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Suggestion: Tend towards Merge instead of Close As Duplicate

I'll make it quick. Problems: Correct documentation for Blender is a moving target, moreso nowadays. It is desirable for old answers to get updated to reflect the new UI, new parameter names, etc. ...
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Why is this website designed so horribly? [closed]

I could literally go on for days about the problems with this specific forum website and its inability to provide even a modicum of helpful answers, so instead of being specific lets be general. Why ...
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How to deal with the “AMD breaks Blender” questions?

You've probably noticed the huge influx of questions, where (often very new) users encounter glitches in Blender (maybe?) caused by the AMD driver issues. The problem with these questions is that ...
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Do we want specific tags for GPU types?

I noticed that there is now a amd tag presumably due to the influx of driver issues and problems users are coming to the site asking for help with. A few years ago, we had a similar problem with ...
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Questions related to rigging

Most Questions related to rigging are too personal and mostly falls into private session like helps. how do approach these?
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question closed unfairly

The question is this and the reason for closing is I’m voting to close this question because it is not about Blender , but it is a question about blender data, blender is explicitly referenced: The ...
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Approve/reject edits on scripts

When I am reviewing posts for suggested edits, I frequently see edits which are attempting to edit scripts which other users have posted either as part of their question, or as an answer. Should ...
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Should We Have a [workbench-render-engine] Tag?

We currently have a tag for cycles-render-engine , eevee-render-engine and blender-internal-render-engine but not an active tag for workbench-render-engine I created the tag on an edit to a question ...
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Need help finding my deleted question which had a link to a helpful question/answer

This needs to go on meta I think but as I don't have enough rep for that I'm just gonna ask that if you can, please migrate this to meta. Also the tag was just randomly chosen so this could be posted, ...
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Accept an answer that answers the general question but didn't help in specific case

So I asked this question yesterday about what I thought was my problem. I didn't provide any screenshots or blendfiles as I thought my problem was more general. I got exactly the answer I was looking ...
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“Blender Crashes when…” Questions

There are many, many questions, concerning a situation: "Blender crashes when..." Just a few examples from the last 2 months... Blender GPU compute render preview crash, Blender crashes ...
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What to do about fluid-simulation and smoke-simulation, fire tags?

Since 2.82 some of the physics systems have undergone some major changes, specifically Fluid (when mantaflow was added). As such, for the site it seems to creates a bit of a mess with some tags ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Blender's third 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, and ...
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Candidate score

When an election rolls around the nominees are assigned a candidate score. A maximum possible score of 40, constructed fifty fifty from reputation and selected badge achievements. Reputation 1 point ...
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2020 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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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Blender is scheduled for an election next week, October 12. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Moderator Campaign 2020

Since the mass moderators resignation last January David♦ and iKlsR♦ relinquished their duties, leaving us currently with only two active moderators, Gandalf and Duarte. With the constant efforts of ...
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What happen to code highlight?

The code highlight seems to change its theme, which make it very hard to distinguish between comment, string, ...
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Why edit that make easier to understand for new version of blender get rejected?

i would like to understand what make this edit not accepted by community ? https://blender.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/109170 In my opinion it help make thing more understandable as i ...
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Is XY Problem question need to be rewrite/edited?

XY problem happens a lot in BSE, especially Python and bpy question. eg. Print all information about an object, KeyError: key not found Blender python. Most of the time an coder write down some script,...
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Duplicate but original is out-of-date

The new question Bone to mesh - convert is pretty much a duplicate of Convert bones to meshes. The new question is asking for something a little bit different, but it appears @lemon anticipated that ...
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Moving from other Industry software to Blender:

why is that I am looking for help with questions and "don't word things carefully" I get moderated? Are we not allowed to mention certain functions from other applications and how we can ...
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First year with you and Blender. Thanks guys!

Today is exactly 1 year since I installed Blender and made my first ever 3D... donut. And also 1 year since I visited this site for the first time to get help :). You're all awesome, thank you! Mad ...
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Should we have pixel-art tag?

I've created it, but @RayMairlot expressed doubt that there is enough questions to warrant it. I think it's needed because it is a unique art style that requires specific settings and unique ...
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Should duplicate and paid add-on tags be kept or removed?

While reading through questions, I realized that there are a great number of tags that seem to be either duplicated or otherwise very sparsely used or just misused frequently. Would it be useful to ...
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How come nobody answers my questions?

I have asked numerous questions on this forum and almost none have been. I’ve never been this ignored on any other forum ever?! What do I have to get attention, and answers.
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Is Blend-Exchange still active and operational?

I installed via Tampermonkey and TM says it has access to the site (Blender Stack Exchange). However, there is no button above this question's formatting buttons. If Blend-Exchange isn't the ...
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Create tag(s) for questions that cover very narrow or specific problems

This is a suggestion to create one tag (or more if need be) for questions that are about very specific problems or techniques. It would allow to distinguish them from questions that cover more generic ...
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Flag declined on “not an answer”

I flagged an answer as "not an answer" Why isn't the animated object moving in the final video? That answer is OP trying to add an edit to the question, why was the flag denied?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Revamping tags 2020

Given the recent concerns raised about misuse of tags and incoherent naming of addons this is a tentative proposal to generally improve tag names in Blender Stack Exchange, and bring about some order ...
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How can I search for questions?

I'm brand new to the Blender Stack Exchange and relatively new to using Blender. My first question is in regards to using the Stack Exchange itself. How can I search for questions so I don't have to ...
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What can we do to reduce the misuse of the 'blender-render' tag?

In my opinion the blender-render tag has become problematic. This tag has become (or always has been) one of the most misused tags we have. People are adding this tag to new questions simply because ...
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Should the 'sapling-addon' tag be renamed?

I've just noticed the sapling-addon tag. This tag seems to be the odd one out compared to other add-on tags in that it has 'addon' in the tag name whereas thers don't (fspy, animation-nodes, ...
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I would like to post my blender when I have issue, what are people using to post? [duplicate]

I have been a bit of nightmare with doing normal bakes recently, and it's time that i start posting my blend. Currently each time i try to bake, only the head of my female shows up baked in the normal ...
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Big thanks to the Blender.SE community!

Moderators, veterans and other mentors. Before any more of you leave, you need to know: YOU'RE AWESOME! (it doesn't get said enough) It's just amazing to be a part of such a great community. ...
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A goodbye to the community - iKlsR Moderator Resignation

Most of you here probably don't know my handle or haven't interacted with me personally since I've taken a back seat for a while now. I was the very first moderator here and I'm very proud of that ...
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David♦ Moderator resignation

Well, here is a post that even a year ago I never thought I would be writing. I've been part of this site for six years to the day, January 21, 2014. My interest in blender caused me to get more and ...
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Should popular tutorials get their own tags?

Recently I noticed the donut tag had been created. Initially, I was a bit unsure about having a tag like this; it seems like one of the first 'non-technical' tags and I wasn't sure whether there was a ...
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How to insert blend files into a question [duplicate]

I wanna ask a question about something concerning parenting in blender but I know I’d be clear if I knew how to insert blend or .mov files into my question. How do you do that on Mac?
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2019: 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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Should [raytracing] be removed?

The raytracing tag has... 0 watchers and 18 questions. Half of the questions don't have an accepted answer, and of those which do have an answer, the tag doesn't seem to add to or help filter the ...
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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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