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Can we merge tags 'rectangle' and 'rectangles'?

We have both of these tags: rectangles and rectangle. Could we merge rectangles into rectangle?
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Should edits that improve readability by changing a variable name to a more generic and understandable name be rolled back?

An edit that atleast for me improved the readability and understandability of the question by renaming a variable in the codeblock was rolled back. The post in question is How do I make an object ...
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Handling duplicates where there's an understanding gap

This is a phenomenon I've seen just a couple times; most recently: Today: Multi purpose item class design in C# Duplicates this from 2010: What are different ways to define items in an RPG like game?...
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Inlining/reuploading images to stack's imgur. Should we do it even if it means going against 3rd pary license?

This question for meta.photo.se came to my attention: (short version of the question) Can we please inline images? Can we re-upload to imgur images linked in questions? This will be useful ...
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Who should improve this question & how?

I think there's maybe a legitimate, on-topic question in How can I improve our chance to get Greenlit on Steam?, but clearly there are some challenges. At best, this is likely to have subjective ...
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Is there a fundamental difference between “hacks” and “mods?”

...as far as the scope of this site goes? hacks is on 13 questions as of now, wheras mods has ~150. Is there a fundamental difference between these two tags, as far as what we consider appropriate ...
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Clarifying tags within blatantly off-topic questions

A new user recently suggested a few edits that came up via the review queue. These edits were all to improve the choice of tags, often replacing a generic tag with several tags that more accurately ...
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Community Wiki type questions, how to?

I've been thinking on creating various posts in the form of Community Wiki to gather information in an extensive way but I'm not quite sure of how to do it properly,...
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Can I ask how/where an existing game uses a particular feature of a graphics API?

Let's say there is an existing game and it's common knowledge that it uses a particular feature of a mainstream graphics API (OpenGL, specifically). While I'm a programmer, I'm not much of a game ...
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How should I edit my Game Maker questions to improve them?

I have three questions that I have asked on the main site. Every single one of them have been downvoted quite heavily, in my opinion, to the point that I am longer allowed to ask questions (I checked ...
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Can we get a close reason for “where can I get free resource X”?

"Where can I get free resource X?" style questions are off topic, but when flagging such questions, we don't have an indicator for that reason. Could we get one? If not, then which flag should we ...
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Should we answer “where should I start?”

A lot of people ask "I am new to game development. Where should I begin?" It gets down-voted and closed. I am not suggesting we answer each of these questions individually. I am suggesting we ask and ...
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The HTML canvas tag

Based on the description of the canvas tag ... A new feature of HTML5, allowing Javascript apps to have a drawing surface in the browser. ...it should be used ...
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Did Edit functionality change?

I'm trying to adjust the tags on the following question: Using an unregistered company name To remove the Game-Design tag and add the ...
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Sizing up the 'size' tag

Similar to the context of "The tag 'units' and us", I came across the tag size, through processing a review queue1. Ultimately, I initially meant to use this tag, but a bit of investigation ...
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The tag 'units' and us

This came up while reviewing the suggested edits queue (for tags). I'd like to highlight something that has been already written here by user15805. units is ambiguous as users have asked questions ...
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Edit an old closed question vs. create a new question

I came across this question as a suggested question from SE: What are the basic game activities? It's been closed as off-topic, though I would expect that the core question of "what are the basic ...
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Do we still consider programming questions off topic if the context is game-dev related, but the problem turned out to be generic?

I was aware that we do not accept generic programming questions, but does this include questions where the problem was encountered in game developing but turns out to be generic? I came across this ...
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What to call a physically-based-rendering tag?

In discussing Unity tags recently, I noticed that we don't yet have a tag for physically based rendering. This is getting to be a popular feature in games/engines, showing up in Q&A here (34 ...
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Can we merge “unity and ”unity5?"

I previously asked for clearer instruction in regards to when to use the tags unity or unity5. From the feedback and answer, it appears there is no clear good reason to use one over the other. Should ...
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When to use tags Unity versus Unity5?

Note that, since we have merged these two tags, this question and answer does not have any real value. I am keeping it for the point of record, but a moderator may feel completely free to remove it, ...
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Do we need a new [entity-component-system] tag?

I often see questions with both entity-system and entity-component tags (or entity-system and component-based). To make it a bit clearer, should these questions be tagged with a new entity-component-...
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Where can you view or query all your recent chat replies?

I don't know if this could an obvious suggestion which has already been taken into account or a totally stupid idea (or if it is already possible and I just could not find it) but several times I ...
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What is the chat score?

Could sound trivial but sometimes along with a chat entry from a user, below the profile picture, comes a number. I cannot sort out what that number stands for. I noticed that it also features in ...
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Could the SE system realistically help preempt bad / off-topic questions?

SE already has code somewhere that links related questions in the side bar. Is it possible to have the system tally the # of related questions that have already been closed & use that metric to ...
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Do we need a hats tag?

