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Was the 'blender-2.8' tag created intentionally or should we remove it?

A blender-2.8 tag seems to have cropped up recently on the main site. As it seems to have been somewhat discussed that we won't have tags for different versions (or at least, there's no real consensus ...
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Should we ask users to indicate what version of Blender they're using?

Given the changes in 2.8, should we ask the users, whether they are asking or answering, to indicate which version they are using, in order to make sure that the answers provided are correct? Or, ...
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Create 'gltf' tag?

Similar to existing fbx and collada tags, would others be open to creating a 'gltf' tag? See https://www.khronos.org/gltf/ for ...
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Adding Tags Related to Answer

Is it appropriate to edit in tags to a question that relate exculsively to an answer (or the answer of the question? For example, I answered this question. It is properly tagged with cycles, ...
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New tag for fun challenges [duplicate]

This question What's the fastest and / or craziest way to model an arrow in Blender? made me wonder if we need a new tag - eg, ‘Challenge’ - to flag such questions to make them easier to follow ...
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What is the purpose of tag wiki excerpts?

The guide for writing tag wiki excerpts states: The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why a tag should be used on this site specifically. And the guide ...
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Removing the tag for which a question was dupehammered

I noticed @cegaton had closed this question as duplicate using his gold cycles tag. Just playing the "devil's advocate" I am in no way questioning @cegaton. Consider some hypothetical question, ...
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Strange tag stack on Google, re: blender.stackexchange website (suspicious bug report for admin)

I noticed something strange about stackexchange while doing a Google search. In one hit to stackexchange with a really odd tag stack (see screencap). Thought you'd want to know there's a bunch of ...
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Tags for Issues with drivers

Update This issue seems to be only on the M - MX family. Desktop GPUs aren't affected. Due to the influx of the "Blender is lagging" posts, I'm going to pin this on the main site until the ...
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When to use 'scripting', when to use 'python' tags?

In case I have a question about How can I use python to ...., should I use the tags 'scripting' or 'python'? What are most important differences?
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Could somebody add low-poly and gameart related tags?

I noticed there's no low-poly / high-poly / gameart tags but I don't have enough rep to add them. Could somebody please do that?
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Is the edit-mode tag needed?

Recently several questions were tagged edit-mode. It has no description and has very few answers associated with it (probably because the tag itself appeared not so long ago). With this logic, there ...
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Should we have tags for Pie-Menus?

Pie-Menus are well implemented now and finding their way into daily workflows with Blender. Should we create a pie-menus tag or a pie-menu tag at least, even if they are rather specific? From the ...
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How do I know if a new tag is warranted?

Today I made a post involving the mist pass and typed in a tag for "mist" but then the confirmation dialog popped up and I had second thoughts because maybe "mist" can be categorized under "render-...
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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 ...
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Should we create specific tags for popular tools?

Some tools and terms are used a lot. Should we create tags for these, even if they are rather specific? Where should we draw the line for "a lot"? For example, things like: knife-tool loop-cut ...
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Should we rename the blender-internal tag?

I'm constantly seeing the blender-internal tag (somewhat understandably) misused for questions about the way blender handles things internally. E.g. like this. Should we rename this tag to avoid ...
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Should we have tags for external render engines which have blender integration?

As a follow up to Are questions about external render engines on topic?, should we have specific tags for popular external render engines (e.g. luxrender yafaray etc.) Or a single generic tag like ...
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Icons next to tags, like Stack Overflow?

On stack overflow they have icons next to some tags (see for example: google-chrome-extension). Blender has a lot of icons that a very applicable it has an icon for these tags to name a few: mesh ...
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Using tags to denote 'unsupported' features?

There is a class of questions we get, which are perfectly valid - but the answer but boils down to: Blender can't do that. Often answers try to show workaround or some way to export to some external ...
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Do we need the “directories” tag?

Do we need the directories tag? It seems very general and not all that applicable to the majority of 3D workflow questions. Are there any pros to keeping this tag? Should we wait for a while and ...
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Can we rename 'builds' to 'versions'?

