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What questions should be definitely off-topic?

Obviously questions not about Blender would be off-topic but what should be the general yardstick for off-topicness? Update: Since the site has moderators now and we can better address on/off-...
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Beginner's Reference

Update: Since this post is less likely to be seen by visitors to the site and is technically not what meta is for (we were working on the kinks at the time), there is now a community maintained wiki ...
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What would be wrong with tutorials as long as they describe a reusable workflow?

First bullet point in What questions should be definitely off-topic? is : Requests for tutorials Can anyone show me how to model/rig/animate X? Can anyone make a tutorial on doing X? although I ...
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What should our custom off-topic close reasons be?

Custom close reasons have been live for a while now. We currently have 2 of the (3) given in use but a recent surge in questions being closed has prompted the need for a few more that are more ...
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General 3D Graphics

After seeing How can we ensure Blender.SE doesn't share 3DGraphics.SE's fate? Are questions regarding general, or theoretic, 3D concepts on-topic? e.g. Best lighting for a specific set How ...
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Where should we draw the line between an answer and a full-blown tutorial?

when I came to Blender Stackexchange three months ago I realized quite fast that I could provide more answers than I had questions and providing those answers developed into a new hobby quite fast. ...
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What constitutes an "expert" question, and what quantifies being an expert?

I (and many other long time Blender users) may get accused of not asking expert questions, or not doing enough research, because we simply don't know that Blender can for example, make your tea in the ...
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My question "The Blender add-on Render:POVray has a warning that 'this script is RC/... what does this mean?" was closed as off topic... Why?

I have admittedly revised the question, several times, in order to comply with the requirements of "non meta" blender stack-exchange. At first I had a request for opinion, I removed. Then I was ...
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Should we allow general workflow questions that don't directly relate to blender?

Should questions about general 3D workflow that don't specifically relate to blender be allowed? For example questions where the OP does not use blender: e.g. How to fix a 6 point vertex
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Asking questions concerning people's opinion

Have been trawling the net trying to find decent tutorials for various parts of blender and was wondering if it is acceptable to ask on this site. I know this concerns people's opinions but was ...
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Where does one draw the line?

When a user posts a question about performing some certain tasks, one of the reasons that the question can be closed states, in part: This question appears to be off-topic because it requires step-...