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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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Custom Off Topic Close messages 2021 Edition

David recently brought up again on chat the matter of our site's custom off topic messages. This has been discussed a number of times before here on meta, but got lost to time, and nothing fruitful ...
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BSE has a external image problem

We all will agree that there should not be images hosted externally. However in the past it has been accepted to host gifs larger than the 2mb size limit of ...
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Unable to locate specific question posted by another user

In the last few days, I came across, in my RSS feed for Blender a question that I want to revisit. I did not follow it nor post a comment, but I'd like to return to the post. The terminology in the ...
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When should we be asking question askers for blend files?

Something I've seen a lot of in response to questions (mostly low-quality posts from new users) which significantly lack enough detail to understand the issue, is some users here immediately jumping ...
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A moderator is vandalizing questions and removing parts of questions he doesn't want answered. How do I report this moderator abuse?

As the question says, an abusive mod is vandalizing my questions because he is "offended" by them, removing important parts of the question to ensure they can't be answered. How can I report ...
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Proposing the numpy tag

Have proposed the numpy tag. Currently searching on numpy yields 423 results and ...
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Question Closed in Favor of an Answer that was Stated as Unsatisfactory

I'm not sure just what the process was behind this question being closed. Honestly, it feels as if someone was either in a hurry to just close it or wasn't looking over everything, including the ...
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Pre-canned comments to help users?

I often find myself writing the same comments over an over again, each time getting more brisk and less helpful. I thought it would be good to have a selection of pre-canned comments to pull from... ...
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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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What questions should be definitely off-topic?

Obviously questions not about Blender would be off-topic but what should be the general yardstick for off-topicness? Update: Since the site has moderators now and we can better address on/off-...
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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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Policy on posting code / error message etc as images

For many of the reasons well outlined here https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/285551/why-not-upload-images-of-code-errors-when-asking-a-question/285557#285557 https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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