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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Blender's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering,...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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Should we inform users about Multiple Vulnerabilities in Blender?

Sources: Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple Unpatched Vulnerabilities in Blender Identified Talos security advisory for Blender product (TALOS-2017-0451) Secondly, I'm not asking about discussion ...
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Can we please reconsider allowing Q&A regarding Blender build problems?

I posted this question on building Blender and was kindly informed that it's off-topic and I should direct my question to either blenderartists.org or #blendercoders. Quote: Reason being, there is ...
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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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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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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 material requests on-topic?

Are requests on how to simulate certain materials (e.g. asphalt, ice, water, etc.) on topic here? We've had questions like this before which seemed to have been received well, e.g. How To Create a ...
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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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Proposing the numpy tag

Have proposed the numpy tag. Currently searching on numpy yields 423 results and ...
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Moderator Campaign 2020

Since the mass moderators resignation last January David♦ and iKlsR♦ relinquished their duties, leaving us currently with only two active moderators, Gandalf and Duarte. With the constant efforts of ...
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Things to address with Stack Exchange upon graduation?

Our site is wonderful, and I love it, but I'm sure we all realize that it could be improved greatly! Now that SE is going to develop a custom design for us (Which will be soon, they have $40 million) ...
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Should we enable video embedding?

Blender is a visual tool and pure text answers can only go so far at times in explaining something. Alot of the answers so far have links to external video sites such as Vimeo or Youtube etc. See.. ...
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What would be wrong with tutorials as long as they describe a reusable workflow?

First bullet point in What questions should be definitely off-topic? is : Requests for tutorials Can anyone show me how to model/rig/animate X? Can anyone make a tutorial on doing X? although 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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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

As your site is undergoing our new design-independent graduation process, you'll be enjoying your own run of design-independent Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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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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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 should our custom off-topic close reasons be?

Custom close reasons have been live for a while now. We currently have 2 of the (3) given in use but a recent surge in questions being closed has prompted the need for a few more that are more ...
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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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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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Should 'scripting' and 'Python' be made tag synonyms?

I've noticed that nearly every question about scripting ends up getting tagged with both of these tags. Do we really need them both? As I see it, scripting in Blender can only be done in Python, and ...
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Some users appends .blend files with wrong "dowload" linked image

Is there a way to correct this minor typo? eg: Can't get the right camera settings that match the scene
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Should we downvote first posts?

I often see first posts (or posts from 1 rep users) downvoted. Presumably 1 rep users are new, and haven't had time yet to learn the workings of the site. They also won't have certain privileges, ...
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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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New contest format proposal

We tried contests (Add contests on blender exchange), however after the first one we didn't get many entries. It seemed to me that there was interest, but people didn't have enough time to put ...
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Should we rename the blender-internal tag?

I'm constantly seeing the blender-internal tag (somewhat understandably) misused for questions about the way blender handles things internally. E.g. like this. Should we rename this tag to avoid ...
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p3d.in embedding?

Should we have p3d.in embedding? It could be handy for geometry or modeling questions.
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Are questions about the Armory game engine on topic?

Armory works only within Blender, however it is a separate product. There is a version that is an add-on, presumably that's on topic. Then the full version is a separate product, but you can't use it ...
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Time restriction before accepting answer

Is there a way for the site to enforce a minimal time limit before the question is allowed to be marked as 'accepted'? This should give more people a time to answer, and increase the quality of the ...
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The Elevator Pitch?

What should the Elevator Pitch be? Should we have an official one? Might be good to have one for community ads and the like.
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Change BSE's site description and intro section

BSE is the featured site today (yay!) That got me thinking about our site description. Why do we have the "Who use blender to create X"? Why do we care what people are creating? As long as there is a ...
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GPU post maintenance

It's been a while since we made Enabling GPU rendering for Cycles?, and a few things have changed since then (opencl support has come a long way, but also has more than a few issues worth documenting)....
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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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Custom off-topic close reasons: 2014 in review

The last new off-topic reason here was added on January 14, 2014 - one year ago today. So now is a good time to review how these have been used over the past year, and consider if changes are ...
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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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2019 Moderator Election results (unofficial)

The official 2019 Community Moderator Election Results Here is the result of running the ballot file in openSVT using the Meek SVT method: Loading ballots from file blender-stackexchange-com-2019-...
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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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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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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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What case should letters inside <kbd> tags be?

What case should letters inside <kbd> tags be? e.g. ⎈ ctrlr ⎈ CtrlR ⎈ CTRLR Any there any advantages or disadvantages to different ...
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Reccomend including a .blend file in a new question

Mighty admins of Blender Meta, Would it be possible to add a short text, suggesting to include a .blend file in a new question? It could make answers more relevant and specific. Just something ...
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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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Do we want hats 2014 edition?

For those new to the site. StackExchange has a little winter themed event in December for sites to participate in called Winter Bash (2014 link). Basically, users earned "hats" for their ...
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Life On The Surface

TV show If I ask myself the question, If BSE was a mini series what would it look like? SE sites are somewhat a pyramid scheme, would we set it ancient Egypt, who would play Duarte? IMHO one of the ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Blender is scheduled for an election next week, October 12. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Why my Question is Downvoted?

I'm a newly active member here in Blender SE Network. My Question - Rock PBR Texture Creation within Blender (Procedural) for export in game engines here as Got -3 Downvotes. As per the Guide to Ask ...
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Should we create specific tags for popular tools?

Some tools and terms are used a lot. Should we create tags for these, even if they are rather specific? Where should we draw the line for "a lot"? For example, things like: knife-tool loop-cut ...
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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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