So, this question was made: Why do games have hats? With the question the tag hats was made, before starting rollback wars do we really need such a tag? Would a tag like cosmetics-customization be ...
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Community Ad for Cartography in Area 51 [duplicate]

I've proposed a new site, "Cartography" in Area 51: Proposed Q&A site for those interested in maps and map-making, historical or contemporary, real or fictional. I believe that others in the Game ...
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The Artificial Intelligence beta has started!

After previous failures, the AI site has its probably last chance to join the SE network. GDSE has its own ai tag but if you're interested AI beyond gaming (e.g. the process behind this, or AI for ...
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Should I remove my unanswered questions?

I have posted a few questions on here that have not been met with a response. Going over them, I still do not have an answer, but I would not be able to confirm an answer or mark it as "most helpful", ...
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What happens after editing an on-hold question?

I made some edits to this question in attempt to make it less opinion seeking. They edits were approved, but I'm curious as to what happens next. Do the on-hold / close voters get automatic notice of ...
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Should terrain-rendering be a synonym for procedural-generation?

Right now the descriptions suggest terrain-rendering is just a subset of procedural-generation. Is it special enough to warrant its own tag?
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Is asking for the criterion and consequences of an algorithm choice considered too broad?

I would like to put forward a question to the effect of "What are the criterion for choosing Forward Shading vs. Deferred Shading and what are their consequences e.g.: Deferred shading makes many ...
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Where is the line between Game Development and Stack Overflow? Should I transfer this topic to SO?

I have this topic that hasn't received an answer. That could be because my method is too unorthodox, the problem too big, or a badly worded question. I am in no way frustrated about this because it ...
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Should we update the “debug my code” close reason?

When we first discussed the "debug my code" close reason we settled on the following wording that is in-use today: Questions about debugging a problem in your project must present a concise ...
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What's a “minimum complete verifiable example” (MCVE) and how do I provide it?

I've been asked to provide a "minimum complete verifiable example" (or MCVE) of my problem. What is that, and how do I provide one?
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Do we really need the tag 'chess'?

Chess is a specific classic board game. And we have a tag for it: chess. It has only 11 questions. What should we do with it?
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Should our scope include development of game-related utilities?

Some people are developing utilities to help players in their games. This includes things like saved game editors, fan-created modding tools, .ini file editors, adding Windows Store games as non-steam ...
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Why was I just awared two more Marshal badges? [duplicate]

I've had the Marshal badge for a while. It just awarded it to me two more times. So my profile says I have 5 gold badges, but when I look at them I only have Fanatic, one Famous Question and Marshal.
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Why are the Excavator and Marshal badges being awarded constantly?

Edit: This seems to be a network-wide issue. See: Meta Stackexchange A few minutes ago a got a notification that I received an Excavator badge. This was kinda puzzling, because I already had one. ...
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Do we really need the 'infinite' tag?

As the title says, do we need the tag infinite? At this moment, the tag has only 15 questions, and no usage definition. The questions tagged are mostly about infinite 2d games, looping content (...
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Does cross-posting a question make it off-topic?

I saw this pretty bad question. It's basically a code dump so I'm pretty much okay with it being closed. However, I then saw the close reason used by @Byte56: I'm voting to close this question as ...
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Do we really need both of the tags glfw AND glfw3?

There is a tag for glfw which has 40 questions and a description, and a tag for glfw3, which has 15 questions and no description. Since the first question with ...
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Is it even possible to improve complex questions?

How to improve games programming questions that need to take many aspects into account before being answered? I asked How to program destructibles? and it has been (more or less fairly) put on hold ...
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Should we merge the 'code-structure' and 'code-design' tags into the 'architecture' tag?

If we consider the description of architecture: How code is structured. [...] And the description of code-structure: Refers to ways of organizing code, so it can be easier to work with. And ...
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Could we merge tags 'navigation-mesh' and 'navmesh'?

The title says it all. These two are describing the exact same thing, so I suggest we only keep one.
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What if I want to ask a question that isn't appropriate on any SE site?

I have a question about my Game Development Stack Exchange post. What if a question cannot fit in with any site, or is marked off topic to any StackExchange community? What if it's not a question ...
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Why does a tag exclusion search find posts containing the text of the tag?

I was curious as to if I could filter out posts with a particular tag & the result was not what I expected: it appears that give back results don't have that particular tag, but do have the tag's ...
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Is the “artifacts” tag worthwhile?

A description and wiki was added to artifacts recently. The tag has nine questions as of this writing. Is this tag actually useful? Can one become an expert in artifacts, or should the tag go the way ...
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How can we improve the tutorial tag definition?

I saw a new user asking for paper2d tutorials & getting down voted. There were no comments indicating the reason for down voting, so it being a new user & all, I commented that asking for ...
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I have a specific question about [specific-question]

specific-question has no description and ironically isn't very specific. The 6 questions using the tag don't have any similarities. Also, if your question isn't specific, then it is off-topic or too ...

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