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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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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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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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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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Asking two closely related questions: to merge or not to merge?

I have a question here, about locking the elbow joint when using forward kinematics. How to lock elbow rotation (forward kinematics) So, I also want to ask the same question with inverse kinematics. ...
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Should questions that don't directly relate to blender, but are about general artistic topics like composition be on or off topic?

For example, this question: How to use the golden spiral composition rule. These are already allowed for general CG/modeling questions. One could argue that composition is a part of CG, but on the ...
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How do I thank the moderators for being so responsive to raised flags?

The title says it all. I've raised several flags over time that required moderator intervention and the moderators have been very responsive. Is there a preferred way to say Thank You?
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Suggestion: Tend towards Merge instead of Close As Duplicate

I'll make it quick. Problems: Correct documentation for Blender is a moving target, moreso nowadays. It is desirable for old answers to get updated to reflect the new UI, new parameter names, etc. ...
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Duplicate but original is out-of-date

The new question Bone to mesh - convert is pretty much a duplicate of Convert bones to meshes. The new question is asking for something a little bit different, but it appears @lemon anticipated that ...
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Merge [loop] and [looping] or make them more specific?

I noticed that there are two confusing tags: loop and looping and the latter has around twice the amount of questions. It seems that both are used for questions on looping animations, code ...
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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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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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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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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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Shouold picture resources be added to our "Resources for Blender" question

I think seeing as there is a great deal of overlap between textures and pictures, another category should be added to this answer. Something where free stock photos sites can be put. Sites such as ...
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Why do you need less rep to review an edit then to bypass the review for your edit?

Here is an example: Why do you need 4000 rep to bypass the review for a tag wiki edit, but only 1500 rep to review other edits?
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Perhaps using 'code' format for displaying UpperCase I as a keyboard key should be standard protocol?

I recently noticed that when showing the uppercase 'I' in keyboard format, unless the letter is enclosed in `` to display it in 'code' format, the result may be easily confused with the lowercase L or ...
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Questions related to rigging

Most Questions related to rigging are too personal and mostly falls into private session like helps. how do we approach these?
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Should duplicate and paid add-on tags be kept or removed?

While reading through questions, I realized that there are a great number of tags that seem to be either duplicated or otherwise very sparsely used or just misused frequently. Would it be useful to ...
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Flag declined on "not an answer"

I flagged an answer as "not an answer" Why isn't the animated object moving in the final video? That answer is OP trying to add an edit to the question, why was the flag denied?
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Questions that just get Closed

I find it common that people ask for ideas for their project. If they ask it on Blender.stackexchange, they get closed for being "to broad" or "off topic". Then there are times when people ask for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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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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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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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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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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Would prepared statements and questions and requests be useful?

I like this site. All of this may be wishful thinking. Prepared statements are often more neutral and more accepted. I have noticed some questions being put on hold for other new members. I ...
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How serious is the 'self -evaluation'

it doesn't seem to have attracted much attention in the meta, where does kind of post come from and does it have any effect on B.SE. I feel a bit of a chump being the only person who added to the ...
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Unanswered questions locked

Not sure where to post this reply but my original question was non-answered then locked, and labeled not useful. Undo and Redo on Macbook not functioning I just started using Blender on ...
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Why are seemingly on-topic question marked off-topic?

I am wondering why one of my question Bevel operation results in different result in similar mesh was marked off-topic. As I understand it falls under the topics listed here: What topics can I ask ...
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Unable to locate specific question posted by another user

In the last few days, I came across, in my RSS feed for Blender a question that I want to revisit. I did not follow it nor post a comment, but I'd like to return to the post. The terminology in the ...
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Question Closed in Favor of an Answer that was Stated as Unsatisfactory

I'm not sure just what the process was behind this question being closed. Honestly, it feels as if someone was either in a hurry to just close it or wasn't looking over everything, including the ...
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What happen to code highlight?

The code highlight seems to change its theme, which make it very hard to distinguish between comment, string, ...
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How come nobody answers my questions?

I have asked numerous questions on this forum and almost none have been. I’ve never been this ignored on any other forum ever?! What do I have to get attention, and answers.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Here are downvotes and upvotes that show a pattern of using voting for revenge. How do we stop this behavior?

This question documents a pattern of vote changes that are not about the post being voted on but about the person who wrote that post. If you downvote this question, you are signaling, intentionally ...

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