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What are all these edits by 'Community'?

I keep seeing old questions popping up, marked as changed by the 'Community' user. Today it was these: Help for choosing a cost effective game server for Flash client Events and objects being ...
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Why was I unable to use the very low quality flag?

Today I encountered a GDSE question that was not in English. As per this guidance on meta I tried to flag it as Very Low Quality. As a result, I got a popup message ...
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Tag synonyms and "version specific" synonyms

Like user Polar asked 8 years ago, I too tried to propose a tag synonym for game-maker since I meet both the rep and the question score requirements. However, I get the error: Failed to propose ...
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Is Serial upvoting fine?

I suddenly noticed a single upvote on a lot of my old questions and answers. I know serial downvoting can be punished, so I am curious how this works?
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Is "general feedback on game" on-topic?

I am working on an Android game scenario inspired by Moon Patrol. I am making progress and I don't have any very specific problems. I have posted the code on Code Review and the beta version is ...
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Game Development MathJax Cookbook

MathJax (a relative of \$\LaTeX\$) is now enabled on this site. Mathematics.SE has a MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference, but this question will be a cookbook for Game Development-specific ...
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Is there an animation stack exchange site I can view?

I've been struggling with animation but I can't find an animation site on stack exchange. Is there not an animation site here? If there is where can I find it? If there isn't then where should I ask ...
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Can I post here for hobby project recruitment?

I don't want to break rules and I couldn't find any useful information if it is possible to post here for hobby project recruitment.
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Why I get banned to question again?

In the past, I asked some bad questions thus I got banned for half of a year. After half of a year, I learn my mistake and I try to ask better question (some say the site can't accept the kinds of ...
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Should I not include a user's name when they help on an answer I gave?

I'm still learning proper etiquette, and I'm not sure how to handle this. Recently I gave an answer here, and a couple of people gave some extra information as comments to my answer. In order to make ...
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Is my question OK for this site?

I asked on SO but received nothing. Would I be more appropriate to ask this question here? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50615850/improve-movement-of-space-aliens
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Why this question doesn't get answers?

18 days ago I asked my first quesiton (about how to get records to make archivements) in this site but I notice that no one have answered it, and I don't know what to do. I know that my question isn't ...
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What are reasons our community has found for closing questions?

Over the years, this community has decided what kind of questions should be on- or off-topic for the site. Some of these decisions have been integrated into the Help Center and into the Close/Flag ...
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How can I post contents in code format?

I'm trying to post somethings in LibGdx code format in this site (I'm new here), but I can't do it... Can anybody help me, please?
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Made a mistake with the replication tag

I was following up on an earlier thread, removing & replacing the update tag on questions, when I came across a question about "updating" positions of players to one another in an MMO. "That's ...
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What is the appropriate course of action for a duplicate answer, especially one made several years after the fact?

I have run into one or two "duplicate answers". They are technically correct, but they do not add anything new to the current answer. Furthermore, the current answer is often accepted, and ...
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Would we benefit from separate [unity-2d] and [unity-3d] tags?

As part of my editing recently, I've been removing a lot of tags from titles. One of the consistent patterns I see coming up regularly are for people to say they're using "Unity 2D" or "Unity 3D". ...
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Can I ask questions about OpenGL here? Or should I take them to Stack Overflow?

I am reluctant to post this on Overflow since they mostly do not answer noobish questions. But I have an issue understanding of "how to put together" what I learned and need some advice how to proceed ...
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How do I delete my community account?

How do I delete my Game Development Stack Exchange account, specifically?
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GameDev "Tour" - factual error

This morning I misclicked the "tour" option instead of logging in, and noticed that, though SE has switched to the "on hold" closing system instead of an actual "close"ing system, the tour still says ...
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Why are the "edit" and "retag" links missing from this post?

I saw this question - Collision detection problem - earlier and wanted to edit it, but the edit link was missing: I thought that perhaps it was because the question was too new. However, on coming ...
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Can my question be improved?

NPC AI articles for walking and fighting? I'm still looking for how to implement a walking non-player character which I think is on-topic. I don't really think that the question should have been ...
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Why can't we embed a video in a question or answer?

Or maybe we can and I just don't know how to do it? Sometimes it's easier to display a video of gameplay and since I understand you don't want code, why not just remove the possibility of putting code ...
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What should I do if I get conflicting answers?

Yesterday,I asked What is better? Lots of small TCP packets, or one long one?. At first, the answers tallied with what I thought the answer would be. "" However, as the question got more and more ...
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How should we close questions about developer intent?

I'm starting to get a little more into the community of game dev, and have come across this question about the way the developers implemented random base decay in the original space invaders. To me, ...
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Why did this "First Post" question appear in my to-be-reviewed queue after being one month old?

