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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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### Buttons on mainsite look disabled

Take a look at the following two screenshots. They are our close dialog and our flag dialog. I have selected an option, and the button is enabled and I can click it to submit my close vote or my flag....
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### Creating a Sandbox for questions

Due to a recent influx of low-quality questions on this site I think we should have a sandbox on this site. Should we create a sandbox in this meta site, or is the stuff we have here enough?
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### Canonical question for picking a random element from a set with weighted probability?

We have several questions about a very common problem in game development: How to pick a random item from a list, but with a bias so that different items have a different probability to occur? Here ...
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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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### Do we need a tag for quads?

Do we need a tag for quads? As a follow up to Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?, I was working through removal of the rectangle tag & I encountered ...
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### Cross posting with Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I was recently sent to Algorithms for calculating vertex normals in 2D polygon via the newsletter, it seemed like an interesting problem so I took a shot at it and got an accepted answer. I later ...
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### Disagree with downvoted question

I asked this question and got downvoted immediately. Implementing a score system similar to Moon Patrol I disagree that it should be a bad question. Now I cannot ask any more question because of ...
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### Can we have syntax highlighting on meta?

The following code example on meta renders without any syntax highlighting, despite a syntax highlighting directive: ...
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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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### What's our stance on self answered questions that don't show any research effort?

I've seen a couple Questions go by in the past where the user asked the question, then answered it immediately. Often, these questions were simple, a little bit more elaborated than this example: ...
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### Is it okay to repeatedly disrupt conversation in the chat room by posting images?

I was surprised to find out that it's not against the rules to repeatedly post images to the chat room to disrupt the ongoing conversation as long as the image is not an advertisement. I'm especially ...
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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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Not sure if this question is really relevant to this page since it doesn't really have anything to do with game development but I thought that at least the administrators of this page should know and ...
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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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Decision Tree vs Behavior Tree This is an old question, with highly voted question and answer. It was put on hold as "primarily opinion-based". Although it was inviting a comparison, it wasn't asking ...
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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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### How should we handle tags appearing in one question only?

The "New" tab in the Tags section contains tags so specific each one of them appear in one question only since their creation. This looks like a sign they aren't significant - or even pointless - and ...
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### List of hex grid questions missing the 'hexagon' tag

I'm aware of this question in Meta: Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?, and as a hex grid nut I think the 'hexagon' tag is a special case. Having said that, ...
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### Should we nuke “learning resources recommendations” answers / questions

Questions such as this which was dug back up due to an edit to update a link: Good resources for learning about game architecture? Now almost 8 years old. The issues I see with keeping it visible ...
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### Are the tags “concept” and “conceptual” useful here?

Recently, I noticed the tag conceptual applied to a question. I was surprised to discover that other questions have this tag applied, because it seems like a meta-tag. The handful of questions in the ...
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### What's the alternative for answers to off-topic questions?

I felt this is probably a substantial enough topic to splinter off, discuss & develop some community consensus about. This meta raised the matter of how we shouldn't deal with answers to off-...
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### Stack Overflow has stated the community isn’t very welcoming and asks for change. How do we do that here?

Read this if you haven't... https://stackoverflow.blog/2018/04/26/stack-overflow-isnt-very-welcoming-its-time-for-that-to-change/ This has been an opinion of mine here, that we are not always ...
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### Do recruitment requests need to be explicitly addressed in our help section?

Comments on this question raised the issue that recruitment doesn't appear to be clearly mentioned in the on-topic & off-topic rules. My question is: should it be explicitly covered? Does it come ...
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### I thought the enter-key would make a new line while typing a comment, but instead, it submitted it b4 I was done writing. So

Meta: I thought the enter-key would make a new line while typing a comment, but instead, it submitted it before I was finished writing it. So, should this be changed? I can see how edits-only-within-...
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### Can I advertise my GitHub repository in the chat?

Can I post a link with a small description in the chat, about my MIT licenced GitHub repository?
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### Should there be a notability qualification for tools-based answers?

We currently have a policy of no tools recommendation questions. However, for a given task X, often the most useful answer is "there is a tool T that does X". Example: Question: How do I debug a C+...
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### Can I post a picture of my MMO prototype here for opinions? Or is that a bad idea?

Very new to the site so please bear with me. I would love to post a picture of my MMO concept that I built and gather opinions on it. I can take constructive criticism, but I guess I'm afraid of the ...
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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 that one writing style in the question, the code ...
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### Are questions about hacking games off-topic?

Are questions about hacking games off-topic here? Eg. adding infinite cash etc.
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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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### Are questions asking to convert TechnologyX to TechnologyY allowed?

I've seen a couple of questions pass by in the past asking for help to convert TechnologyX to TechnologyY, for instance: How can I convert this chunk of Direct3D code to the OpenGL equivalent? or: ...
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### Why never any notification of moderator elections?

Perhaps my absence from meta is the issue here: I very rarely spend time on meta; what time I do spend on gamedev is devoted to teaching i.e. answering questions on the regular site. I haven't once ...
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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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### Where can I ask “how to make (or start making) a particular type of game”?

I'm glad the help center explicitly states that "how to make (or start making) a particular type of game" is not to be asked here. My particular question would be "Is a game like this [idea] even ...
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We have a question asking how to remove a splash screen from the free version of Unity. Currently, the option to modify the splash screen is determined by the license. This is also covered in their ...
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### To what width should I limit my hexdump output in posts?

The default for many programs which output a hexadecimal dump of data is often 16 columns of octets. Defaults for binary or octal dumps are often different, but usually something similar to that ...
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### Should we have a [warcraft3] tag for modding and the like?

It took me some time to gather the information I needed for a certain problem, and so I thought that I would post that here. To be more specific: the information pertains to editing Warcraft 3 maps. ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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### Should we remap the “legal” tag?

Continuing the trend of law-related meta questions... is there anything we can do to the legal tag to provide better guidance as to its use and the kinds of law-related questions that are acceptable ...
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While questions that touch on the law are generally on-topic here at Game Development, there are subsets of that topic that I think we should clarify our position on. In this case, I'd like to ...
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### How to ask this question, which has a 7-year-old duplicate?

I want to post a question about creating a "game UI" with javascript and HTML5 canvas. I'm not sure how to keep it on topic because It's basically a recommendation question, It's already been asked ...
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### Is Q about negociating republishing other games on-topic? (alternative take & clarification of rule)

(This question is already being discussed for another reason on whether or not it is on-topic or off-topic.) The help centre includes "publishing" under project management. project management (...
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### Should this be referred to Legal SE?

This post is a first question asking about international copyright law between two specific countries, and just so happens to be about attempting to liscense a videogame. I'm not really sure this is ...
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### Can I ask non-technical questions on Game Development?

For example, this Indie game Domina, if I was developing this game, I would need to think of how this game would end, e.g. would there be a final boss? Can I ask this kind of non-technical questions?
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### Are Legal Questions On or Off Topic - Revisited

Previous History: Proper solution for legal questions? Are legal questions allowed here? Can we answer "Is It Legal to <x>" questions authoritatively? Recent examples: Do you need ...
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### What to do with links / imagery with sexual content?

I came across this answer where the first URL links to a pornographic site (In the meantime I have edited out the links in the answer). While these links were (probably) posted in good faith and the ...
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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?
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 ...