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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it possible to post .webm videos on the Blender Stack exchange?

I know how to make .gifs but they have no sounds. I also know how to make .webs which do have sound. Is it possible to attach a .webm on a post?
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Was the 'blender-2.8' tag created intentionally or should we remove it?

A blender-2.8 tag seems to have cropped up recently on the main site. As it seems to have been somewhat discussed that we won't have tags for different versions (or at least, there's no real consensus ...
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Silly question time: Indirect Blender questions?

I just posted THIS and it got flagged as not Blender related (which it kinda is indirectly ;P) I knew it would get flagged but there are some people that are only on this site that I highly respect ...
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Blender 2.8 is going Beta. What now?

Blender 2.8 is getting its Beta status today or tomorrow. Which means that we can expect the interface, workflows etc to be in their final form. Bug fixes, and bringing back of features that were lost ...
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How do I attach files in comments and sub-comments?

I can't find a way to attach files (specifically, .mkv or "FFmpeg" in blender) to my comments. I'm new to the site so it might actually be really obvious... Thanks, -Cobra
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I want to embed YouTube videos. What should I do?

I usually include a YouTube link when I post a question. But I want to embed YouTube videos. What should I do?
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GPU post maintenance

It's been a while since we made Enabling GPU rendering for Cycles?, and a few things have changed since then (opencl support has come a long way, but also has more than a few issues worth documenting)....
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Should we ask users to indicate what version of Blender they're using?

Given the changes in 2.8, should we ask the users, whether they are asking or answering, to indicate which version they are using, in order to make sure that the answers provided are correct? Or, ...
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Blender SE's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Create 'gltf' tag?

Similar to existing fbx and collada tags, would others be open to creating a 'gltf' tag? See https://www.khronos.org/gltf/ for ...
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A Selectively Helpful Community

I've been on this site for quite a while now, but there's something that keeps bugging me. This might sound a reminiscent of the reform of the whole StackOverflow site that happened a while back. It ...
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Need to tell blender developers to add different symbols in future updates

I am in need of letters which are not in the standard english alphabet. I personally am after the ancient Hebrew alphabet from the times new roman font file. I am not able to copy these letters from ...
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Spent 20 minutes trying to find out how that I should known not have asked about blender 2.8

I have a question about my Blender Stack Exchange post: How to do a simple smoke in 2.8 eevee I am glad it was taken down anyway because smoke does work 2.8 alpha. As incorrectly stated from a user. ...
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I see soo many questions, low views, and almost no answers

Title explains it. Weird, right?
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Blender Stack Exchange Dark Theme

The site is too bright when working in a dark room or at evening when switching from all the 3D software that all has dark UI. Is there a Dark Theme? If you have your own feel free to post it next to ...
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Revoking false close votes from multiple users

I recently viewed a question that I initially though was a duplicate of another question, so, I voted to close it as such. Anyway, I asked for clarification just in case it wasn't a duplicate. After ...
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Deleting answer by deleting content

https://blender.stackexchange.com/posts/115940/revisions Is that an acceptable way to delete your answer when you feel you overthought the problem?
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Blender 2.8 and Duplicate Questions

On the stack overflow blog it is said that "questions are merely the sand that produces the pearl." and "that you optimize for pearls, not sand". So with that context here is my question. The public ...
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kbd shortcuts and unwillingness to comply

Related to comments on How to move points proportionally to keep edge flow good? , which are getting out of hand and inappropriate to where they're occurring. I like helping people. However, I am ...
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Professional Way vs. Getting the image?

I just got into it with someone on BSE, and it lead me to a question about answers! I do not work in a game/vfx studio but I do get paid to use Blender. So I do not know all the techniques that ...
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what to do with Yes or No questions

Often (especially in the unanswered list) there seem to be question which are seemingly answered with a yes or no. I'm not talking about not answerable question, buts valid question which appear to ...
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Are questions about the Armory game engine on topic?

Armory works only within Blender, however it is a separate product. There is a version that is an add-on, presumably that's on topic. Then the full version is a separate product, but you can't use it ...
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Why my Question is Downvoted?

I'm a newly active member here in Blender SE Network. My Question - Rock PBR Texture Creation within Blender (Procedural) for export in game engines here as Got -3 Downvotes. As per the Guide to ...
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On topic: A question about how to design a 3D planet?

