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I often find myself writing the same comments over an over again, each time getting more brisk and less helpful. I thought it would be good to have a selection of pre-canned comments to pull from...

Feel free to add anything that find yourself using agian and again

This post is also an opportunity to tweak comments

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  • $\begingroup$ There is a user script that make this even easier. I will link to the AU meta question about it. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 17:41

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Please edit the question

Note that most new users are not aware of the edit link to modify a post. So telling them add information is not enough, and they will use comments to clarify.

Writing the word edit between brackets [ ], like this: [ edit ] (without the spaces), will create a link users can use to edit their posts.

It is unclear what you are asking. Please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your question (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) and add more information on how you set up your project. [Add images](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491) that might help us understand your scene and settings. See [How to upload an image to a post?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491). Consider sharing your .blend file so that others can inspect it. You can upload it at https://blend-exchange.com/ and then paste the resulting link as part of your question.

Lack of details

General

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New Users

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Edit instead of using comments.

Instead of comments, please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your question (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) to add information to your post.

or

Instead of adding comments, please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your question (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) and add more information on how you set up your project. [Add images](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491) that might help us understand your scene and settings. See [How to add an image to a post](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491)

Please post more information

This comes in a few variations: add a .blend, screenshots or more information

Post a .blend:

Consider sharing your .blend file (with the images used as textures [packed into the file](https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/82965/1853)) so that others can inspect it. You can upload it at https://blend-exchange.com/ and then **paste the resulting link** as part of your original question.

Not enough information variant

Could you please post a .blend file using a service like [blend-exchange](https://blend-exchange.com/), as it stands there is not enough information in your question for anyone to find out what the problem is or find a solution. Thanks!

Difficult setup variant

Could you please post a .blend file using a service like [blend-exchange](https://blend-exchange.com/)? The current situation described in your question is difficult and/or time consuming to setup. By posting a .blend you can make it much easier for us to find a solution to your issue.

Add Images

Please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your post (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) and upload images that show your current setup and illustrate the problem.See [How to upload an image to a post?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491)

Pictures only, but not enough information in the text

While files, images, and external links may be helpful additions to questions they should not remain the only way to obtain information about your issue. Don't make understanding your question rely on downloading a file or visiting an external site. Use the builtin tools to [upload images](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491) or [gifs](https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/963), besides thoroughly explaining the problem in written form so it can be searched for and indexed thus helping future users find it.

Make images visible as part of the question and not as links.

Please use the [built in tools](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491) to add images to your question. Use an image editor, or online optimizer, if you must resize an image. You can help those who would answer your question if all the information is displayed as part of the question and not as links.

or

Please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your post (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) and use the tools from this site to upload images so that they are displayed as part of your question. See: [How to upload an image to a post?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491)

or

You have better chances of getting a answers if all of the information is visible in this page, instead of asking users to visit links just to understand your question. Please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your question (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) and use the tools on the site to upload images directly. See: [How to upload an image to a post?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491).

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or

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or

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or

You have better chances of getting a answers if all of the information is visible in this page, instead of asking users go through links just to understand what you want to do. Please use the [edit] link at the bottom of your post (https://i.sstatic.net/vHwEx.png) and use the tools from this site to upload images so that they are displayed as part of your question. See [How to upload an image to a post?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491)

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    – David
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 0:20
  • $\begingroup$ @David Quick, alternative? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ meta.blender.stackexchange.com/a/611/2217 $\endgroup$
    – David
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 0:23
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We can get some of ours from here: http://meta.askubuntu.com/q/1323/1992

There is a github repo for these comments too. If someone is willing, we could have our own (just need to fork the original).

If no one is able to maintain it, then I'll pitch in there.

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    $\begingroup$ Interesting idea... I'll take a look when I have a moment... I'd be willing to look after it, if I like the idea. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ Do let me know what you've decided :)! $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 25, 2015 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ I did try it out, but the userscript kept on rejecting the jsonp file I made $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 25, 2015 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ Your file likely had a sytnax error. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 25, 2015 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ See here: github.com/GiantCowFilms/BlenderSE-ProFormaComments $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 25, 2015 at 20:45
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