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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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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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use gamedev as support channel for game framework?

We are considering to use gamedev.stackexchange.com as the primary support channel for the html5 game framework craftyjs. Would this be appropriate? Look at our google group to get an idea of the kind ...
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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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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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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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Good answer... to another question

I misread a question, and gave a detailed answer. This could be a good answer... but not to that question. Am I supposed to delete it, or to leave it alone? Despite being unrelated, it might still be ...
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Associate for 100 rep

If I remember correctly associating your account on any stackexchange site should get you 100 reputation straight away to "get you started". I've convinced a friend of mine to start using gamedev....
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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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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 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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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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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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What's a Late Answer?

Under the review tab, there's a category "Late Answers" for review. I can't locate a definition of a late answer in the FAQ or anywhere else. So, Q: What's a "late answer"?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Reputation not updating properly

I currently see a reputation of 31 in my profile with four badges. So far I have answered two questions: One received neither up-, nor down-vote but the other one received 5 up-votes and was accepted ...
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Is there a way to search/sort questions by more complex conditions?

I'm looking to burn some reputation off via bounties, so I'd like to be able to look for questions with unaccepted but high-voted (>= 2) answers to throw those who answered a bone, or high-voted old ...
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"Visit Meta" attract question link area is displaying old questions

Not sure if this is a bug, or just something I haven't noticed before, but I thought the set of links to questions under the "Visit Meta" sidebar on the main site always display new or most-recently ...
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Bounty Question Ending Without Answers

My libGDX applet question didn't get any answers. Adding a bounty also didn't get any answers. What can I do? I heard that it's possible to modify (add) more bounty, but I don't see any functionality. ...
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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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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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gamedev.stackexchange: logo info

the logo of gamedev.stackexchange is of interest to me. specifically does anyone know who designed it? how long ago it was made? and i am also curious how the design came about. i ask because for ...
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How can I see someone's accept rate?

Where is the % accept rate in Game Development, which normally appears under a question-writer's badges in other Stack Exchange sites such as Stack Overflow? I've seen it mentioned in Game ...
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Will there be further moderator elections?

I know SE sites' community moderators are elected by the community. The last and only election on GameDev was in 2011. Do these elections happen periodically or just that once?
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How do you link to answer?

Usually when need to link an answer i only know how to link the entire question, but how do you link a specific answer from the page?
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Cannot chat in chat

I'm not able to use chat. It says that my login informations are too old, but it is not true. I also tried various browsers with no success.
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How to flag for moving to blender.stackexchange.com

https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/58184/blender-to-collada-to-assimp-rigid-non-skinned-animation I wanted to flag this as off-topic for migration to another site but the only option is to ...
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How are consecutive days calculated?

Is it done by checking the server time, if so, which, or is it reset each time my "last seen" gets over 24h? Or a combination of those?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Points not getting added for voted up question

On gamedevelopment.stackexchange i have added the following question: "Most useful free third party Android Game libraries?" As of now it has been voted up 4 times. However, my points are still the ...
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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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Why do Ignored Tags just highlight out, rather than disappearing like on SO?

Obviously there are some questions I can't answer, nor am I that interested in them (e.g. facebook). I tried adding them to the ignored tags list, but they just ...
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Has the nomination banner disappeared from the main site?

On the main site, the community moderator banner has disappeared. I can still see it on the meta site and access the election..but is it taken down or just my PC glitching up?
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How do I answer to an answer?

I see people starting discussions based on an answer, but I can only seem to reply to the original question? I must be missing something for sure.
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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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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 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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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 long between flair updates?

I have over 200 in reputation in both Stack Overflow and here (reached +200 yesterday or so). How long is it between flair updates?
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