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Are questions asking which technologies contain a certain feature off-topic?

Are questions asking something like "Do any game engines support feature X out of the box?" off-topic? Or do these fall under the "which technology to use" category (or some other category)?
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Should we blacklist the 'compilation' tag?

In my answer to this related question about synonyms for various flavors of tags referring to compiling and compilation I theorized such tags were actually relatively useless for the site. I've done ...
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What is the use of having multiple tags for compilation?

I am not an expert in SE politics. I do find it quaint that we have three tags for what appears at first glance as the same exact thing? What's the point in that? The tags I'm talking about are: ...
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Should we be running the game jams on meta or elsewhere?

There has been talk of possibly finding or writing an external tool (website) for planning and running our game jams. Things like reputation requirements are less than ideal for what we'd like to do ...
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Anniversary Game Jam 2014 [closed]

Congratulations, everyone! The jam has ended, and the voting has started already. Check out the answers to this question and the games inside them, and vote them up if you think they deserve it. ...
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Can I ask a question with an answer in mind that recommends a specific service?

I am a Ukrainian game developer and we are about to run a crowdfunding campaign for our first title. For quite a while I was looking for ways to run the campaign on Kickstarter (it does not support ...
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Are “advantages/disadvantages” questions on topic?

For example questions like this that ask about if feature/algorithm X has an advantages/disadvantages over feature/algorithm y. Such questions encourage discussions and some of the questions and ...
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Would GDSE benefit from an official “back it up” policy?

Note that the below post is not a proposal for the specific rules to be put in place but just an inquiry with appropriate background information and my feelings on how the site could change from such ...
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Can this question be improved to get it reopened?

I'm talking about this question First, a disclaimer: I have the best answer at this point, and I heavily edited the question, so do take my opinions with a pinch of salt. I think that the original ...
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Can I post the same question on Stack Overflow and GameDev? [closed]

Is there any etiquette around posting the same question on two (or more) StackExchange sites? I have a question that is programming related, but involves a game I want to write in Cocos2d-X in Lua ...
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What is our stance on “recommendation” questions?

On the main StackOverflow site there is a specific close reason: Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for ...
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How can “Best view for 2D Android game” be salvaged?

I'm posting this thread at the request of the asker of this question: Best view for 2D Android game in Xamarin The asker cannot post this his- or her-self due to the pointless and new-user-hostile ...
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What value does the “indie” tag provide?

As of this writing, 69 questions are tagged indie. What value does this tag provide (if any), and what guidelines should we provide in its wiki to encourage correct use?
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What to do about “How do I maintain game balance while promoting interaction between dead and alive players?”

So I think this question started out solidly but recently mutated due to the discussion in the comments into a bad question. How do you motivate players to be content with randomly selected roles ...
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Anniversary Game Jam 2014 Preparations

Actual jam thread: Anniversary Game Jam 2014 One year ago, on November 1st, we held our very first community game jam, and it was very successful. Every quarter since then, we've continued the ...
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Is the Game Development SE also a place for game design questions? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble finding out where to go with some of my questions regarding game design, and was wondering if GDSE was the right place to go. The reason being that most of the questions I've seen ...
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Can this question be salvaged as “good subjective” with proper edits?

The Question: Are hidden stats a good idea? Background This meta post led me to the question at hand of which I made several observations including: The question had 18 up votes The question was ...
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Do the rules allow opinion-based discussion, and should we allow it?

There are a number of opinion-based, discussion-oriented questions on this SE, some of which (like this one, the closure of which prompted this post) have attracted a significant number of upvotes and ...
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Tiny number of high rep users and the consequences

A user from outside our community mentioned something that I found rather interesting and I'm not sure it's been discussed here before. Our website only has 17 users with a total rep >= 10k. I did not ...
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Are general reference threads a good fit for this community?

I've got a few questions in mind that are less "What is the best option?" and more "What options are there?" An example would be "How can you scale the difficulty of your game?", where there aren't ...
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Are questions asking how to find where game engines have the code for different things on-topic?

For example: where is the code in Unreal Engine that deals with the player picking up a weapon? Is this an acceptable type of question? What about a more general version: how can I find the code for ...
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Visual voting trends

From user Icy Defiance in chat The source query The excel sheet with the graph setup Discussion tag applied. Discuss.
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How do we make sure there are more “good” questions on the front page (to inspire new users)?

Recap of events There was some discussion here and in chat with concerns of the quality of new questions and the quality of questions visible on the front-page. The consensus (or more honest: people ...
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Remove [tiled]->[tiles] tag synonym

"tiled" often refers to the open source map editor software and format, which enjoys wide support across many languages and game frameworks. However, tiled is currently a synonym for the very general ...
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Should we change the name of the chatroom? If so, to what?

People in the chat itself have suggested changing the name. It seems "Game Development" is too uninteresting. Propose names here, and we'll change the name to the most upvoted answer in a week or so. ...
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Customisable Canned Responses - shall we make a Gist for common comments?

