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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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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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What should we name our chatroom?

One of the (real) essential questions of a private beta is what to call our chatroom. Having an active and welcoming main chatroom will hopefully help in forming an active community and surviving the ...
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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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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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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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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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Are questions about best practices on topic?

Some SE sites (notably SO) don't want questions about best practices as they can lead to opinionated answers. I think that is definitely a risk, but there's certainly also great value in such ...
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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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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 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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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 YouTube embedding?

A lot of computer graphics is animated, so I'd expect that many questions and answers will benefit from actually having an animation included in the post. Of course, sometimes a GIF might do, but more ...
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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 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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Your thoughts on Community Ads

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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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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Let's get rid of [second-opinion]s!

On main there is a second-opinion tag and currently 3 questions have this tag. In my opinion, this tag does not provide any information about the question. Every question asks for "opinions" of ...
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Are questions about 3rd party graphics engines/libraries on-topic?

For example, would questions like https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/5820/how-is-cycles-different-from-blender-internal be on-topic for this site, or would they be preferred moved to their ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Ethan Bierlein's user avatar
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How do we improve the question rate?

To avoid a quick shut down like the previous beta we should really maintain an high question rate. After a first day full of question, the rate dropped significantly. I personally think we should: ...
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What should our on-topic page look like?

We now have several question asking whether specific things are on-topic but nothing in the on-topic help page. What should be written there?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot access meta from Android app

I seem to be unable to access any content on this meta site from the Android app. I thought this might be because we're in private beta, but I have no trouble accessing the metas of the other current ...
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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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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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Is the abstract from a paper an answer?

This answer consists solely of the abstract copied and pasted from the paper that is linked in the comment beneath it. The paper is behind a paywall and the abstract seems to hint at the existence of ...
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How should we respond to "homework questions"?

This question asks how to complete an artificial task that is unlikely to be useful in a practical graphics setting, but is part of learning the basics about a graphics library. Does that make it on ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
Julien Guertault's user avatar
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Can we do something about this good question left unanswered?

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-...
Julien Guertault's user avatar
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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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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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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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