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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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Synonymize [tile] with [tiles]

tiles has 537 questions. The second tag, tile has 65 questions and additionally has no tag wiki or excerpt. It appears to cover the same things as tiles. Should they be synonymized?
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Curious for a second-opinion: Would this answer pass review?

Got this in the review stack and though it was pretty borderline. The question asks about a basic implementation of applying an acceleration based on a key press. Here's the answer: you need to ...
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What does one look at before answering a question?

I'm curious - I see a lot of questions that go unanswered on the front page, some of my own, some of others, and I'm really wondering - when the community is going through the index page to take time ...
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What should we do to spread the word about this site?

Everyone who's reading the Meta site has an interest in spreading the word about the site. That will increase the user base, give us better questions, and give us better answers. What kind of things ...
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Should the "design" tag encompass architecture AND game design questions?

I'm a game designer and my main area of expertise is that, game design. While i find the technical aspects of a game program interesting, I expected finding game design related questions when ...
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Should we add a loot tag (or something similar)?

It was proposed in chat that we adopt a tag for "stuff given to the player in a way that involves random numbers". We currently have 225 posts containing "loot" and another 6 posts ...
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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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How far is too far when it comes to editing questions?

I was considering heavily editing this question when Josh then edited and answered the question himself. The edits are significantly better than how it was originally phrased but in the end the ...
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Why are people so eager to close questions as duplicates?

Why are people so eager to close questions as duplicates? I can give only two examples and only because I answered the questions, so I believe there must be a lot of such duplicates, but in what ...
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Would questions about Maxscript be appropriate, would they be answered?

I am wondering, would GameDev be a suitable place for questions about MaxScript? MaxScript is a scripting language developed by Autodesk for 3DS Max, therefore, its specific to a content creation app....
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How do you decide when to post here vs. on SO?

I just cross-posted a question and feel slightly dirty. It seems to me that almost any question here could also be posted there. The community there is so much bigger, unless the question is REALLY ...
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Reputation requirements increased; can (should) we undo this?

Now that the reputation requirements increased to the higher Stack Overflow limits, (and maybe it's been this way for a while now), even fewer users are able to edit posts and vote to close, which I ...
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Should we consider questions about parsing file formats on- or off-topic?

We have several questions floating around asking for help loading with and/or , or converting between various file formats. For example, the following: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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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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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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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Game Development Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, October 23rd.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members ...
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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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Why answers' authors do not up-vote the questions they answer

I will admit: I am new here. Still, one thing that has intrigued me is that: why some one who bothers to give an answer to a given question does not up-vote that question? On the one hand, one might ...
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What's our stance on self answered questions that don't show any research effort?

I've seen a couple Questions go by in the past where the user asked the question, then answered it immediately. Often, these questions were simple, a little bit more elaborated than this example: ...
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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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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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Have we abandoned the rule about generic programming questions?

Tl;dr why is there a close reason for "Generic programming question" if we are not closing and instead up-voting and answering blatantly off-topic questions? Has the rule / community ...
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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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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 it alright to downvote for a localized answer?

I saw this question: How do I implement deceleration for the player character? Asking how to implement this code In a short and elegant way: ...
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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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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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Is the "artifacts" tag worthwhile?

A description and wiki was added to artifacts recently. The tag has nine questions as of this writing. Is this tag actually useful? Can one become an expert in artifacts, or should the tag go the way ...
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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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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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