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How do I know if a new tag is warranted?

Today I made a post involving the mist pass and typed in a tag for "mist" but then the confirmation dialog popped up and I had second thoughts because maybe "mist" can be categorized under "render-...
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Helpful post reference index

This is a place to keep track of and categorize good questions or answers which may be helpful to refer to at a later time, a kind of general Blender reference index. If you find a post which you ...
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Site index proposal for useful reference questions/answers

Often when answering a question it is useful to point the OP towards another question or answer for more information on a particular topic. I often see such questions and/or answers come up that I ...
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Improving the Blender manual

So to follow up my previous post, the manual project chat room is live and ready for action! Contributions of all shapes and sizes are welcome. How do I start? If you're unfamiliar with the manual ...
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"Improve the Blender Manual" event proposal

The Blender manual still has many rough spots from it's recent migration from the old wiki. Many pages are severely out of date, incomplete, or missing. Since we are a community of Blender users who ...
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Funny Questions #1

NEW CONTEST - FUNNY QUESTIONS - The rules of this contest are simple Write a funny question as an answer to this post. Put the title of that question following a #. You may use plays on words, you ...
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Can we re-upload .blends to more permanent hosts?

So, if I find a link in a question or answer to a blend file that is on an ephemeral site like Pasteall, would it be considered a violation of BSE etiquette to move the blend file to a more persistent ...
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How should we handle old questions and answers needing some remediation?

One comment response to a recent question (cf. Texture shows in render but not in 3d view) was to refer back to an earlier, similar question (cf. Can't get my model out of wireframe mode), and ...
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Do questions about Python belong here if the issue isn't strictly with Blender?

The Big Picture While I've seen many questions about Python and Blender together posted here, most of them have strictly to do with the Blender Python Library. My question is, do question that ...
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Are templates within the scope of this site?

Are templates within the scope of this site? How I see it, they shouldn't be. It's basically someone else's scene, and they should be responsible for making sure that it works properly. If someone is ...
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How to record steps in Blender

Sometimes here people post amazing gifs that show their workflow. These are really compact sequences, often with keyboard shortcuts displayed. How does one do that? And what additional software is ...
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Is there a way to encourage voting?

I find that there seems to be a misunderstanding among many users of this site about how voting posts up/down should work. In my mind a question should be upvoted if it is clear and fits within our ...
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Is there a way for the community (or moderators acting on behalf of the community) to accept answers?

Zeffii's question comes close to, but is a little different from, something I've been thinking of for a while. The scenario is that a user, who may have only come to the community to ask one ...
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Is there some way to force the user to indicate render engine in use? [duplicate]

Just wondering out loud if there is some method or process when a user submits a question to make an indication of render engine (BI, Cycles, Game Engine, or external) a mandatory data point? It ...
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Invite new users into chat

Sometimes in questions by new users (this for example) the comments go on too long and they should really be moved to chat. But new users don't have the 20 rep needed to write in chat. How can they be ...
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Community Projects?

I know this seems a little absurd, but I've been thinking: A while ago, I solved the final puzzle in a new form of puzzle: the semi-interactive puzzle on puzziling....
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Are sarcastically funny comments allowed?

Sometimes, when a particularly ridiculous question appears, a sarcastic joke can actually shed light on to the issue (by making the OP see how ridiculous the premise for the question is). They also ...
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What special features do we *really want* for this site?

So now that we are getting ready to graduate to a full site, it's finally time to ask SE if we can have any special site-specific considerations to make the site better. What special feature(s), if ...
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Where does one draw the line?

When a user posts a question about performing some certain tasks, one of the reasons that the question can be closed states, in part: This question appears to be off-topic because it requires step-...
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Is there an issue posting your own for-sale add-on as an answer?

I have recently created an add-on, which is for sale on the Blender Market, that I think answers a question by a user on the main part of site. (A question that doesn't yet have an accepted answer). ...
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Featured image contest revisited

We've discussed having a photo.se style continuous contest to provide a "featured render" for display on the main site before, but now that we are graduating it's time to see about making this happen. ...
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Blender site design ideas - input welcome!

First, congratulations on the upcoming graduation of your site! My name is Kurtis, and I'm the Stack Exchange team member who will be working on the design for your graduated site. I've read your ...
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Is there a way to tag an _answer_?

I've seen a number of answers which provide novel means of using Blender tools to achieve results I didn't think were possible. Sometimes I'm inclined to tag the answer with a tag like "tip", to make ...
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Proposed Community WIKI suggestions

I was reviewing questions seeking help in resolving issues the various posters of the respective questions had with different aspects of Blender. Now, while the particular questions I was paying most ...
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Is there a bot for that?

