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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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Winter Bash 2016!

Its official, the winter bash starts on December 19, 2016 and runs up till January 8, 2017. I for one am super excited (again). However my question to all of you is, do you want BSE to not have hats?...
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When to use 'scripting', when to use 'python' tags?

In case I have a question about How can I use python to ...., should I use the tags 'scripting' or 'python'? What are most important differences?
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What is our criteria for a minimum effort?

This is a two part question, but it is centered around one issue: What is the minimum effort we expect to see in a question? I bring this up because, yet again today we had another "How do I do X" ...
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Old forgotten unlabeled duplicates?

How to recenter an object's origin? Moving the 'center of the object' to the actual center… Is it useful to flag old duplicates as duplicates? Should I just ignore them?
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New off topic close reason

There is a consensus that we have to do something to address posts that are off topic. See all the previous meta posts: Add a “Closing > Off-Topic > Not about Blender” reason How should I flag ...
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Could somebody add low-poly and gameart related tags?

I noticed there's no low-poly / high-poly / gameart tags but I don't have enough rep to add them. Could somebody please do that?
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How to sign out?

Sorry if this question is really nooby, I'm just not sure how to sign out of blender stack exchange. Any ideas? Much appreciated, Thanks.
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I think sometimes some answers are disappearing, is it really so? why?

Sometimes it happens that I see some answer to a post and later it is no more. eg: this one recently I want to rotate a parent object and see how far a certain vertex of the child object has moved I ...
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Why are there only two committers for the Blender documentation proposal?

I noticed that even though there is a vibrant Blender Stack Exchange community, there are still only two committers on the SE Blender docs. Why are there not more? Is it just because no one knows? I ...
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Why are people downvoting my question?

In my question here I asked about an issue I was having with my model but I refused to upload the file itself due to theft in the past: Rigging my model and the head mesh disappears Despite this, ...
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Are questions by new users rising, lately?

Is it me, or there are many more "first time user" questions lately? If yes, would this mean there's a growing Blender interest by "newcomers"? But who they are really? 3D newbies, Blender newbies or ...
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How to handle a question which is a duplicate of a question in a different stack exchange?

In a comment to a question, OpenStreetMap export, I noted that the question was already answered on Geographic Information Stackexchange. Should this be considered a duplicate and closed as a ...
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Source code questions in 2016

Source code questions. Back in the day, we decided to put these questions outside our scope for a variety of reasons. Now that we've graduated and matured more as a site, perhaps now is the time to ...
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Is there need for an overall 3D stack exchange?

I have a question about 3d in a different program than blender but there is no stack exchange for just 3d , there is programming and graphics. Can I ask questions about 3ds max here anyway? The ...
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Is it ok to ask "cycles render versus blender render" questions?

I was thinking along the lines of bullet points comparing the two. (I'm asking for myself as I don't get the full implications). Or would this just be too broad? I found the answer to the 'proposed' ...
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Should I be flagging "thanks" comments?

I've seen a lot of "thanks" and "me too" comments (even though whenever you add a comment BSE tells you to not leave such comments), especially from the OP. Should I be flagging these as "not ...
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Chrome bookmarklet to convert old api page links to api_current

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to put such a thing, but many of us paste links to docs and older Questions should perhaps be updated whenever it makes sense. This makes that slightly ...
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Can we rethink requesting MathJaX?

I know this has already been brought up and (sort of) rejected, but that was over a year ago and I think it deserves a new discussion. Computer graphics is an inherently mathematical subject (we do ...
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Wow... here, I feel I give a great/complete answer, but.. the OP does not react

Discussion, pure discussion ! Does someone knows why (sometimes, but often) the answers you feel to be the best (and the more time consuming, and often the more accurate) "statically" are the worst ...
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Move posts from game development to blender?

Some old posts before the blender SE like https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/18312/how-can-i-see-the-height-of-an-object-within-blender?rq=1 don't really belong in the game dev SE. Is there a ...
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Answering OP's situation vs. actual question?

We get a fair number of questions here that are something like this: How to do X While trying to create/do Y I tried doing X and couldn't figure out how to do it. I tried various ways of doing X ...
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How should I flag tutorial requests?

I recently came across a question that is nothing but a request for a tutorial. I looked into flagging it, but I couldn't decide what flag to use. Off topic gives me the choices of bug report, too ...
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Non-mod Steward Badge: Keep Reviewing or Don't

For those of you who don't know, I have been very active on the Review Queues lately, achieving Top Reveiwer of the Day almost every day by a wide margin. This means that I am currently 80 First Posts ...
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What leads our reaction regarding a question?

