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Are “code reviews” allowed?

A "Code Review" Stack Exchange exists currently in beta. I often see code review type questions on Stack Overflow, where the community adds comments recommending the OP posts the review on the Code ...
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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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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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Please flag responsibly

In the past couple of months, there seems to have been an increase in the number of posts landing in the Low Quality Posts review queue. Some of them legitimately belong there, which is nice because ...
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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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What's the best way to add videos to questions?

Often, a video can be a great help to visualise a problem. But on many questions, the person asking just links to someserver.sometld/somedir/somevideo.someEsotericFormat, which might not even be ...
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Users with less than 150 rep getting the Constituent badge? Voting?

Uh... how? Shouldn't people with less than 150 rep be unable to vote? But they appear on the Constituent list. Waiting to hear whether these are votes - or if they're only getting the badge without ...
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Duplicate answers

For example; a question that has a perfectly good answer that has been accepted, has lots of upvotes and generally covers everything. For some insane reason, people think that by posting an answer ...
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Are “how do I set up my development environment” questions on-topic?

Consider this question which is asking about setting up MonoGame. I closed it (as off-topic, "how to get started). But I am interesting in seeing the consensus on this class of question in general, ...
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Rep. Loss for Downvoting spam

There was an answer to this question that was blaitent advertizing, and as many other people, I downvoted it and flagged it. When this 'answer' is deleted will the rep from the downvotes be restored? ...
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Game Design vs Game Development

I work as a Game Designer, where I design the game in the "paper", do all the data analytics that may need and then coordinate with the developer to create the game itself. I came in this website for ...
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Let's have a presence at GDC Online in October

GDC Online is in Austin, Texas from October 10th-13th. Would you guys like GDSE to have some kind of presence there? We could do this in one of a few ways: Sponsoring a community member to attend the ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 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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Information on the moderator candidates [closed]

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: What ...
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Suggestion: community-sponsored (commonly off-topic) questions-“best way”, “what's first”

I was in the process of answering a question and had to convert it to a clump of poorly formatted comments when it got moderated. The specific question was a relatively typical off-topic one, ...
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How can we encourage people who repeat posting low-quality questions?

For example, this user has had many questions closed and of low quality. Yet, they persist on posting. CodeOfGenius, if you're reading this: please read the help center!) This user is obviously not ...
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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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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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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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The tag 'units' and us

This came up while reviewing the suggested edits queue (for tags). I'd like to highlight something that has been already written here by user15805. units is ambiguous as users have asked questions ...
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Does cross-posting a question make it off-topic?

I saw this pretty bad question. It's basically a code dump so I'm pretty much okay with it being closed. However, I then saw the close reason used by @Byte56: I'm voting to close this question as ...
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Is this a good community wiki question?

Before posting the question, I'd like to know if it fits to be a community wiki question in the GD.SE main. Clearly it would be way too broad to be a normal question. My question would be "What are ...
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Game Development Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Can we have more visible question highlighting?

I find the faint yellow background given to "interesting" posts (those that have some of my favourite tags on them) a little too faint. Depending on my angle to the screen, I sometimes can't discern ...
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Editing questions for spelling/grammar reasons

Is this a valid reason for editing? I'm not talking the extreme of: hi i wnt 2 mk a gaem bt i dnt no how... but since we do have a lot of non english native speaking people here, sometimes grammar ...
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Sooo… how are we doing with this whole “moderator revolt” thing?

I met by chance one of the original/foundational SO developers at a bar the other day. He told me it had been a long day and he needed a beer. After talking I hopped on 'meta' later and saw the ...
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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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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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How to encourage on hold questions to be improved by the asker?

This is an issue that is bugging me, a lot of the on hold questions can be improved, yet I feel like most people don't get the idea that their questions will be reopened once they are improved. I ...
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What to do with edits that add new content to an existing question/answer?

I try to review edits as good as I can. Mostly these are corrections in spelling or formatting changes, which is fine. But now I just encountered an edit where another user added completely new ...
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Is it OK to ask for thoughts on / experience with <game-relevant middleware>?

Say for instance, I want to implement something into a game that seems to be doable judging by public information/advertising of a certain middleware package, but I'm sensing trouble down the road ...
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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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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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What should we do about this users spam-like answer behavior?

What is the proper way of action about this new user, who spammed 14 identical answers in around an hour? https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users/59097/celtic-sadness The answer is rather poor in my ...
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Why are primarily-opinion based question not welcome on this site?

Recently, not constructive has been changed to primarily opinion based. Some questions simply don't have a strictly evidence- or fact-based answer and the best answer is the opinion of majority. Or ...
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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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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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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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Why is the mmorpg tag a synonym for mmo?

Just because most mmo's are rpg's it doesn't have to mean you can't have mmofps or mmorts. When I select mmo I expect to see networking related questions and when I click on mmorpg I expect to see ...
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Are questions about finding team members for a game development project on-topic or off-topic?

I am of course not asking about those "Would you like to join my team" job-postings disguised as questions which appear from time to time, but rather about generalized questions about where and how to ...
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Asking opinions about the architecture you have designed?

Is it ok to ask for opinions and corrections on the very specific architecture you've designed for a game, posting class diagrams and other detailed information? I was thinking that perhaps questions ...
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Devkit Questions

There's been a couple of questions relating to devkits, and console development details. Specifically, one asking What comes with a SDK, what language is used in an unreleased console, and ...
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A small idea to prevent new users from posting subjective questions

I don't usually hang around on meta, so not sure if this has been discussed before. But just a suggestion. Seems to me one of the silliest, most frequent duffs that happens on gamedev (and SO as well)...
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What to do with answers that mainly consist in a link?

More often than not links in articles work and provide valuable information. But I really hate it when I come across an accepted SE answer, and it mostly consists in a link to the poster’s defunct ...
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Eliminating word noise while editing a questions

By word noise I mean posts like. Hi all you gurus, <question here>? thanks, -joe somebody If I've already opened the question for editing, poor grammar and whatnot, should I eliminate ...
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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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What should we do about questions that are duplicates off site?

For example, this question: How do I right-align text? It already has an answer on StackOverflow as in the comments but marking as duplicate per the close reasons is not an option. The duplicate ...
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How to Cite Images

What is the recommended way of citing images? Have a look at this rather good answer - Kevin cites the image directly in the textual (as rendered) portion of the body, where I am more likely to do the ...
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Washing Gamedev T-shirt

Some of you have received your swag packages. Grats! I just want to stress that, when you wash your gamedev.se t-shirt, PLEASE make sure you turn it inside out, use cold water and non-bleach ...
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Are “why did game X do Y questions” not constructive?

I am bringing this up because of this question: What constraint (if any) limits crowd animation variety? What's being asked in this case is: why did these companies make this decision? I feel like ...

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