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Way to accept multiple answers, or designate answer as valuable and distinct alternative to accepted answer

Sometimes I notice that there are multiple ways to address a problem or model a complex shape that have their own advantages and disadvantages. For instance, when modeling a corkscrew, there might be ...
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How do I subscribe to, follow or save questions?

I'd like to do something like "+1" or just "subscribe" to certain questions. Can't find a button for it. By the way the next obstacle is posting itself: System says I have to wait for 40 minutes. ...
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Why is this answer considered a proper answer without solving the question, even partially?

I wonder, why is the answer given to my question here from dr. Sybren a valid answer? I flagged the answer but it has not been removed. I argue that this is not proper way of answering a question. I ...
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Favorite BSE post of the year - 2017

Well the winter bash is almost over and the hats are nearly gone, that means the year is close to its end and it's time to look back. What was your favorite post from BSE this year? Question or answer,...
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What am I told I need at least 10 reputation to post more than 2 links. Yet I have - 67 Points -

As you can see I have well over 10 reputation.... Yet ONLY when I try to post more than 2 pictures I get the following messages upon submission of my answers... AND this is at the bottom of the page. ...
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Dealing with dead manual links

I have noticed that there are quite a few links to Blender documentation that have gone down since the Manual URL was changed recently. Since this change, it seems that some of the older ...
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Answer or comments and search engine impact?

Some questions can be rapidly (and efficiently) answered using the comments only. But is doing that (instead of providing an answer in the answers part) influences the search engine later? The idea ...
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Add feature for high reputation users to manually mark as answer?

I've noticed for a while that sometimes someone will answer a new person's question, but that person will forget to mark it as answered, even if they are reminded to. I have a feeling this happens ...
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I think sometimes some answers are disappearing, is it really so? why?

Sometimes it happens that I see some answer to a post and later it is no more. eg: this one recently I want to rotate a parent object and see how far a certain vertex of the child object has moved I ...
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Answering OP's situation vs. actual question?

We get a fair number of questions here that are something like this: How to do X While trying to create/do Y I tried doing X and couldn't figure out how to do it. I tried various ways ...
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Where to upload files other than .blend files and images?

Let's say I want to upload my blend file but due to it being linked to other blend files I have to upload the linked blend files too. blend-exchange doesn't let you upload more than one file at a time ...
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How subjective may be an answer?

This situation may happen. The context : ok I see your question but also I see where you are going and the question is not the point... the point is : take another approach (many beginer questions). ...
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Additional Reputation for Upvoted Questions

It just occurred to me that questions that are upvoted more than others are often harder to answer. Therefore, perhaps, a user who provides an accepted answer should get +1, +2, or some other small ...
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Downvote Flagging

I am a user of BSE and very interested in Blender (#1 this week; yay). However, I have never asked a question on META, so bear with me. A Quick Intro to my Situation I just recently passed 1000 rep, ...
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Question Template for better question structures

We are often faced with questions that are incomplete or unclear. There are alot of prerequisites for solving those issues. Should we not include a simple template so that individuals who ask ...
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What should I flag link-only answers as?

When voting to delete an answer in the review queue there is an option link only (and not spam) However, there is no such option when actually flagging answers. When flagging link-only answers I ...
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What is the process for creating gifs for questions and answers?

We now have over 1600 posts with gifs in them, gifs are very popular and useful; however it seems that they can be hard to create. I have read placing .gifs in text and How to post gifs on this site?, ...
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Can I give my reputation to other users?

Does Blenderstack (and other stacks) allow to give some amount of my reputation (not limited to 15 points, but unlimited like in bounties) to other people who answer my question to thank them? Example:...
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Is there an issue posting your own for-sale add-on as an answer?

I have recently created an add-on, which is for sale on the Blender Market, that I think answers a question by a user on the main part of site. (A question that doesn't yet have an accepted answer). ...
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Pause, resume and rewind GIF animations

Sometimes a GIF animation posted to illustrate an answer is too long. It would be convenient to pause, resume and rewind the animation. In other words, to have playback functionality for GIF ...
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Enable MathJaX syntax

Can the MathJax syntax be turned on for blender.stackexchange.com? There are many instances where math is used in 3D and in blender. Further there are several instances where existing answers would ...
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How to deal with dead links

Looking through old questions I have com across many dead links. There seams to me no real consensus across the SE network as to what should be done with dead links. I have read many questions (1,2,3) ...
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Add contests on blender exchange

In light of our recent event aiming to improve our answer ratio. I think it would be a good idea to consider adding contests to blender.stackexchange.com. The stackexchange site Code golf has a 9.5 ...
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Where to see the reason for deleted answer?

I've asked a question and I've received an answer, but then the author deleted the answer. Can I see the reason for deletion?
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How to add the boxes around the keyboard buttons?

When I posted an answer for someones question: https://blender.stackexchange.com/posts/16530/revisions It got edited and these key box's were added. They look nifty, but because I'm new, I don't ...
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Answering questions and adding screenshots later

I often check the site and see questions that I can answer while I am on the go on my mobile device. But I (obviously) don't have blender on my tablet, so I can't add any screenshots. Usually I ...
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Shouold picture resources be added to our “Resources for Blender” question

I think seeing as there is a great deal of overlap between textures and pictures, another category should be added to this answer. Something where free stock photos sites can be put. Sites such as ...
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any way to view a deleted answer?

I made a question yesterday, and someone did answer something, I remember i asked for more information in the comments, but today I checked again and the user deleted the answer. Wich makes me feel ...
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Overuse of images in answers

Some answers are including images just to show a menu-item. eg: original post I'm concerned that doing this too much makes posts harder to update (if blender changes), where: ...
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When should a question or answer marked as community wiki?

What is the purpose of the community wiki flag, and is the criteria on marking a question as CW different to an answer? Searching all Wiki answers shows that some have one edited answer others have ...
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Command line arguments (short/long), preference?

When answering questions about command line arguments, should we prefer long/short command line arguments? Short example: ...
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How are Tags read?

If a question is asked, and a certain (what might be relevant) 'tag' is not added, does it mean that answers, relative to that missing 'tag', will be excluded (as being 'beyond the scope of the ...
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Time restriction before accepting answer

Is there a way for the site to enforce a minimal time limit before the question is allowed to be marked as 'accepted'? This should give more people a time to answer, and increase the quality of the ...
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New Users and Answers that should be comments

I have seen some answers that really should be comments, but the users who posted them do not have enough reputation (50) to comment on someone else's post. What should we do with these kind of ...
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Regarding questions and answers as tutorials

Since I proposed the list of possible topics that should be off-topic, it seems it has been well received and people are working with it. However, there have been several discussions in chat, numerous ...