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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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blend-exchange: if .blend file name is too long, the three action buttons become partly unusable

this already happened to me a few times, but it happened again today, so I'm here to report. I used developer tools in firefox to understand what happens, and found that this is probably due to ...
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Comment on a suggested edit?

I had to reject an edit for an answer today, since it was erroneous. However I wanted to comment on the edit and explain why I rejected it, and found no designated place to do that. The reason I ...
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Are questions about the 2.8 branch on topic?

So far we only have a few questions that are directly about Blender 2.8, from a quick search on the site, there are these that come up: What's the purpose of eevee engine? Game development for 2.8 ...
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Add content to make a post easier to find

I was looking for this answer. Luckily, I remembered the post was about two displaced meshes which were joined by the shrinkwrap modifier and the data transfer modifier. With these (is:answer ...
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Can a frozen chatroom be thawed?

Once a chat rook is frozen, is there a way to get it to be active again? or is that room locked for ever and ever and ever?
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why did i get hold on my question?

I want to know how to make fireball spell and do not know how. And i research for method yet don't know in detail. So i go for here and ask then i got on hold for my question. Why? This is my ...
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People posting their answers on comments

I've noticed, specially the high rep users, are putting down answers in the comments that might not be very complete. What is the point of that? Either fully answer the question in the answer box or ...
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Minor typos found on blend-exchange form

Sorry if I could seem nitpicking (I could probably be), but just noted that the submission form has some minor typos in a couple of texts/placeholders, just in case someone wish to correct those. Not ...
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Why do I have reviews indicated in the top bar, and nothing when I'm clicking on it? [duplicate]

An image to show what I mean (surrounded in green): Is there a reason for that?
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If a user has put links to images in a post, is it OK to move them imgur and editing the post to show the images inline?

When reviewing this post through the First Posts review queue, I was going to edit to convert links to images to inline inages, but when I saw that the images were not hosted at imgur, I decided ...
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When is showing cycles shader node setup appropriate?

Over the past couple years I have been using Blender I have watched many tutorials (paid and free) and have built up an extensive collection of shader materials that I have made from scratch and used ...
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BSE python: to pep or not to pep. Standards vs Readability

The Blender Best Practices: Style Guide has a number of scripting recomendations, including the use of pep8. Quoting PEP 8, beautiful code, and the tyranny of guidelines. Getting PEP 8'ed ...
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Dealing with dead manual links

I have noticed that there are quite a few links to Blender documentation that have gone down since the Manual URL was changed recently. Since this change, it seems that some of the older ...
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bumped to the homepage by Community?

Often this is happening: "bumped to the homepage by Community", when looking at "active" questions. But what are we supposed to do with it?
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Blender Stack Exchange in languages other than English?

Are there versions of Stack Exchange generally, or Blender Stack Exchange in particular, in languages other than English? If not, where can one direct a user who is hampered by trying to ask a ...
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Answer or comments and search engine impact?

Some questions can be rapidly (and efficiently) answered using the comments only. But is doing that (instead of providing an answer in the answers part) influences the search engine later? The idea ...
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Are questions about blender forks such as "Bforartists"on topic?

I'm moved to post a question here by this question about the package "Bforartists". At first superficial glance appears to be a shell over Blender. Should this be within the scope of Blender ...
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How to understand BSE stats on http://sese.evbpc.com?

Following some links, I have found this. How to interpret it? Mainly about the "needs work" comments and the curves going down? Surely, the more answers are given, the more people can find a ...
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Strange tag stack on Google, re: blender.stackexchange website (suspicious bug report for admin)

I noticed something strange about stackexchange while doing a Google search. In one hit to stackexchange with a really odd tag stack (see screencap). Thought you'd want to know there's a bunch of ...
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Deleted question following an answer

Well... just now, it is a bit irritating to tell the truth... but maybe that's life! I just spent around an hour to answer a question and following that the question has been deleted. Was my answer ...
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Remember to check for "duplicates"!

Many times, it happens to me: I comment to propose a solution but I always forget to check for duplicates questions. Is it possible to add a clearly visible message (maybe above the text box) which ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Is it possible to get notification for new questions through some platform?

Last year, I was active in stackexchange but now I have so much work that I don't have time to look at the new questions or browse the old ones. Is there is a way to get a notification when ever a ...
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sometimes I see/comment/answer newest questions which then disappear from the list

I don't know if this really "happens", or there is something I don't know about the questions workflow, but I just answered to a question, and another answer came too (none accepted), but then in the "...
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Can we get a "Not Answerable" close reason?

https://blender.stackexchange.com/q/71770/2217 Picture just for historical reference. That is just the latest example from the plethora of questions BSE gets that may be clear, on topic, but we can ...
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Remove the Development tag?

https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/development Since the actual development of blender is off topic for this site, I see no reason to have the development tag. Most of the questions ...
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Hats Contest (say good bye to the Winter Bash)

The contest is over and the winner is 10Replies See below for the full results. In case you did not know we have contests here on the meta from time to time. Before the hats are all packed up for ...
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Should we migrate all future .blends not on Blend-Exchange to Blend-Exchange?

At Blender Stack Exchange if someone wants to share their .Blend with us, the community-preferred method is through Blend-Exchange, kudos to GiantCowFilms, Gandalf3, TenShrike, and mhsjlw.Whenever a ...
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Why the comment privilege needs 50 reputation?

Why comments need 50 reputation? Everyone needs them to get more info from who asked the question in order to answer and get more reputation! I usually find questions that aren't very clear so I need ...
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We or I? Should we (or I) edit?

I found this question: Object rotation in game engine Should I edit to replace all the "We"s to "I"s for consistency or is it fine that the OP referrers to him/her self as "we"?
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Where would be a good location to post a Blender Addon request/idea?

I have a pretty good idea for a blender addon I figured I should throw out into the addon developing community. Would Blender Meta be the place to do this? Or the Blender Surface Site? Or should I use ...
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What are the constraints on how loose a comment can be?

I know that Answers have to remain on-topic and relevant to the question, as well as attempt to answer the question asked. I'm not entirely clear on the boundaries on comments though. For example, in ...
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Tags for Issues with drivers

Update This issue seems to be only on the M - MX family. Desktop GPUs aren't affected. Due to the influx of the "Blender is lagging" posts, I'm going to pin this on the main site until the ...
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Blender is currently unusable on NVIDIA GPUs (M - MX family)

Update 2 Waited a couple versions or so, can confirm issue is now gone in 376.33. Tested on a Dell XPS 15 with a 960M. Update This issue seems to be only on the M - MX family. Desktop GPUs aren't ...

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