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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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The Definitive Computer Graphics Book guide?

There are quite a lot of online resources and videos available to learn OpenGL / DirectX or computer graphics in general. However, I often struggle to get my mind around a topic when sources are given ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Line numbers on code samples

Would it be possible to get line numbers on code snippets? Line numbers would make it a lot easier to reference code in the comments section where brevity is important. It is also a lot more accurate ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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AI Generated posts (ChatGPT)

There is an ongoing discussion on how the SE Network will treat AI-generated contributions. To be more specific, contributions generated by ChatGPT. Stack Overflow has temporarily banned them from the ...
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Is there a bug in the election notifications for 2021?

I saw the following in my notification box: However when I click on the message, the page shows this: There's a slight timestamp difference because of the time it took me to write this post & ...
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Lowering the vote threshold to close/reopen a question from 5 to 3

This is mainly inspired by this Game Development SE Meta discussion. Currently, it takes 5 votes to close or reopen a question. Due to our low user count with the privilege to cast votes, it is nearly ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Can we add tags for popular 3d programs?

Is it intended that there are basically no tags here for application-specific questions? Stuff like Blender, Maya, Sketchup, Houdini, 3DS max, etc.
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Computer Graphics is graduating!

Six years after starting our public beta, we're moving on up! We get to stay! Some things will change: We lose the "beta" designation on the site name We will have an election (existing ...
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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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Edit comments after 5 minute window has closed, and how to remove a down/upvote

I recently posted a comment that had an error in the math I had posted $a^3t+b^2t+ct+d$ but should have posted $at^3+bt^2+ct+d$. I didn't see the (brain dead) mistake till after the 5 minute window ...
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Add multisite search capability?

A lot of graphics questions are asked on SO or gamedev (and possibly others?). It'd be very useful IMO if our site search tool could search some of these other sites as well. You can of course search ...
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Remove or reduce question feeds in chat?

I've been hanging out in the chatroom and I've noticed that the question feed kinda swamps out other content. There's not a lot of chatting going on, but I wonder if the feed isn't making that even ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Computer Graphics' second attempt at a first successful moderator election has come to a close. Since there were not enough candidates, we simply appointed the sole candidate: They'll be joining the ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Pro Tempore election for 2021

Last week we opened nominations for a special election two Pro Tempore Moderator positions for Computer Graphics. We're extending nominations by another week to allow more time for people to come ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can write an answer and update it from time to time?

I want to start writing some answers, but I think it would take a long time to write a quality answer, because I don't have much experience with latex for formulas, also I don't have much experience ...
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How can I write a good answer?

Sometimes an answer needs to be formatted with math formulas. I think that we should create a tutorial for new members on how to write a good answer. As in my case, I don't know how to write those ...
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Its possible create a general channel?

Hi computer graphics comunity, my question it look seem a suggestion: Its possible create a General channel on the chat to talk with computer graphics members, because sometimes the begginer user in ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Computer Graphics' first moderator election has come to a close early. Because the election didn't need to be competitive, we've appointed the sole nominee: They'll be joining the existing crew ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election - Nominations begin August 17th

Summary: Computer Graphics Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 17th to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement ...
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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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Is this 3D graphics computation question from Photo-SE on topic here?

Over at Photo-SE, we have a question from a new user that seems like it would be on-topic here: Calculating the new coordinate of a point in the camera field of view after rotating the camera around ...
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Review queues has a phantom "Low quality posts" flag

I don't know if this is a problem due to me (or my browser) or bug in the SE review system, but when I return to "Computer Graphics" after a day or so, the "review queue" menu nearly always red flags ...
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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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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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How will this fare on this site?

I posted a question over on gamedev.SE, Why don't I see tile-based 3D graphics? [closed] which was closed as of-topic. It was not received well because it's not a question about an actual problem with ...
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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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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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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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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 this the place to ask questions about SFML?

I see here several questions about OpenGL, but nothing about SFML. Is it possible to develop this subject here?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we want Stack Snippets?

While we're discussing which optional features this SE needs, let's get the discussion about Stack Snippets out of the way. Stack Snippets allow you to run JavaScript code right inside a post, which ...
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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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