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Can we blacklist the "blender" tag immediately?

Following the lead of Caleb on Christianity.SE, who requested that the tags "christianity" and "christian" be blacklisted six days into the private beta, I recommend that the tag blender be ...
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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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How should be the version tags?

Make it sense to create tags there also include blender as a part of the tag e.g blender-2.67 Is not be easier/more DRY to create only tags for the version number like ...
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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.
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What should be the standard format for file-extension tags?

We should definitely standardize how we want to handle file-extension tags, because there's already been some confusion. Should we have: .svg or ...
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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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Proposing the numpy tag

Have proposed the numpy tag. Currently searching on numpy yields 423 results and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I delete a tag?

I accidentally created a tag (ve), How do I delete it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Tags in need of synonymization

There are some tags that are very much in need of synonymizing, but there isn't anybody on the site with enough rep to request tag synonyms yet. Until then, can we make an informal list of suggestions ...
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'Rendering' tag

I feel that this tag is not needed. Whenever it has been used so far, it's also accompanied with the tag for the render engine. Such as cycles yafaray freestyle. Shouldn't we just get rid of it? See ...
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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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Python tags and versions

It would seem a python is in order, should it be a separate tag or alias for scripting? Also, should python or python-api have different versions, or that would be irrelevant?
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 ...