# All Questions

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### 2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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### Policy on minor edits, and politeness in general

I noticed that this question was edited only to remove the "thank you" and signature at the end of the question. This caught my attention so I looked at the history of edits from the user, and it ...
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### Is this the place to ask questions about animation software like blender, synfig, maya, 3Ds max?

I've seen that there is a dedicated site about blender, but there is more 2D and 3D animation software like synfig studio, maya, 3Ds max, sketchup, blender, … 2D drawing software: inkscape, gimp, ...
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### Is a question on BRDF databases permitted?

I have been researching measured Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) databases for real materials for a couple of days, and made a list of them with a short summary of each for ...
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### Are questions asking where to post or find jobs on-topic?

This question has been up for a few days. It is asking for references to off-site resources for where to post job ads. It has 2 answers and 1 close vote. This seems to run afoul of the "no offsite ...
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### What's the policy on paywalled links?

This question: Linear bending of a mesh, asks for a clarification on formulas from a linked paper which in turn is paywalled in the ACM digital library. I was able to find alternative links to the ...
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I see here several questions about OpenGL, but nothing about SFML. Is it possible to develop this subject here?
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### Review policies: is this robo-reviewing?

Due to the bumping of a lot of questions to the top of the main page, I've been looking at some of the recent edit reviewing going on. A lot of edits are being approved that I would consider marginal. ...
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### Why can off-topic questions only be migrated to meta?

When voting to close a question, if I pick "off-topic", then "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network", the only choice offered is this site (the compute graphics meta). Is ...
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### Are questions of the type “how do i implement this?” on topic

I have come across a particular question from a new user and i, at first, wasn't sure what they were asking (hence my nonspecific answer). After giving it a few more reads it seems like they literally ...
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### Hardware Questions are off-topic on Blender SE, too

Yesterday, this question was closed as off-topic since it was about hardware compatibility. This is great, but I disagree with the close reason: "Questions about creating artwork or using graphics ...
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### Are there any prohibitions on using inappropriate formatting?

A couple days ago, I ran across this question. As you can see, it makes unusual use of spoilers and has a section marked off for "extra tags" because apparently the author didn't feel they were ...
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### What is our policy about “debug my program” questions?

We get maybe one question a week which is of the form "please debug my code". These questions are on-topic on Stack Overflow (assuming they fulfil the MCVE rule and describe what is wrong), but maybe ...
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### direct-state-acces [sic] tag should be direct-state-access

I was told to raise this on meta so that is what I am doing. The question title says it all: direct-state-acces [sic] tag should be direct-state-access The error I get when I try to update to the ...
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### Is non standard usage of the PNG file format on topic?

In the question Display partial PNG? the problem is not to access the PNG file format in the way usually used for computer graphics, but to access a truncated file in a way it was not designed for. I'...
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### Should the name of the Stack Exchange become “Computer Graphics & Programming”?

Should the name of the Stack Exchange become "Computer Graphics & Programming" or something more specific? Each day I notice more and more people posting questions regarding graphic design or ...
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### Can we have a custom close reason for graphic design questions?

It has previously been agreed that questions from a designer point of view, about using graphics software to achieve a desired style, are not suitable for our site. We still seem to get one of these ...
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### How do we deal with duplicates of SO questions?

Consider this question: Fragment shader's output variables. If this were Stack Overflow, I'd have immediately closed it as a duplicate of this question. As it is, I basically copy-and-pasted most of ...
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### Questions with too many subquestions

The question: https://computergraphics.stackexchange.com/questions/4402/what-are-screen-clip-view-camera-eye-local-model-object-and-world-spaces Has raised quite a long thread of discussion. Thing ...
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### Should someone design a logo/banner for the Computer Graphics Stack Exchange?

Something that came to my mind recently was: would it be a good idea if someone would design a logo/banner for this website like other stack exchanges have? For example gamedev.com. It makes the ...
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### Would a guide to MathJax be useful here?

Over on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange there is How do I add mathematical notation using Latex MathJax? This gives some useful pointers on the kinds of things that are commonly required when writing ...
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### Book recommendations

Written material has been one of the most widespread methods to convey knowledge during the last millennia. It started on a variety of objects, but we mainly benefit from it via printed books. I ...
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### What is the debugging tag for?

We currently have four questions tagged debugging. Two are general purpose "how can I perform debugging in this context?" Two are "what is the bug in this specific piece of code?" Is it useful to ...
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Is my perspective math correct? This question was asked in November, has received 19 upvotes and been favorited 2 times, and a comment even says "+1 for showing that homework questions can be high-...
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### Should we use MathJax/LaTeX in question titles?

