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### Programming Questions: Here or "Belongs on Stackoverflow"?

I know the features wouldn't be installed until this SE makes it out of the public beta. But in the event that it does, I think that this is something that we should be prepared for. What would the ...
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### Community Project Highlights 2014

Welcome to the first Community Project Highlights! Here's what it's all about: As a member, you can post an answer to this question with details about a personal project (preferably an ongoing ...
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### Can we enable MathJax on GDSE? (revisited)

This has been discussed before in math markdown on this site, but I'd like to have some fresh discussion of this matter. Circumstances have changed in the meantime. The discussion of 2011 seems to ...
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### There is no point closing something as too localized

I have no doubt that this thread will get many down votes, but lately I often find questions that are closed with "Closed as too localized". What is the point of a Q&A site if questions cannot be ...
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### A Close Vote is not a Super Downvote

I've been noticing a trend of increasing participation on the process of voting to close questions. This is great, as for a while we've had a bit of an issue with lack of participation leading to far ...
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### Can we please be more friendly to new users?

I've been monitoring closed questions for a few days now. I noticed a very common pattern emerging: The question is closed ("on hold") It was closed by a single diamond mod The mod closed it within ...
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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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### math markdown on this site [duplicate]

Can we have math markdown on this site (like on math.stackchange.com)? It will make answering some of the geometry questions easier
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### Request: Relax a bit on moderation and don't be so eager to shut down questions

The moderation lately has been getting harsh. It's too severe in my book, and is not conducive to creating a welcoming or even useful community environment. New people should not be afraid to ask ...
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### GameJam Proposal

New post opened here. Read that instead! Over at the GD chat, we've decided it would be a great idea if GD had seasonal GameJams, to challenge game developers and increase their skills. And to bring ...
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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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### Game design questions: should we be more lax with regard to SE's question/answer format?

By adhering to a strict non-open-ended, non-chatty, question/answer format, it becomes pretty much impossible to help people to improve their game design. So instead of covering questions that ...
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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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### 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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### The 2014 GDSE Summer Game Jam

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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### The Fall 2013 GDSE Game Jam

Congratulations, everyone! The jam has ended, and the voting session 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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### The 2014 GDSE Winter Game Jam [closed]

The jam has ended! And by the number of votes, John McDonald is the winner! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the jam! See you next time, sometime during late Spring. Please review all ...
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### Can we get a hyperlink style for chat that is less subtle?

I'm open to suggestions as far as whether we should change the color, underline links, or both, but as it is it's a little too subtle for less than perfect monitors and viewing angles.
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### Game Development Stack Exchange swag for top users

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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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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### 2013 Moderator Election Results

Game Development's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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### Can we automatically convert tabs to spaces when users input code?

Obviously this is personal preference when you're creating code on your own machine. However, since adding tabs to a text box is not (as far as I know) natively supported in most browsers. Three or ...
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I handled a not-an-answer flag for this answer this morning. This is not "not an answer" by the strictest sense of the flag. It does attempt to answer the question, although it does so in a joking ...
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### Should "Did not do the research" questions be answered or penalised?

Question Questions such as this one show a gross lack of even basic research. (My answer to the question is in fact an almost straight explanation of Google's first result.) So far, I tend to answer ...
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### MathJax ($\LaTeX$ in posts) has been added! Let's make some math!

MathJax has been enabled on our site! That means we can have actual fancy mathematical equations expressed as such without resorting to pseudocode, uneditable $\LaTeX$ screenshots, etc. MathJax is ...
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### What value does the "indie" tag provide?

As of this writing, 69 questions are tagged indie. What value does this tag provide (if any), and what guidelines should we provide in its wiki to encourage ...
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### Why should 'How was the technique in X done' be considered off-topic?

We get a lot of people asking about a certain technique in a game. eg: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/49813/how-did-oldschool-dungeon-crawlers-ie-dungeon-master-eye-of-the-beholder-...
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### Flood the site with softball questions?

I was inspired by this question. It's short and concise. It doesn't include any useless details. It has answers with subtleties that may not be obvious. My idea is to add simple but answerable ...
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### Do you need game testers? We can help

If you've got a game that's ready for testing (or will be within the next few weeks), we'd like to help you find some testers. We're going to try out our potential Developer/Tester matchup program in ...
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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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### The anniversary gamejam theme

The next gamejam will mark a year of gamejams here on gd.se! Consequently, we should make sure it's a special kind of gamejam with... special kind of stuff in it. You get the point. We need some sort ...
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### Should we be more exclusive?

I mean this kind of thing is all over but here's an example from today: I mean there can't be a more stereotypical noob entry "I just wanna make a game" type question. It's a bad question because it'...
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### Help us write an episode for Extra Credits

If you don't know of Extra Credits, you should go check them out: http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits We had James Portnow on the podcast a few weeks ago, and he asked us to send him ...
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### Congratulations DMGregory!

Our great friend DMGregory has reached 100,002 reputation! With 2.9~ million people reached and 2,279 answers, let’s give him a big round of applause! He’s been with Stack for over 7 years. Great job! ...
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### Visual voting trends

From user Icy Defiance in chat The source query The excel sheet with the graph setup Discussion tag applied. Discuss.
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### Thanks for six years!

In the six years since I was elected to be a moderator on GDSE, I've had a great time working with and supporting the community here. But ends come to all things. I've found myself with less and less ...
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### Auto-deleting "offensive" comments is bullshit

In particular, I alluded to the Mike Acton presentation titled 'typical C++ bullshit'. This is the actual title of the presentation. It is known among game industry professionals by this title. If ...
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### It's time for us to bring the CHAOS to Game Development

Game developers! I'm Abby, a member of the fabled CHAOS team at Stack Exchange. You might have seen me around if you hang out on Ask Different ever - I'm in charge of the CHAOS mayhem on that site. ...
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### Code doesn't get syntax colored

I've noticed that code snippets do not get syntax coloring like stackoverflow. Instead the whole chunk appears black and white. Is it something I've done wrong or is this a massive missing feature?
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### 'Getting started' questions - shouldn't we have something for this?

I see that we closed another 'how do I get started' question, as the FAQ forbids them. Fair enough. But in my opinion it's a valid question, and only judged invalid because most of us have moved past ...
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### 2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Game Development's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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### General programming questions are not a good fit for gamedev

Programming questions about game-related engines/frameworks/library API are welcome. Another reason to ask here is when one thinks that a professional game developer would give a better/different/more ...
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### 2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Game Development's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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### What counts as a "debug my code" type of question?

We currently close questions as off-topic when those questions are asking, essentially, for the community to debug the asker's project. When this close reason is applicable is a little unclear at the ...
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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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### The Summer GameJam! (2014) (Preparations)

The summer gamejam's going to start soon enough (in June), and I wanted to post this question here to ask people about an idea of mine and for any other suggestions they might have. We did not have a ...
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### Link clarity in code tags

Sometimes it is useful to link directly to documentation for a specific function in your questions/answers. And in many cases, one will often want to put the function name in  tags, like this: "[`...
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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....