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### UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I’m Courtny, senior product designer at Stack Overflow! I’m super happy for this community, because we have started on your site's design. Your Site Design The idea of the design is a reflection of ...
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### Frequently Asked Questions on Blender Stack Exchange

Anyone who's been around this site for a while, has seen the never ending cycle of the same questions being asked over and over again. Users hardly ever use the search function... and the search ...
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It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Blender has already met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites, and today joins in the new design-...
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### Moderator Election Coming Soon

I'm happy to announced that this site has been cleared for graduation… congratulations! Unfortunately, there has been a long backlog of sites waiting for their custom site design, so rather ...
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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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### Improving the Blender manual

So to follow up my previous post, the manual project chat room is live and ready for action! Contributions of all shapes and sizes are welcome. How do I start? If you're unfamiliar with the manual ...
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### Add contests on blender exchange

In light of our recent event aiming to improve our answer ratio. I think it would be a good idea to consider adding contests to blender.stackexchange.com. The stackexchange site Code golf has a 9.5 ...
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### "Meet the Pros" -- Scheduled chat #1 with Jonathan Williamson

Yesterday, I emailed Jonathan Williamson, one of the founders of Blender Cookie, and we're planning on hosting a scheduled chat right here on Blender.SE. The chat will be some sort of interview with ...
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### Are questions about the 2.8 branch on topic?

So far we only have a few questions that are directly about Blender 2.8, from a quick search on the site, there are these that come up: What's the purpose of eevee engine? Game development for 2.8 ...
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### Challenge tag: create a simple shape in as few clicks as possible

Haunt_House recently posted a very interesting question. It is set up similair to a code golf question, except for 3D models, as you might've guessed. He posted the desired outcome (a simple arrow), ...
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### Blender 2.8 is going Beta. What now?

Blender 2.8 is getting its Beta status today or tomorrow. Which means that we can expect the interface, workflows etc to be in their final form. Bug fixes, and bringing back of features that were lost ...
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This is a place to keep track of and categorize good questions or answers which may be helpful to refer to at a later time, a kind of general Blender reference index. If you find a post which you ...
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### Enable MathJaX syntax

Can the MathJax syntax be turned on for blender.stackexchange.com? There are many instances where math is used in 3D and in blender. Further there are several instances where existing answers would ...
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### A goodbye to the community - iKlsR Moderator Resignation

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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### Why does no one vote?

Has anyone else noticed that seeing a question with 0 votes is becoming common? Seriously, we need to get our act together. If you like a question, or in particular, feel a question asks a good ...
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### Allow permanent blend file hosting

Now that we are officially (yay) a part of SE, we can revisit one of the main issues that has "plagued" our community and been largely inconsistent with our derived meta of how our site should work. ...
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### I could really use MathJax for a series of qestions - how to build support for it?

I use blender to illustrate and demonstrate physics and optics, and it's incredibly useful. Blender + Python is a winning combination for science. I'd like to ask several questions, and they involve ...
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### Should questions that compare Blender and <insert competing 3D modeling software> be allowed?

I can see that a category of questions that would potentially be very problematic would be questions along the lines of "Which is better, Blender or Maya?". Now, such a broadly general question such ...
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### Should we enable video embedding?

Blender is a visual tool and pure text answers can only go so far at times in explaining something. Alot of the answers so far have links to external video sites such as Vimeo or Youtube etc. See.. ...
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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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### 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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### What special features do we *really want* for this site?

So now that we are getting ready to graduate to a full site, it's finally time to ask SE if we can have any special site-specific considerations to make the site better. What special feature(s), if ...
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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 duplicates be closed to the oldest question or the "best" question?

If a "better" version of a old question, in which direction should they be closed? Should the newer question be closed as a duplicate of the older question (and perhaps the older question should be ...
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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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I've seen a few questions showing up recently that are relating specifically to addons. Should they be considered off-topic? I think questions about addons that are in trunk are fine, but 3rd party ...
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### Migrating Blender related questions from other SE sites?

Will there be some time soon an effort to migrate blender related questions from other SE sites? I.e. Stackoverflow is full of 'em, and I'd imagine it'd be good to consolidate those into one place.
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Is there a way to correct this minor typo? eg: Can't get the right camera settings that match the scene
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### New off topic close reason

There is a consensus that we have to do something to address posts that are off topic. See all the previous meta posts: Add a “Closing > Off-Topic > Not about Blender” reason How should I flag ...
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### Should we downvote first posts?

I often see first posts (or posts from 1 rep users) downvoted. Presumably 1 rep users are new, and haven't had time yet to learn the workings of the site. They also won't have certain privileges, ...
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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 to ask scripting questions - efficiently

I read many of the scripting related questions / comments / edits. Some comments and edits are predictable and a lot of them fall in these categories trying to get more info trying to reduce the ...
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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 - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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### Are questions about modifying the source code allowed here?

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Looking through old questions I have com across many dead links. There seams to me no real consensus across the SE network as to what should be done with dead links. I have read many questions (1,2,3) ...
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### When should a question be closed as a bug report?

When should a question be closed as a bug report? Should we only close questions which would actually make valid report on the bug tracker? (and if so, how do we determine if a report would be valid?)...
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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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### 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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### Can we re-upload .blends to more permanent hosts?

So, if I find a link in a question or answer to a blend file that is on an ephemeral site like Pasteall, would it be considered a violation of BSE etiquette to move the blend file to a more persistent ...
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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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What is the etiquette on blender.stackexchange for answers on the same question saying essentially the same thing? From meta.stackexchange: We don't see that getting several answers to a question ...
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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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### When should an opinion based question be flagged?

Some questions post an image and ask: How can I make this effect. Is this considered an opinion based question? There will always be many answers, many right answers, and really there is no right and ...
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### Should we allow general workflow questions that don't directly relate to blender?

Should questions about general 3D workflow that don't specifically relate to blender be allowed? For example questions where the OP does not use blender: e.g. How to fix a 6 point vertex
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The suggested edit notification has been consistently wrong (in an inconsistent way) for a few weeks now. No amount of refreshing and cache-deletion seems to fix it. It's always off, but the amount ...
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### How should I flag tutorial requests?

I recently came across a question that is nothing but a request for a tutorial. I looked into flagging it, but I couldn't decide what flag to use. Off topic gives me the choices of bug report, too ...
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### How subjective may be an answer?

This situation may happen. The context : ok I see your question but also I see where you are going and the question is not the point... the point is : take another approach (many beginer questions). ...