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Button to insert <kbd></kbd> for users

I come across a lot of posts which lack proper hotkey formatting: any key And I change it to: AnyKey It would save me 11 keystrokes per ...
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How to post gifs on this site?

Most replies to my comments have "gif" images. How do I put them in my posts? Adding a new image doesn't work. Also, this will help with asking questions because I always need to show examples.
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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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Why are some questions a different color on the screen?

Why do some questions show up in a different color box on the screen and some are just white?
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If a user has put links to images in a post, is it OK to move them imgur and editing the post to show the images inline?

When reviewing this post through the First Posts review queue, I was going to edit to convert links to images to inline inages, but when I saw that the images were not hosted at imgur, I decided ...
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What should I flag link-only answers as?

When voting to delete an answer in the review queue there is an option link only (and not spam) However, there is no such option when actually flagging answers. When flagging link-only answers I ...
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Where can tag proposals go?

Where should tag proposals be made? (I want to suggest dupli or duplivert)
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Is putting my experience level a necessity?

I recently asked a question which got some confusing answers. I have absolutely zero idea what they are talking about. "Render engine"? "Texture panel"? It is all just nonsense to me - They might as ...
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How to link to a specific answer?

How can I link to a specific answer on a question, such that when the link is followed it scrolls down to the answer? I have seen this done and know how to do it for comments (simply click on the ...
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How can I delete a tag?

I accidentally created a tag (ve), How do I delete it?
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Can I give my reputation to other users?

Does Blenderstack (and other stacks) allow to give some amount of my reputation (not limited to 15 points, but unlimited like in bounties) to other people who answer my question to thank them? Example:...
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Cannot download Blend files from questions

Anyone else having problems downloading example .Blend files from blend-exchange in posts? I have tried a couple posts, and the download link to the example blend files leads me to a blank page. ...
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Where did the helpful comments to my question go?

My question was marked as [duplicate] by several users, and there were some helpful comments, and I've edited it to help clarify what I need to understand beyond the answer to the related question. ...
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When should a question or answer marked as community wiki?

What is the purpose of the community wiki flag, and is the criteria on marking a question as CW different to an answer? Searching all Wiki answers shows that some have one edited answer others have ...
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How can a new user bump a question?

Here's an example of a new user doing the right thing, and looking to see whether their question has been asked before. However, it was unanswered, and their only option to bring attention to the ...
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How can I insert videos into my Q&A?

Some people give visual appealing answers with a video/gif. I saw that those link to i.stack.imgur.com. How can I use that service to automatically transform my blender screencasts (avi jpg) into ...
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placing .gifs in text

I have read how to post gifs on this site, but I can't get that to work for me. I tried using Gfycat and everytime I try and upload the images I get an error saying ...
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How to add the boxes around the keyboard buttons?

When I posted an answer for someones question: https://blender.stackexchange.com/posts/16530/revisions It got edited and these key box's were added. They look nifty, but because I'm new, I don't ...
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Where can I search for my favorite questions?

There was a star button for each question which says "This is a favorite question", I wonder where I can find all the qustions I've ever tagged as favorite? Thanks!
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Is it possible to use tabs in posts?

Is it possible to use tabs in posts? When I paste a tab (the browser catches the input of pressing Tab and changes the selected field, so I have to paste it in) into a post, it works in the editing ...
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Which Stack Exchange metrics are relevant to Blender.SE?

I suppose the answer to my question has to be "all of them" since we are a Stack Exchange site.. but I'm still going to ask.. I suspect that not all of the metrics are intuitive. For example, if the ...
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Will I loose my privileges when the site graduates?

I have noticed that graduated sites have much higher reputation thresholds for privileges, for instance the "trusted user" privilege goes from 4k on a beta site to 20k rep on a full site. I ...
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Efficiently adding images to posts

When uploading a screenshot is there anyway to blow it up or somewhere to put it so viewers can see the full size of the image, as some of the detail may be obscured when shrunk down to fit the ...
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Question still didn't receive a good answer after bounty?

This is pretty simple to understand: it is when someone would have a question, place a bounty, and not receive a working/good answer. This has happened to me a couple of times, and I want to get an ...
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How do I subscribe to, follow or save questions?

