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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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How to handle seemingly irrelevant language tags?

In the C++ tag and I've seen several questions about various APIs and tools that don't have a single line of C++, ask a question that would specifically apply to C++, or ask for their question to be ...
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How to handle questions that ask for tutorials specific to a subject?

I was reviewing the first post queue and had to review a question that approximately asked: I've learned subject X in class, so in theory, I know how it should happen. But how can I do it in language ...
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how I can add or upload picture or photo to this site (stackexchange) in a comment?

how I can add or upload picture or photo to this site (stackexchange) in a comment ??
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Parallel action is game

I been suggested by rwong, in programmers stack exchange, to ask for my question to be migrated at here. Do you think I will find my answer at here?
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Why is the question "Certain sound is played after last if within script" on hold?

This is my question: Certain sound is played after last if within script Did I asked an off-topic question? Does this include off-topic content? Maybe wrong reason to close it? If so, what is the ...
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Shouldn't this question asking for books and learning resources be closed?

I recently came upon this question: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/25860/is-there-a-pedagogical-game-engine It appears to be a question where there is no single correct answer. It ...
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Why was closed as "non-constructive" removed?

When I used to be active on the site at the beginning (around two years ago) many questions were closed as "not constructive." When I recently came back I noticed this was no longer the case. Was "not ...
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Starred Videos/Pictures

Do we have a reason that thumbnails aren't shown in the sidebar of chat? I noticed that they aren't shown in the sidebar, but are shown in the list of all starred posts. Why is this? There doesn't ...
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Generated vs Generation (vs Procedural-Generation and Content-Generation)

Prompted by this question over on main, there seems to be a lot of redundancy/confusion around these tags. I feel like both 'Generated' and 'Generation' are probably bad tags as neither suggests ...
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Music resources question collect,mine

Although people agreed that "asset mines" are OT, there are 3 music licensing questions which are really good and have valuable content. See here and here and here The basic question behind these is:...
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Is a "What is this type of sound called?" question on topic?

Technically, it isn't a programming question, and it isn't necessarily even specific to game development. However, in order to find a certain sound, you'd have to know what it was called. For instance,...
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Should editing a closed question bump it onto the front page? [closed]

This question was closed a bit ago and fell off the front page. https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/5238/how-to-create-a-big-kahuna-reef-game-closed There was an incorrect tag, so Ari ...
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"Discussion" tag in meta is probably redundant

How's that for meta? But seriously, aren't most of the topics in here "discussion"? Unless they're bugs, I guess.
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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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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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What is the chat score?

Could sound trivial but sometimes along with a chat entry from a user, below the profile picture, comes a number. I cannot sort out what that number stands for. I noticed that it also features in ...
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Is this an appropriate place to ask design questions? [duplicate]

Is Game Development Stack Exchange the appropriate place to ask questions regarding game design in terms of mechanics? Edit: sorry, I found a duplicate of this question.
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Questions about L4D2 game variable modifications [duplicate]

I'd like to play with some game variables of L4D2's weapons, items and others, but I don't know which vars do what, how to properly extract the official var files from game libs, create a steam ...
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Requesting tag synonyms

Note: I could not already find a question on Meta answering this. If there is one, then please provide a link. I've been looking through the tags recently, and have seen a few that I think deserve to ...
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Add a label showing server time to SE pages

well, I'm pretty sure it won't be more than two or three lines of code, But I would appreciate a simple server time somewhere in page (maybe in it's footer). The things is one can't really tell when a ...
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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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What makes this question too broad?

I ask this specifically for one of my own question but I'd like to know what the standard is when question get closed for being "too broad." Anyway let's discuss mine first: https://gamedev....
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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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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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Should this question be closed?

How to achieve highly accurate car physics such as Liveforspeed? I read this question and thought it is definitely about: "How do I get started" what language/engine/SDK you should learn next ...
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Advertising for a post-doc positing in gaming [closed]

Clearly gamedev is not a good place to advertise a post-doctoral position which focuses on certain aspects of game development. Problem is, I don't really know of good places (which do not charge ...
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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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Why was this question about Play store reviews closed?

The question is this one. The user, although a bit confused about the site structure, wants to asks the following: Is it normal to not receive game reviews suddenly in my PlayStore deployment? ...
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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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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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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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Why was my question about non-standard projections closed?

The question I've asked: projection and matrices was meant for me to get a head start on some of the more exotic aspects of game programming: the problem of projections, that can't be represented by ...
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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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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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Why not purge unanswered questions as part of the 2014 Winter Refactor

Out of curiosity why not a purge unanswered questions? There is lots of talk about "fixing the site" and its said that answering unanswered question is a good way to do this. I don't understand the ...
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I don't understand the difference between "stackoverflow" and "programmers" [closed]

As the title says. Damn you 30 characters.
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getting-started for continuous noob onslaught

It seems almost daily there's a new question about getting started something or other. There were a bunch of these "getting started" questions in untagged which looked really crufty to me. I created ...
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"Trollerators" aka moderators need moderation

Edit: Moderation is overhead and does not directly contribute to the purpose of these sites, which is to answer questions. Suggestion: Instead of simply being, or not being, a moderator, I suggest ...
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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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Downvoting shouldn't be so easy

This is something I (luckily) rarely have to deal with, but a lot of times I stumble upon very interesting question here, which get good or not so super-precise or explicitly detailed answers. Often ...
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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 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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MMONOOB tag request

Can we start using a tag called "MMONOOB" or something less direct to indicate that a post is asking "HOW DO I WRITE MY UBER SWEET MMO, NO I HAVEN'T DONE ANY WORK YET, HELP ME?". Then I could just add ...

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