks for change. How do we do that here?

Read this if you haven't... https://stackoverflow.blog/2018/04/26/stack-overflow-isnt-very-welcoming-its-time-for-that-to-change/ This has been an opinion of mine here, that we are not always ...
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Do recruitment requests need to be explicitly addressed in our help section?

Comments on this question raised the issue that recruitment doesn't appear to be clearly mentioned in the on-topic & off-topic rules. My question is: should it be explicitly covered? Does it come ...
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I thought the enter-key would make a new line while typing a comment, but instead, it submitted it b4 I was done writing. So

Meta: I thought the enter-key would make a new line while typing a comment, but instead, it submitted it before I was finished writing it. So, should this be changed? I can see how edits-only-within-...
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Can I advertise my GitHub repository in the chat?

Can I post a link with a small description in the chat, about my MIT licenced GitHub repository?
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Should there be a notability qualification for tools-based answers?

We currently have a policy of no tools recommendation questions. However, for a given task X, often the most useful answer is "there is a tool T that does X". Example: Question: How do I debug a C+...
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Can I post a picture of my MMO prototype here for opinions? Or is that a bad idea?

Very new to the site so please bear with me. I would love to post a picture of my MMO concept that I built and gather opinions on it. I can take constructive criticism, but I guess I'm afraid of the ...
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Should we treat questions about assignment in a different way?

I've encountered a couple of questions where there was clear signs that the question was about an assignment of some sort: either there were more than one writing style in the question, the code ...
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Are questions about hacking games off-topic?

Are questions about hacking games off-topic here? Eg. adding infinite cash etc.
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Are questions asking to convert TechnologyX to TechnologyY allowed?

I've seen a couple of questions pass by in the past asking for help to convert TechnologyX to TechnologyY, for instance: How can I convert this chunk of Direct3D code to the OpenGL equivalent? or: ...
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Where can I ask "how to make (or start making) a particular type of game"?

I'm glad the help center explicitly states that "how to make (or start making) a particular type of game" is not to be asked here. My particular question would be "Is a game like this [idea] even ...
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How should we handle answers that violate terms of service?

We have a question asking how to remove a splash screen from the free version of Unity. Currently, the option to modify the splash screen is determined by the license. This is also covered in their ...
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To what width should I limit my hexdump output in posts?

The default for many programs which output a hexadecimal dump of data is often 16 columns of octets. Defaults for binary or octal dumps are often different, but usually something similar to that ...
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Should we have a [warcraft3] tag for modding and the like?

It took me some time to gather the information I needed for a certain problem, and so I thought that I would post that here. To be more specific: the information pertains to editing Warcraft 3 maps. ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Should we remap the "legal" tag?

Continuing the trend of law-related meta questions... is there anything we can do to the legal tag to provide better guidance as to its use and the kinds of law-related questions that are acceptable ...
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How should we handle questions asking for specific legal advice?

While questions that touch on the law are generally on-topic here at Game Development, there are subsets of that topic that I think we should clarify our position on. In this case, I'd like to ...
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How to ask this question, which has a 7-year-old duplicate?

I want to post a question about creating a "game UI" with javascript and HTML5 canvas. I'm not sure how to keep it on topic because It's basically a recommendation question, It's already been asked ...
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Is Q about negociating republishing other games on-topic? (alternative take & clarification of rule)

(This question is already being discussed for another reason on whether or not it is on-topic or off-topic.) The help centre includes "publishing" under project management. project management (...
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Should this be referred to Legal SE?

This post is a first question asking about international copyright law between two specific countries, and just so happens to be about attempting to liscense a videogame. I'm not really sure this is ...
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Can I ask non-technical questions on Game Development?

For example, this Indie game Domina, if I was developing this game, I would need to think of how this game would end, e.g. would there be a final boss? Can I ask this kind of non-technical questions?
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Are Legal Questions On or Off Topic - Revisited

Previous History: Proper solution for legal questions? Are legal questions allowed here? Can we answer "Is It Legal to <x>" questions authoritatively? Recent examples: Do you need ...
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What to do with links / imagery with sexual content?

I came across this answer where the first URL links to a pornographic site (In the meantime I have edited out the links in the answer). While these links were (probably) posted in good faith and the ...
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Would a question of real life ways to quantify certain stats be welcome here?

If I were to ask a question involving 35 different stats, ( as Grip, Endurance, Courage, Deduction, Savvy, Flattery, and Aim) and how to quantify them using real-life tests, would such a question be ...
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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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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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Is it on-topic to ask a question on how the Elo system can be adapted for multiplayer games and games where the margin of victory matters?

I initially asked this question on Arqade.SE, but found out that it's off-topic. Is it on-site here to ask about how the Elo system can be modified to work for multiplayer games and games where the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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