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Reccomend including a .blend file in a new question

Mighty admins of Blender Meta, Would it be possible to add a short text, suggesting to include a .blend file in a new question? It could make answers more relevant and specific. Just something ...
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Questions lacking research

There are increasing numbers of questions that are "How do I do this" + picture. The basic rules of [SE] are that questions should be focused, show some research and are basically non-forum type begs ...
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Is there a site for getting help with learning to use Blender?

I have a question about my Blender Stack Exchange post: Is there any instructional/tutorial articles or videos for face mocap? I had the impression that's what this site was for, but when I asked a ...
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Merge [loop] and [looping] or make them more specific?

I noticed that there are two confusing tags: loop and looping and the latter has around twice the amount of questions. It seems that both are used for questions on looping animations, code ...
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The moderators of Blender Stack Exchange are on strike

In direct response to the disorderly firing of Monica Cellio and the increasing distrust in SE policies and tone shift towards the community as a whole, all the mods of BSE have recorded themselves as ...
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What's the difference between Stackechange blender and blender artistes

What are the differences between them and in which way should we use each?
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Combine prism topics into the caustics tag?

Does anyone see reasons for or against the caustics tag including prism topics? Caustics are not explicitly prism-rendering, but caustics are often prismatic in ...
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how do I answer a question which looks to have been removed as 'ambiguous' (How can you render Eevee animations quicker was the original question)

I could not answer this question: as it had been deemed 'ambiguous', So I had to comment...(I would disagree that it's an ambiguous question, as I can answer it). So this is in the hope of reaching ...
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Answer using stable or master?

Taking into account that Blender release cycle will be pretty fast from 2.80 up, is it ok to answer using features available in master branch? Pros: Answers could be simpler They can be future ...
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Should questions that need a new answer for 2.8 be flagged somehow?

I came across an answer that would have worked for my question, except the new layout in 2.8 has moved that item and so the answer was useless. I could ask a new question - but then, people who google ...
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how can newly joined members to blender sa correct serious mistakes they find

Moving the 'center of the object' to the actual center... this is not a duplicate. the answer provided (alt g) accurately answers a distinct question to what is asked in the purported "...
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How to distinghish 2.8 question (and the corresponding rendering settings)?

What can we do to understand the subject when the question can be 2.8 (or not) and can be Eevee (or Cycles)? I think all is said, except that the OP rarely (never) indicate this context. Previously ...
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Allow questions that are potentially bugs in Blender

I've recently witnessed that question regarding potential bugs are put on hold, since they are among the questions consider off-topic. I'd like you to reconsider this for the following reasons. ...
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How to record and upload animated screen shot [duplicate]

A lot of posts and answers on blender.stackexchange have nifty animated screen captures to show where/how to select various options, or to show "live" examples of problems one is facing in blender. ...
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replies to thread box very restricted

one can write a question and have paragraphs etc, add images. reply to a reply and hit enter for a paragraph and the typing gets posted ! small little box to type in. also I have to wait 40 mins it ...
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Questions that just get Closed

I find it common that people ask for ideas for their project. If they ask it on Blender.stackexchange, they get closed for being "to broad" or "off topic". Then there are times when people ask for ...
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A meta dissertation on Conduct with new users

I came across this post yesterday and it bothered me enough to bring this to meta. First take a look at how the question looked originally. Granted it was a lousy question. There were many problems ...
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Should I delete my question?

I posted this question: Automatic Weights not recalculating after moving Bone While I think it's a valid question, it is kind of a duplicate. I just realized that this behavior is happening because ...
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How to mark question as solved?

they told me to mark the post as solved .. so i did that in the title.. seems not to be allowed.. but i asked and don't get an answer.. maybe help beginners by answering would be a nice feature. Can't ...
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Question(s) about asking Questions

I just need some clarification about links when we ask questions. Here is how I understand it at the moment. 1) We need to use 3rd party image websites such as Imgur.com to host pictures we need to ...
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Change BSE's site description and intro section

BSE is the featured site today (yay!) That got me thinking about our site description. Why do we have the "Who use blender to create X"? Why do we care what people are creating? As long as there is a ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Blender's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering,...
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2019 Moderator Election results (unofficial)

The official 2019 Community Moderator Election Results Here is the result of running the ballot file in openSVT using the Meek SVT method: Loading ballots from file blender-stackexchange-com-2019-...
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Compatibility Tag

I added the compatibility tag for "Blender's computer requirements". There is a comment to close vote this question which states: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about ...
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Could we brush up the Help Center, please?

As I said before, some (many) points in the Help Center are quite vague and were probably written for Stack Exchange in general. With all the new users pouring in due to Blender 2.80 Beta and the ...
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Tag creation suggestion

I'd like to ask a question about teaching Blender but can't find a suitable tag. Could we have something like learning, training, or any other that would seem relevant to the tag creator (I don't have ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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Is there a newbie forum?

Is there a forum for complete newbies like myself, where we can ask the really ignorant questions, like how to paint the surface of an object or make objects move together as one etc? I just started ...
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2019 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 is scheduled for an election next week, April 15th 2019.In ...
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How do I upload a question with a moving gif image? [duplicate]

How do I upload a question with a moving gif image? It is inconvenient to have to link only the video of YouTube every time.
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Editing - what's the purpose, where is the limit?

Yesterday I posted an answer to some topic, and someone edited it. Usually, I'm okay with that, sometimes it happens that I write things wrong or destroyed some markdown tags. And as for myself, I did ...
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Why I don't get an answer?

I have my two questions pending, don't know why no one is answering. Only comments don't lead to any conclusion! Reading comments and checking if it is right or not and at the end there's no answer, ...
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Dubious 'You have reached your question limit' ban leads to counterproductive user behavior

My last two questions were not well accepted, and now I have this ban. But I am trying to make a living out of video editing among other things, so getting my questions answered on time is above any ...
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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?