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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Proposal for Rephrasing the Software Bug Close Reason

This has been bothering me for a while, and sitting on the back of my mind for quite some time. I'd like to discuss this with the rest of the community and my fellow moderators. There are a few things ...
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Should we have a tag for Node Tools(Geometry Nodes in Tool mode)?

I think this is a distinct topic. The contexts are different and use cases as well. I think there will be questions specific to Node Tools and a tag is appropriate. What do you think? Related ...
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What to do with all the links to pasteall?

I'm not a user of this site. I just happened to be doing some cross-site meta research in relation to Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers, and noticed that a ...
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Update the game-engine tag

I would like to open an... Open... Discussion... Damnit I said that twice! We often get questions about third party engines, some based on Blender like Armory/UPBGE, some completely unrelated like ...
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How to upload a blend file on BSE - good practices and advice

There are multiple topics asking where, and answer giving websites such as Blend-Exchange, but not much guidance on how to do it, what to include, ... Thing is, while for most questions it's just a ...
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How to Convert a point Cloud to a Mesh

This is a Duplicate How can I convert a complex point cloud to mesh? by Harry McKenzie This is a showcase of a Point Cloud turned into a Mesh. This is not the Solution, which i'm not willing to ...
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Do these challenge like things still exist?

So basically I stumbled upon this post: What's the fastest and / or craziest way to model an arrow in Blender? Also this one: What's the fastest / most fun way to create a fork in Blender? Now ...
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Concerning third-party addons and question closing

I myself and other people have voted to close topics (such as this one or that one) for being about how to use a third-party addon for Blender. Yet sometimes we still do answer such questions to our ...
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Why do people edit, but not leave comments?

I have seen some people edit posts but not leave a comment where necessary. For example; a newcomer on this site might have asked a question which contains a lot of grammatical error. But this ...
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List of posts containing AI-generated text

In the recent discussions about AI: Should posts generated with the help of AI be marked as AI-generated content? How to warn users about AI generated content? I use an argument, that I have yet to ...
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How to warn users about AI generated content?

While it seems still undetermined if AI-generated posts on BSE are outright banned, should be marked as such or no action is needed: Should posts generated with the help of AI be marked as AI-...
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We're turning 10 this year. Happy birthday to all!

Posted a few days too late but, Blender Stack Exchange just turned 10 years old seven days ago. May 22 2013, the date of the earliest question ever posted on Blender stack exchange. A question about ...
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Blender Stack Exchange now requires all users to be registered before posting

This is not really a question, more of community announcement. Due to the recent spam wave that is currently affecting several sites of the Stack Exchange network, we decided to request that as of ...
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New tag for Simulation-nodes?

Now that Simulation Nodes are here. Should we create a new tag called simulation-nodes like we have for geometry-nodes?
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Should posts generated with the help of AI be marked as AI-generated content?

As a moderator (and user) of this platform, I increasingly recognize a disturbing development that makes me think about what actions should be taken in order not to reduce the credibility and quality ...
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Upload images in comments [duplicate]

How do I upload an image from desktop to this site to reply on a comment? Can someone share the steps and share the necessary links?
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Should fixing AI generated Python scripts be off-topic?

Should questions like this be off-topic? I think this is not really a suitable type of a question for Stack Exchange. It seems to me that the idea of Stack Exchange is to share knowledge, but in a ...
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What means bold in the achievement button?

For the first time, I see this: For which reason "blender axis to angle" is in bold? What does it mean?
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Can you delete a Blend Exchange file after is has been uploaded?

I might have a question I would like to ask on blender stack exchange but I feel to get the best answer it would be beneficial to upload my blend file in its entirety. This question could be ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is it possible to give away ALL reputation points as bounties to other users?

...of course bounties are welcome, but does it possibly contradict any stackexchange rule I'm not aware of to give away ALL my reputation points to other users over time in the form of bounties? I don'...
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How to solve the problem of dead links to external clouds (blend files)?

I'm beginning to realize that it's quite inconvenient when a (blend) file related to a question or answer is lost over time because it's no longer available. External links that are outdated can be ...
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Should I flag comments as no longer needed for fulfilled requests?

I noticed there is a flag No longer needed Should comments that request something like: please provide the blend file be removed after they have been fulfilled with a comment like: i have added ...
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Asked a question; actual answer was combination of two answers with some extra info

I asked a question. Two people answered, and each provided half of the correct answer with a tiny bit that was missing. I have no idea how best to select the "correct" answer. I am totally ...
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How can I ask this question in Blender Stack Exchange, without it being closed due to being opinion based?