A while ago I suggested a versions tag. The idea seemed to be agreed with, but it was decided to merge it with the existing builds tag. I agree that the tags overlap to the point of being the same ...
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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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Proposed tag changes

Change #1 I have come across many questions that deal with units, the latest one here. I propose we change blender-units to be units. It would fit a broader spectrum of questions, and some that are ...
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Confusion of “baking” and “texture-baking” tags

I have noticed several questions lately about texture baking that have used the [baking] tag instead of [texture-baking]. The tag wikis make sufficient difference between the two: Baking tag wiki: ...
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How specific should our tags be?

Many of our tags are aimed at covering broad, general categories, rather than using more, specific tags of limited scope. For example, we have modifiers instead of array-modifier, mirror-modifier ...
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Excerpt of tag `operator` - incorrect definition?

The following definition sounds incorrect to me: An operator is a processing unit that is invoked/executed on scene data by the window manager. Are operations only run on scene data? All of the ...
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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, ...
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migration rejected closed question any way to edit?

This question https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/13737/best-way-to-model was migrated from game dev with the tag of untaged. Is there any way to retag that question now? On most closed ...
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Can the “New tag confirmation” be turned on?

From Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange 2014-06-10: When moderators or users with the "create new tags" privilege attempt to create one or more new tags either while asking a question or ...
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Tag cleaning discussions

How should we discuss and decide the scopes, synonyms, need for, lack of need, etc. of tags? We have been discussing this mainly on the chat with whichever frequent users happen to be around, but ...
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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 we now stuck with the gif, post, and thread tags?

Recently this question was migrated from the main site. The OP created the gif, post, and thread tags when originally posting the question, which were then removed by the migration process. The tags ...
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Tag Synonyms with no users

What are the reasons for making some of the tag synonyms? These tags have no users and are not needed but are still in the tag list because they are synonyms. glossy material-nodes bezier As any ...
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Why is there still a python-api tag suggestion?

python-api was merged into python a while ago. Why does it still appear in the prompt as a separate tag?
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Snapping Tag and general tag organization

There was a tag discussion held in chat a while back to discuss which tags were too specific or too general and should be removed. The decision was to remove the following tags: clipping snapping ...
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Search in favor of tags?

I retagged a question to make it easier to find, but turned out, tags show in the result set but aren't more important than the text (free text search in question title, body, answers...). Went to ...
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Tags - Singular or plural term?

Jonathan created a new tag tab (as in vertical tabs): https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/tab Now I wonder if both, singular and plural forms are ...
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How should we deal with tags about other software?

There are a few tags floating around such as unity, makehuman and yafaray. How should we deal with tags like these that are valid but about other packages?
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Suggestion: Merge `python` and `python-api` tags

I would recommend that the python and python-api tags be merged. Rationale: ⇒ The only part of Python that should be discussed on Blender.SE is the Blender Python (bpy) API. Anything else is ...
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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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Usage of “baking” tag

The baking tag reads: Baking is the act of pre-computing something in order to speed up some other process later down the line. Use this tag for Blender's bake feature under the Render panel. Is ...
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Is it all right to copy our tag wikis from the Blender wiki?

Consider the tag wiki for modifiers: Modifiers are used to modify objects non-destructively until Applied. There are four groups of Modifiers: Modify Modifiers in the Modify group ...
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Why did Community ♦ review my suggested edit?

I suggested an edit to the cycles tag on the main site. It was approved by two human reviewers, but also by the Community ♦ bot: Why is it that Community accepted the edit? I also see that it has ...
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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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Filling the tag wiki and getting reviews

If we need 4000 points to edit the tag wiki then who is editing and approving them at the moment? I added transforms and dimensioning to experiment with how that works. My edits have not been reviewed,...
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Is the discussion tag redundant? if most posts in meta are tagged with it

look through the posts, doesn't it make more sense to make a non-discussion or notification instead? It's almost like tagging questions with question
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What Should We Do About Tags With Different Meanings Depending on the Context

What should we do about tags that can mean different things depending on their context? For example, mirror(although I'm sure there are many others). Mirror can mean: mirror modifier, mirror material ...
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Should 'scripting' and 'Python' be made tag synonyms?

I've noticed that nearly every question about scripting ends up getting tagged with both of these tags. Do we really need them both? As I see it, scripting in Blender can only be done in Python, and ...
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Should the 'tool' tag be removed?

Should the 'tool' tag be removed? It's kind of broad and undefined. Besides, blender is a tool. I don't think using it to mark a question about the knife 'tool' makes sense either; that's too broad.