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Is this question about languages & architectures appropriate for Gamedev SE?

After discovering Dialog, I have become enamored with the idea of writing text games in logic languages. Unfortunately, Dialog has some key limitations that makes me think twice about starting a large ...
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Postmortem for the event "Gamdev's Septemberbash 2021 Showcase!"

The recent event Gamdev's Septemberbash 2021 Showcase! came to an end after one month of being active. We'd like to know a bit more how we can improve this event in the future. What did you like ...
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Should we treat questions about assignment in a different way?

I've encountered a couple of questions where there was clear signs that the question was about an assignment of some sort: either there were more than one writing style in the question, the code ...
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Show us your in-development game! - Gamdev's Septemberbash 2021 Showcase! [closed]

The vacation season is coming to an end, and while it has been a moment to rest and have a good time with the ones we love, it has also been a good time for some of you to work hard on your next game. ...
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DirectX tag synonyms inconsistency

While browsing the main tag synonyms list, I bumped into something quite odd: directx, directx9, directx10, and directx11 are target tags, and tags such as direct3d10 are mapped accordingly. On the ...
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"How to get started" is about a gamedev journey, not about doing something specific

I've noticed in the past few months that questions containing the words or the concept of "how to get started doing X" amass some close votes. If we consider the paragraph of the community-...
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Should we create Bedrock and Java edition specific tags for Minecraft questions?

I recently began writing highly detailed Q&A for creating add-ons in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (here is the first one publicly available). With that in mind, there are a few more in the works ...
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'Getting started' questions - shouldn't we have something for this?

I see that we closed another 'how do I get started' question, as the FAQ forbids them. Fair enough. But in my opinion it's a valid question, and only judged invalid because most of us have moved past ...
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I saw a moderator active on a question that I thought was off-topic and they did not close it

I saw a moderator active on a question that I thought was off-topic and they did not close it... and it annoyed me. Mods should do the right thing, all the time, every time. Right? A moderator not ...
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Do we want to lower the amount votes to close/reopen a question?

It's no secret that the user base and active user base as declined over the past years. At all times, we had significanly less users to help manage the site than we get on Stack Overflow. Yet, the ...
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How is the community doing?

Based on some recent discussion on meta, this post is an experiment for our community to check in and have some semi-formal discussion about how things are going on the Game Development Stack Exchange....
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Should we try a community check-in on Meta?

The RPG SE has a yearly tradition of posting a community check-in in their meta. As taken from their 2021 post: We, the elected moderators, wanted to take a minute to check in and see how the ...
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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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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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Looking for volunteers to fix codeplex.com links

CodePlex archives will be shut down after July 1st 2021. We still have a bunch of links to it. I'm sure there is a bunch of projects that were hosted there are now hosted somewhere else, like on ...
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We need more candidates for the 2021 election!

Game Development is currently having an election where we're looking for two new moderators - which means we need at least three candidates to have a competitive election. As of writing, we have only ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Game Development's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Congratulations DMGregory!

Our great friend DMGregory has reached 100,002 reputation! With 2.9~ million people reached and 2,279 answers, let’s give him a big round of applause! He’s been with Stack for over 7 years. Great job! ...
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Editing whitespace

This question originally had a lot of vertical whitespace; I made an edit to reduce the whitespace and make the question easier to read with less scrolling. However, after making the edit I'm second-...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it on the election page. Game Development is scheduled for an election next ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 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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Should we consider Blender related questions off-topic when they're not about game development?

A question was recently bumped by Community. This question is about blender, but not in the context of game development. We typically allow Blender questions, but since StackExchange has a site just ...
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MathJax (\$\LaTeX\$ in posts) has been added! Let's make some math!

MathJax has been enabled on our site! That means we can have actual fancy mathematical equations expressed as such without resorting to pseudocode, uneditable \$\LaTeX\$ screenshots, etc. MathJax is ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Show us your game! - Gamedev's Winterbash 2020 Showcase! [closed]

With 4042 questions asked and 3098 answers provided during the past year, we've been able to help a lot of folks! Likely, some of our users have been able to publish a game, whether it is on the ...
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Which tags are useless or blacklisted? [closed]

This question covers our list of "bad" tags, tags which don't make sense in general or in the specific context of the site. These include meta tags, tags that are redundant with the focus of ...
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Markdown support for tables

All sites across Stack Exchange are now able to use tables via Markdown! Do we need a "to do" list similar to our MathJax PSA? If so then add it here as an answer. If not, just keep the ...
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Gamedev's Winterbash 2020 Showcase! [proposal]

The event post is here. Thanks for the feedback and happy showcasing! This is a proposal for an upcoming event here on Meta. I'd like to get feedback on the tiny details of what you think would be ...
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is the tag [surface] useful?

The surface "seems to be a mish-mash of questions about DirectX Surface data structures, supporting Microsoft Surface tablet computer hardware, vector algebra involving planes, and contact with ...
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Congratulations Philipp 🎉

Today, user Philipp has reached the mark of 100k rep on gamedev. With 21 questions, 1822 answers and ~3 million people reached over the last 8 years, that's a lot of help provided to hobbyist and ...
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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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Should we remove the source-code tag?

There are currently 43 questions tagged source-code, which to me seems like a totally useless overly generic tag. Should we remove it?
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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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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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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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"Modifier" tag?

I noticed we have quite a few questions about architecting systems that can add/remove temporary buffs/debuffs/localized exceptions to rules layered on top of the normal behaviour of a game actor. ...
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Making sense of the “Game Development” icon

What does the 3 blocks in the "Game Development" icon represents and how is that related to "Game Development"? Can we change it to something that is more related to "Games" or "Development"?
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Is there a bug with link-following?

If I follow the link in the answer to this question, it closes the current tab and opens the link in a new tab. This is with the current version of Firefox. What is the best time to implement ...
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Changing [xenko] tag to [stride]

The Xenko game engine has been renamed to Stride, and I just asked a question about it, implicitly adding the new stride tag without checking for [xenko] first. Oops! Since there is only 1 question ...
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Process that involves taking time to get to the root of a poorly worded question

I noticed this post today : How to make something happen every N seconds in game? It was modified to a much more generic, and even a understandable question. However, I don't think it was the ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is it good tone to link your own (open source) projects to support your answer?

Often, when I answer a question it is because I have dealt with a similar issue or otherwise have knowledge/experience/tips regarding the problem at hand. I write out the answer, possibly put in a ...
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The questions that have a historical lock are still visible in the lists

I have historical-locked a question, and it's still visible from a /question list; however, it's written here that it should not be visible: Additionally, on main (non-meta) sites, historically ...
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Is this 3D graphics computation question from Photo-SE on topic here?

Over at Photo-SE, we have a question from a new user that seems like it would be on-topic here: Calculating the new coordinate of a point in the camera field of view after rotating the camera around ...
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Where should I upload resources linked to my question/answer?

I've seen users posts and refer content on "external" sites. Where should I upload mine, and where should I not upload mine, and why? Note that this question serves more of a reminder than anything ...
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2013 Moderator Election Results

Game Development's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Can (Should) I provide small feedback on provided code snippets, while also answering the question?

Question When a user asks a question and provides a code sample, should I try to answer the question without changing his/her code too much, or can I also provide some small constructive feedback on ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Shouldn't this question asking for books and learning resources be closed?

I recently came upon this question: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/25860/is-there-a-pedagogical-game-engine It appears to be a question where there is no single correct answer. It ...
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Adding a tag for CocosSharp?

So I started to dig into game developing and I was wondering why there is no tag for CocosSharp (cocossharp) available, already? Cocos2d has a variety of tags for ...

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