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Why was my edit to this answer rolled back?

The question in question: Why am I unable to edit the Input Field object's script? The issues: 1) My original question was "edited", in ways that add nothing meaningful (slight changes in ...
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Do we need a “no clear problem statement” close reason?

I've only been active (again) on the site for the past couple of weeks, and an awful lot of the programming questions I see contain: an explanation of what someone's doing, possibly making vague ...
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We've blacklisted [engine], should we do the same for the other similar tags?

This is a follow up of a previous question about doing something with the tags API and SDK, which made me realize they were not ...
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Should we make [unreal-editor] a synonym of [unreal] tag?

Last year, we've discussed if it would be a good idea to remove the tags unity-editor and inspector (the latter mainly referring ...
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Should we alias programming to “programming-theory” or “software-engineering?” Or…?

Per the recent discussions at What's the point of the tag [programming]? the consensus on the programming tag is that we'll keep it, but heavily re-scope it to try and focus more on theoretical ...
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Can I ask questions about OpenGL here? Or should I take them to Stack Overflow?

I am reluctant to post this on Overflow since they mostly do not answer noobish questions. But I have an issue understanding of "how to put together" what I learned and need some advice how to proceed ...
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Should we have an Internationalization tag?

We already have a localization tag, however Localization and Internationalization are distinctly different endeavors. I think this question about the differences sums it up well. In short ...
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Why is there no [boo] tag?

There are a couple of questions relating to Boo, and they're tagged with scripting. Can we re-tag them with boo, or the tag has been removed for a reason not written here and should not be re-...
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Do we need the [old-school] tag?

Do we need the old-school tag? Current stats: 24 question & 7 followers.
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Can we merge [gles] with [opengl-es]?

The tag gles only has one question and it's actually about opengl-es can we make gles a synonym of opengl-es and merge them?
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Is my question invalid? If not, then it received downvoted and no answers

Quake Physics ported to Unreal Engine? The above question is a generic one, and of significance. It should be a pivotal explanation about the fundamentals of game engines. This is an abuse of SE and ...
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What's the point of the tag [programming]?

On the main site we have the tag programming, which has this description Computer programming (often shortened to programming or coding) is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and ...
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Why was my “very low quality” flag rejected on this non-formatted code-only question?

I recently flagged this question as very low quality and the flag got rejected. I've read posts such as "please flag responsibly" and this answer on the very low quality flag, and while this question ...
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Is “IAP” a synonym of “microtransactions?”

We've had microtransactions for some time now. We've recently created iap. Are these tags the same (and thus, should iap be a synonym of microtransactions)? Note that the excerpt for ...
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How do we feel in regards to questions that ask if a certain piece of technology is capable of a certain feature? [duplicate]

How do we feel in regards to questions that ask if a certain piece of technology is capable of a certain feature? I am sure I already found a relevant meta discussion, in which we discussed this in ...
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There is a tag for 'chess', should there be a tag for 'pong', 'breakout' and 'pac-man'?

I asked a while ago a question about whether we needed the tag for chess, and the community felt that, yes, we needed the tag. Tags being there to help users find ...
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How should we use the engine tag?

A question came up in the review queue, where the user had used the engine tag. My immediate thoughts were to ask why they were using the engine tag, as they had not mentioned anything pertaining to ...
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Could we rename the tags 'api' and 'sdk' to 'api-development' and 'sdk-development'?

The current excerpt of api is: Application Programming Interface - the specification of the methods, classes, structures etc of software libraries and how they are to be used when developing ...
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Can we please pay a little more attention to our edits, guys?

I am sometimes directed to the edit history of various other questions, and I have noticed a clear trend; minimal edits. I thought I would take the time to write up post asking everyone to be a bit ...
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Is there a significant difference between the `spritesheet` & `texture-atlas` tags?

Is there a significant enough difference between spritesheet & texture-atlas to warrant separate tags? My understanding of the terms is that the former is more often applied in a 2D context ...
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Should we consider “does product X have feature Y” type questions as on-topic?

A question about Linux support for Lumberyard was recently closed as off topic. A further comment mentions that: .. questions about the support and software requirements (et cetera) of various ...
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Where to ask “which technology to use” questions?

Recently I asked a question, which unfortunately got an on-hold label! https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/139224/which-game-engine-to-build-for-arm-linux-target Putting an on-hold label and ...
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Is there a way to show only 'on hold' questions?

Is there a way to show only (or hide for that matter) 'on hold' questions? Just to clarify, I don't want to filter out closed questions. Instead I'm wondering if there's a way to show only questions ...
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Can we expand our migration options?

