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Are questions asking for off-site resources on topic?

This question (Are there any gltf example datasets available?) asks about some downloadable models in a specific format. Do we consider questions asking for off-site resources on-topic? Other sites ...
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Are questions about software recommendation in scope?

Are software recommendation questions in scope? There is one question in main at the moment: Software to compose separate models into an articulated model That basically amounts to a software ...
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Should we have MathJax support?

As of now, I haven't seen any questions that neccesarily need MathJax formatting, but I'm sure that at some point it'll be needed. Should we have MathJax support?
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Private Beta Evaluation — Our private beta clashed with SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015 was from 9th to 13th August. These 5 days plus travel time to and from clashed with our private beta starting from 4th August. This drained the site of some of its experts for a week. At ...
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Should Computer Graphics be a separate Stack Exchange site?

I'm posting this as a place to share thoughts - clearly it is not our decision but it's good to have an understanding of what factors may affect that decision, especially as that decision has been ...
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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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Is this site only about 3D topics?

I'm fairly sure 2D topics are welcome here too, but having seen a comment suggesting this site is specifically oriented towards 3d I'd like to see answers and plenty of voting here so the ...
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How do we draw the line between questions that are appropriate for Computer Graphics vs. Stack Overflow vs. Graphic Design?

Since there are several other sites that partially overlap with this one (Stack Overflow in particular), what are the criteria for keeping a question here vs. migrating it to Stack Overflow? In ...
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Is computer vision in scope?

Is computer vision considered computer graphics? If not are these questions within scope here. We currently have a question about image recognition here: https://computergraphics.stackexchange.com/...
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Should use of quote blocks be restricted to quotations?

I made some edits to this answer and since I was editing anyway, I changed some text from quote blocks to headings to make it clearer that they were not quoting from anywhere, but simply providing ...
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The name of our programming and research site

The name of our site, Computer Graphics, makes perfect sense to us because we all know that it means "Computer Graphics for programmers and researchers". However, it won't be so clear to people who ...
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Is asking about Maya or 3DS MAX Blender.. API on topic?

I understand that using apps is not on topic but is asking question about programming in these environments on topic? I mean is programming with Maya, 3DS MAX, Blender, Modo etc. If it is on topic, ...
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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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How do we set up tag synonyms?

Now that we've got 100 questions (yay!), I've made a round through the tags to see if they could use some cleaning up at this point. I think we'll still have a lot of discussion about tagging to do, ...
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Polling questions: good or bad?

There are times when I'd like to know which way the community feels about something, so I post to meta and self answer with the options, so people can vote up the one they approve of. It had never ...
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Who should our moderators be?

We'll be making it to public beta (yay!). So I think it's time for the next big essential beta question: If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem ...
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Can we get prettier code markup?

It looks like all we have is preformatted text int i = 0; for (i = 0; i < 10; ++i) { .... } Could we get prettier markup? maybe C++ syntax highlighting ...
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Is this a mistake in the Wikipedia article for *? questions

Last Friday, I noticed a question with a title Is this a mistake in the Wikipedia article for ...?, which already was the second question in this style. Is a Lambertian reflector illuminated by a ...
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Is anyone interested in adding GLSL and HLSL to our syntax highlighting?

Following the meta post Can we get prettier code markup? syntax highlighting has been activated for our site. For example, if you want the code in your post to show up with C++ syntax highlighting, ...
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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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Are questions about debugging OpenGL shaders on-topic?

Technically speaking, questions for debugging would be on-topic on Stack Overflow. However, a bit of overlap between Stack Exchange sites is not unusual, and the community over here might be able to ...
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Are questions about procedural noise on topic?

I posted a question about procedural noise (one of two example questions about noise from the Definition phase which received 10 upvotes), and got a close vote "because it doesn't pertain to computer ...
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Should reviewing shader code be on-topic?

While there is already a Code Review site, there aren't many questions there about shader code, and I feel that those kinds of questions would attract more attention here. Should reviewing shader ...
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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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Are questions about API-specific stuff on topic?

Just received an interesting comment to my question. "Are we considering very specific programming questions like these? This is a very API-specific programming question and doesn't even involve ...
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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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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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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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Did we briefly get closed?

For a moment it looked like the private beta had been shut down. Resurrection seems a bit ominous. Lets try harder shall we? Invite friends. Maybe next time we need a booth at SIGGRAPH? If this ...
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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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Posting copyrighted material

This question includes a copy of a page from a copyrighted book. Credit is given to the original source, but there is no indication that the author has given permission for this use. Searching for ...
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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 modelling on topic?

We already have discussion on whether modelling software API questions are on topic. However, I've noticed an understanding that modelling itself is off topic: In my opinion the question you linked ...
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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 libs like CUDA and OpenCL are legal topics for this site?

GPGPU is not always about graphics.But CUDA and OpenCL are also used for Graphics interop with graphics libs like OpenGL and D3D.So is it ok asking CUDA/OpenCL related questions here?
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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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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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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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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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Questions from the previous private beta

The data from the previous private beta is available for download from Area 51. It's in XML format and I'm not sure the best way to view it, but even in text form it is readable. Is this something ...
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"Simple 2D illustrations" question <- main or meta?

I posted a "Share Your Knowledge" question and answer about how to use Postscript (and tools) to produce an image to accompany answers. But should it be on the Main Site, since the subject matter is ...
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Does an answer need explanation if it has images and links?

This answer has a number of example images and a link to the website that produced them. Following the link allows viewing the code that produced them, but the only explanation given within the answer ...
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Tag name: [pixel-shader] or [fragment-shader]?

A very simple question: should we call the tag pixel-shader (as it has been done once) or fragment-shader (as it hasn't been done yet, but I'm sure someone will intuitively type this instead). The ...
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Is asking for asking how to improve my x ok?

Example: How can i make my ice cubes look real? First off, are questions like this on topic? They have a potential of being less than useful for others. Also quite subjective. Should we have some ...
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Do we need a scope change to expand?

We've been given an extra week to prove we are ready for public beta. We've had that week, and more. We still haven't progressed to public beta. However, we still haven't been shut down either, apart ...
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Answering based on existing comments

We seem to have several questions that, like this one, have the basis of several good answers in the comments, but no answers posted. I don't see any reason for not posting an answer based on someone ...
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