The following is the question I recently posted on Blender Stack Exchange, but it was closed because it was opinion based: What is the standard technical workflow for high quality short films? What ...
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Animated gifs of Blender [duplicate]

I see a lot of questions and answers posted here with animated gifs of various sections of the viewport attached to them. Can anyone tell me how this is done? Does it involve a 3rd party application ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Blender has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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Editing questions that include the tag in the title?

Is it wise to edit the title of questions if they include the (only) relevant tag? Geometry nodes. How to Separate mesh islands by the largest island? Arc Between Edge Endpoints Using Geometry Nodes ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Blender Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, 2022-...
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Should the tag [geometry-nodes-fields] be a synonym of [geometry-nodes]?

Duarte Farrajota Ramos made an interesting suggestion in a post that is worth discussing: "I think geometry-nodes-fields tag should be removed and made a synonym of geometry-nodes. I don't think ...
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Moderator election 2022 interest check

UPDATE: After discussion with the moderation team, the Community Management Team has went ahead and scheduled an election to start question collection on October 31, and nominations on November 7. ...
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What's the tag [project] for?

I was reading a question and noticed it was tagged with project. Looking further I see 65 questions tagged with it, 28 unanswered. There's no description for this tag, but it seems to be used mainly ...
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What should the "MathJax help" link (on the Editing Help page) point to?

MathJax is a JavaScript library that displays mathematical notation in web browsers, using MathML, LaTeX, to display "pretty" math notation, useful when describing complex constraints, ...
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Do I need to create a new account for all stackexchange sites?

I want to post some questions to stackexchange/webapps. I was requested to create a new account, which I did with the same email address I use for blender stack exchange. Do I need to create a new ...
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Why was my Question About Dithering Closed?

I asked a question called How do you Render With Foyd-Steinberg Dithering in Blender?, and the question was closed. Why was the question closed? How can I fix the question?
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Is it okay to transfer reputation to another account using bounties?

Let's say I have a new Email adress and make a new Stackexchange account using it. My old account would then be obselete but all my reputatuin is still on my old account. Would it be allowed to use ...
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Suggestion for new node name formatting guidelines

Once upon a time, there were no nodes, the world was still simple then. There were main menus, context menus, input fields, keyboard shortcuts, etc. and the highest of feelings were a few lines of ...
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Question misconception on stackexchange

Unfortunately , staff on blender.stackexchange act like they're robots and won't read the peoples question and close them immediately. I don't know what is this unlikely and unfriendly action means, I ...
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I wanna upload Blender screenshot videos here. What are the best open source screen capture programs for Windows 11? [duplicate]

I wanna upload Blender screenshot videos here. What are the best open source screen capture programs for Windows 11? Is a GIF recorder good?
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Why are bots surfacing lots of old questions so that they show up in Active? Should they?

In the Active questions list (which is the default view when going to the top level blender.stackexchange.com site) there appear to have been recently a lot of old questions, by which I mean they were ...
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How to deal with questions that need more information that in the question proposed as a duplicate

This question was closed as a duplicate of this question. Although the questions share the last part of the answer, answering the newer question requires information that is not in the original answer....
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What should we do with outdated answers?

Sometimes we have outdated answers like this one: How to unattach an object and reattach it somewhere else in an animation? There is no information about disable and keep transform for example, ...
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What Animation FIle Types Should Be Used in Questions/Answers?

I'm sure this has to be a duplicate, but I haven't been able to find where it's answered -- a link to the existing answer would be appreciated! For still images I've used jpgs for all my questions and ...
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Why? Is this the norm for new people?

I am pretty new to all this forum stuff and was in hope I would find some answers to my questions. The 1st question I asked was closed after 2 responses, doesn't seem like that good of a forum to me. ...
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Where should this question go?

I asked a question about downloading Blender open movies - and explain in the question why I need to download them instead of just watching them online. I have an answer, which I haven't checked out ...
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Thanks And Hi's

I was going through some old files and found this: https://stackoverflow.blog/2018/04/26/stack-overflow-isnt-very-welcoming-its-time-for-that-to-change/. I think that is from 2018 or 19. From my ...
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Meaning of comment at end of page

I just got a notice of activity on a question of mine that's been closed. At the bottom of the page, I see this: ...
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Set comment as answer

In this picture Robin Betts has the answer of my question, but how do I set this as the answer. I don't see any controls to upvote or the check-mark, the only thing I can do is add a comment..
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