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Add version tags

Can tags be added for major releases of blender? For example version2 and version3. There are different features and some ...
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Anyone in favour of adding an asset-browser tag?

Granted the asset browser is not the shiniest addition to 3.0 but it's definitely shaping up to be really nice in 3.1, and I predict a bunch of questions arising in the few coming months. There is a ...
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Let's add a tag for [metaballs]

Why is there no tag for metaballs? Metaballs are a matter of discussion like anything else, and a very distinctive topic.
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I suddenly appear unable to suggest tag entry edits. Does anyone know why?

According to this question there are three reasons to ban someone from making tag edit suggestions and two of them definitely don't apply: because a large number of recent suggested edits by you were ...
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Proposal to finish cleaning up the "Modes" tags - completed

Final Version as implemented. Proposal I've gone through the various tags related to 3D Viewport Object Modes and with help, the object-mode and edit-mode tag wiki entries are consistent with each ...
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How do you propose an edit that changes a tag from a synonym to a separate tag?

I've come across edit-mode. It is similar to object-mode, but rather than being a separate tag, it is currently a synonym for editing. since Edit Mode is a specific mode that Objects can be in, it's ...
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Proposing the numpy tag

Have proposed the numpy tag. Currently searching on numpy yields 423 results and ...
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Do we want specific tags for GPU types?

I noticed that there is now a amd tag presumably due to the influx of driver issues and problems users are coming to the site asking for help with. A few years ago, we had a similar problem with ...
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Should We Have a [workbench-render-engine] Tag?

We currently have a tag for cycles-render-engine , eevee-render-engine and blender-internal-render-engine but not an active tag for workbench-render-engine I created the tag on an edit to a question ...
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What to do about fluid-simulation and smoke-simulation, fire tags?

Since 2.82 some of the physics systems have undergone some major changes, specifically Fluid (when mantaflow was added). As such, for the site it seems to creates a bit of a mess with some tags ...
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Should we have pixel-art tag?

I've created it, but @RayMairlot expressed doubt that there is enough questions to warrant it. I think it's needed because it is a unique art style that requires specific settings and unique ...
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Should duplicate and paid add-on tags be kept or removed?

While reading through questions, I realized that there are a great number of tags that seem to be either duplicated or otherwise very sparsely used or just misused frequently. Would it be useful to ...
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Create tag(s) for questions that cover very narrow or specific problems

This is a suggestion to create one tag (or more if need be) for questions that are about very specific problems or techniques. It would allow to distinguish them from questions that cover more generic ...
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Revamping tags 2020

Given the recent concerns raised about misuse of tags and incoherent naming of addons this is a tentative proposal to generally improve tag names in Blender Stack Exchange, and bring about some order ...
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What can we do to reduce the misuse of the 'blender-render' tag?

In my opinion the blender-render tag has become problematic. This tag has become (or always has been) one of the most misused tags we have. People are adding this tag to new questions simply because ...
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Should the 'sapling-addon' tag be renamed?

I've just noticed the sapling-addon tag. This tag seems to be the odd one out compared to other add-on tags in that it has 'addon' in the tag name whereas thers don't (fspy, animation-nodes, ...
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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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Should popular tutorials get their own tags?

Recently I noticed the donut tag had been created. Initially, I was a bit unsure about having a tag like this; it seems like one of the first 'non-technical' tags and I wasn't sure whether there was a ...
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Should [raytracing] be removed?

The raytracing tag has... 0 watchers and 18 questions. Half of the questions don't have an accepted answer, and of those which do have an answer, the tag doesn't seem to add to or help filter the ...
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Merge [loop] and [looping] or make them more specific?

I noticed that there are two confusing tags: loop and looping and the latter has around twice the amount of questions. It seems that both are used for questions on looping animations, code ...
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Combine prism topics into the caustics tag?

Does anyone see reasons for or against the caustics tag including prism topics? Caustics are not explicitly prism-rendering, but caustics are often prismatic in ...
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Tag creation suggestion

I'd like to ask a question about teaching Blender but can't find a suitable tag. Could we have something like learning, training, or any other that would seem relevant to the tag creator (I don't have ...
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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 bit and ...
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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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