I'd like to do something like "+1" or just "subscribe" to certain questions. Can't find a button for it. By the way the next obstacle is posting itself: System says I have to wait for 40 minutes. ...
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Site(s) to use for uploading images and files

What are the easiest to use sites for uploading screen shots and blend files so that I can share them with the community members?
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Would I be allowed to give Bitcoin tips for answers?

Often times I'm really impressed by the quality and detail of answers given. I'd love to show my appreciation in the form of a tip, either directly to someone's Bitcoin address or via something like ...
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Reasons for closing questions in beta

Going through the beta site, I noticed that some questions are answered and closed and others are answered and open. What are the rules for closing a question? I have questions that are answered ...
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How did my deleted question get a comment?

I deleted my question pretty quickly after it was posted when I realized I'd posted on Blender SE instead of Python SO. But it still received a comment afterward. Is it really gone? This is the "...
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Is it okay to embed screenshots hosted on 3rd party sites?

Often new users will upload screenshots to e.g. dropbox, instead of embedding in the post. If embedded in the post via the button in the toolbar, SE will upload the image from the existing host to ...
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What does exactly means "User was removed" with -5 reputation loss?

I discovered this change this morning, and was surprised. I'm just curious about the meaning of this reputation loss : -5 User was removed Thanks for your ...
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Bug? Indented code block not interpreted after list

See here: Item one Item Two this is supposed to be a code comment import bpy print(bpy.context.scene.name) this should not be indented I guess Item one Item Two (add something here to fix code ...
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Medium size images with alpha

When answering a question, I've wanted to include large images that have an alpha channel, but not necessarily at their original size. When I append an m to the ...
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What does a "Leave Open" vote do?

When I vote on a question to "leave open", how does that affect the closure of the question? Does a "leave open" vote negate a "close" vote, or does it simply do nothing, or does it do something else?...
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How do you create a chat room from comments?

I've seen chat-rooms created from over-extended comment exchanges, copying the accumulated commentary into the room. How is this done?
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How are Tags read?

If a question is asked, and a certain (what might be relevant) 'tag' is not added, does it mean that answers, relative to that missing 'tag', will be excluded (as being 'beyond the scope of the ...
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Proposed Community WIKI suggestions

I was reviewing questions seeking help in resolving issues the various posters of the respective questions had with different aspects of Blender. Now, while the particular questions I was paying most ...
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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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How to get a link to an old question that was probably deleted for no answer/no votes?

I'd solved a scripting problem and included it as part of a question here a few years ago. I don't see the question and I'm guessing it was deleted for no answers/no activity or similar. I've searched ...
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How do I start talking in the chat room?

I've tried to use the Blender chat room and I can see posts there but I can't find any way to start to talk. I clicked everything imaginable and I could not get in. Help? Thanks.
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Is it possible to format specific characters inside words?

Is it possible to format letters inside words? For example, making the first letter in a word bold. When I try this with **b**old, I get *b*old As you can see, ...
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Image Error "i.stack.imgur.com redirected you too many times"

All browsers, Windows 10. As of last night images from i.stack.imgur.com have been broken for me. In Chrome, attempts to load the image directly result in the 'redirected you too many times' error. ...
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What is a "well received question"?

The Socratic badge's criteria says Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Unlike most of the other ...
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What to do with trivial suggested edits?

From the help center: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged - try to make the post significantly better when you edit, correcting all problems that you observe. I often run across suggested edits in ...
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How can I delete my account?

I looked into the profile settings and couldn't any button or option for account deletion. I searched on meta and it seems no one asked this question before, can anyone help me? should I contact a ...
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What does it mean to review a declined flag?

Recently one my flags was declined (OP revised the flagged post after I flagged it). However now when I go to flag a post the flag window says Your last flag was declined - please review it before ...
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Where to see the reason for deleted answer?

I've asked a question and I've received an answer, but then the author deleted the answer. Can I see the reason for deletion?
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Invite new users into chat

Sometimes in questions by new users (this for example) the comments go on too long and they should really be moved to chat. But new users don't have the 20 rep needed to write in chat. How can they be ...
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Which tag needs to have 5 score?

I tried to suggest a synonym, but I still need 5 score on a tag. Which tag needs to have more score? units or blender-units? Perhaps the phrasing of this error could be clarified to specify which ...
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Why can't I propose a tag synonym on [customization]?

I tried to suggest the synonym user-preferences → customization, but received this confusing error: I don't see any synonym proposals on user-preferences.. Was a synonym proposed on preferences, ...