I would like to create a 3D model of a planet with rings, complete with sun, so that I can better visualize what the rings would look like at various times and locations on the planet. I have some ...
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Is it appropriate to promote your question by repeatedly posting links to it in comments of other answers?

I have recently noticed that a specific user has been trying to promote their unanswered question by finding similar questions to theirs and posting a link to their question in the comments on one of ...
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Game-engine question on hold because bug?

I've come across that question. It asks about a bug in the game-engine and was therefore put on hold, since it should be reported to the official bug tracker. Considering that the game engine won'...
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Should OP comments be added to question by non-OP?

I just reviewed a suggested edit and rejected it because it was essentially just pasting a comment into the question. It seemed to me that the person who suggested the edit is farming for easy rep ...
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Question put long or short preferred?

Would people rather read a question put in the simplest terms and ask for any more essential information in the comments, or am I more likely to get an answer if I add as many relevant details as ...
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Why are some names light blue in code markdown syntax highlighting?

What is the light blue syntax highlighting? On BSE in this answer, IntProperty, FloatProperty, EnumProperty, MyInt, MyFloat and ...
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Why is saying THANKS forbidden here?

Simple as that, WHY? I always put a 'Thanks in advance.' at the end of my question and after a while it always gets edited, some stuff get added and some removed, probably from a moderator, including ...
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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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Adding Tags Related to Answer

Is it appropriate to edit in tags to a question that relate exculsively to an answer (or the answer of the question? For example, I answered this question. It is properly tagged with cycles, ...
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Blender won't let me ask questions.

One day, when I was horrendously frustrated, I wrote a bad word on here because someone called me retarded. Then, I got blocked, and blender won't let me ask any questions for another 24 hours. This ...
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What is the problem with posting an image (or link) and asking “How do I do this?”

What is the problem with asking “How do I fix this?” "How do I do this in blender?" "why is this happening" or "Go to this link and tell me how to do it" ?
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New tag for fun challenges [duplicate]

This question What's the fastest and / or craziest way to model an arrow in Blender? made me wonder if we need a new tag - eg, ‘Challenge’ - to flag such questions to make them easier to follow ...
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Challenge tag: create a simple shape in as few clicks as possible

Haunt_House recently posted a very interesting question. It is set up similair to a code golf question, except for 3D models, as you might've guessed. He posted the desired outcome (a simple arrow), ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How do I send a message to a specific User

How do I send a message to a particular user for clarification of a specific post?
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Should we inform users about Multiple Vulnerabilities in Blender?

Sources: Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple Unpatched Vulnerabilities in Blender Identified Talos security advisory for Blender product (TALOS-2017-0451) Secondly, I'm not asking about discussion ...
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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 is the blender internal Vs regular posts?

I'm relatively new to blender. When asking a question on this forum, I noticed one of my post got edited with (blender-internal) in the tag, could someone explain this?
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What is the purpose of tag wiki excerpts?

The guide for writing tag wiki excerpts states: The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why a tag should be used on this site specifically. And the guide ...
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Old duplicate, poor problem description and no helpful answers

I wanted to ask a question on how to import colors (materials) from .stp files. A query brought up a similar question with answers (Want to import an STP file to blender with colors), that contains ...
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Removing the tag for which a question was dupehammered

I noticed @cegaton had closed this question as duplicate using his gold cycles tag. Just playing the "devil's advocate" I am in no way questioning @cegaton. Consider some hypothetical question, ...
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narrowing down terms of blend-exchange

Recently I read a comment here about very long-range licence regulations on blend-exchange. It states: You grant to blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-...
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Do you know of any trustworthy blender tutorial forums?

I was wondering if you know of a trustworthy blender tutorial forum, as in with tutorials that are up-to-date and idiot proof? I don't want to ask questions on Blender stack that are not acceptable ...
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Should we have a “Best Practice” tag?

Today I found that Graphic Design Stack Exchange has a best-practice tag. And while not so large in number, tagged with it are some pretty helpful and interesting ...
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Why there is no button for attaching a .blend directly in the editor? [duplicate]

I hope I won't be penalized that this is the question related to this site, not the Blender. My question why there is already no button in the post editor that would allow to attach a .blend file ...