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Game Development or Game Developers?

This site seems to have an identity problem. The site name in the logo is Game Development. But the page title is Game Developers, and that name is used in the FAQ as well. I know the site's name ...
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Cross posting programming questions on Stackoverflow and GameDev.StackExchange

What are the etiquette involved when cross-posting programming questions on StackOverflow and GameDev.StackExchange? Or is it a case of "don't do it?"
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Eliminating word noise while editing a questions

By word noise I mean posts like. Hi all you gurus, <question here>? thanks, -joe somebody If I've already opened the question for editing, poor grammar and whatnot, should I eliminate ...
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Adding Steam OpenID?

Just wondering if it's worth adding the Steam OpenID Login to the list, like on the Gaming SE?
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StackExchange notification icon badge slight bug

Not sure if this is a gamedev-specific bug or a stackexchange bug, but the red "number of replies" badge doesn't completely cover the stackexchange logo. It looks like it's a pixel or two too low. ...
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Do we have a new favicon?

One thing I've noticed about the design is that the site icon is still the "sketchy" looking GD. Is this just a caching issue on my end, or do we not have a new one yet? Edit: the main site seems to ...
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Editing questions for spelling/grammar reasons

Is this a valid reason for editing? I'm not talking the extreme of: hi i wnt 2 mk a gaem bt i dnt no how... but since we do have a lot of non english native speaking people here, sometimes grammar ...
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New Design Launched

Hi guys, Thank you for your input on the design I proposed. The new design has launched, and let me be the first to congratulate you! Please let me know if you see any css/styling issues on both ...
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Design for Game Development Site

Hi all. I'm Jin and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflects its topic. However, ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you ...
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Should Game Development - StackExchange submit an entry to the Mozilla Game On competition?

Mozilla has a competition going for open web games with a closing date of 1/11/11. It'd be great promotion for this community if some of us were to get together and develop something fun and light-...
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Question had its view count lowered by 1k!

My question had 2k views this afternoon and 6 hours later it's at 1k. Any reasons why?
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Game development questions about UI

Hey guys, over at StackExchange User Interface we're fielding questions about UI and I thought it might be nice to mention it over here, as we haven't really had any UI questions pertaining to game ...
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Why don't we allow repeat questions?

I am wondering why we would discourange repeat questions or reffer similar questions to answers that may or may not fully expound the current question. My though behind this, we should not ...
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Why should the GameDev site exist?

I understand this question will probably be downvoted a lot, because it is seen only by people already using the site, but still: I have some doubts regarding whether it is beneficial the game ...
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What conferences & events should we have a presence at?

I don't know if many of you know, but Robert recently posted a blog about how we can promote our site. In it he offers to match our dedication to helping the site grow, with resources to do just that. ...
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Is this question about game dynamics on-topic?

I have a question, but before I ask it, I want to make sure its on topic for this site. Is the following question acceptable for this site? If not, is there a way I can change it to make it acceptable?...
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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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404 (Page Not Found) Image Nominations

I noticed this was missing here, so... What should the 404 image be for this site? Should it be funny like the other ones or more serious? Please post only one image with source per answer for ...
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Spreading the word about the GameDev chat room

The GameDev chat could be a great extension to the site, but only if people are going to utilize it. Earlier today a few of us were talking about ways to spread the word, and possibly have a big push ...
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"How to make an entire Game X" - off-topic?

For instance, How to make a Battleship game?
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Is the italic button broken?

Why is this italic but my text in this answer is not?
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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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The Subjective Tag

Are we going to have it? I know there is a discussion going on in the Meta.SO community about whether or not the Subjective Tag should just be removed. There it would face considerably more problems,...
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What should we do to spread the word about this site?

Everyone who's reading the Meta site has an interest in spreading the word about the site. That will increase the user base, give us better questions, and give us better answers. What kind of things ...
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Can I create an "article" by posting a question and an answer directly?

