# Pre-canned comments to help users?

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

• There is a user script that make this even easier. I will link to the AU meta question about it. Feb 20 '15 at 17:41

# 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  link at the
bottom of your question (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.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 http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/ and then
paste the resulting link as part of your question.


## Lack of details

Hello and welcome. As it stands this question is not answerable at the
moment for lack of essential details to understand the issue. Remember
only you have access to your scene, only you know your exact setup,
settings and what steps you took to arrive where your are now. Please
describe in detail what your issue is, possibly supported by some
[accompanying screenshots](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491)
with the  button under the question.
Editing will automatically put it up for review so it can be reopened.


# Edit instead of using comments.

Instead of comments, please use the  link at the bottom of your
question (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.png) to add information to
your post.


Or

Instead of adding comments, please use the  link at the bottom
of your question (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.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
http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.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](http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.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](http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.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  link at the bottom of your post
(https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.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  link at the bottom of your post (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.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 link at the bottom
of your question (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.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).


# One question per post

Please ask only one question per post. Use the  link at the
bottom of your text (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.png) and delete
one of the questions. Then ask the second one (and any other questions)
as a separate post. One question per post is how this site works. Thanks.


# Too Broad.

As it stands this question is too broad. Try to focus the question
into a single specific issue. Break up different questions into
different posts. You can ask many questions, but it is easier to
organize things if you deal with one issue at the time. To understand
how to make better use of this site please take the [tour] and read
[How do I ask a good question](https://blender.stackexchange.com /help/how-to-ask)
and [What types of questions should I avoid asking?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask)


# How do I do this?

Please make an effort to describe what you want as part of the title.
Read: [What is the problem with posting an image (or link) and asking
“How do I do this?”](https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2449)


# Solved

Please do not add "solved" as part of the title. Mark the answer that
helped you as accepted instead (https://i.stack.imgur.com/qBQh7.png).
Please take the [tour] to understand how the site works. Read also:
[what does it mean when an answer is accepted?](https://blender.
stackexchange.com/help/accepted-answer)


Or

Please don't write *solved* as part of the title. If you found a
solution for your problem please write it on the
answers section and mark it as accepted there. Read:
[what does it mean when an answer is accepted?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/accepted-answer)


# Question title is a general topic

Hi. Please make the title of your question specific to the problem you are
having and not just the general topic, see:
[How do I ask a good question?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask). Thanks.


# Accept the answer / "Thank you" answer

Sometimes users say thanks, but because they don't understand the site, they don't accept the answer. These comments are Only for that situation

If the answer solved your problem, could you please mark
it as accepted [using the third button on the upper left
hand corner](http://i.stack.imgur.com/E3ZSW.png)? Feel
free to use the one on the top too. This helps others know
that the question has been answered sufficiently, and gives
the user who answered some more reputation.


or

Please don't add „thank you” as an answer. SE is no forum
rather a question-answer-site. So please don't be upset when your
answer will get deleted since it does not add any value to the
Q&A. Instead, in this case, please consider to [accept the given
answer](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers).
Additionally, once you have [sufficient reputation](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation), you
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# Opinions/Critique

This site works best for focused questions and answers and is not
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section, particularly [How do I ask a good question?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask)
and [What types of questions should I avoid asking?]https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask)


# Not an answer/Me too/ Additional questions asked in the answers section.

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question and many possible answers to it. If your post is not an
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question using the [**Ask Question**](https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/ask)
box at the top right of the page. Take the [tour]to understand how to
make better use of this site.


## Edit the question don't use the answers section to clarify

Hi! This site is not like a traditional forum, it is a question and
answers site. The pages are divided in two main sections: a single
question and many possible answers to it. If your post is not an
answer, but an additional information to the question, what you need
to do is edit the question. There is an edit link at the bottom of the
original post. Use it. And please take the [tour] to understand how to
make better use of this site.


# Link-only answer

Hi. Link-only answers are discouraged, if the link goes down so
does the answer. Please help us making this site a real
knowledgebase and add all relevant steps to your answer. Thanks.


# Duplicated post

Please don't ask the same question many times. If you are not getting
answers, or the answers don’t help, then edit your original post with
more information and detailing what you have tried that is not
working. Read: [What should I do if no one answers my question?]
(https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/no-one-answers)


# Answer my own question

If you found a solution, please write it on the answers section so
that other users with a similar question can learn from your
experience. Read:
[Can I answer my own question?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/self-answer)


# Questions that depend on users downloading a file or linked images.

Please don't make your questions depend exclusively on others
downloading the file, or reading links, just to understanding the
issue. Please use the  option at the bottom of your question
(https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.png) and add more information on how
you set up your project.
[Add images](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75491)
that might help others understand your scene and settings.


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  link at
the bottom of your post (https://i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.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)


# Code as images

**DO NOT post images of code, data, error messages, etc.**
Please copy, or type, the text into the question. Please reserve the
use of images for diagrams or demonstrating rendering bugs, things
that are impossible to describe accurately via text. For more
information please see the Meta FAQ entry
[Why not upload images of code/errors when asking a question?](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/285557)


# Bug report

Hi. If you found a bug please report it to the official bug
tracker. In Blender, Help > Report a Bug. Also read:
[Best place to put bug reports?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/173685)


# OVERZEALOUS USE OF ALL CAPITALS IN QUESTION OR TITLE

Please don't write in all caps, it is the online equivalent of shouting,
is [harder to read](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_caps#Readability)
and is [considered rude](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_caps#Computing).

• Filedropper does expire, and quicker then pastall. Pastall is 5 months, file dropper is 30 days with no downloads. Feb 20 '15 at 0:20
• @David Quick, alternative? Feb 20 '15 at 0:22
• meta.blender.stackexchange.com/a/611/2217 Feb 20 '15 at 0:23
• It would be great if the more general of these were added to [ask] so that users are aware before the fact instead of folks having to post such comments. There's a growing trend for people not putting effort into their questions on Blender
– Moog
Oct 18 '19 at 18:31

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.

• 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. Feb 20 '15 at 19:50
• Do let me know what you've decided :)! Feb 25 '15 at 20:13
• I did try it out, but the userscript kept on rejecting the jsonp file I made Feb 25 '15 at 20:22
• Your file likely had a sytnax error. Feb 25 '15 at 20:30
• Feb 25 '15 at 20:45