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General programming questions are not a good fit for gamedev

Programming questions about game-related engines/frameworks/library API are welcome. Another reason to ask here is when one thinks that a professional game developer would give a better/different/more ...
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Are questions about hacking games off-topic?

Are questions about hacking games off-topic here? Eg. adding infinite cash etc.
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To what width should I limit my hexdump output in posts?

The default for many programs which output a hexadecimal dump of data is often 16 columns of octets. Defaults for binary or octal dumps are often different, but usually something similar to that ...
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How should we handle questions asking for specific legal advice?

While questions that touch on the law are generally on-topic here at Game Development, there are subsets of that topic that I think we should clarify our position on. In this case, I'd like to ...
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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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How should we handle questions about performing a task with a specific tool?

What should we do with questions that are tagged with, or otherwise asking about performing some task in when the problem in question is not actually specific to tool X or is easily generalizable to ...
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A Close Vote is not a Super Downvote

I've been noticing a trend of increasing participation on the process of voting to close questions. This is great, as for a while we've had a bit of an issue with lack of participation leading to far ...
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How should we handle Minecraft/Bukkit questions?

Every now and again a Bukkit question pops up. In my opinion, these are off topic on this site. This is supposed to be Game Development and not ...
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Are joke answers valid answers?

I handled a not-an-answer flag for this answer this morning. This is not "not an answer" by the strictest sense of the flag. It does attempt to answer the question, although it does so in a joking ...
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Would GDSE benefit from an official "back it up" policy?

Note that the below post is not a proposal for the specific rules to be put in place but just an inquiry with appropriate background information and my feelings on how the site could change from such ...
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What counts as a "debug my code" type of question?

We currently close questions as off-topic when those questions are asking, essentially, for the community to debug the asker's project. When this close reason is applicable is a little unclear at the ...
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What direction should we give askers of "is my approach viable" questions?

Consider the following question: How can I handle merging and splitting lots in a city block? The original version of this question presents a reasonable problem that the asker would like a solution ...
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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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