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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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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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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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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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Is asking for ideas/suggestions off topic?

I've got an interesting question on game development that would be sure to stir up some discussion. Though the question is more on the lines of "what are some ideas on making a game of this genre". ...
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Is this question about Maya modeling off-topic?

I recently flagged to close this question about modeling in Maya. I believe this question to be off-topic and my reasoning is this: It has nothing to do with game development. While it's true that ...
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Should we consider “does product X have feature Y” type questions as on-topic?

A question about Linux support for Lumberyard was recently closed as off topic. A further comment mentions that: .. questions about the support and software requirements (et cetera) of various ...
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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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Do we allow “where can I download X” questions?

A user recently asked where they could download the Havok Physics engine. I was under the impression that "where can I download X?" questions were considered off-topic, and flagged it as such. ...
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Generic programming questions are off-topic, period. Right?

I came upon this question, a while back. TL;DR: the user is trying to implement a custom List, and does not understand when Unity complains that it does not have ...
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Clarifying tags within blatantly off-topic questions

A new user recently suggested a few edits that came up via the review queue. These edits were all to improve the choice of tags, often replacing a generic tag with several tags that more accurately ...
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Do we still consider programming questions off topic if the context is game-dev related, but the problem turned out to be generic?

I was aware that we do not accept generic programming questions, but does this include questions where the problem was encountered in game developing but turns out to be generic? I came across this ...
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Are questions about games created using Scratch on-topic?

There is quite the library of appreciated games made using MIT's Scratch program. The program uses stackable blocks and pieces instead of raw code. I'm wondering whether discussion or asking for ...
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Are questions about ways to promote your game on topic?

Is a question about ways to promote your game, pricing, distribution way, etc.. appropriate question for the game dev community? If not which one would be most suitable if any?
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Can I ask a “what tech to use”-question if I have specific desired features in mind?

The question I'd like to ask (no, did not ask it yet) is regarding searching a technlogy which: Lets you program with OOP (actual OOP, i.e. code with abstraction, classes, methods, inheritance, ...
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What topics are actually on/off-topic here?

(Yes, my question comes after reading The official help and I'm still not sure) I am IT engineer, and usually conceive games like other programs. When I have an issue, I try to ask myself questions ...
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Why was my question about finding an artist removed?

i had a question on a dev site removed for looking for another dev? (wanted to hire an artist) just curious why would that be on a site for dev's to congregate? I think this is a great site, the ...
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Where can I ask open-ended questions instead?

GDSE is not a discussion forum—we discourage questions that are primarily opinion-based or that aim to generate discussion, because they don't fit the Stack Exchange format. However, even if they don'...
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How can I ask about what I need to know to make a game similar to an existing game?

I'd like to ask what sort of "roadmap" one would follow in order to be skilled enough to create such amazing work, both for games, or for UIs in general. The thing is though, my experience on other ...
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Are questions asking which technologies contain a certain feature off-topic?

Are questions asking something like "Do any game engines support feature X out of the box?" off-topic? Or do these fall under the "which technology to use" category (or some other category)?
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Why was my off-topic flag declined even though the question was marked as off-topic?

This question was marked as off-topic by me, just because it was not related to games. Although I've answered it too, since it was a question too. The question was later marked as off-topic and ...
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Clarify off-topic as it pertains to non-game use of game libraries

Right now, questions like How do I convert a .dds texture to .png bitmap in C#?, and Mandelbrot generation using custom HLSL shader in XNA are attracting a handful of close votes. Questions like ...
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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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Help users to ask objective questions about architecture

I think that software architecture is a very important part of complex applications like games. Therefore questions about software architecture and design should definitely be part of Game Development....
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How can I discuss opinion-based questions with the GDSE community?

I have many topics I wish to discuss with other game programmers. The problem is that these topics are completely opinion-based, and not question-answer based, and therefore not apt for this site, ...
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How can I ask this question to make it not “off topic”?

A few days ago I asked this question... https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/49668/what-framework-tools-are-available-for-making-web-based-games-like-game-dev-st I'm a long time stack ...
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How is this question determined to be off-topic?

I asked the question at Can I legally make a free clone of a game and use the same name? because I read a question that basically asked the exact same question in the same forum ( Is it legally ...
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Is asking for a real-world weapon that has specific characteristics on topic for a game development question?

I asked the following question: In Mechwarrior 2, you had to keep your crosshairs on the enemy for 5 seconds to obtain a lock for LRM missiles. Is this at all realistic? What real-world missile ...