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How can I help improve the site?
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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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Do we need a hats tag?
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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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Could we merge tags 'navigation-mesh' and 'navmesh'?
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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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How is the community doing?
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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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Do we really need a "free" tag?
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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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Do we really need the 'infinite' tag?
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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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How is the community doing?
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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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Where should I upload resources linked to my question/answer?
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Think in terms of future visitor experience: favour content in the post rather than an external link, and favour stable external sites rather than rot prone ones. Images should be uploaded to ...

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Can I post here for hobby project recruitment?
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No, you can't. But thanks for asking first :) That's out of the scope of gamedev.stackexchange, and Stack Exchange at large. There is a forum section about that in GDNet: Hobby Project Classifieds. ...

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Where to ask "which technology to use" questions?
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Please keep in mind that the on-hold/close infobox is applied automatically when enough users vote to close the question. It can't be modified to address every single question and why they've been ...

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The tag 'forces' is quite specific, what should we do with it?
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I suggest we make forces a tag synonym of physics because... ... the concept of forces being a subset of physics ... half of the questions tagged with forces are also tagged with physics ... ...

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Should we try a community check-in on Meta?
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This is a personal opinion, and I did not discuss an answer to this question with the other mods. Yes, I think it would be an interesting exercise.

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Thanks for six years!
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I'm not sure if I should vote up because of all the help you've provided in shaping this community and all the high quality help you've provided to users over the years, or if I should vote down ...

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Whither the Update tag?
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I think update is not clear enough and should be deleted. However, while doing so, the questions tagged with update regarding the topic game update loop pattern could be tagged with game-loop instead,...

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A Close Vote is not a Super Downvote
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The hardest(?) issue I have with the reasons to vote to close is the "too broad" one. Say this one, that you linked, would appear to me as too broad. However, I think I've been mistaking the "too ...

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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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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 ...

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Disagree with downvoted question
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Thanks for sharing this in meta. I'm sorry you have trouble with the site. Unfortunately, question bans don't happen overnight, or from a single question: At Stack Exchange, asking questions is a ...

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Should we blacklist [experience]?
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Yes, experience should be blacklisted. The name is not specific enough about how it should be used, and even if it were to be used for "experience points", it would be too specific and could be ...

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Is "IAP" a synonym of "microtransactions?"
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I think microtransactions and IAP are two different concepts: microtransactions deals with the business model iap deals with an implementation of the business model. You can very well create a ...

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Merge all the entity tags
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In reference to Josh Petrie's comment, I think entity is silly. When referring to an entity in the context of an Entity-Component-System architecture, for instance, the role of the Entity is quite ...

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How should we handle Minecraft/Bukkit questions?
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Minecraft is a game. Modding a game is developing new experiences for the users of the game. Modding is thus game development. Game development is the core of GameDev.se. We can conclude that ...

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How is the community doing?
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New devs don't know how to debug their code and we don't have ways to tell them how they could do it (i.e. teach them to fish). (bad¬) A lot of users ask questions about bugs that an experienced ...

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Should we try a community check-in on Meta?
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I'm posting another answer to not mess up with the votes of the "yes" answer because this one here is more like a comment than anything else. This is a personal opinion, and I did not ...

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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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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 (...

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Should we remove the source-code tag?
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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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Is there an animation stack exchange site I can view?
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Other options include: Graphics Design that has a tag for animations; Video Production which also covers animation. As noted in the comments, you'll want to specify a bit more what kind of help you ...

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Is there a policy to close questions on architectural best practice?
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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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Why was this "vs." question put on hold?
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It seems I went too fast on that one, sorry about that. It's reopen now.

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How should we handle answers that violate terms of service?
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It is not StackExchange's staff's, moderators' or users' responsibility to monitor 3rd party ToS violations. So we should do nothing about it. If Unity gets fed up, they'll give SE a call and SE ...

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Why was my question deleted?
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Thank you for asking this on Meta. Your question was closed mainly because it was attracting opinions rather than facts. Questions that do not involve programming often hit the HNQ, attracting all ...

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