I'm constantly seeing the tag (somewhat understandably) misused for questions about the way blender handles things internally. E.g. like this.

Should we rename this tag to avoid confusion? Or would this only create more confusion?

  • $\begingroup$ Rename it to what? $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Apr 10 '15 at 12:06
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe blender-render? I really prefer to call it blender internal though, as it seems everyone else says BI or blender internal render.. Perhaps internal-render? idk $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Apr 10 '15 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ Can you list at least half a dozen questions that occurred within this or last month? If not, I don't see it as a huge deal for the most part. We do have a disclaimer on it that it's to be used for the engine only but I guess people don't read. blender-render or internal-render could work as well since that's what it's labelled. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Apr 11 '15 at 0:46
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR I tried to find more examples but it's not the easiest thing to search for.. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Apr 11 '15 at 1:00
  • $\begingroup$ Same but it's better to stamp out minor quirks like this as it is a fairly popular tag. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Apr 11 '15 at 1:03
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR now having a tag "blender-render" may lead to yet more miss use. Anything that gets rendered with blender, regardless of the render engine, could foreseeably be tagged "blender-render" (by the same type of people that missed used "blender-internal"). $\endgroup$ – David Apr 11 '15 at 20:03
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    $\begingroup$ @David Let's watch it for a while and see. I was for blender-internal-render but I think that's too long. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Apr 11 '15 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR agreed, on both points. $\endgroup$ – David Apr 11 '15 at 20:10

I agree it is misleading to an extent. is a good rename/synonym since that's what it is labelled inside Blender. I went ahead and merged these and also added as a synonym as well. This should no doubt prevent any future accidental use.


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