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Questions about what kinds of questions should be on/off topic.

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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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Source code questions in 2016

Source code questions. Back in the day, we decided to put these questions outside our scope for a variety of reasons. Now that we've graduated and matured more as a site, perhaps now is the time to ...
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Should we expand our scope to allow simple howtos?

Should we expand the scope of this site to allow some simple "how to" questions? This question was a recent example of the kind of question that could be allowed. To give another example of this on ...
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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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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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Are questions about the 2.8 branch on topic?

So far we only have a few questions that are directly about Blender 2.8, from a quick search on the site, there are these that come up: What's the purpose of eevee engine? Game development for 2.8 ...
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Are questions about external tutorial/resources on topic?

Are questions asking for other resources on topic? For instance: https://blender.stackexchange.com/q/6950/599 non-video blender resources? Resource for Blender addons? Any good free materials ...
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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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What is our criteria for a minimum effort?

This is a two part question, but it is centered around one issue: What is the minimum effort we expect to see in a question? I bring this up because, yet again today we had another "How do I do X" ...
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Are questions about external render engines on topic?

Are questions specifically about external render engines (engines not bundled with official blender) allowed? For example, What's going wrong with my Luxrender Prism?
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Should we have a few questions on resources for use with Blender?

I suggest that we allow one question on each of the following resource types (list is incomplete) to create a list of resources: As in this post Blender resources for architects? The questions should ...
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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 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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Should questions about 'customized' Blender 'mods' be considered off topic?

There are some customized Blender distributions. https://blendersensei.com http://www.microvellum.com/products/fluid-designer And a question about one of them here: https://blender.stackexchange.com/...
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Should questions that don't directly relate to blender, but are about general artistic topics like composition be on or off topic?

For example, this question: How to use the golden spiral composition rule. These are already allowed for general CG/modeling questions. One could argue that composition is a part of CG, but on the ...