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Little inbox notification number is slightly off its alignment

Almost the exact problem as in this question... but backwards! I'm seeing the number slightly above the line - again, in Chrome, on Windows.
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User name not a link in comment

This question was migrated from stackoverflow: XNA: Texture2D.GetData runtime error Bjørn Moholt's name on his comment doesn't have a link.
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Is there a shorthand version for posting links to other questions in a comment?

I read the comment formatting help and there are several shorthand links available to refer to pages within the SE network. Quite often I post links to related questions in a comment and this turns ...
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The tag and-engine should be andengine, as it is on SO

I recently created a question with the tag and-engine. This should not have a hyphen (there is no space, or hyphen in AndEngine) and should be andengine, as it is on SO.
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Do you participate in Global Game Jam events?

[This is a companion question to the one I asked yesterday about IGDA membership.] IGDA runs an annual Global Game Jam in locations all over the world. Have you ever participated in one? Would you ...
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Are you an IGDA member?

I am looking into partnering with IGDA in some undetermined way. It remains to be seen how they can help GDSE (and vice versa), but in exploring the options, I've come across a fairly important set of ...
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Let's have a presence at GDC Online in October

GDC Online is in Austin, Texas from October 10th-13th. Would you guys like GDSE to have some kind of presence there? We could do this in one of a few ways: Sponsoring a community member to attend the ...
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Could we add a google+1 button?

I noticed there was a facebook, a twitter, even a linkedln button to share a link towards a question, but there is no Google's +1 button. Admittedly, Google+ is quite young and could know the future ...
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Typo in the site FAQ

There are two typos in moderator-maintained part of the site FAQ: A note on programming-related questions: general programming questions more likely belong on StackOverflow instead of here. (…) ...
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Auto-deleting "offensive" comments is bullshit

In particular, I alluded to the Mike Acton presentation titled 'typical C++ bullshit'. This is the actual title of the presentation. It is known among game industry professionals by this title. If ...
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User-Experience tag

I recently saw the tags to this question, and I believe that 'experience' is an incorrect tag. I think we need a 'user-experience' tag for this type of question as it is both game-design and user-...
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Request: Relax a bit on moderation and don't be so eager to shut down questions

The moderation lately has been getting harsh. It's too severe in my book, and is not conducive to creating a welcoming or even useful community environment. New people should not be afraid to ask ...
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"Review this for me" questions

Sometimes we get questions that essentially amount to "review a product/project". Examples: Google's ForPlay library, where does it fall down? DarkGDK good or not? What are the pro/cons of Unity3D as ...
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Difference between official and non-official moderator

What's the difference between access to moderator tool(which requires 10000 rep point) and being an moderator(official moderator)?
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Do you need game testers? We can help

If you've got a game that's ready for testing (or will be within the next few weeks), we'd like to help you find some testers. We're going to try out our potential Developer/Tester matchup program in ...
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It's time for us to bring the CHAOS to Game Development

Game developers! I'm Abby, a member of the fabled CHAOS team at Stack Exchange. You might have seen me around if you hang out on Ask Different ever - I'm in charge of the CHAOS mayhem on that site. ...
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Accept rate discussion in question

I have an accept rate of 20%. Everytime I open a new question now, I get comments such as Oh, you should up your accept rate, and Oh, its funny you didn't accept any answers. I think these comments ...
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Devkit Questions

There's been a couple of questions relating to devkits, and console development details. Specifically, one asking What comes with a SDK, what language is used in an unreleased console, and ...
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What's the best way to add videos to questions?

