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There are tags which have a site dedicated for them. For example if I ask a question about game development (and tag it ), I am advised to move it to game-dev.

Then why that tag exists in Stack Overflow. Doesn't it mean questions are allowed/welcome here?

I see some questions are answered there itself and some are to be moved to game-dev.

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I'm not quite sure what you're trying to achieve here? Are you asking for clarification on what belongs where? Or is this a feature request? – Joachim Sauer Oct 18 '11 at 8:11
How to determine which site the question belongs to.ex:after what "limit" a game-development question would be closed in should I better directly ask the question in game-dev? What I'm asking is why there is a "shared" tag ? – DinushanM Oct 18 '11 at 8:15
See also… – Pops Oct 18 '11 at 18:53
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The tag wiki of gives a pretty nice summary of which questions belong where:

Most questions that are unambiguously about programming problems specific to game development (as opposed to problems that happened to arise during game development but which may apply equally in most software) may be better suited for, a site based on the same technology as StackOverflow but dedicated to game development questions (not only programming, but art, design, audio, business, etc).

In other words: if it's a programming question that happens to occur while you're developing a game, then it belongs on SO. If it's specific to game development (i.e. a similar question will not come up in non-game development), then gamedev is more appropriate. If the question is about any aspect of game development except programming, then it clearly belongs to gamedev.

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