As an addendum to this topic I am asking if it is time we made a Gist repo to fill up on some common responses for commenting on different post types. Such as new users not knowing "question format", ...
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Can we please be more friendly to new users?

I've been monitoring closed questions for a few days now. I noticed a very common pattern emerging: The question is closed ("on hold") It was closed by a single diamond mod The mod closed it within ...
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The anniversary gamejam theme

The next gamejam will mark a year of gamejams here on gd.se! Consequently, we should make sure it's a special kind of gamejam with... special kind of stuff in it. You get the point. We need some sort ...
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“how to get started making a game” faq link

While offtopic, people keep asking questions in subject. I think that Help Center > Asking page can be improved a bit, by linking how to get started making a game to this page. During my personal ...
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Why is 'Ethical F2P monetisation' a good fit for the site?

Ethical F2P monetisation methods Which F2P methods do players find ethical and acceptable? So I find tons of issues with this. ethical is subjective. acceptable is subjective players are ...
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Can we merge the 'three.js' and 'threejs' tags?

I guess these two tags are the same and one of them should be removed (preferably threejs): three.js threejs
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Parallel action is game

I been suggested by rwong, in programmers stack exchange, to ask for my question to be migrated at here. Do you think I will find my answer at here?
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Had To Answer My Own Question To Be Allowed To Ask It?

So the saga of my question about XNA windows twitching and its subsequent plea on Meta to reopen the question had a bitter-sweet outcome that I feel needs to be addressed. As a very brief history, I ...
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Where do I talk to people about the Game Jam?

I'm wanting to have a try at the Summer Game Jam. At the moment I have an idea of what to try, but aren't sure of how to implement it, however that's not the point of my question. Having never ...
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Why was my question about window shaking in XNA closed?

Update: Finally figured the answer out on my own. Updated question to reflect the cause of the twitching/flashing. I asked about XNA Window Shaking and it was fairly quickly closed as too broad. In ...
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How can I make this question more measurable without making it too complicated?

How can I make this question more measurable, without it becoming more complicated? Oculus Rift and Super Resolution For example a good test could be a character fixed in position in a simple ...
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Was my question closed for the wrong reason?

How can I smoothly rotate a joint to an angle? Maybe I should have been more clear, I was asking what torque to apply (each tick) to a joint to achieve a rotation to a specific angle. (Using Box2d) ...
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Where can I ask this question?

So, I am somewhat annoyed now: I ask a question on Stack Overflow. It gets heavily downvoted and locked. So, I try asking a question on GameDev. It does not get downvotes, but does get locked. Now ...
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Why was my question about non-standard projections closed?

The question I've asked: projection and matrices was meant for me to get a head start on some of the more exotic aspects of game programming: the problem of projections, that can't be represented by ...
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The 2014 GDSE Summer Game Jam

Congratulations, everyone! The jam has ended, and the voting has started already. Check out the answers to this question and the games inside them, and vote them up if you think they deserve it. ...
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Questions about L4D2 game variable modifications [duplicate]

I'd like to play with some game variables of L4D2's weapons, items and others, but I don't know which vars do what, how to properly extract the official var files from game libs, create a steam ...
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Why are certain questions put on hold?

I was just looking at this question, Where actually did they spend money? And thinking that while it is very broad, could still have an answer. I will point out that there is a person that needs help ...
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Organizer for the Summer Game Jam

Alex did a reasonable job of organizing the spring jam; however, in light of recent events, he no longer has full access to the community. I don't think it's in the jam's best interests to keep Alex ...
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Is it OK to update high-traffic community wiki answers?

There are questions that receive huge traffic, because people need the answers. This site rocks in SEO but fails to answer these questions. Should we update questions like this one, or just let them ...
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Problem has two reasons, wich answer should i accept?

First, it's about this question: Drawing cube in SharpDX, wrong perspective. It divided into two parts. Answer1 answered to the first part of the problem, Answer2 to the second part. Now i don't know ...
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Duplicate [tag:platformer] [tag:platform-game]

Are the tags platformer and platform-games duplicates? If not, what's supposed to be the difference?
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The Summer GameJam! (2014) (Preparations)

The summer gamejam's going to start soon enough (in June), and I wanted to post this question here to ask people about an idea of mine and for any other suggestions they might have. We did not have a ...
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Why was my off-topic flag declined even though the question was marked as off-topic?

This question was marked as off-topic by me, just because it was not related to games. Although I've answered it too, since it was a question too. The question was later marked as off-topic and ...
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Why is the question “Certain sound is played after last if within script” on hold?

This is my question: Certain sound is played after last if within script Did I asked an off-topic question? Does this include off-topic content? Maybe wrong reason to close it? If so, what is the ...
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Clarify off-topic as it pertains to non-game use of game libraries

Right now, questions like How do I convert a .dds texture to .png bitmap in C#?, and Mandelbrot generation using custom HLSL shader in XNA are attracting a handful of close votes. Questions like ...