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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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Is this an acceptable place to ask for feedback on a sculpt? If not what would be a better place?

Feedback from people who know what they are doing would be helpful in getting better, but I do not know a great place to ask for that feedback.
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Downvote Flagging

I am a user of BSE and very interested in Blender (#1 this week; yay). However, I have never asked a question on META, so bear with me. A Quick Intro to my Situation I just recently passed 1000 rep, ...
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Add images to stack exchange questions

I still can't add images to questions here on this forum, I hit image upload (ctrl-g) it uploads and shows the image in a separate window and then the only thing I can click is "cancel and add another ...
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Newbie question: New to the board, is it OK to post Jing video screencaps?

I'm new to blender, and I will surely have many questions in the weeks to come. This is a visual platform, so I like to use screencap video to show my points. Is it OK to post links to SWF videos ...
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what to do when a question is marked as duplicate and clearly isn't?

In the case of this question, there are 5 moderators marking it duplicate. The answer referenced doesn't answer the question asked. it concerning completely different keyboard layout than the one ...
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What is the best practice for allowing someone time to give an answer? [duplicate]

I suppose this is a straight forward enough question, but I see this happen from time to time. Someone will ask a question, and then in the comments, a user will give a suggestion, or ask "have you ...
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I would like to improve my question reputation

I asked a question on the Blender Stack Exchange that received many downvotes. I think it is because I was making more of a "request" without showing I had worked on the problem myself. I truthfully ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on Blender Stack Exchange

Anyone who's been around this site for a while, has seen the never ending cycle of the same questions being asked over and over again. Users hardly ever use the search function... and the search ...
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Where to ask questions about animations created with OpenToonz?

Recently a new open source project was created called OpenToonz. OpenToonz is software for creating 2D animations (whether small and low res or full length feature films with high res 8k frames (See "...
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Blender — Top User Swag!

This has been shipped today! Enjoy your swag, everyone :) If you still don't have yours and think you should have it by now, please send me an e-mail so I can look into it instead of leaving a comment ...
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How Do I upload a blend file to this forum? [duplicate]

I am sure this is very simple. I want to upload a .blend file to a question. How do I do that? Thank you!
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How about a "BSE-OOS" site?

First: "BSE-OOS" is an acronym for "Blender Stack Exchange - Out of Scope". I have found a number of situations where a question has been asked that is obviously out of scope of the site as defined ...
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What to do with really short answers?

Along with the uptick in new users, we seem to be getting more and more answers in the form: So just do X and add Y with a Z thing and it will work. Giving no details as to how to actually do X, Y,...
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Question Template for better question structures

We are often faced with questions that are incomplete or unclear. There are alot of prerequisites for solving those issues. Should we not include a simple template so that individuals who ask ...
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Sharing a .blend file over 30mb

I understand that most of the time, .blend files will and should be under 30mb, and can be shared easily on questions, using blend-exchange or pasteall. Sometimes, though, and it's happened to me ...
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How about a recommended practices page?

Might there not be value to the community for something akin to the Resources question where we assemble a list of answers providing "recommended practices" for the benefit of less experienced members ...
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How do we get more options when flagging a question as belonging on another SE site? [duplicate]

At the moment, at least for me, the only option I see for recommending migration of a question is to BSE meta. In my opinion, there needs to be either a wider set of choices available to which to ...
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Allow permanent blend file hosting

Now that we are officially (yay) a part of SE, we can revisit one of the main issues that has "plagued" our community and been largely inconsistent with our derived meta of how our site should work. ...
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images in discussion forum?

I am unable to see the image that appear inside a question Using scenes and render layers to composite an object isolated on white background with shadow
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New Site Design is Live

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you see any CSS/styling bugs, please ...
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"Meet the Pros" — Scheduled chat #3 with Mike Pan

As you may already know, we are bringing back regular scheduled chats with various blender professionals. We are honored to have the esteemed Mike Pan as our next guest! Mike is well known in the ...
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Blender site design: Captcha / 404 / Error page - input needed!

We are working on finishing touches for the site design, and one of the fun parts is coming up with the design concepts for the 404 / Error / Captcha pages. We generally like to have metaphors closely ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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How to ask scripting questions - efficiently

I read many of the scripting related questions / comments / edits. Some comments and edits are predictable and a lot of them fall in these categories trying to get more info trying to reduce the ...
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Should we have tags for Pie-Menus?

Pie-Menus are well implemented now and finding their way into daily workflows with Blender. Should we create a pie-menus tag or a pie-menu tag at least, even if they are rather specific? From the ...
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Cant log in to unregistered account

I created an account with blender stack exchange today, in order to ask a question, but for some reason the account is unregistered. I have other stack exchange accounts so I created another blender ...
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What should I flag link-only answers as?

When voting to delete an answer in the review queue there is an option link only (and not spam) However, there is no such option when actually flagging answers. When flagging link-only answers I ...
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What's the point of closing as unclear?

One of the reasons for closing a question is as follows: unclear what you're asking Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's ...
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Tips for new users

The Zen of BSE as I see it BSE isn't a forum The search facility (top right) works great! Use it - you'll be surprised what you find. Your posts can be edited by anyone. This is normal. You wont ...
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Should we rename our community bot?

Every site has a community bot which takes the credit for any server action that needs a user id, such as suggested edits. There is no need for it to be named "Community," we could rename it to ...
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Bringing back scheduled chat - Meet the Pros

A little over 2 years ago when we entered public beta, to drive traffic to the site and engage our then avid users we came up with the idea of scheduled chats where we picked an active "celebrity" in ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I’m Courtny, senior product designer at Stack Overflow! I’m super happy for this community, because we have started on your site's design. Your Site Design The idea of the design is a reflection of ...
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Winter bash 2015 Countdown

Last year there was the 2014 Winter Bash. Is there going to be a 2015 Winter Bash, and if so, when? We already knew by November 21st that we had the option to opt into the winter hats, but it is now ...
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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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specific add-on tags

Recently a tag was created for animation-nodes, so I decided to also create the wiki tag for sverchok. These are both big non-trivial add-ons and totally deserve a tag. Before I start tagging the ...
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What does the number next to the "review" button signify?

Sometimes there is a number in an orange box to the left of the "review" button at the top of the page. Clicking on the number brings me to the review queue, just like clicking the review button ...
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Always mention that something is an add-on when referencing add-on features

I recently had an experience trying to answer a user's question that was very confusing because that user neglected to mention that the feature he was referring to is only available after enabling a ...
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What kinds of questions should be migrated to video.stackexchange?

For example, this question was flagged as a possible candidate for migration. Are general questions about tracking and the filming aspects of tracking on-topic here, even when not necessarily ...
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Contest for an Image for our blender nation article

Bart, who runs blendernation.com, has agreed to run an article when our site graduates. All articles have a featured image; we need one. So this is a call for artwork. The size for featured image on ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about project maintenance and architecture?

Executive Sumary I'd like to find resources for learning how to maintain a small but non-trivial animation project, such as two or three minute animated film. Would it be appropriate to open up a ...
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Expired links for images

What to do with things like this? With broken links on the images, the answer is incomplete...

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