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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

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 ...
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How can we encourage people who repeat posting low-quality questions?

For example, this user has had many questions closed and of low quality. Yet, they persist on posting. CodeOfGenius, if you're reading this: please read the help center!) This user is obviously not ...
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What should we do about questions that involve bugs with 3rd party tools?

Potential Culprits Xbox Controller Not Connecting in Monogame Project Can't load vector font in Nuclex Framework SpriteFont not found in Nuclex Framework Do we answer these? Do we close them? It ...
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Should people who vote to close, answer questions anyway?

I'm not pointing fingers at ANYONE, I promise. I've seen a few multiple instances where people will vote to close and then answer a question, however. Such as this case. Don't we vote to close ...
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Should “joystick hotplug on OSX” be reopened?

Yet another question about what is on-topic. This question, to me, appears to not be a black-and-white violation of the definition of topicality. Hotplugging Joysticks And Gamepads On OSX was closed ...
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What should we do about questions that are duplicates off site?

For example, this question: How do I right-align text? It already has an answer on StackOverflow as in the comments but marking as duplicate per the close reasons is not an option. The duplicate ...
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How should we tag modding questions?

Today, I noticed a few mod questions that didn't really have any tags pertaining or indicating they were mod related. I noticed we already had a description-less "mods" tag, so I edited it to add some ...
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Community Project Highlights 2014

Welcome to the first Community Project Highlights! Here's what it's all about: As a member, you can post an answer to this question with details about a personal project (preferably an ongoing ...
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How should we handle questions that ask to do the impossible because of naivete (or lack of RTFM)

This is not a duplicate of Should "Did not do the research" questions be answered or penalised? . It doesn't address the situation where the question is absurd and cannot be answered simply ...
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The 2014 Spring GDSE GameJam! [closed]

The spring gamejam is going to take place here in meta yet again! The jam will take place 12:00 PM Friday the 4th of April to 11:59 AM Monday, the 7th of April UTC time. We're going to keep the same ...
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Shouldn't this question asking for books and learning resources be closed?

I recently came upon this question: Is there a pedagogical game engine? It appears to be a question where there is no single correct answer. It appears to be heavily related to the "how to get ...
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Is this StackExchange too restricted or overly moderated?

I'm a bit irritated how you handle things in the game developer stack overflow. While it's is common practice on stackoverflow.com to share your personal knowledge and way to solve it, while here ...
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Ideas for the 2014 Spring GameJam

We'll hold the Spring GameJam soon enough (in a month or so, starting today, 3 March 2014). Drop all of your ideas for the new GameJam as answers here. Based on a combination of votes and relevance of ...
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Why is my question closed and how can I improve it?

This is a question I asked today that has been closed as off-topic. I edited it to make it more on topic and am told is still off topic but for a different reason. I honestly do not understand what ...
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Should 'idea for distributed MMO servers' really be on hold?

This question is on hold because it is overly broad. However I do not believe the question to be overly broad at all. Only the title is wrong (and overly broad). The contents of the question actually ...
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When should we answer “it depends” instead of closing?

Consider two example questions: Is a Masters degree in computer science beneficial over a Bachelors in the game industry? What are the types of 3rd-person camera called? On first read, one's ...
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Do we care about the OP's (unclear) intent?

We get a fair number of terribly phrased and formatted questions here. Here's a recent one from the Off-topic/unclear close pool. (Both Anko and I have tried to improve it, check the revisions): How ...
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Should we create a “debug my code” close reason?

As mentioned in my question about the definition of "debug my code" questions, I'd like to propose that we merge two existing close reasons and make room for a new close reason dedicated to addressing ...
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What counts as a “debug my code” type of question?

We currently close questions as off-topic when those questions are asking, essentially, for the community to debug the asker's project. When this close reason is applicable is a little unclear at the ...
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Are questions about finding team members for a game development project on-topic or off-topic?

I am of course not asking about those "Would you like to join my team" job-postings disguised as questions which appear from time to time, but rather about generalized questions about where and how to ...
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How to encourage on hold questions to be improved by the asker?

This is an issue that is bugging me, a lot of the on hold questions can be improved, yet I feel like most people don't get the idea that their questions will be reopened once they are improved. I ...