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Why are the moderators on this site closing all the good questions?
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Basic questions are perfectly acceptable. However, basic questions that lack key information or show complete lack of research get closed. For example (if this question weren't totally off topic and I'...

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Can you set up a game on this website?
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No. I believe you misunderstand the purpose of the site. This is a site for asking questions and answering questions. We don't develop games on the site, host games on the site or anything like that. ...

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Is there a fundamental difference between "hacks" and "mods?"
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Mods are utilizing some developer approved method of modifying the game. Either through a scripting interface, API or some other method. The result is to change something about the way the game looks/...

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Beta Testing Request?
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No, you can't ask for beta testers here. Check out the help to find out what kind of things you can ask about here, and what you can't ask about. Further, questions about the site should go here in ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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Why do some questions have a blue tint on the iOS app?
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This is most likely the 'Favorite Tag' feature in action. Similar to the main site: Tags you have marked as favorite will show up with a yellow background. In the case of the iOS app, the theme is ...

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Should users be able to receive reputation by having accepted edits?
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There is already a reward for having accepted edits. For example, on a post you recently submitted an edit to, I approved your edit and made some additional edits. When I approved your edit, you ...

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Why was my question about finding an artist removed?
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The stackexchange network isn't your standard forum where people just post a topic and get replies. This is a question and answer network, where people post questions about problems and other people ...

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Downvoting a downvoted question of a 1 rep user
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Yes, the same reason you'd downvote any question, for the downvote reason: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful Downvoting questions lets the OP and ...

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What makes a game development tools question acceptable?
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The questions are actually pretty different in my opinion. The Unreal question is about using the interface provided by Unreal to modify the available components. In this case, it's a fairly large ...

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how I can add or upload picture or photo to this site (stackexchange) in a comment?
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You would do so by creating a link to the image and posting that. Preferably using Imgur. It should be noted that you will also need the required reputation to post comments (on questions and answers ...

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How can I follow question/user/topics on this site?
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You can follow a question by using the star button on the left to favorite that question. When changes are made to that question, you'll see an update in the favorites tab of your profile. There is ...

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What should we do about this users spam-like answer behavior?
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Flag the answers for moderator attention with a comment, or flag them as spam if they're really bad. For these answers in particular: I think if an answer happens to include a link to a tutorial you ...

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How can I ask about what I need to know to make a game similar to an existing game?
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Some questions, no matter how they're asked, will never fit into the stack exchange format. A question like "What skills do I need for X?" or "What should I learn to do X?" or "What should I know ...

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Are questions asking which technologies contain a certain feature off-topic?
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I think these questions are tricky and should be handled on a case-by-case basis, but should be closed more often than remain open. First of all, because the answer can very easily be "No", which ...

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Should we blacklist the 'compilation' tag?
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I agree the tag is mostly useless in terms of compilation of executables. Executable compilation is not specific to game development. And the two questions tagged with compilation now don't really ...

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Can we prevent the change of post order when moderators are editing meta info?
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These kinds of mass editing events are rare. There isn't a way for us to edit these questions without rising to the top of the active list. If you're interested in seeing the newest questions, I ...

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GameDev "Tour" - factual error
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Questions are still closed, they're just named differently for the first five days. The only other difference is edits made to an on hold question put it in the re-open queue), otherwise closed and on-...

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Where is the question which lists Game Development SE questions with funny titles?
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I'm not aware of any such post on Meta. Further, I don't see a reason to maintain such a list, so I'm not sure why such a question would exist in the future.

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Is this the site for game design related questions?
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See the FAQ about subjective questions. All subjective questions are expected to be constructive. How do we define that? Constructive subjective questions... inspire answers that explain ...

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Is the Game Development SE also a place for game design questions?
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Yes of course game design questions are allowed. However, like every other question, they must be asked in a good subjective way: Some subjective questions are allowed, but “subjective” does not mean ...

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Can this question be salvaged as "good subjective" with proper edits?
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I think it certainly could have been saved at one point. However, now that it has a number of answers, those answers are all answering the question as it is now. Even if we could find a way to change ...

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Do the rules allow opinion-based discussion, and should we allow it?
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We already allow some sort-of opinion based discussion: Some subjective questions are allowed, but “subjective” does not mean “anything goes”. All subjective questions are expected to be constructive....

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Tiny number of high rep users and the consequences
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Well, you could at least do a cursory investigation before passing rumor. There are a number of graduated sites that have fewer users below 10k: Android Enthusiasts: 16 Bicycles: 7 Christianity: 12 ...

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Are general reference threads a good fit for this community?
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Maybe. The help is fairly clear on what's allowed in this sense: Some subjective questions are allowed, but “subjective” does not mean “anything goes”. All subjective questions are expected to be ...

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Customisable Canned Responses - shall we make a Gist for common comments?
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These comments are so specific to the question/comment/answer, it's a waste of time to save them; they'll likely never be used in exactly the same form again. I can guarantee you I wouldn't be looking ...

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"how to get started making a game" faq link
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I think essentially what you're suggesting is to create an answer for "How to get started". The reason that question is off topic here is because there is no correct answer. I think attempting to ...

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Appeal for undelete of a question
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The question was automatically deleted after being closed for a set period of time. You could try asking the question again, with any attempts you've tried to solve the problem included in your ...

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Parallel action is game
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Yes, you can have them migrate the question here. You need to flag it on their site, as we don't have the power to take their questions, they need to give them to us.

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Let parallaxscrolling be dashy
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That's because parallax-scrolling didn't exist before. It does now. And, parallaxscrolling has been merged into it, so anyone trying to use that non-dash-non-sense will be converted to the dash-tastic ...

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