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Why doesn't "trusted user" apply to tag synonyms? Is this a bug?

I'm curious of anybody knows the rationale for excluding the tag synonym suggestion feature from the set of features trusted users are allowed to perform? It seems particularly odd to me that, as a ...
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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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12 Hours of GDSE: Is quality going downhill?

I have just harvested the questions asked on Gamedev.SE in the last 12 hours (from when I started writing this). Here they are, from most recent to last: The most popular pattern for game-related ...
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Migrating more questions from SO to GD.SE?

Related, but old and not on GD: Is game development no longer relevant on SO due to the creation of Game Dev SE? I'm unclear when, or even if we should be trying to migrate on-topic questions from ...
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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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Please stop feeding users editing rep for minor alterations

Over the last few days, a user has edited dozens of posts. That, in and of itself, is not bad. However, his edits are: In many cases too minor to bother with. In many cases, are bumping trash to the ...
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Sponsoring a community member to attend the 2011 GDC

The 2011 Game Developers Conference is Feb 28 - Mar 4 in San Francisco http://www.gdconf.com/ We would like to sponsor someone from the gamedev.stackexchange.com community to attend this conference! ...
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The 2013 GDSE Winter Refactor

It is the holidays! A time of gifts, food, drink and festival (and hats, if you are into that sort of thing). Now, we don't have any of those for you (except the hats), but we do have over a ...
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Wolfram Alpha Results in Chat (Possibly Q&A)

We were chatting about faster alternatives to sin(x) in chat and invariably a few equations started cropping up. A few links to Wolfram Alpha plots (example) were ...
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Gamedev Birthday Celebration

Did you know that Game Development's birthday was on October 21st? Congratulations! How about a contest or some other fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, we'd like ...
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BEST BEST BESSSSSSST! argh?

Wish there was a system to prevent people from using the word Best in their question title. :( What are the most popular software development methodologies used by game studios? The best algorithm ...
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What makes a game development tools question acceptable?

Background: This recent question about Unity's machine identification was put on hold, while this question about installing Unreal Engine 4 survived the close-vote queue. Both have comments about ...
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What should our domain be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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How can I help improve the site?

I like this site and this community, and I have some time to spare. What are the things that I can do to help improve the site?
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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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How can I do X? My idea is to use plan Y. Would that work?

I've recently been noticing a lot of questions which follow a particular formula; they ask a question, then propose an answer, and then ask for confirmation of that answer. It's probably always been ...
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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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Suggest or choose a theme for the Fall 2013 GDSE Game Jam!

At the beginning of the GDSE Game Jam (November 1st, 12PM UTC), the theme will be selected randomly from the top 10 voted themes. At drawing time, I will sort the list by votes, any ties for the top ...
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Anniversary Game Jam 2014 [closed]

Congratulations, everyone! The jam has ended, and the voting has started already. Check out the answers to this question and the games inside them, and vote them up if you think they deserve it. ...
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Should we enable Stack Snippets?

Stack Snippets are runnable JS/CSS/HTML codeblocks within the questions/answers that have recently been implemented on StackOverflow. I don't know as there are enough HTML5 game development questions ...
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Do/should we allow Emojis here?

I've come across this post, which reads: What the possible codes?? Using Adobe flash CS6 AS 3.0 for tracing Game.. A-Z , 1-100 & shapes.. By levels.. For kids. Hand game. Please help me... 😇😅...
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Proper solution for legal questions?

We get a question every few weeks that isn't really a question about game development, but a question about copyright or contract law. I really do not think such questions have a place here; by their ...
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In what universe is this question not constructive?

I posted this question in 2010: What is a good starting platform for a teenage game programmer? Since then, it's had 22 up-votes, its answers have had at least 86 up-votes, and 5 people have marked ...
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Are "What should I use to do x?" questions really on-topic and good?

The general question I'm talking about goes like this: I'm looking for a new framework to use for my next 2d/3d/native project, what should I use? And the answers go like this: Unity XNA OpenGl ...
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Is "How was entire game X made?" off-topic?