This question initially had the term "EL" in its title. As the question asks about the meaning of $E_L$ in an equation, I've edited to show MathJax in the title, so it is clear that a subscript is ...
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### Should not the “Comment formatting” page information be corrected?

The comment formatting page for CG.SE mentions that to add a linebreak to a comment, one just has to End a line with two spaces I tried to add a line break to a comment following above procedure, ...
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Once a Stack Exchange site graduates from beta, it shows adverts that are chosen by its community. If any of us are active on a graduated site then there is the opportunity for posting a proposed ...
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### Who is attending Eurographics 2016?

I meant to post this way earlier but somehow forgot about it. Are any users of the community this week's Eurographics in Lisbon, Portugal? This might be a nice opportunity to promote the community a ...
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### Should we tag review questions?

Consensus is leaning towards a yes to Should code review questions be considered on topic? Would it be useful to have a review tag to apply to such questions? If so I imagine questions being subject ...
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### Vote early, vote often!

This is one post which every user of any beta site should read and act accordingly. This is a reproduction of a moderator's (Richard) post on meta.hermeneutics.SE; I believe it is very much ...
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### Should code review questions be considered on topic?

This question is basically about reviewing some camera function code: Computing camera front direction from Euler angles Assuming they are specifically about graphics programming, should questions ...
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### Should we be be worried about the future of this site?

Due to the lowering answered percentage I got a bit worried about the sites future. So I ran a few queries on the database. Note im more of a graphics guy than a database guy so my data may be flawed. ...
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### Do we need to close too specialized questions?

Do we need to close too specialized questions? We have a bunch of questions that are very specialized for example we have 2 questions asking for academic references: Need a reputable source for the ...
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There are 3 tags that look related to me: [shader], [pixel-shader], and [shading]. It seems like these should all be the same thing. I could see a [vertex-shader] tag in addition to [pixel-shader] or [...
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### Suggested recommendation/off-site resource close vote reason

As we already had a number of questions that ask for recommendations or some off-site resources which are deemed as being off-topic for our site, I'd like to suggest the addition of a predefined off-...
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### What should we do with our unanswered questions?

Although our percentage of questions answered is good, we've been around long enough now to have built up quite a few unanswered questions. What can we do to improve this? Some may be answerable, and ...
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### Should GPGPU be a separate SE site?

Given that the only answer to "Are libs like CUDA and OpenCL are legal topics for this site?" was "as long as the question relates at least tangentially to graphics", should there be a separate GPGPU ...
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### Are requests for reputable sources on topic?

The question Need a reputable source for the formula for the shape of Earth's horizon is solely seeking a source for a known formula, rather than asking for explanation or derivation of that ...
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### Is reconstruction of pen strokes from real life video on topic?

This question is about recovering the series of movements that an artist made with a pencil. Can this fit into the scope of our Computer Graphics site?
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### Are questions primarily of interest to hardware designers on topic?

For example, GPU architecture, or ISA extensions which might accelerate certain algorithms. Such questions might fall between the cracks of theory - not abstract enough - and practice - because it is ...
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### Is there an exception for past papers or does this question need to be deleted?

This meta question establishes that reproducing a work without building on it means that it does not qualify as fair use. The question mentioned at the time reproduced a page from a book without ...
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### Are questions about plotting graphs on topic?

This question made me wonder whether questions about creating simple 2D plots are considered on topic or not. They don't seem to require very specialised computer graphics knowledge, so they'd ...
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### What is an [algorithm], and how should it be used?

On the main site, we have the tag algorithm and I'm a bit confused about the purpose of this tag. On one hand, while currently 25 questions have this tag (rank #5), I fail to see what they have in ...
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### Is this graphics or image processing? Is there an overlap?

The question What is the state-of-the-art on using computers to “clean-up” images? has a comment to say: This question is about image / signal processing, which is not within the scope of this site....
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### Significant change to the licence applied to posts here

You may have seen that Stack Exchange sites are to change from using CC BY-SA 3.0 for all parts of posts, to using CC BY-SA 3.0 for non-code parts of posts, and a modified MIT licence for code parts ...
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### Please scope your questions well, Is there something we could do to make this better?

It is very easy to expand the scope of your question by too much. This is especially true on this site because the complexity of subjects is often high. As a result of this complexity we will easily ...
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### Is this question too ambiguous?

The question https://computergraphics.stackexchange.com/questions/1783/liang-barsky-line-clipping-algorithm asks for an extension to n dimensions, but does not specify how the extension will be made, ...
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### Get ahead - get a hat

Each year Stack Exchange has a few weeks of awarding hats based on tasks or accomplishments on the site. People can then display their favorite hats on their profile and avatar. It's called Winter ...