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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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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-...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is this site a good place for "can someone explain this paper to me in approachable language" style questions?

I have been browsing lots of those lately, many that apparently manage realtime framerates for things such as fully shadowed volumetric textures, impostors, etc., or multiple bounce global ...
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What should the tag "space-filling" be used for?

We currently have 2 questions tagged space-filling. The first is a question about space filling curves. The second is a question about GPU fill rates. Without a tag wiki it is not clear which of ...
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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 second derivative of a volume question a computer graphics question?

Note that the specific question has since been removed by the author. This question asks for the second directional derivative in a volume, which sounds vaguely connected to working in 3D but isn't ...
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Meta meta: Should we delete old meta questions that no longer apply?

There are some Meta questions that were relevant during private beta, but do not apply now that we are in public beta. For example, Do you know more experts? refers to the invitation box that appears ...
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Editing a question to add a second part

This question has been edited to add a second part. It is a homework question and the second part follows on from the first, so they are related but seem like distinct questions. The second part was ...
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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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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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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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Do we need temporarily lower rep privilege levels?

As recently discussed in chat, we have a relatively small number of users with sufficient reputation to process the review queues for close votes and low quality posts, and a smaller number still who ...
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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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Downvotes but no close-votes - what does this mean?

This question has 2 downvotes at present, but no close votes. There is a comment suggesting that the question is unclear, which is a valid close reason, but I don't know whether both the downvotes are ...
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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 there a way to display markdown without code syntax highlighting?

In this meta question markdown is displayed along with the resulting rendered output for comparison. The markdown is displayed by putting it in a code block (adding four spaces in front by pressing ...
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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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Our attitude to "Edited to explain..."

Questions and answers are often edited following a query in a comment to expand or clarify something. This is clearly a good thing. What I want to discuss here is that sometimes this is edited ...
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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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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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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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"2D Illustrations Question" - help crafting the question?

There are currently 3 close votes on my question "How to produce simple 2D illustrations to accompany geometry answers?". One for Off-Topic, One for Too Broad, And One for Too Subjective. This ...
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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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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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