In the past, we1 decided that "How can I make an entire game like X?" was a bad question. There seems to be a new-ish variant of this, "What technology did entire game X use?" What technology does ...
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Should we be running the game jams on meta or elsewhere?

There has been talk of possibly finding or writing an external tool (website) for planning and running our game jams. Things like reputation requirements are less than ideal for what we'd like to do ...
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Anniversary Game Jam 2014 Preparations

Actual jam thread: Anniversary Game Jam 2014 One year ago, on November 1st, we held our very first community game jam, and it was very successful. Every quarter since then, we've continued the ...
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Should we clarify that game-specific tags are for mods?

We have several game-specific tags on the site, such as skyrim, world-of-warcraft and minecraft because modding questions for games are considered on-topic here. We also have mods, which serves as ...
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Off Topic variations

As some of you may know from MSO, there will be changes coming to how we close questions. Among them will be the removal of "too localized" (see below for how that will work) and the addition of ...
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Organizer for the Summer Game Jam

Alex did a reasonable job of organizing the spring jam; however, in light of recent events, he no longer has full access to the community. I don't think it's in the jam's best interests to keep Alex ...
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Is the Game Development SE also a place for game design questions? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble finding out where to go with some of my questions regarding game design, and was wondering if GDSE was the right place to go. The reason being that most of the questions I've seen ...
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Should we create a "debug my code" close reason?

As mentioned in my question about the definition of "debug my code" questions, I'd like to propose that we merge two existing close reasons and make room for a new close reason dedicated to addressing ...
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How can the moderators and community managers ensure a fair election?

With the amount of sock puppet activity on the site, and the apparent inability for the community managers and moderators to control it (though I'm sure they're trying hard!), I don't see how the ...
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Split [2d-physics] into [2d] and [physics]

2d-physics? ! 2d physics!! Noctrine proposed this in a 2010 comment—some approval, no action. I think the combined tag adds no extra value. Any reasons to keep it?
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Should we better define the scope of GDSE to include graphics programming and image processing questions?

Well, a lot of the questions here are graphics or image processing related but are not game development related. According to our Help Center those are not game development related. This question ...
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Is <modelling tool> discussion on topic?

There was this question about learning Blender. The point that came up in some of the comments was is this on topic? I mean, modelling tools in general are a fundamental tool in making important ...
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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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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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How much should one edit for readability?

Occasionally, there are questions that have good content, but are poorly written -- bad punctuation, grammar errors, no paragraph breaks, and sometimes just a bad grasp of English. Good questions ...
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Is editing a question to remove all content okay?

This question was closed, and in response, the author edited the question to remove all the original content and encourage us to vote for deletion (edit history here). I rolled the edit back because I ...
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Where is the line between informational and offensive?

A recent question contained an image that was removed as offensive. The removed image "spoke a 1000 words," illustrated the problem and even reflected some of the technical issues of the problem that ...
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Removing sock puppet accounts

Lately we've been experiencing a sock puppet issue. This person has multiple accounts, they create poor answers and poor questions. It appears they're now upvoting poor questions (or it's another sock ...
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How is the community doing?

Based on some recent discussion on meta, this post is an experiment for our community to check in and have some semi-formal discussion about how things are going on the Game Development Stack Exchange....
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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 was this answer so popular?

I happened to answer a question, and at the time of this writing, it has gotten 74 upvotes. Much more than my second best answer. Now, don't take me wrong. I like getting an answer upvoted, because ...
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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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How do I ask better questions?

This is oversimplifying things, but every day I find myself having thousands of questions, which usually fall into one of these categories: Trivial questions: Stuff that I've probably done before, ...
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Show us your in-development game! - Gamdev's Septemberbash 2021 Showcase! [closed]

The vacation season is coming to an end, and while it has been a moment to rest and have a good time with the ones we love, it has also been a good time for some of you to work hard on your next game. ...

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