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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 your questions. Also thanks to everyone who corrected me whenever I wrote nonsense. I always enjoy learning new tricks or getting my misconceptions corrected. ...


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Officially off-topic, refer them to BSE in my opinion.


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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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Are you considering running in the election? If so, is there something holding you back; if not, why not? Since you ask: I considered it. I nominated myself for the 2013 election, and I'm right now wearing the T-shirt I got for trying. The logo is so faded I can barely see it, but it means a lot to me. I am apparently still №1 close and reopen reviewer ...


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Yes. Paddingpaddingpaddingpadding


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Here's a little toy I built in a weekend for TOJam this year. The theme was "Together, but Apart" so I wanted to play with mechanics of combining and separating things, which quickly turned into an excuse to play with goopy metaball shaders. I had this mental image of blobs of liquid that look like glass orbs somehow containing sky, leading to: The ...


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This is the "inverse" of question 2 proposed in the Question text: How would you handle a situation where another mod did not close/delete/etc a question that you feel should have been, and they answered it too?


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Some too-young-to-use-the-site users come and ask questions here. Some very new developers come and ask questions here. Those too-young users are not allowed to use the site and should be reported (with their account deleted by the CMs), and very new developers ask off-topic questions that need to be closed. They're often desperate and need help. How do you ...


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I considered running and concluded being a mod would change my participation in ways I do not want.


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I think we should. Although some questions really ask about "source code" in a general way, this appears more to be used as a meta tag or a sign of an off-topic question.


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Thanks for posting this in meta! Both past discussions you have posted seem to have this stance: If it's blatantly off-topic such as a compiler error, or a language syntax issue, I [user1430] will unilaterally close it. I know we, mods, do close questions that are generic programming questions as described above, so: Have we abandoned the rule about ...


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I would have approved the edit had I found it in edit review queue. And I would have made similar edits if I came across the question in the new posts review queue. You applied your best sense of judgement; I don't see that as over stepping. And the risk in this case is low - if you had erred, your changes could have been rolled back. I agree that the use of ...


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I remember when DMGregory and I had an interesting conversation about aliens and what creatures can get into cars (we are in yellow): But, I would say I was right, because if my dog can get into my car (I don't know how) then I'm pretty certain an alien could too.


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(I started to write this before the other answer was posted, but could not finish it earlier, so I'm posting it anyway. The other answer is good and I have upvoted it.) I think one of the reasons why we don't have a vast array of font sizes and colours available for editing questions is to try and keep some consistency across the site. In line with that, the ...


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In my opinion, we should keep and enforce the rule about general programming questions. If it's how to access a script on a game object in Unity, it's kind of just a C# question (the script is a property of the object), but it's really closely related to how Unity does things... so that's ok.


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Glancing at the question list, it seems to me like it is a meta tag. The only usefulness I'd see would be about its usage on questions about "Microsoft Surface" (the device) because we have questions about ipad and such, but, thanks to DMGregory who spotted it, we only have about one question asking about this. Tags that are attached to only one ...


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The Community Managers discussed this internally (I'm a CM - HI!) - and the main concerns we have are similar to Pikalek's - that we're not promoting anything that is NSFW or otherwise breaks our own Code of Conduct or Acceptable Use Policy. To quote from these documents: No bigotry. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based ...


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Does there need to be some declaimer stating that SE has the finally say regarding what it is willing to promote? It might be a premature concern & I don't like the idea of place explicit content rating restrictions on the entries, but there's overtly NSFW content on Steam & presumably other platforms as well. Given that Stack Exchange is a business, ...


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