There's an option in the flagging menu for "this question belongs to a different StackExchange site" where you can choose in which SE the question should be migrated to. Currently you can only choose ...
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Please flag responsibly

In the past couple of months, there seems to have been an increase in the number of posts landing in the Low Quality Posts review queue. Some of them legitimately belong there, which is nice because ...
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Developing games in games

Many games allow you to create games in them, such as Minecraft or Roblox. I'm not talking about modding. Are questions about these considered on-topic? I know questions like "Minecraft keeps ...
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Am I allowed to ask a question about Udemy courses?

I want to know what course I can take on Udemy that is specific to general game development terms, such as the math behind it (matrices for transformations), what the specific gamedev lingo or jargon ...
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Can we improve the [gamification] tag?

I noticed a question that uses the gamification tag, and out of interest, I clicked on the tag to look at the other questions. Here they are, in full: What is the line between a serious game and an ...
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Do we need a [blender] tag?

It's obsolete and it makes people think modelling related questions should go here. There's already a separate Blender SE for that. In my opinion this tag should be separated into blender-engine and ...
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Does including a link to our website in a post automatically constitute spam, even if relevant?

A new user asked a very off-topic question; as a music composer, they asked what game developers look for when hiring a music composer. As part of the question, they note that they have created a ...
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Where is the best place in StackExchange to ask about Unity C# issues?

If I have questions about building a game using Unity and C#, where is the best place in StackExchange to ask for help? I found out that the "C#" that runs on Unity is not the same as the "C#" that ...
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Do we really need a “free” tag?

As in the title, do we really need a free tag? What is the utility thereof?
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Duplicating, answering & redirecting questions

Summary: User A posts question X. At a later date, user B essentially duplicates question X as Y, answers question Y & then answers X as a link to Y. In response to asking which should be marked ...
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Can we please burn the “environment” tag?

My arguments for burning environment with fire are: No description of the tag. It has been used only 6 times since 2013. In those 6 questions, they have been used with a wide approach, meaning either ...
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What's the point of the [class] tag?

I noticed that someone had proposed an edit that added the class tag to a question. The tag has no description and it looks like it's used for when the question relates to the generic programming ...
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What's the rationale to have questions tagged [c++11] also be tagged with [c++]?

Based on one of my other questions, the tag info about c++11 suggests to tag c++11 tagged question with c++ too. Please tag ...
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Chat poll: 'Recent questions' feed: as a chat message in the room, or via a slide-down ticker overlay at the top of the room?

A couple of months ago someone in chat suggested that we change the 'Recent questions feed' from via a slide-down ticker overlay at the top of the room to as chat messages in the room. The added ...
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Is it time to merge the tag [c++11] into [c++]?

It's 2017 now, and there has been 2 new versions of the standard released since then, c++14 and c++17. Should we merge c++11 into c++?
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The tag 'forces' is quite specific, what should we do with it?

The tag forces seems to be very specific. It has at the moment 14 questions and no tag definition. Is it too specific? Could/should we do something about it?
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Can you set up a game on this website?

Hi I'm from Langdon School and we are making an educational game and I was wondering if you can set up a game on this website? If so, how?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Can we clarify the 'career' tag?

Having a brief look through the career tag, it is clear that there is some severe usage issues. With 61 tagged questions, I count only 19 that have not been closed. It appears to have been over 2 ...
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Should we delete or clarify the 'scale' tag?

The tag info for the scale tag reads as follows: Scale in relation to: Size - the physical size that an object in inside the gameworld. Project scale - the amount of work and/or ambition that goes ...
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Should we do something with tags 'resizing-window' and 'multiple-windows'?

I was astonished to see that this question/revision did not have a tag related to the concept of window. While trying to edit the tags to add one, I realized that all the tags that were related to '...
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Should we do something with tags 'fsm' and 'state'?

We have these two tags: state: 120 questions, one synonym (states), a description "Generally used in correlation with a state machine." fsm: 49 questions, a description "Finite State Machines model ...
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How do I delete my community account?

How do I delete my Game Development Stack Exchange account, specifically?
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In what context do we permit general “how do I get this game hardware to work” questions?

This question came up, a while ago. I flagged it twice1. The first time, the flag "aged away", but the second time, the flag was outright declined. This leads me to believe I have a misunderstanding ...
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Do we allow “where can I download X” questions?

A user recently asked where they could download the Havok Physics engine. I was under the impression that "where can I download X?" questions were considered off-topic, and flagged it as such. ...
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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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Do we need tags for 'rectangle', 'circle', 'triangle', 'hexagon' and 'shape'?

It came to my attention that there is a tag for ✅ rectangle, no description, 76 questions ✅ circle, with description, but no usage guideline, 52 questions ✅ triangles, with description, but no usage ...

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