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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. $\endgroup$ – A Wild RolandiXor Feb 20 '15 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.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 [edit] 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 [edit] 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 [edit] 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 [edit] 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 [edit] 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 [edit]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 [edit] 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 
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organize things if you deal with one issue at the time. To understand 
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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). 
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[what does it mean when an answer is accepted?](https://blender.
stackexchange.com/help/accepted-answer)

Or

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solution for your problem please write it on the 
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[what does it mean when an answer is accepted?](https://blender.stackexchange.com/help/accepted-answer)

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 
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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 
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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

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Answer my own question

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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 [edit] 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 [edit] 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

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Please copy, or type, the text into the question. Please reserve the 
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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).
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  • $\begingroup$ Filedropper does expire, and quicker then pastall. Pastall is 5 months, file dropper is 30 days with no downloads. $\endgroup$ – David Feb 20 '15 at 0:20
  • $\begingroup$ @David Quick, alternative? $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms Feb 20 '15 at 0:22
  • $\begingroup$ meta.blender.stackexchange.com/a/611/2217 $\endgroup$ – David Feb 20 '15 at 0:23
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    $\begingroup$ 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 $\endgroup$ – Moog Oct 18 '19 at 18:31
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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. $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms Feb 20 '15 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ Do let me know what you've decided :)! $\endgroup$ – A Wild RolandiXor Feb 25 '15 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ I did try it out, but the userscript kept on rejecting the jsonp file I made $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms Feb 25 '15 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ Your file likely had a sytnax error. $\endgroup$ – A Wild RolandiXor Feb 25 '15 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ See here: github.com/GiantCowFilms/BlenderSE-ProFormaComments $\endgroup$ – GiantCowFilms Feb 25 '15 at 20:45

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