Often, a video can be a great help to visualise a problem. But on many questions, the person asking just links to someserver.sometld/somedir/somevideo.someEsotericFormat, which might not even be ...
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Famous games written in

Does anyone see a genuine reason for asking this type of question? My first instinct is to say that people ask this question to try to argument better their choice of language, therefore the question ...
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Advertising free (as in freedom) projects on Game Development

What is the policy for advertising your free (as in "free software" not as in "freeware") own projects on Gave Development? Is that welcome? If yes, are there any guidelines one should abide by? The ...
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Can't retag a question though have sufficient rep point

I am trying to retag this question but it says I don't have enough privilege to do so. Retag question requires 500 rep point and mine is higher then that. What could be the issue?
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A lot of answers remain unselected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A good answer exists but is not accepted A lot of questions in game dev have answers but they are not selected as an answer of the question. Can the situation be improved in ...
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Duplicate answers

For example; a question that has a perfectly good answer that has been accepted, has lots of upvotes and generally covers everything. For some insane reason, people think that by posting an answer ...
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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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Has the -1 rep for downvoting a question or answer gone?

I haven't noticed a loss in rep for doing that recently; also on Gaming.
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Plug for Area 51 proposal

I'd like to plug an Area 51 proposal that might be relevant for many game developers. What's the best way for me to do that on Game Dev? It seems odd to make that into a question somehow. Even if I ...
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what is the exact meaning of a downvote/upvote?

I've had an idea to upvote an answer when it's right and I like it, and downvote it whenever the answer is wrong. about questions I had the idea to upvote whenever I think that question might be ...
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Almost every question get's at least one up, even if they are bad

I'm not one of the big-regulars on this but lately it's come to my attention that almost every question on gamedev get's at least one up vote. But as I see it, some questions really don't deserve this ...
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Why is there a minimum character limit when editing an answer?

I tried to edit an incorrect answer but my edit was rejected because it had TOO FEW CHARACTERS! This is silly. If I'm fixing an equation from dy/dy to dy/dx, I shouldn't be forced to type nonsense ...
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Game Development Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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Better filtering/sorting by tag of the questions page?

When I add "ignored tags" to my profile, it greys questions out but leaves them in the flow. I don't know whether this is something that simply hasn't propegated from stackoverflow.com yet or ...
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How can I follow new answers to a question?

Questions that don't yet have answers are sometimes interesting. There should be a way to get notified when answers come. This would allow... knowledgeable zealots to follow questions they know ...
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Game Development Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Need for software-design tag?

There was a question on Game Development where the tag didn't really fit the bill, but a "suitable" tag doesn't really exist. Software Design/Modelling method and tool for games? The question is ...
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Can we have more visible question highlighting?

I find the faint yellow background given to "interesting" posts (those that have some of my favourite tags on them) a little too faint. Depending on my angle to the screen, I sometimes can't discern ...
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A good answer exists but is not accepted

I have been trawling through this site for a while, and I often go to answer questions that already have a more than acceptable answer, only the person that asked the question either doesn't deem it a ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Why doesn't SE work in IE7?

Most pages have no formatting and most scripts break while viewing the pages in IE7. Why is this? Was this overlooked?
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Would questions about Maxscript be appropriate, would they be answered?

I am wondering, would GameDev be a suitable place for questions about MaxScript? MaxScript is a scripting language developed by Autodesk for 3DS Max, therefore, its specific to a content creation app....
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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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Should we, and if so where, post solutions to problems if we use a solution which isn't one of the answers?

If you ask a question such as the following: How can I design some feature X so that it is Y, and supports Z? (e.g. this question) Obviously at some point you're going to work out how you did ...
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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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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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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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"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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Are beginner "design review" questions acceptable?

This question on Stack Overflow was pointed out to me: RTS Game AI Thread The essence of the question is, I suspect, fairly basic, and certainly touches on topics that have been covered here before......
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Haven't achieved Electorate badge?

I wasn't too sure about this until I checked today and saw a breakdown of my votes cast on my profile. The Electorate badge states: Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on ...
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Adding the tag to the title. Yes or no?

See this question as an example. The user added OpenGL to the title, and tagged the question OpenGL. What do you think about the "tag" being in the title? I know that over at gaming SE, you shouldn'...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships -- 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the gamedev community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in ...

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