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Can we have a service for uploading blendfiles?

Can we have a service for uploading .blend files on the Ask Question page? This would be useful for many cases, in particular for new users. Many questions simply need a .blend to describe the ...
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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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Styling for GUI instructions

With a graphical application like Blender, answers often require instructions that include navigating the interface. The standards recommend using <kbd> for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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p3d.in embedding?

Should we have p3d.in embedding? It could be handy for geometry or modeling questions.
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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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Logo of blender SE

I notice that every major SE site has its own logo. I don't know who has the power to set a logo, but I think it would also be a nice promotion to do a blender SE logo contest in the blender artist ...
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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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Why are numbers "banned" from tag synonym names?

After getting this error message when trying to create a new tag synonym for 3d-view Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators I researched it a bit and ...
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any way to view a deleted answer?

I made a question yesterday, and someone did answer something, I remember i asked for more information in the comments, but today I checked again and the user deleted the answer. Wich makes me feel ...
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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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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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How do we enhance the SE spell check dictionary?

Ever notice how some common Blender words that we use on a regular basis, e.g. viewport, SHFT, CTRL, and wireframe, always throw a spelling exception? Is there any way to get these, and other common ...
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