Let's say that for a time I have been researching a specific question or topic on my own and I've come up with an answer. The answer seems to me to be complete and satisfactory to my needs. At this ...
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Should we allow "list of X"-questions?

Many questions currently on the site are things like "Give me a list of options for X". There is a decent amount of precedence for these kinds of questions being discouraged on StackExchange sites. ...
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Professional game developers and NDAs

Assumption: we want as many professionals on the site asking as many "long-tail" expert questions as possible. From Joel Spolsky's post re: firearm SE proposal: Excellent suggestion. One ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Should the FAQ have a restriction on time-dependent Questions?

For example, the UnityAnswers FAQ: Don't write things that will be irrelevant in a few days. This is in response to Doom 3 Codebase release details? I was going to comment it with a link from ...
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Logo Proposals for Game Development

Please post as answers below, your logo proposals for this site. Rules: Original artwork only. You need to have a copy of your submission in a vector format. Stolen from here
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"Discussion" tag in meta is probably redundant

How's that for meta? But seriously, aren't most of the topics in here "discussion"? Unless they're bugs, I guess.
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Is Unity turning into our jQuery?

I hope not.... just sayin'
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What should the standards be for editing posts?

I've spent some time editing other people's posts to fix various trivial errors, and I was wondering what kind of standards make sense for our site as to what types of edits are appropriate for our ...
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Bounty on community wiki questions

How to write a network game? was converted to a wiki, but the bounty wasn't removed. Bug?
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Moderator Nominations

Some guidelines: Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their activity. The nominee should indicate their acceptance by commenting on (or ...
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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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Should the "design" tag encompass architecture AND game design questions?

I'm a game designer and my main area of expertise is that, game design. While i find the technical aspects of a game program interesting, I expected finding game design related questions when ...
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Accepting Answers

I'm getting the sense that we have trouble accepting answers to questions. I don't know if this is because many of the questions asked are asking for general input to a question rather than a specific ...
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Answer with more votes than question has views?

This question's best answer has 37 upvotes, yet the question itself has only 33 views. Even if they were the same, surely not every person who viewed the question would upvote an answer?
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Do mod- and map-making questions belong here?

Currently at gaming meta there are discussions about Do “mod-development” questions belong here? and Do “map-editor” questions belong here?. There was also a suggestion to send these questions to ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Since this is one of the 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta... What should go in our FAQ? Most of the FAQ is boilerplate, but we need to determine the on-topic and off-topic subjects that go ...
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The word "game" in tags is redundant.

I've noticed a few tags of the form "game-design" and "game-engine". Well, yeah. It's about games. We're on the Gamedev beta. I've gone and stripped out "game" from all of these, just to get it done ...
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Required tags (discussion, bug, etc.) duplicated?

For some reason, when I try to add any of the discussion, bug, or status-bydesign tags to my questions here on meta, that tag is listed in the suggestions list twice. Then, once I choose one of them, ...
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gamedev tag is useless

I see some questions tagged as gamedev. A similar issue was addressed on Stack Overflow Meta a while back. Recommendation: This tag is useless and should never be used, since everything on this Game ...
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Are questions about how to design an implementation of certain parts of a game appropriate?

When I'm stuck on some aspect in one of the many dead-end game projects I start, can I ask for advice about how to design it here? If I have an idea about how I want something to work functionally, ...
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What is Community wiki?

I'm seeing posts show up that are labeled "community wiki." What are these? It's not a tag and I can't list them all. Can anyone explain?
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What to do when there's no satisfactory answer?

What should we do about questions that get one or more answers, but after 24 hours, none are acceptable as the accepted answer? Do we just let the question go without an accepted answer?
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How to move game-development tagged questions from Stack Overflow to here?

There are currently 1,475 questions tagged game-development on Stack Overflow. These would all be great seed material for this new Game Development site. Would it be a good idea for a moderator to ...
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Possible bug in listing tags?

This could be more of a stack exchange bug, but I haven't seen it anywhere but here. This question is tagged "xna" but the page to list the tag as nothing in it. Has anyone else seen this? Is is a ...

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