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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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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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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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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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Is it even possible to improve complex questions?

How to improve games programming questions that need to take many aspects into account before being answered? I asked How to program destructibles? and it has been (more or less fairly) put on hold ...
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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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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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Can certain “list-of-link generator” questions be allowed?

I recently asked, are there any premade outdoor worlds suitable for testing 3D graphics? The question was put on hold: Questions asking for resources are considered too broad here, unfortunately (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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