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Should posts generated with the help of AI be marked as AI-generated content?

As a moderator (and user) of this platform, I increasingly recognize a disturbing development that makes me think about what actions should be taken in order not to reduce the credibility and quality ...
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Is there data available on the amount of questions posted over time?

I've noticed that the amount of questions posted on BSE has sky rocketed. That's implying a sudden rise in the interest in Blender? If I'm not mistaken, the first ever question on BSE was posted 10 ...
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New tag for Simulation-nodes?

Now that Simulation Nodes are here. Should we create a new tag called simulation-nodes like we have for geometry-nodes?
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Can you delete a Blend Exchange file after is has been uploaded?

I might have a question I would like to ask on blender stack exchange but I feel to get the best answer it would be beneficial to upload my blend file in its entirety. This question could be ...
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I could really use MathJax for a series of questions - how to build support for it?

I use blender to illustrate and demonstrate physics and optics, and it's incredibly useful. Blender + Python is a winning combination for science. I'd like to ask several questions, and they involve ...
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Enable MathJaX syntax

Can the MathJax syntax be turned on for blender.stackexchange.com? There are many instances where math is used in 3D and in blender. Further there are several instances where existing answers would ...
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When will Blender Stackexchange get dark mode?

In 2020 Stackoverflow finally got it's dark mode release. When will it be available on Blender Stackexchange?
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Suggestion for new node name formatting guidelines

Once upon a time, there were no nodes, the world was still simple then. There were main menus, context menus, input fields, keyboard shortcuts, etc. and the highest of feelings were a few lines of ...
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Collaborating on answers

I sometimes have a good idea writing an answer but one part is missing (which i don't know how to do it). For that i would like to have a kind of "collaborative" answer which might have more ...
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Handling of off-topic questions

I know it's technically correct to close this question, for example. Rephrasing of off-topic questions is unlikely to bring them within BSE's remit, so the standard explanatory message is not quite ...
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Anyone in favour of adding an asset-browser tag?

Granted the asset browser is not the shiniest addition to 3.0 but it's definitely shaping up to be really nice in 3.1, and I predict a bunch of questions arising in the few coming months. There is a ...
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Let's add a tag for [metaballs]

Why is there no tag for metaballs? Metaballs are a matter of discussion like anything else, and a very distinctive topic.
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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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Delay before closing a question

Should there be some kind of delay between a new question being asked and it being closed for certain reasons - such as not enough clarity? It seems a bit harsh and unfriendly to me for a new user to ...
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An argument for allowing the 2.8 tag

I've been using SE for years now. As a long-term user, I always try to search for existing questions instead of immediately asking a new one, as is expected. Now that I'm learning Blender 2.8, I find ...
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A question form

Maybe a question form, with the Image Link field required, should be introduced to the site? It must be wearisome to ask for screenshots all the time. I noticed these requests are pretty frequent here....
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Can haz "render of the week"?

We've requested a photo.SE style render contest before, but it never received much attention from SE. In light of the site redesigns taking place, now seems like a good time to revisit the idea (again)...
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Way to accept multiple answers, or designate answer as valuable and distinct alternative to accepted answer

Sometimes I notice that there are multiple ways to address a problem or model a complex shape that have their own advantages and disadvantages. For instance, when modeling a corkscrew, there might be ...
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How can I earn the privilege to ask more than 8 questions per day?

I just started a major blender project. I was wondering if I can earn the privilege to ask 8+ questions (whatever the current maximum is). My questions will not be like my previous ones, as I'm doing ...
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Custom error/404 page status?

It was almost two years ago that the creation custom 404 and other error pages was offered. Several good ideas were presented and voted on, but there was no final official decision and we still have ...
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How can I upload any other file types like .py , .obj,

Importing Another file formats not .blend or img only I know that I can import a .blend or an image file but,how can I Import other formats like .py , .obj , .dae ..... How can i make it in blender ...
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Make the edit link for question be more noticeable

Instead of editing questions folks write lots of comments. I usually type "please use the [edit] link to add more information on your original question", and the usual response is one or more ...
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Pause, resume and rewind GIF animations

Sometimes a GIF animation posted to illustrate an answer is too long. It would be convenient to pause, resume and rewind the animation. In other words, to have playback functionality for GIF ...
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Suggesting adding a button/link for uploading .blend file above the text box

How/where do I upload my .blend file comes up all the time. I suggest adding a button/link to http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/ for uploading a .blend file above the text box with the other ...
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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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Is there a feature that could be developed that would allow for a question to be marked as answered, without an actual posted answer?