I haven't yet run across a question or answer which includes a link to a now unavailable ~.blend file, but I assume that there are some questions or answers with just such a broken link. In some cases,...
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Is putting my experience level a necessity?

I recently asked a question which got some confusing answers. I have absolutely zero idea what they are talking about. "Render engine"? "Texture panel"? It is all just nonsense to me - They might as ...
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Are questions asking about problems encountered while following a tutorial off topic?

I've noticed that these sorts of questions are suddenly being closed: "Minecraft Properties" tab is not showing up on rig where the tab is supposed to be there https://blender.stackexchange....
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Why can't you upvote a comment after you've undone your upvote?

I accidentally upvoted a comment, and I un-upvoted it (are there better words for vocabulary like this?). Blender StackExchange gave me an alert via my web browser that I wouldn't be able to re-upvote ...
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Should there be a modification to this off-topic criterion?

One of the reasons that can be given for flagging a question as off topic includes the following. This question appears to be off-topic because it requires step-by-step instructions for a process ...
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Questions closed as duplicates of a question with an unclear answer

Sometimes questions are closed as a duplicate of a question with an answer that isn't as clear as it could be. If this is the case, should new answers be posted as another answer on the original ...
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A Question about the "Blender resources" question

Should there be in that list of resources a heading for forums and similar groups? I don't want to add one without some discussion about it first.
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Can we make a change to improve the tour?

I just reviewed the "Tour", and I'd like to suggest that the tour be modified by adding a section that strongly suggests to users seeking help solving issues related to a particular blender file, that ...
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New Contest Idea

We have already had some community building activities on the Meta, such as the themed rendering contests, marked with the contest tag. I recently had an idea to expand on those contests. My new idea ...
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How do we enhance the SE spell check dictionary?

Ever notice how some common Blender words that we use on a regular basis, e.g. viewport, SHFT, CTRL, and wireframe, always throw a spelling exception? Is there any way to get these, and other common ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Blender's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They've replaced the pro-tempore crew — please thank both teams for ...
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Who won the election?

The election recently ended, and there is lovely file of the results, but it looks like this when displayed in the browser. ...
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My Issue with Reputation

Reputation: the lifeblood of the community. Except it really isn't. I had to struggle to get to where I am reputation-wise. I couldn't answer questions for the longest time, even my own. And when I ...
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Is it okay to ask questions about Blender related tasks?

I asked myself if Blender SE is meant to answer questions that don't ask for help with the software but around the software. A specifc question would be Is there a central place to host plugins I ...
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Editing posts that require a .blend file?

I was just reading through this question about .blend file hosting, and the general consensus seems to be that it would be helpful and necessary, to have built in .blend file hosting. The problem ...
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2015 Experimental 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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If I have multiple answers to a question, how should I post them?

While I was answering this question (How to distribute objects in a circular pattern on a surface (Radial Array, Polar Array)), I noticed that I had several ways to answer this question I posted one ...
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My question "The Blender add-on Render:POVray has a warning that 'this script is RC/... what does this mean?" was closed as off topic... Why?

I have admittedly revised the question, several times, in order to comply with the requirements of "non meta" blender stack-exchange. At first I had a request for opinion, I removed. Then I was ...
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Should questions about 'customized' Blender 'mods' be considered off topic?

There are some customized Blender distributions. https://blendersensei.com http://www.microvellum.com/products/fluid-designer And a question about one of them here: https://blender.stackexchange.com/...
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2015 Experimental Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the experimental moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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The anatomy of Questions without accepted Answers

I'd like to compile a list of reasons why questions go unanswered on bse or don't have accepted answers. With the intent to categorize them, and do rudimentary analyses on the 500 questions that have ...
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Python API Code - Where Should it Go?

When people are asking questions about their python code, IF the question is ambiguous and understandable to other users who do python, but don't use the Python API, do you think those questions are ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

As our site finally reaches graduation, we are getting the opportunity to elect moderators. In the election we will be voting for who should lead us. It is important for the candidates (or those ...
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Moderator Election Coming Soon

I'm happy to announced that this site has been cleared for graduation… congratulations! Unfortunately, there has been a long backlog of sites waiting for their custom site design, so rather ...
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What are we doing wrong that we're still in Beta?

So an earlier answer in the Blender meta site seemed to suggest that 1500 visitors per day was a desirable goal. If I read the stats for the Blender site correctly, were have more than 10,000 visitors ...

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