I am wondering... Regarding this question, our reaction is first, to ask about more precision, etc., then to close it (and for now maintain it closed despite the edit by the OP). Regarding this ...
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What to do with questions based on links once the links have expired?

Some questions are based on links to files and images hosted in external sites. Once those links disappear the question no longer makes sense. Here's an example: Setting parent to armature with ...
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Downvoting is one of the reasons I often very much dislike StackExchange

Triggered by: shrinkwrap ("decal") around entire object? After noticing my question (link above) was downvoted, I commented downstream. Yes, I have used SE for years, off and on. So I am ...
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Can 'asking for duplicate confirm' be a better approach?

Looking at this, for instance, I am wondering if we could proceed a bit differently : Ask the OP if it is a duplicate (that needs to be mentioned clearly as a question in the comments, for example "...
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Why does no one vote?

Has anyone else noticed that seeing a question with 0 votes is becoming common? Seriously, we need to get our act together. If you like a question, or in particular, feel a question asks a good ...
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Documentation second opinion?

Is https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/ask a good place to get second opinions on changes being made to documentation?
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Where should we draw the line between an answer and a full-blown tutorial?

when I came to Blender Stackexchange three months ago I realized quite fast that I could provide more answers than I had questions and providing those answers developed into a new hobby quite fast. ...
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Deleted Account takes my rep?

I saw that someone recently deleted there account and I didn't think much of it, until the next day when I noticed I was missing some rep. It wasn't a lot, only 15, but as just a beginner here at B.S....
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Is it allowed to ask if a behavior is a bug?

As indicated here, reporting a bug is not allowed or not the aim of BSE. But is asking about a behavior in order identify if a point could be a bug is allowed ? What I mean is the question could be ...
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Is the edit-mode tag needed?

Recently several questions were tagged edit-mode. It has no description and has very few answers associated with it (probably because the tag itself appeared not so long ago). With this logic, there ...
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Are questions regarding making modifiers allowed?

I was wondering if questions about making modifiers are allowed. I did a couple of searches here and there and many questions similar to what I was going to ask were closed. I did read a question ...
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Is it possible to get notifications about comments?

Short version: Is there a way to get notifications about any comments or edits to a random question question? Long Version I know you can get notifications about answers on a random question by ...
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Contacting Moderators

I have now been on BSE for a month seriously and haven't seen hide nor hair of any sort of direct message system, a la the one on Instagram or other types of social media. I am aware of the chat ...
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Why are "simple" questions so often answered in comments?

all is in the title... but also related to Unanswered and abandoned questions So : is it good to give "clues" in comments as this will lead (probably) to unanswered questions ?
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Unanswered and abandoned questions

I had the same question as Nolan about rendering in blender, Why won't objects appear in motion tracking? But there is no answer to the question and it is a few months old with no signs of ...
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How subjective may be an answer?

This situation may happen. The context : ok I see your question but also I see where you are going and the question is not the point... the point is : take another approach (many beginer questions). ...
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Is it acceptable to recommend other software in answers?

Blender is a very versatile tool that excels in many diverse areas, and does remarkably well even for uses beyond it's main scope, but as much as we all love it, we have to admit that it is not some ...
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Is it possible to mark a question in order to be notified of the answers?

Is it possible to mark a question in order to be notified of the answers? The aim here is only to have a quick way to be informed of the answers, without taking any kind of action on the question.
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How can reputation points be used?

Except for Bounties, is there any other "functional" use of reputation points? I'm not asking about privilege, my question is about the direct benefit that a user can get by having more reputation ...
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Additional Reputation for Upvoted Questions

It just occurred to me that questions that are upvoted more than others are often harder to answer. Therefore, perhaps, a user who provides an accepted answer should get +1, +2, or some other small ...
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Aggressive posting for rep

I've noticed that some posters , in my opinion, are aggressively posting to gain reputation at the expense of legitimate content. I can't offer up any immediate solution(s). But, I think, that as a ...
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When should an opinion based question be flagged?

Some questions post an image and ask: How can I make this effect. Is this considered an opinion based question? There will always be many answers, many right answers, and really there is no right and ...
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more than one question per post

We've been enforcing a one question per post rule that is not clear at all on the help section. Nowhere in the info does it say that. The rule makes a lot of sense so that folks don't have to guess ...
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What to do with abandoned questions?

We have a large amount of abandoned or zombie questions. They keep popping up as modified by community... For most of them there there is not enough info to answer, but the user never bothered ...
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What is a rollback operation?

What is a rollback operation, what is it used for?

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