There are Questions that at times get answered by the original individual who had asked the question. However, they did not actually provide an Answer entry to their Question. The context that ...
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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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Can we ask for render critiques? [duplicate]

I'm new to blender and completed my learning section, and now I play around with blender mostly rendering objects/scenes. Can I upload my rendered images here for asking critiques? If answer is "No", ...
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Would this community benefit from documentation like stack overflow?

As the title says, would we benefit from having documentation? It's a useful aspect of stack overflow and it's certainly something that I would find useful. As it stands there is a blender tag on ...
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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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Add feature for high reputation users to manually mark as answer?

I've noticed for a while that sometimes someone will answer a new person's question, but that person will forget to mark it as answered, even if they are reminded to. I have a feeling this happens ...
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Add a "Closing > Off-Topic > Not about Blender" reason

There seem to be a considerable amount of questions that pop up from time to time that are off topic because they are not specifically about Blender. They are often about 'accompanying' software ( ...
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Can we rethink requesting MathJaX?

I know this has already been brought up and (sort of) rejected, but that was over a year ago and I think it deserves a new discussion. Computer graphics is an inherently mathematical subject (we do ...
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Add blender ID as a login option for BSE

On the SE login page could we get a option to login with a Blender ID? kind of like in this picture: There are other non-offical blender sites (graphicall, rightclickselect) that are already using ...
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Deleted Account takes my rep?

I saw that someone recently deleted there account and I didn't think much of it, until the next day when I noticed I was missing some rep. It wasn't a lot, only 15, but as just a beginner here at B.S....
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Contacting Moderators

I have now been on BSE for a month seriously and haven't seen hide nor hair of any sort of direct message system, a la the one on Instagram or other types of social media. I am aware of the chat ...
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Additional Reputation for Upvoted Questions

It just occurred to me that questions that are upvoted more than others are often harder to answer. Therefore, perhaps, a user who provides an accepted answer should get +1, +2, or some other small ...
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Where is the "Include your .blend" button?

I have to say the GiantCowFilms services are really amazing. It seems they are "official BSE .blend cloud", at least from my point of view (orthographic?). The ability to post a .blend file, link it ...
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Can we add a "Low Quality" reason to the close vote?

Maybe it's just me, but I seem to be seeing a lot more very low-quality posts than before. Some, like this one, seem almost unsalvageable (especially pre-edit): Object Merge ShortCut EDIT: This is ...
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Off topic "other stack exchange network "-- limited options why?

is there any merrit to having a new more options in that list, like : SuperUser.stackexchange Graphicdesign.stackexchange Photography.stackexchange stackoverflow this is extra step seems so useless ...
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Add option to partly reject an edit, or give a warning instead? Should editing guidelines be available on a user's homepage as well?

An edit I proposed was turned down with this explanation: "edit did not correct critical issues with the post". After revisiting the post, I saw that the individual (other user listed as "community") ...
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Allow permanent blend file hosting

Now that we are officially (yay) a part of SE, we can revisit one of the main issues that has "plagued" our community and been largely inconsistent with our derived meta of how our site should work. ...
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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 do we get more options when flagging a question as belonging on another SE site? [duplicate]

At the moment, at least for me, the only option I see for recommending migration of a question is to BSE meta. In my opinion, there needs to be either a wider set of choices available to which to ...
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Is there a way to encourage people to tag the render engine they are using?

I have noticed that one of the most common first comments on a question is something like “What render engine are you using?”. My question is simply this, is there anyway to remind people to put the ...
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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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Where to put Feature Requests?

Where should I post feature requests? So that nobody tells me, that it is the wrong place and so that also developers might see it very quickly...?
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Feature request: 'Someone write this code for me'

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but it looks like it, so here it goes. It would be very useful if there was a special tag or a section for people that don't need an answer but ...
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Can we add a three.js plugin for questions?

After using Atlassian's Confluence, I have gotten dependent on their Gliffy plugin that allows me to quickly draw up a diagram to illustrate my thoughts. For 3D questions/answers, the Three.js editor ...
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Is this SE running communtiy promotion ads?

I recently made a new area51 proposal and i heard about some SEs running community promotion ads like:(see the links) http://physics.stackexchange.com http://earthscience.stackexchange.com