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Can I post a picture of my MMO prototype here for opinions? Or is that a bad idea?

If you want open-ended opinions on your game, then this is not the best site to gather them. StackExchange Q&A is geared toward solving concrete problems, and questions that have a concise correct ...
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Do we need a hats tag?

We certainly don't need a tag for hats. Although cosmetics-customization could do the trick, seeing the scope of the answers, it's not only used for that as it could be used as trophies and/or visual ...
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How can I help improve the site?

There is a bunch of things that can always be done: Answer unanswered questions. If your rep allows it, you can help review posts. Participate in the on going development of the site by contributing ...
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Congratulations Philipp 🎉

Thank you to all the people who found my content helpful enough to shower me with imaginary internet points. I hope you are all able to learn as much from me as I am able to learn myself by answering ...
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Could we merge tags 'navigation-mesh' and 'navmesh'?

Even though navigation-mesh is more wordy and describe more exactly what it is, users will not be confused by the term navmesh as it's very commonly used. I suggest we make navigation-mesh a synonym ...
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Do/should we allow Emojis here?

To me they generally read the same as fluff text, I would treat them accordingly.
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Are Legal Questions On or Off Topic - Revisited

The case for legal questions being off-topic They fail the "would a game developer give me a better answer?" test. Game developers are not legal professionals and are absolutely not qualified to ...
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Now that c# is the only language supported by Unity, do we need to tag Unity questions with c#?

I'd follow this rule: If the question contains C# code, tag it C# If the question lacks code, but asks about scripting a feature in (a recent or unspecified version of) Unity, tag it C# If the ...
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Should we consider Blender related questions off-topic when they're not about game development?

Officially off-topic, refer them to BSE in my opinion.
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Do we really need the 'infinite' tag?

I think we should black list it as it can be applied to a lot of situations, which are not really connected. And I don't think anyone is an expert in 'infinite'.
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Do we really need a "free" tag?

No, we don't need the free tag. In my opinion, this is a meta tag which does not inform at all about the topic of the question. You can't be an expert in free. The vast majority of the 24 ...
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MathJax (\$\LaTeX\$ in posts) has been added! Let's make some math!

The MathJax todo list We have a list of posts we previously identified as being solid candidates for MathJax. We should do some editing to convert those to use mathematical formulae. Please work on ...
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Game Development updated site theme is ready for testing!

Generally, I like the new layout. I'm not fond of side bar menus because the cut into the main panel width & make the text there crowded, but as long as I can turn that off, it's okay. As pointed ...
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Congratulations DMGregory!

Awww, thank you! I hope I've been useful to you! Answer with some of your favorite things he's done Definitely this: It's all just been downhill from there. 😂
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How is the community doing?

Sour comments are gone (mostly). (good) I don't know what caused this exactly, but the amount of hate and sarcasm I see in comments has drastically decreased over the last years. (As a mod,) I rarely ...
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Generic programming questions are off-topic, period. Right?

My opinion is that Stack Overflow exists for those questions. Having redundant Q&A for the same questions doesn't seem helpful to me. But I'd be willing to go along with the rest of the community ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Douglas Gregory (DMGregory) Nomination Game design questions are generally underserved by our site, often because many really interesting game design questions are open-ended. What (if anything)...
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Can I contribute to a question (through an answer) without the right to comment?

Please don't. In the case that you haven't generated enough rep to post a comment (50) - but you have enough to speak in chat (20) - you can use the chatroom and ask someone else to post a comment ...
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Should we treat questions about assignment in a different way?

Personally & as a teacher, I think it we should adopt the SO stance on homework. There's nothing unique to game development that warrants altering their protocol. Here's my summary of the SO ...
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How is the community doing?

We're slowly becoming a Unity Stack Exchange. (bad) Data shows that the proportion of questions tagged with unity is increasing year after year. In fact, in 2019, half of the questions that were asked ...
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Show us your in-development game! - Gamdev's Septemberbash 2021 Showcase!

My game is Knights Province - it is an RTS set in middle ages. Think "Settlers 4" or "Stronghold" or "Knights and Merchants". Previous stable Alpha 11.3 is available at ...
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