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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 ...
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Does game design questions being on topic and opinion based being off-topic contradict?

Well my concern was raised when I saw this meta thread about a game design question being closed. Even though I agree the question is off topic and was asking for opinions. I find that most game ...
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Why is there no voting for closing or holding questions?

I've been on StackExchange sites for over a couple years, some sites work, others don't. What concerns me about this site is the amount of "on hold" questions that are closed by only one person. On ...
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What direction should we give askers of “is my approach viable” questions?

Consider the following question: How can I handle merging and splitting lots in a city block? The original version of this question presents a reasonable problem that the asker would like a solution ...
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What makes this question too broad?

I ask this specifically for one of my own question but I'd like to know what the standard is when question get closed for being "too broad." Anyway let's discuss mine first: Pixel density in modern ...
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Vote for the 2014 Winter Game Jam logo!

We of the chatrooms have decided that we wanted to make a new logo for the Winter Game Jam, honoring the amazing hats that SE and Elias Stein (the artist) have provided for us this winter. We are ...
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Suggest or choose a theme for the 2014 Winter GDSE Game Jam!

Suggest a theme if you have one on your mind, upvote the themes that have already been suggested and you like, and downvote those that you do not like. I'll add some to get us started. Format (with ...
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The 2014 GDSE Winter Game Jam [closed]

The jam has ended! And by the number of votes, John McDonald is the winner! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the jam! See you next time, sometime during late Spring. Please review ...
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Should we have a community wiki question related to parsing file formats?

Following on from the discussion here, someone mentioned that some 3d file formats are poorly documented and suggested that if a game developer can give a better answer than a programmer (on say ...
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Should we consider questions about parsing file formats on- or off-topic?

We have several questions floating around asking for help loading with and/or , or converting between various file formats. For example, the following: Converting .dwg to .obj SFML tmx map loader ...
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What can be done about a user spamming the site with ads?

This user has five answers posted that are all the same spam advertisement for some website. I have flagged their answers as spam, but is there anything else we can do to prevent this from happening? ...
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GD.SE's Winter GameJam - Should we accept non-web games too?

The previous jam only permitted web-based games. The decision was taken after we took into consideration that web-based games have few dependencies and generally don't pose a threat for the player's ...
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GD.SE's Winter GameJam - How should we choose the theme?

It's almost time for our second gamejam, and this question here is quite important. How should we choose the jam's theme? I will post some sample answers to start with. If you have a better idea, ...
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Should we better define the scope of GDSE to include graphics programming and image processing questions?

Well, a lot of the questions here are graphics or image processing related but are not game development related. According to our Help Center those are not game development related. This question ...
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Are “how do I set up my development environment” questions on-topic?

Consider this question which is asking about setting up MonoGame. I closed it (as off-topic, "how to get started). But I am interesting in seeing the consensus on this class of question in general, ...
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How far is too far when it comes to editing questions?

I was considering heavily editing this question when Josh then edited and answered the question himself. The edits are significantly better than how it was originally phrased but in the end the ...
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Is it OK to ask questions that give a shader and ask “How can I optimize this?”

Is it OK to ask these kinds of questions or are they not focused enough / too much "do my homework for me"-like?
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The 2013 GDSE Winter Refactor

It is the holidays! A time of gifts, food, drink and festival (and hats, if you are into that sort of thing). Now, we don't have any of those for you (except the hats), but we do have over a ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Why was this question considered off-topic?

Unity server-side physics, is there a cheaper alternative to uLink?
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Remove version-specific xna tags

XNA will never get past version 4, and version 3.1 should be unused (though xna-3.1 has 3 questions this year, 5 total, somehow), I am of the opinion that xna and xna-4.0 should be merged. But I ...
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Why was closed as “non-constructive” removed?

When I used to be active on the site at the beginning (around two years ago) many questions were closed as "not constructive." When I recently came back I noticed this was no longer the case. Was "not ...
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When to flag a question and when to vote for closing?

So the question explains itself, since both have the same options, when is each one more appropriate ?
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Is this a good community wiki question?

Before posting the question, I'd like to know if it fits to be a community wiki question in the GD.SE main. Clearly it would be way too broad to be a normal question. My question would be "What are ...
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Do you think we need moderators from different time zones?

I notice that the site lacks any moderation at day time (GMT+3), even though I am not particularly a high scorer and consider myself a hobbyist. I feel I am one of the few people who are active during ...
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How do we get more professionals on GDSE?

Well, I know this question has been discussed here and probably here, but my point to re-discuss this topic, is to get an overview of how community especially the high scorers evaluate the current ...
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Is it “better” to post here or at “Unity Answers” questions about Unity?

Unity has a dedicated Q&A site, and I'm wondering if it is better to ask a question here or there, with "better" meaning more or less "I'll have higher chances of getting quality answers, faster". ...
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Why are some of the better answers not being upvoted?

Lately I've been trying to get more involved in the game development community, one of the things I try to do, is to try to contribute to the community by answering some questions that I think I know ...
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Why this question was migrated to Stack Overflow?

Even if this question seems like a general object oriented or code design question, I still find it relevant to game development, my point is if a question is about code design of a game engine, ...
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Process that involves taking time to get to the root of a poorly worded question

I noticed this post today : How to make something happen every N seconds in game? It was modified to a much more generic, and even a understandable question. However, I don't think it was the ...
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Flood the site with softball questions?

I was inspired by this question. It's short and concise. It doesn't include any useless details. It has answers with subtleties that may not be obvious. My idea is to add simple but answerable ...