29 votes

Can we enable MathJax on GDSE? (revisited)

This is a community wiki post anyone can edit. Its purpose is to compile a list of Game Dev SE posts that would significantly benefit from MathJax/LaTeX markup, as part of the use-case argument for ...
9 votes

Should we throttle Community bot bumps on GameDev.StackExchange?

Yes, we should enable the limit on Community bumps. We should use the same threshold that's been shown to work adequately for the Expression Engine, Hardware Recommendations, and Japanese ...
DMGregory's user avatar
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6 votes

Placing on hold / closing too quickly

In an ideal SE, only those with a certain number of points in a given tag should be able to nominate questions using that tag, for closure, as it seems that some pretty good questions with pretty good ...
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6 votes
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Can we enable MathJax on GDSE? (revisited)

We're going ahead and enabling this, as you've shown plenty of examples of cases where it'd be useful. As requested, the inline delimiters will be changed to ...
JNat's user avatar
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5 votes

Adding a tag for CocosSharp?

Because nobody needed one. Tags only exist when there is a question tagged with them, deleting a tag is simply untagging it from all questions. If you have a question about cocossharp for the site ...
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4 votes

Should we throttle Community bot bumps on GameDev.StackExchange?

Y'all have clearly done your homework here and I appreciate that. Doing some math, it looks like you currently have about 1800 questions that are eligible for bumping by the Community user, which is ...
Catija's user avatar
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4 votes

Placing on hold / closing too quickly

In addition to the answer that directly addresses the question I would like to add that on Stack Exchange it is actually ideal if a question is put on hold as quickly as possible. This gives the OP ...
Summer's user avatar
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3 votes

Can we make a Game on this site?

Not likely. Game Dev Stack Exchange gets operated and maintained by Stack Overflow, Inc. That's the company maintaining Stack Overflow plus a couple of hundred other sites. GDSE's mission is as a Q&...
doppelgreener's user avatar
3 votes

Suggestion for New Tag: unity-2017

We currently have unity, and unity5 as tags to differentiate general unity questions from questions about specific features to that unity version. That's not exactly the case. Taking a look at the ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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3 votes

Is there a place for asking for general debugging help?

First off, this meta post discussing 'debug my code' criteria covers why these types of questions are frequently considered off-topic &/or of low value. Basically, this is the system doing what it ...
Pikalek's user avatar
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2 votes

Can we expand our migration options?

From this answer from Noctrine, The pre-defined migration paths are set up based on how common manual migrations are to the other site. Remember, you can always flag as "other" with the ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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2 votes

Can we get a cocos2d-x tag?

Yes, we can! This question felt lonely without an answer.
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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2 votes

Is there a place for asking for general debugging help?

There's a gray-area allowance (from my personal opinion and observation of others on this site) if the problem is a common problem or common mistake in game dev contexts even if not quite game ...
Stephane Hockenhull's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

I thought the enter-key would make a new line while typing a comment, but instead, it submitted it b4 I was done writing. So

This is a site wide feature & has already been raised on SE meta. The presently stated rationale is that line breaks would lead to longer, more conversational style commenting. Comments are ...
Pikalek's user avatar
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1 vote

Why never any notification of moderator elections?

Hmmm, currently for SO, I see a notice for the current election cycle when I mouse over my inbox. But when I view all my messages, it doesn't show up as a proper message that I can click & read. ...
Pikalek's user avatar
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1 vote

Creating a Sandbox for questions

We don't need this. Game Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional and independent game developers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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1 vote

Creating a Sandbox for questions

In part, this is what the review queue is for. Special attention is called out toward helping new users. If we had as much traffic as Stack Overflow, we might also have a triage, but that's not yet ...
Pikalek's user avatar
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1 vote

Is there a way to show only 'on hold' questions?

There is a way to get *some* results, yes, but it's hackish and not reliable a lot. You can use the StackExchange Data Explorer to perform an SQL query and search for the questions. Just for the ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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1 vote

Getting game questions from stack overflow over here? (not merging but recommending them to post here)

I don't think we'd have any problems here to deal with questions migrated from SO, however, I think this would be better discussed on the SO meta than here. An option would be to simply leave a ...
Vaillancourt's user avatar
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