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All these Crossy Road questions

Ok, I gotta ask. There've been more than a few Crossy Road related questions recently (with some others I probably can't see because they'd have been deleted). I happened to notice that that third ...
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Rename tag [gameplay3d] to [gameplay3d-engine]

I have created the tag gameplay3d yesterday, but I realized shortly after that I should have named it gameplay3d-engine to reflect a bit more what it is and improve users who search stuff based on the ...
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How should we handle users who never bother to click on answer tick?

Some people here in community must exist who never bother to accept answer as answer. How should moderator deal with them? They always gets an answer and disappear. Now more response, never mark ...
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Why the question I did answer with 2 vote ups deleted?

Why the question I did answer (accepted answer) with 2 vote ups deleted? Related to the trajectory path. Isn't this against humanity? :D
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Why did my question get edited?

Why was my question (now deleted) edited?
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How does the site (or how should it) handle the “little-effort” or “no-effort” questions?

Out of curiosity, what currently is and what should be specific policy of gamedev.stackexchange to handle the "little-effort" or "no-effort-at-all" types of questions? Today, what motivated me was ...
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Would this question be on-topic here?

We had a new user ask an interesting question over on Arqade: Differences between real-life motorcycle racing and that of video games like MotoGP, Ride, and the like It's probably off-topic for us ...
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How should we handle Minecraft/Bukkit questions?

Every now and again a Bukkit question pops up. In my opinion, these are off topic on this site. This is supposed to be Game Development and not Bukkit plugin development for Minecraft, or is it? ...
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Is this the place for game community engagement questions?

The question I have is not regarding game development nor design but gamers community / engagement. Topics would involve: Understanding a regional gamers community (In my case, I would like to know ...
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How do I find my past posts?

Where is the advanced search on this site, or where can I look up my questions? Having asked this question I realize I might never see it again!
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Are joke answers valid answers?

I handled a not-an-answer flag for this answer this morning. This is not "not an answer" by the strictest sense of the flag. It does attempt to answer the question, although it does so in a joking ...
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Isn't it a bit odd to have top 4 are closed in a site?

I just wanted to check "which questions have the highest votes" out of curiosity, and found out that top four voted questions are all closed. I think besides the strict rules of the side, the viewers ...
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Can I ask a “what tech to use”-question if I have specific desired features in mind?

The question I'd like to ask (no, did not ask it yet) is regarding searching a technlogy which: Lets you program with OOP (actual OOP, i.e. code with abstraction, classes, methods, inheritance, ...
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I would like to reopen this question (and ask people to actually read it)

The question is here where I ask about the status of ActionScript 3 and Flex, asking whther there is, somewhere, a maintainable port (compatible). Where and how is that an opinion based question? Even ...
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Is “actions” a worthwhile tag?

actions has 14 questions as of this writing. A quick survey of the first few suggest that the tag is being used when people are asking about some kind of cause-and-effect system, e.g., I would like to ...
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Why has this question been marked as duplicate?

See here. I find it very surprising that this question has been marked as duplicate and its user suspended (for one year!), which means that he cannot reply to any of his future answers. This ...
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Suggestion to rename the tag 'delta' to 'delta-time'

I'd like to suggest we rename the tag delta to delta-time. Other than being a Greek letter, and being associated with the concept of 'triangle' (and a load of other things), the term delta is often ...
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Is Game-Design tag being misused or was there something that auto applied it?

Being a game designer, I've been looking in the game-design tag to see if there are any questions I can help with. Most of them seem to have nothing to do with the game-design tag. Game Design is ...
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Why is this question undergoing rollback wars?

See here. This question had several reasonable edits made, which were then reverted entirely by the original poster in favor of transforming the question into something completely different. Attempts ...
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Should we split the chat into on- and off-topic rooms?

A user has proposed effectively(*) splitting our site's chat room into on- and off- topic sub-rooms. A grassroots attempt to populate or otherwise prove obvious utility of the room was given about two ...
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How to handle trivial questions?

A user posted this question yesterday. Anyone with a little experience and not colour blind will spot the issue right away. It was so trivial that I started by giving the solution as a comment, but ...
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Merge [lag] and [latency]

The tags lag and latency seem to be about the same thing - network latency. Some of the questions even use the terms interchangeably, for example tagging using one but using the other in the question ...
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Why answers' authors do not up-vote the questions they answer

I will admit: I am new here. Still, one thing that has intrigued me is that: why some one who bothers to give an answer to a given question does not up-vote that question? On the one hand, one might ...
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Is this an appropriate place to ask design questions? [duplicate]

Is Game Development Stack Exchange the appropriate place to ask questions regarding game design in terms of mechanics? Edit: sorry, I found a duplicate of this question.
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Are Blender questions on-topic here?

