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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 Ask ...
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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 a 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't ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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Bad answers for bad questions?

Many people can profit from a well described answer to a relevant question. But in practice a good part of the questions in Blender Exchange are asked by people who are just starting out and don't ...
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Why a 2 day wait on bounty's?

I asked a question on BSE, I have no clue what to do next. It is for a work project that is do in 3 days, yet I have to wait 2 days to put a bounty on it. Why is there this waiting period? I would ...
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Down-voting a question because the OP didn't accept your answer

Is this actually acceptable practice? There was a recent question where a user basically stated in a comment that they were going to downvote a question because the questioner wouldn't (or didn't ...
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Should a question be allowed to contain contact details?

A question has been posted (Mesh distortion on my models clothes when creating a pose) that suggests that answers and information exchange could be done via instant messaging outside stack exchange, ...
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Can a punishment be implemented for using the word “vertice” in a Q/A?

<sarcasm> Of course, the problem is also pervasive within the Youtube tutorial world. But it would be nice, even in this this small bastion of BSE hope, if we could change the modeling world for ...
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Should we edit a question title that's too vague?

Sometimes the OP is trying to describe the problem with terms that can't be said usual, maybe because he's expert of another application or maybe he's not expert at all. The result is a maybe well ...
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What is wrong about answering with a link?

In this question: Will increasing samples reduce fireflies? Someone answers with a link to an article, and even tough the answer is helpful, some are saying that is not ok to answer with a link, ...
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What is the proper action for a question that requests links to tutorials

Quite often we get the following question: Can I get recommendations or links for tutorials on such and such topic? This is not about requests to make custom made tutorials, but explicitly looking ...
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How to get clarification on old answers from inactive users?

I thought I had seen this question asked before on Meta but now I can't find it. I had a question recently about "how to convert a large particle system to an object efficiently?" I found the ...
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Where to answer specific question about already described problem?

There is quite well-known problem about applying transforms which also has answers about different use cases (rigid bodies, UV unwrapping). Recently there was added question about unexpected working ...
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What is the best time (day, hour) to ask a question?

Sometimes when I ask questions I don't get a lot of views and they go unanswered before, eventually, nobody ever sees them again. What's the best day of the week and time of the day to ask questions ...
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Updating off-topic questions in help center

I recently asked a question that was voted off-topic. This, and similar cases could be avoided if there were a description of blender-related off-topic questions in the help center (this is the first ...
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Can a question be a duplicate of a future question? [duplicate]

This question was recently marked as a duplicate, but when I reviewed it, I noticed that the question it was supposedly a duplicate of was asked nearly a year later. It seems, however that there would ...
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does user search form show results with wrong rep points?

I was searching for a user by name and the form found it but it showed 0 points (I know he has more than that). So I searched for MY profile, and this form apparently shows wrong rep points aside the ...
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Can we ask for render critiques? [duplicate]

I'm new to blender and completed my learning section, and now I play around with blender mostly rendering objects/scenes. Can I upload my rendered images here for asking critiques? If answer is "No", ...

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