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How do I accept an answer or start a bounty for a question?

I have asked several questions on Blender Stack Exchange and just noticed this comment on a few of them, "Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question?" My answer is ...
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Should questions that need a new answer for 2.8 be flagged somehow?

I came across an answer that would have worked for my question, except the new layout in 2.8 has moved that item and so the answer was useless. I could ask a new question - but then, people who google ...
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Was the 'blender-2.8' tag created intentionally or should we remove it?

A blender-2.8 tag seems to have cropped up recently on the main site. As it seems to have been somewhat discussed that we won't have tags for different versions (or at least, there's no real consensus ...
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Should each method be its own answer?

There are a good number of questions on this site that have answers which include multiple methods to solve the problem. Should these individual method be each in their own answer? The benefits of ...
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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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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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Answering own questions (as a way to share code-snippets)

Recently I was asked about a script I wrote for a project (just a small utility, nothing worth releasing as an addon). And I figured others may find it useful, so I posted it as a Q&A (here - ...
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What is the proper action for a question that requests links to tutorials

Quite often we get the following question: Can I get recommendations or links for tutorials on such and such topic? This is not about requests to make custom made tutorials, but explicitly looking ...
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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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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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Command line arguments (short/long), preference?

When answering questions about command line arguments, should we prefer long/short command line arguments? Short example: ...
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Revamping tags 2020

Given the recent concerns raised about misuse of tags and incoherent naming of addons this is a tentative proposal to generally improve tag names in Blender Stack Exchange, and bring about some order ...
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Should we edit a question title that's too vague?

Sometimes the OP is trying to describe the problem with terms that can't be said usual, maybe because he's expert of another application or maybe he's not expert at all. The result is a maybe well ...
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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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Should we ask users to indicate what version of Blender they're using?

Given the changes in 2.8, should we ask the users, whether they are asking or answering, to indicate which version they are using, in order to make sure that the answers provided are correct? Or, ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Coming from Programmers where we've had entire wars over site scope and the FAQ, I think it'd be good to get this hammered out as soon as possible. So what should the FAQ contain?
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Policy on posting code / error message etc as images

For many of the reasons well outlined here https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/285551/why-not-upload-images-of-code-errors-when-asking-a-question/285557#285557 https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/...
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Candidate score

When an election rolls around the nominees are assigned a candidate score. A maximum possible score of 40, constructed fifty fifty from reputation and selected badge achievements. Reputation 1 point ...
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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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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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Cleaning up our custom close reasons

For a long time our close reasons have been wanting of attention. We've just now gotten around to making a few changes: Bug reports We've decided to change the wording of this close reason, as it ...
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Funny Questions #2

- FUNNY QUESTIONS ARE BACK - 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 may ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Awesome Weapons - Challenge #2

Contest: Crazy Firepower The two most modeled things in blender are shiny cars and awesome guns. Here we are going to expand a little and make any type of weapon. It can be anything, from a rugged ...
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Answering vague support questions (once)?

There are certain questions that don't fit our criteria very well, eg: Why is blender crashing? Why is blender's viewport so slow? Why is blender running slow? Why am I running out of memory? The ...
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Should hat farming be allowed?

We have already had some instances of hat farming, such as: This deleted post This conversation in chat So far it's pretty harmless, sometimes even constructive (many suggested edits), but how far ...
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Is Blender.SE an appropriate place to ask for code review?

Is is OK to post scripts or snippets on Blender.SE for code review? I'm trying to get up to speed on writing code (mostly Python, but perhaps also some C) which I could release to the Blender ...
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How should we handle questions about features not yet in Blender?

Currently, there are several questions on the main site that ask about features not yet in Blender, either planned, broken or not documented. How should we handle these type of questions, most of them ...
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What constitutes an "expert" question, and what quantifies being an expert?

I (and many other long time Blender users) may get accused of not asking expert questions, or not doing enough research, because we simply don't know that Blender can for example, make your tea in the ...
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We or I? Should we (or I) edit?

I found this question: Object rotation in game engine Should I edit to replace all the "We"s to "I"s for consistency or is it fine that the OP referrers to him/her self as "we"?
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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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Is video editing off-topic?

The FAQ currently says this website is for people who use Blender to create 3D graphics, animations, or games. However, Blender is a full-featured and very competent video editor. Especially since the ...
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Why are 2.8 questions off topic?

I have a question about my Blender Stack Exchange post: How to do a simple smoke in 2.8 eevee Anyway what can be asked and what cannot is almost to the point of semantics. I understand the reasoning. ...
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Are questions about third party paid addons on topic?

I have been looking into using stackexchange for Q&A about our own addons, However the questions we get so far are mostly related to blender itself and actually we do not get so many questions ...
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Asking redundant questions

When a user asks a question that could easily be googled, or for that matter, a question they already know the answer to, is it acceptable? I ask because i believe that whether or not the information ...
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Approve/reject edits on scripts

When I am reviewing posts for suggested edits, I frequently see edits which are attempting to edit scripts which other users have posted either as part of their question, or as an answer. Should ...
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Are there any banners or ads that I can use to promote this site on my site?

Please let me know how I can do my part. If there is any way I can promote this site with ads, banners, etc I would be happ to add them to my site.
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Custom Off Topic Close messages 2021 Edition

David recently brought up again on chat the matter of our site's custom off topic messages. This has been discussed a number of times before here on meta, but got lost to time, and nothing fruitful ...
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Should we have tags for external render engines which have blender integration?

As a follow up to Are questions about external render engines on topic?, should we have specific tags for popular external render engines (e.g. luxrender yafaray etc.) Or a single generic tag like ...
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People "editing" post without actually changing anything

The other day, a saw a user edit 27 post, in like 30 min, and it seems (haven't checked them all, but a couple of them confirmed this); Also today, he did this to one of my posts. It seems hes just ...
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Are licensing questions off-topic?

There have been a couple questions asked about licensing, with mixed responses (some were closed, others were answered). Examples: Blender use as world editor, level editor..etc, License problem? ...
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Add prompt to mark as answer

I was just on movies.stackexchange.com and I discovered they have an automated prompt that comes up if you, as the person who wrote the question, upvote an answer: I think this is a must-have for ...
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Duplicate chains: good or bad?

By a duplicate chain, I mean a question which has been closed as a duplicate of a duplicate. For instance, Transforming a vertex moves other vertices has been closed as a dupe of Nearby objects won&#...
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New Users and Answers that should be comments

I have seen some answers that really should be comments, but the users who posted them do not have enough reputation (50) to comment on someone else's post. What should we do with these kind of ...
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What Should We Do About Tags With Different Meanings Depending on the Context

What should we do about tags that can mean different things depending on their context? For example, mirror(although I'm sure there are many others). Mirror can mean: mirror modifier, mirror material ...
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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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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 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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What exactly is a bug report?

I have noticed a lot of questions on this site getting closed as a bug report when I do not think they should be getting closed. With our current system, a question could legitimately be considered a ...

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