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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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Pro Tem Moderators Announcement (at last!)

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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 ...
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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, in ...
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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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Do you know more experts?

Have you noticed the invitation box on the right hand panel of our main site? This allows you to invite any computer graphics experts you may know who may be interested in joining the private beta. ...
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Is this question too broad?

What subdivision algorithm advances have occurred since Catmull-Clark? asks for the improvements made over the past 37 years. Since the wikipedia page lists a number of different improvements over ...
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Do people know about “vote to close”?

Those of us who are already familiar with other Stack Exchange sites know that we can vote to close a question if it is off topic or not a good fit for the question and answer format. I've been ...
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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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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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Rephrasing of the “…mistake in Wikipedia…” questions

As of the previous meta question Is this a mistake in the Wikipedia article for *? questions we seem to agree on that such questions should be about the content and not the article itself. Thus I'd ...
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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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2020 Moderator Election - interest check

This community hasn't had any new moderators since 2017 and has never had an election. Over the past few months, this site has lost members of its moderator team and we need to make sure that this ...
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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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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 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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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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What happens when a question sounds on topic but answering would go off topic?

This is a question about using several GPUs. As such it sounds on topic. However, a comment shows that the parallel use of GPUs is not the main problem: A good answer is predicated on knowing how ...
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Why is there no “Blatantly off-topic” flag/vote and do we need/want one?

Every now and then, there appear some questions that are simply just off-topic for this site since they are not: Questions about math related to computer graphics, Questions about a specific graphics ...
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2019: 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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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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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 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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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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Should [shader], [pixel-shader], and [shading] be combined?

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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Migration or reposting? How to treat questions reposted here?

This question on our site is a reposting by the original poster from another Stack Exchange site following a recommendation that our site would be a good place to ask. This migrated question on our ...
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Starting arguments: What are the controversial areas of our scope?

Are there any areas of our scope for which we don't have many questions yet and haven't tested the community reaction? What topics are likely to cause disagreement? Not obviously on topic, not ...