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What is the problem with posting an image (or link) and asking “How do I do this?”

What is the problem with asking “How do I fix this?” "How do I do this in blender?" "why is this happening" or "Go to this link and tell me how to do it" ?
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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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Including a .blend file

How do I put a .blend file in my questions? Thats really all I have to ask, even though I have to fit a certain amount of characters.
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Pre-canned comments to help users?

I often find myself writing the same comments over an over again, each time getting more brisk and less helpful. I thought it would be good to have a selection of pre-canned comments to pull from... ...
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How can I optimize images and screenshots that I embed in my post?

Uploading 1MB images or even 300KB images in a question or answer is often unnecessary/overkill and slows down page loads significantly especially when viewing on a mobile connection. Similarly, ...
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What questions should be definitely off-topic?

Obviously questions not about Blender would be off-topic but what should be the general yardstick for off-topicness? Update: Since the site has moderators now and we can better address on/off-...
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