I am new to Game Development and I am studying game programming in India. I learn game designing via YouTube and other online sources. Where can I ask Blender related questions?
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Why is this question on-hold for being “opinion based?”

I would like to discuss about this question and as a result for every other similar that may be asked in this SE. Learning Curve of GameMaker and its limits I copy paste here my comment after Mod ...
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Game Design vs Game Development

I work as a Game Designer, where I design the game in the "paper", do all the data analytics that may need and then coordinate with the developer to create the game itself. I came in this website for ...
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Why do some questions have a blue tint on the iOS app?

On some questions, there is a blue tint in the background. What does it mean? Some reasons I've eliminated due to inconsistency: Reputation of asker On Hold Unanswered
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Why is the mmorpg tag a synonym for mmo?

Just because most mmo's are rpg's it doesn't have to mean you can't have mmofps or mmorts. When I select mmo I expect to see networking related questions and when I click on mmorpg I expect to see ...
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Site design updates are live!

A majority of the changes are not be visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We have updated the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system, so that ...
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What should be done with a closed question in which the answers have become out-of-date?

This question regarding the 'best cross-platform 2d graphics engine' (Cross Platform 2D Graphics Engines) shows up as the first Google result when one searches for 'cross-platform 2d graphics ...
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How to save this question?

The following question How to develop and optimize the illusion of meaningful character development between the player and NPCs? [on hold] will be deleted in 24 hours. I request some ideas on how I ...
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The tag 'game' is still around

Not much of a question here. More of a pleasant reminder that tags should actually say something about the question. I saw this game on the front page today, and it has far too many instances on the ...
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Looking at some new tags

There a few tags that I find questionable: vertices What purpose does this tag serve? I can't think of any question that this tag could be applied to. Even the only question that uses it has nothing ...
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Is it OK to ask about map encoding on GD?

I want to ask a question that is not exactly listed in the game development topics. To be more specific, I would like to ask a question about making map editors for other games and how to understand ...
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Merge all the entity tags

The following tags: entity, entity-system, entity-component are all mostly about the Entity Component System architecture. Although entity-system is the most popular and has the best wiki summary, I ...
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Split [2d-physics] into [2d] and [physics]

2d-physics? ! 2d physics!! Noctrine proposed this in a 2010 comment—some approval, no action. I think the combined tag adds no extra value. Any reasons to keep it?
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Remove buffers tag?

Looking at the buffers tag from what I can see there are only 5 questions: 4 are on the subject of OpenGL while the other is DirectX. To me buffers is ambiguous and doesn't bring anything to a ...
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Modding: Rediscussed

According to this accepted answer, modding is on-topic on GameDev.SE. The posts didn't explore the topic very much. Should modding be covered by GameDev.SE? Why or why not? The possible solution is ...
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Why was my question about finding an artist removed?

i had a question on a dev site removed for looking for another dev? (wanted to hire an artist) just curious why would that be on a site for dev's to congregate? I think this is a great site, the ...
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Synonymize [xna] and [xna-4.0]

xna × 2796 xna-4.0 × 657 These tags mean the same. I think we can assume, that user is using the latest and last version of XNA (4.0). So when looking for xna tags, user expects to see 4.0 tags ...
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Allow very high-level questions about fundamental topics?

If a question is posed that essentially asks for the definition of some core piece of game development, such as this one, can we answer those with a high-level description of the topic? In the ...
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Should we add the thing about off-site libraries to the help page?

One of the most-used close reasons here is Questions about "how to get started," "what to learn next," or "which technology to use" are discussion-oriented But this is not clearly stated on the ...
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Is it appropriate to Edit an answer just to improve the answer-er?

Regarding this little gem from a 19k user: @Jon instead of improving your answer I decided to write my own. – Philipp Apr 27 at 11:43 And this question: Editing the pixels of a rendered image ...
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Useless Augmented Tag

Two new tags have been recently created. augmented-realityaugmented Should augmented be removed or made a synonym of augmented-reality?
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Purpose of 'location', 'position' and 'transform' tags?

These three tags represent a small number of questions (with position having the most at 74), and I'm not really sure what value they add. The purpose of tags (as far as I am aware) is to organise ...
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When will we get the new user pages stackoverflow has?

A few weeks ago, stackoverflow got some nifty new user pages. I was wondering when will we get them over here at GDSE.
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Is asking questions not directly tied to game development allowed?

A few times in the Gamedev SE, I see questions that even though they seem to be related to game development (obvious variable names, Class names, etc..), but aren't directly relevant to any issue that ...
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When is it appropriate to cross-post answers?

I reviewed the first post of a user (this answer). They asked a question on SO and posted an answer a day later (and marked it as the accepted answer). Then today he answered a question here on GDSE ...