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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is Blend-Exchange still active and operational?

I installed via Tampermonkey and TM says it has access to the site (Blender Stack Exchange). However, there is no button above this question's formatting buttons. If Blend-Exchange isn't the ...
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How come nobody answers my questions?

I have asked numerous questions on this forum and almost none have been. I’ve never been this ignored on any other forum ever?! What do I have to get attention, and answers.
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This question already exists

Read this first. So I came to this point where I had enough and came to figure things out here. I've been using this site for almost a month, but recently I started getting pressure from this one mod....
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Could we brush up the Help Center, please?

As I said before, some (many) points in the Help Center are quite vague and were probably written for Stack Exchange in general. With all the new users pouring in due to Blender 2.80 Beta and the ...
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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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Flag declined on “not an answer”

I flagged an answer as "not an answer" Why isn't the animated object moving in the final video? That answer is OP trying to add an edit to the question, why was the flag denied?
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how do I answer a question which looks to have been removed as 'ambiguous' (How can you render Eevee animations quicker was the original question)

I could not answer this question: as it had been deemed 'ambiguous', So I had to comment...(I would disagree that it's an ambiguous question, as I can answer it). So this is in the hope of reaching ...
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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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David♦ Moderator resignation

Well, here is a post that even a year ago I never thought I would be writing. I've been part of this site for six years to the day, January 21, 2014. My interest in blender caused me to get more and ...
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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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How can I search for questions?

I'm brand new to the Blender Stack Exchange and relatively new to using Blender. My first question is in regards to using the Stack Exchange itself. How can I search for questions so I don't have to ...
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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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I would like to post my blender when I have issue, what are people using to post? [duplicate]

I have been a bit of nightmare with doing normal bakes recently, and it's time that i start posting my blend. Currently each time i try to bake, only the head of my female shows up baked in the normal ...
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Big thanks to the Blender.SE community!

Moderators, veterans and other mentors. Before any more of you leave, you need to know: YOU'RE AWESOME! (it doesn't get said enough) It's just amazing to be a part of such a great community. ...
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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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A goodbye to the community

Most of you here probably don't know my handle or haven't interacted with me personally since I've taken a back seat for a while now. I was the very first moderator here and I'm very proud of that ...
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How to insert blend files into a question [duplicate]

I wanna ask a question about something concerning parenting in blender but I know I’d be clear if I knew how to insert blend or .mov files into my question. How do you do that on Mac?
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Funny Questions #1

NEW CONTEST - FUNNY QUESTIONS - The rules of this contest are simple Write a funny question as an answer to this post. Put the title of that question following a #. You may use plays on words, you ...
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Funny Questions #2

- FUNNY QUESTIONS ARE BACK - The rules of this contest are simple Write a funny question as an answer to this post. Put the title of that question following a #. You may use plays on words, you may ...
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Funny Questions #3

- THREE STRIKES DOES NOT MEAN YOU'RE OUT! FUNNY QUESTIONS RETURN FOR ROUND THREE! - The rules of this contest are simple Write a funny question as an answer to this post. Put the title of that ...
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Is there any rule against fake bounties?

Are there any official rules against putting fake bounties at the end of your posts? The links work in both of them, but you can not select the text. This one looks quite convincing on the main site....
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Winter bash 2015 Countdown

Last year there was the 2014 Winter Bash. Is there going to be a 2015 Winter Bash, and if so, when? We already knew by November 21st that we had the option to opt into the winter hats, but it is now ...
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New Contributor indicator how to be a Contributor to Code of Conduct?

While Browsing Blender Stack Exchange. I noticed that some users are Contributor of "Code of Conduct". If You hover the Text 'New Contributor' it Shows a message about "Code of Conduct". Although I ...
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Why are 2.8 questions off topic?

I have a question about my Blender Stack Exchange post: How to do a simple smoke in 2.8 eevee Anyway what can be asked and what cannot is almost to the point of semantics. I understand the reasoning. ...
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Need to tell blender developers to add different symbols in future updates [closed]

I am in need of letters which are not in the standard English alphabet. I personally am after the ancient Hebrew alphabet from the times new roman font file. I am not able to copy these letters from ...
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How do I attach files in comments and sub-comments?

I can't find a way to attach files (specifically rendered videos .mkv or "FFmpeg" in blender) to my comments. I'm new to the site so it might actually be really obvious.
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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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Indirect Blender questions?

I just posted THIS and it got flagged as not Blender related (which it kinda is indirectly ;P) I knew it would get flagged but there are some people that are only on this site that I highly respect ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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The moderators of Blender Stack Exchange are on strike

In direct response to the disorderly firing of Monica Cellio and the increasing distrust in SE policies and tone shift towards the community as a whole, all the mods of BSE have recorded themselves as ...
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Reccomend including a .blend file in a new question

Mighty admins of Blender Meta, Would it be possible to add a short text, suggesting to include a .blend file in a new question? It could make answers more relevant and specific. Just something ...
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Questions lacking research

There are increasing numbers of questions that are "How do I do this" + picture. The basic rules of [SE] are that questions should be focused, show some research and are basically non-forum type begs ...
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Is there a site for getting help with learning to use Blender?

I have a question about my Blender Stack Exchange post: Is there any instructional/tutorial articles or videos for face mocap? I had the impression that's what this site was for, but when I asked a ...
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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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What's the difference between Stackechange blender and blender artistes

What are the differences between them and in which way should we use each?
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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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Pre-canned comments to help users?

I often find myself writing the same comments over an over again, each time getting more brisk and less helpful. I thought it would be good to have a selection of pre-canned comments to pull from... ...
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Are sarcastically funny comments allowed?

Sometimes, when a particularly ridiculous question appears, a sarcastic joke can actually shed light on to the issue (by making the OP see how ridiculous the premise for the question is). They also ...
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Answer using stable or master?

Taking into account that Blender release cycle will be pretty fast from 2.80 up, is it ok to answer using features available in master branch? Pros: Answers could be simpler They can be future ...
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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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Should questions that need a new answer for 2.8 be flagged somehow?

I came across an answer that would have worked for my question, except the new layout in 2.8 has moved that item and so the answer was useless. I could ask a new question - but then, people who google ...
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how can newly joined members to blender sa correct serious mistakes they find

Moving the 'center of the object' to the actual center... this is not a duplicate. the answer provided (alt g) accurately answers a distinct question to what is asked in the purported "...
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reissue of questions

My opinion of this stack exchange system has never been good, I will never have a good opinion of this system, for many reasons, starting because it is a heater farm, but this ... !!! This is already ...
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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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