A few minutes ago, this question appeared in my to-be-reviewed queue, classified as a "First Post" - and thus waiting for a review. Nothing wrong about the classification. After checking, one sees ...
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What is the difference between assets and resources?

I just asked a question about resources management, but on the tagging part, I got stuck on a point: should I tag it assets or ...
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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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Relevant part of a question removed, now my answer gets downvoted

For my first answer on this site, I had found a question where only the first part had been answered, and the second ignored. I answered the second part. Now, the question has been edited to remove ...
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"Recommend Deletion" button fails?

When I click the "Recommend Deletion" button, and only that button, in Chrome, I get the following: and the buttons go grey but I can still browse back to the page and the buttons re-enable: But I ...
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Wrong tag stats?

Is this a bug? Steps: Go to tags In the filter box type "business". You see two tags (business x 43), and (business-model x 7) Click on each. The page that opens for business shows 0 questions and ...
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I should have the "Fanatic" badge... why do I not?

Either I should definitely have this badge, or I don't understand how the process works: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/help/badges/55/fanatic I think that possibly the online indicator doesn't ...
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Can someone accept her/his own answer to get the unsung hero badge?

I came over these two questions, which looked awkward due to the fact that the user has accepted his own answer. Examples: How to use/apply class inheritance in Enchant.js How can I place my Enchant....
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Where is the question which lists Game Development SE questions with funny titles?

I could not find the link for the above!
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Appeal for undelete of a question

I would like to appeal for an undelete, since this question is puzzling me, and I would really like an answer!! I'll add a bounty if I have to: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/79245/the-...
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What happens to questions that are closed?

The FAQ didn't seem to indicate what the [closed] status indicates when applied to a question. Aside from the obvious (such as additional answers are not allowed), what happens to them? Do they ...
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Bug: Cannot Use Chat When Over the Required Rep Amount

Edit: This issue was fixed at 20:32, July 01. No one knows how or why. I have previously used chat (this morning in fact) and all the sudden, I log on and cant use it! I have over 110 reputation, and ...
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How does meta reputation work, especially when I get reputation removed in main?

So today I get a boost to reputation and then it was taken back. Looks like it has something to do with sock puppet accounts mentioned in another question: Removing sock puppet accounts I visited ...
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How it comes I was able to edit someone else question?

Saw a question and noticed it could use some formatting on code, clicked on 'edit' and did the work. Then it occurred to me that I don't have rep enough for this. Checked the reputation list and ...
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What are "disputed" flags?

The status of some of my raised flags is "disputed": I know "helpful" means the flag was acted on, while "declined" means it wasn't. What happened to "disputed" flags? What is a "dispute" in ...
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Merge temporary account with actual

I have a registered Stack Exchange account (gamedev.stackexchange & meta.stackexchange) https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users/1424/cobalthex but I also have an unregistered another gamedev....
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Why can't I edit on Meta?

I've noticed that no posts (questions or answers) on Meta have a link to edit them. I highly doubt every single one I've looked at has a pending edit, so why can't I edit any of them? EDIT: ...
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Can I get a question deleted?

I posted a question a while back that was closed as an exact duplicate, which is probably fair enough. My bad. The problem is that I tried to delete the question at the time, and I couldn't because ...
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Is there any way to disable frequent-tag highlighting?

Apparently I have been frequently visiting questions that have an 'ai' tag. Now questions with an 'ai' tag appear highlighted in yellow. Is there any way to disable this? I tried going to 'set tag ...
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How can I unregister my user?

I'm programming a game engine + editor. Not a game. I feel that this site is not for me. Sorry if this is another off-topic, but I can't find no option nor help to unregister my account. Thanks in ...
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What is the font used on the current logo?

I like the font, but I'm having trouble finding it on widely-known sites like dafont. Thanks in advance.
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Why do I have the teacher badge even though haven't answered any questions?

I just joined gamedev to ask one question that seemed too game-dev for StackOverflow, and noticed that I have the teacher badge even though I've only just joined ...
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Why did I get an email saying I've asked a question on GameDevelopment.SE?

I just got an e-mail 3 hours ago from do-not-reply@stackexchange.com: Recently, you asked a question on Game Development Stack Exchange, but you haven't verified ...
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Why is an advertisement for a closed beta site showing up?

I wasn't sure where this should be brought up, so here it is, probably something that a developer should look at.
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Starred Videos/Pictures

Do we have a reason that thumbnails aren't shown in the sidebar of chat? I noticed that they aren't shown in the sidebar, but are shown in the list of all starred posts. Why is this? There doesn't ...