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What makes a game development tools question acceptable?

This question has come up around our big sister Stack Overflow. I like Kevin Bourrillion's guidelines: Where-to-post summary: How do I? -- StackOverflow! I got this error, why? -- ...
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How does the site (or how should it) handle the "little-effort" or "no-effort" questions?

"This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear, or not useful." That's what the downvote tooltip says, and I say that's just fine for dealing with these. People don't like getting 5 ...
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Do we need a "no clear problem statement" close reason?

I see no practical benefit from a "no clear problem statement" close reason. We already cover these issues across two separate close reasons, and as such, a third would be redundant. Furthermore, I ...
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Is there a policy to close questions on architectural best practice?

Is there a policy to discourage architectural questions in general? No, we have the text "engine architecture" in the "What topics can I ask about here?" section on the 'on-topic' help page. There is ...
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What makes a game development tools question acceptable?

The questions are actually pretty different in my opinion. The Unreal question is about using the interface provided by Unreal to modify the available components. In this case, it's a fairly large ...
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How does the site (or how should it) handle the "little-effort" or "no-effort" questions?

As it's been stated here or in one of the links you posted, donwvotes should encourage bad questions posters to either delete or modify the question. These questions don't technically fit in any '...
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Do we need a "no clear problem statement" close reason?

Do we need a “no clear problem statement” close reason? I don't think we do. I think the unclear what you're asking Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight ...
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What are reasons our community has found for closing questions?

The question is asking for legal advice. We're not lawyers and this is not a legal advice site. Meta post The question is asking if product X has feature Y, or if Y is doable with it. It's a "what ...
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Do we need a "no clear problem statement" close reason?

When I asked about getting a close option for free resource questions, I was informed that we get 3 custom close options and maybe a fourth under special circumstances. I don't feel the benefit of ...
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"How to get started" is about a gamedev journey, not about doing something specific

I agree that simply including the phrase "how do I get started" (or equivalent) isn't grounds for closing. Revising the help to reflect that sounds reasonable. I agree with the logic that ...
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Are questions asking to convert TechnologyX to TechnologyY allowed?

How can I convert this piece of TechnologyX to TechnologyY? should not be allowed, because it is basically asking for manual labor with too little benefit to anyone besides the asker. However, if ...
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How does the site (or how should it) handle the "little-effort" or "no-effort" questions?

I mistakenly thought these were already officially off-topic, hence my (potentially misplaced) vote on the question MAnd links. On one hand I think there is value in discouraging using StackExchange ...
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