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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Are questions about the Armory game engine on topic?

Armory works only within Blender, however it is a separate product. There is a version that is an add-on, presumably that's on topic. Then the full version is a separate product, but you can't use it ...
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What kinds of questions should be migrated to video.stackexchange?

For example, this question was flagged as a possible candidate for migration. Are general questions about tracking and the filming aspects of tracking on-topic here, even when not necessarily ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Are questions about blender forks such as “Bforartists”on topic?

I'm moved to post a question here by this question about the package "Bforartists". At first superficial glance appears to be a shell over Blender. Should this be within the scope of Blender ...
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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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Game-engine question on hold because bug?

I've come across a question. It asks about a bug in the game-engine and was therefore put on hold, since it should be reported to the official bug tracker. Considering that the game engine won't ...
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Are questions about the blender foundation website/other services on topic?

Are questions about things like the blender store and blender cloud on topic? E.g. https://blender.stackexchange.com/q/28333/599 It doesn't seem to fit in our scope: The Blender Stack Exchange ...
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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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Assumed off or on topic until proven otherwise?

Blender stack exchange receives allot of "import export problems" questions. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to figure out which software package is responsible. If blender is causing the issue, ...
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Are questions about finding specific addons/other resources on topic?

There was a question asked recently, asking for help finding a certain addon. Imo these types of questions might be more on the forum/discussion side of things to fit cleanly in a Q&A format, but ...
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Are questions asking about problems encountered while following a tutorial off topic?

I've noticed that these sorts of questions are suddenly being closed: "Minecraft Properties" tab is not showing up on rig where the tab is supposed to be there https://blender.stackexchange....
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Are platform-dependent questions off-topic?

Blender is, for the most part, cross-platform in nature. Surely, there will be some platform-dependent issues that might be relevant, especially for Unix/Linux users. However, most 'platform-related' ...
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Should questions mostly aimed at the devs be on topic?

For example: Why the blender browser plugin is not updated? Why blender is not saving used Images These questions ask things about the design choices and decisions involved in making blender to ...
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Is it okay to ask questions about Blender related tasks?

I asked myself if Blender SE is meant to answer questions that don't ask for help with the software but around the software. A specifc question would be Is there a central place to host plugins I ...
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Do questions about materials count as tutorial questions?

We've already had a few questions come up where people have asked 'How do I make xyz material/texture?' Do these questions count as tutorial-requests, and thus should be considered off-topic? These ...
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Are “theme identification” questions on-topic?

Are questions asking for a specific theme or type of theme on-topic? For example, this question: What is this grey theme seen on the gooseberry website? GD.SE has font-identification questions which ...
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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 ...
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Blender paid work

I am planning to have a 3D animation short movies, My question: Is it considered off-topic to offer some paid work related to Blender, in blender stack exchange?
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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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Where would be a good location to post a Blender Addon request/idea?

I have a pretty good idea for a blender addon I figured I should throw out into the addon developing community. Would Blender Meta be the place to do this? Or the Blender Surface Site? Or should I use ...
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Python API Code - Where Should it Go?

When people are asking questions about their python code, IF the question is ambiguous and understandable to other users who do python, but don't use the Python API, do you think those questions are ...
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Is it ok to ask “cycles render versus blender render” questions?

I was thinking along the lines of bullet points comparing the two. (I'm asking for myself as I don't get the full implications). Or would this just be too broad? I found the answer to the 'proposed' ...
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Are templates within the scope of this site?

Are templates within the scope of this site? How I see it, they shouldn't be. It's basically someone else's scene, and they should be responsible for making sure that it works properly. If someone is ...