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Should terrain-rendering be a synonym for procedural-generation?

Right now the descriptions suggest terrain-rendering is just a subset of procedural-generation. Is it special enough to warrant its own tag?
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Is asking for the criterion and consequences of an algorithm choice considered too broad?

I would like to put forward a question to the effect of "What are the criterion for choosing Forward Shading vs. Deferred Shading and what are their consequences e.g.: Deferred shading makes many ...
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Where is the line between Game Development and Stack Overflow? Should I transfer this topic to SO?

I have this topic that hasn't received an answer. That could be because my method is too unorthodox, the problem too big, or a badly worded question. I am in no way frustrated about this because it ...
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Should we update the “debug my code” close reason?

When we first discussed the "debug my code" close reason we settled on the following wording that is in-use today: Questions about debugging a problem in your project must present a concise ...
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What's a “minimum complete verifiable example” (MCVE) and how do I provide it?

I've been asked to provide a "minimum complete verifiable example" (or MCVE) of my problem. What is that, and how do I provide one?
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Do we really need the tag 'chess'?

Chess is a specific classic board game. And we have a tag for it: chess. It has only 11 questions. What should we do with it?
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Should our scope include development of game-related utilities?

Some people are developing utilities to help players in their games. This includes things like saved game editors, fan-created modding tools, .ini file editors, adding Windows Store games as non-steam ...
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Do we really need the 'infinite' tag?

As the title says, do we need the tag infinite? At this moment, the tag has only 15 questions, and no usage definition. The questions tagged are mostly about infinite 2d games, looping content (...
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Does cross-posting a question make it off-topic?

I saw this pretty bad question. It's basically a code dump so I'm pretty much okay with it being closed. However, I then saw the close reason used by @Byte56: I'm voting to close this question as ...
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Do we really need both of the tags glfw AND glfw3?

There is a tag for glfw which has 40 questions and a description, and a tag for glfw3, which has 15 questions and no description. Since the first question with glfw3, there seems to have been more ...
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Is it even possible to improve complex questions?

How to improve games programming questions that need to take many aspects into account before being answered? I asked How to program destructibles? and it has been (more or less fairly) put on hold ...
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Should we merge the 'code-structure' and 'code-design' tags into the 'architecture' tag?

If we consider the description of architecture: How code is structured. [...] And the description of code-structure: Refers to ways of organizing code, so it can be easier to work with. ...
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Could we merge tags 'navigation-mesh' and 'navmesh'?

The title says it all. These two are describing the exact same thing, so I suggest we only keep one.
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What if I want to ask a question that isn't appropriate on any SE site?

I have a question about my Game Development Stack Exchange post. What if a question cannot fit in with any site, or is marked off topic to any StackExchange community? What if it's not a question ...
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Is the “artifacts” tag worthwhile?

A description and wiki was added to artifacts recently. The tag has nine questions as of this writing. Is this tag actually useful? Can one become an expert in artifacts, or should the tag go the way ...
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How can we improve the tutorial tag definition?

I saw a new user asking for paper2d tutorials & getting down voted. There were no comments indicating the reason for down voting, so it being a new user & all, I commented that asking for ...
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I have a specific question about [specific-question]

specific-question has no description and ironically isn't very specific. The 6 questions using the tag don't have any similarities. Also, if your question isn't specific, then it is off-topic or too ...
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Are questions about games created using Scratch on-topic?

There is quite the library of appreciated games made using MIT's Scratch program. The program uses stackable blocks and pieces instead of raw code. I'm wondering whether discussion or asking for ...
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How should we handle the 'inspector' tag and 'unity-*' tags?

The inspector tag mainly seems to exist to refer to the Unity inspector. There are fourteen questions with the tag as of this writing. As a tag, "inspector" alone is far too broad (not only Unity has ...
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How much room is there for “good subjective” on gamedev.stackexchange?

If I look at the highest voted closed questions, I find myself wondering if gamedev.stackexchange is overly cautious of subjective questions, to the detriment of the site. I know they discourage me ...
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Are questions about ways to promote your game on topic?

Is a question about ways to promote your game, pricing, distribution way, etc.. appropriate question for the game dev community? If not which one would be most suitable if any?
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What causes my question to be advertised on other SE sites?

It was so weird seeing this ad after being the author of the question only yesterday. This got me curious. How often are these ads generated and circulated? Are they automated by the SE network, or ...
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Why was this question about Play store reviews closed?

The question is this one. The user, although a bit confused about the site structure, wants to asks the following: Is it normal to not receive game reviews suddenly in my PlayStore deployment? ...
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Getting game questions from stack overflow over here? (not merging but recommending them to post here)

I was looking over in the stack overflow questions and every now and then there are some questions relating to Unity development or strange things that are happening in someones game. Why can't ...
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How to handle seemingly irrelevant language tags?

In the C++ tag and I've seen several questions about various APIs and tools that don't have a single line of C++, ask a question that would specifically apply to C++, or ask for their question to be ...
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Is this new user just that good?

Maxim DC, a newish user, posted half a dozen answers all at the same time. All of them have +1 vote. Except for the one on my question (http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/a/119364/41345), because I ...
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Why was this flag on a spam comment declined?

I recently found this comment below a question: It sounds like you might want to complete more of your course before taking off on your own. Check out my profile if you'd like a free trial for a ...
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How should we handle questions about performing a task with a specific tool?

What should we do with questions that are tagged with, or otherwise asking about performing some task in when the problem in question is not actually specific to tool X or is easily generalizable to ...
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A bit of kindness vs. Ripping into newbs' attempts at answers

I don't have much experience with meta on this site, though I do remember this question. Per the accepted answer there, I agree that constantly coddling those who post new questions of poor quality, ...
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Altering question to hide details after answer

Look at this: http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/posts/118088/revisions I don't think this type of behaviour should be allowed in this site. He asked the question, received the answer, and hided ...
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Beta Testing Request?

Can we request or post a request for beta testers sign up in here? New to this section, used stack Exchange for work work but now using it for game development. Little new to these rules
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Would my question about the mechanics of an MMO's lifespan be on topic?

I was thinking about old MMOs such as RuneScape and WoW, and I'm wondering if studies have been done or specialists have an understanding about the life span of an MMO. Can large scale massively ...
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A Close Vote is not a Super Downvote

I've been noticing a trend of increasing participation on the process of voting to close questions. This is great, as for a while we've had a bit of an issue with lack of participation leading to far ...
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How to handle questions that ask for tutorials specific to a subject?

I was reviewing the first post queue and had to review a question that approximately asked: I've learned subject X in class, so in theory, I know how it should happen. But how can I do it in ...
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Semi-alarming reputation statistic

This morning, I noticed that I'm listed as "top 4%" for this month despite being inactive/offline for months and, just this week and last, posting some answers to a handful of questions. Has this ...
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Is the 'pre-processing' tag useful?

pre-processing has a single question of this writing. Is this tag useful?
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Is the 'languages' tag useful?

languages has 40 questions as of this writing. Is this tag useful?
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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 ...