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Personally, I think we should (try to) migrate on-topic questions where game developers would be more able to answer the question than non-gamedevs. This is how I discovered this website, and I think this will help our community grow.


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It's not "a perfect match" for our site, as we don't generally deal with simulating lenses and/or focal lengths, but I don't think it's completely off-topic either. I will not vote to close if it's migrated here. If folks over ComputerGraphics give you a more enthusiastic answer, maybe you could move it there instead :)


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The way I view it is there is a lot of overlap between GSDE and SO. Going by my understanding of the SO faq almost all questions that are about code and not hypothetical/theoretical on GDSE would be on topic on SO. However, I think it makes since to direct to the most specialized site when there is any overlap. GDSE is more specialized than SO so all SO ...


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I migrated that question because it was on its way to being closed. Three people had already voted on it being closed as off topic here. Since I agreed that it was off topic here, I'd rather see it migrated than closed. The criteria for questions like that is: Would a professional game developer give me a better/different/more specific answer to this ...


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I migrated it because it wasn't specific to game development. Simulating a 1 dimensional wave is not something a game developer would know how to do better than another developer. Per the help, it did not pass the following test: Would a professional game developer give me a better/different/more specific answer to this question than other programmers? ...


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When dealing with soft, fuzzy border problems like these, I like to look at the intention. Is the intention of the post to get help with game development? BAM, in the GDSE bucket. The reason for this; there are a lot of game programming related questions that could be answered by a non game developer, but the risk of not getting the specific by-knowledge (...


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Moderators can move to any site. If you'd like to make a suggestion for a moderator to move to that, just use the regular "flag for moderator attention" feature.


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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 comment telling where you think the question should be migrated to. I'd advance that even though I see some questions that could be migrated, it's very rare that ...


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In my opinion we should rather do the opposite - move more questions from gamedev to stackoverflow. There are a lot of questions here which are about generic progamming problems and do not need any special knowledge about game development. When a question could be answered by an experienced programmer without any special game development experience, it ...


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Personally I would migrate only questions that are obviously off-topic on Stackoverflow. If the question just begins: "I am making a game", edit it and remove the opener. Migrating is a good way to "save" a question, that can be useful on GD and would be probably closed on SO - since not many people know about GD there. And I am sure there are more game ...


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