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I suddenly appear unable to suggest tag entry edits. Does anyone know why?

According to this question there are three reasons to ban someone from making tag edit suggestions and two of them definitely don't apply: because a large number of recent suggested edits by you were ...
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Why do these N downvotes on perfectly good answers not show a pattern of revenge downvoting?

I've had these answers downvoted or upvotes reversed for no apparent reason: 1 - the op agreed the answer would work 2 - solves the problem. 3 - solution verified on discord 4 - solution is from the ...
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Proposal to finish cleaning up the "Modes" tags

I've gone through the various tags related to 3D Viewport Object Modes and with help, the object-mode and edit-mode tag wiki entries are consistent with each other and with the manual. As of 2.93 ...
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How do you propose an edit that changes a tag from a synonym to a separate tag?

I've come across edit-mode. It is similar to object-mode, but rather than being a separate tag, it is currently a synonym for editing. since Edit Mode is a specific mode that Objects can be in, it's ...
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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 we approach these?
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Are questions about Sheepit on topic? We do have a tag for it, after all

We, myself included, just closed this question about SheepIt because it's off topic, but I think that was a mistake. Before I propose reopening, I want to discuss why I think it should be, to see ...
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Unupvote after many days, no edits were made in the meantime

I've just been dinged for an upvote reverse on this question as witnessed by this summary Earlier, the downvote showed in the time line and I've had the points deducted from my reputation but now it'...
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Workflow question: How to specify other StackExchange when closing because the question is on the wrong exchange?

I just tried to vote to close a question because it needs to be migrated to another site. I got as far as this popup: but the question belongs on the Python stackexchange, not blender.meta. Is there ...
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Why are seemingly on-topic question marked off-topic?

I am wondering why one of my question Bevel operation results in different result in similar mesh was marked off-topic. As I understand it falls under the topics listed here: What topics can I ask ...
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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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How to thank somebody for editing his answer or comment and adding value to it?

This is not really about Blender, but this site (sorry that I couldn't find a tag for it, and because it is required, and I cant add a tag yet, had to use the nearest possible). The site asks to avoid ...
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Misleading users issue - proven

BSE is really filled with people with out blender knowledge but high reputation or privileges , I don't know if this is allowed here to say something like this but I'll give it a try . These users are ...
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I appear to have 'serial voted'. Would a moderator please explain the specifics so I can avoid doing it in the future?

When I logged on this AM, I found that I had been deduced 12 reputation points because "Serial Voting was Reversed". Would someone please explain what I did that triggered the deduction, so ...
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Life On The Surface

TV show If I ask myself the question, If BSE was a mini series what would it look like? SE sites are somewhat a pyramid scheme, would we set it ancient Egypt, who would play Duarte? IMHO one of the ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. Since there were no ad proposal submissions on this site, none will be displayed — go to the main post on MSE for a list of the ads that are ...
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How do I thank the moderators for being so responsive to raised flags?

The title says it all. I've raised several flags over time that required moderator intervention and the moderators have been very responsive. Is there a preferred way to say Thank You?
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What is BSE's attitude to 'Promotional' Q&A's?

A few times, I've seen questions posted, and self-answered immediately. The answers are often good, and link out to a tutorial on the subject. An example might be: How to create a perfect circular or ...
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Why exactly was my question closed? Question ID - 2078

Before I get to the matter at hand, please bear with me on this: When I was 13, I had to go to a boys-only boarding school, in Kenya, and for that first year some 18 - 20 year old prefects were in ...
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I asked a question as an unregistered user earlier, but I can't reply to the answers now

This is the question I asked: How to generate Perlin Noise for materials Now I can't reply because my PC doesn't know that it was really me who asked that question. What can I do?
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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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