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Custom Off Topic Close messages 2021 Edition

David recently brought up again on chat the matter of our site's custom off topic messages. This has been discussed a number of times before here on meta, but got lost to time, and nothing fruitful ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Blender is scheduled for an election next week, October 12. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Are licensing questions off-topic?

There have been a couple questions asked about licensing, with mixed responses (some were closed, others were answered). Examples: Blender use as world editor, level editor..etc, License problem? ...
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People "editing" post without actually changing anything

The other day, a saw a user edit 27 post, in like 30 min, and it seems (haven't checked them all, but a couple of them confirmed this); Also today, he did this to one of my posts. It seems hes just ...
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Where can tag proposals go?

Where should tag proposals be made? (I want to suggest dupli or duplivert)
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Logo of blender SE

I notice that every major SE site has its own logo. I don't know who has the power to set a logo, but I think it would also be a nice promotion to do a blender SE logo contest in the blender artist ...
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What constitutes an "expert" question, and what quantifies being an expert?

I (and many other long time Blender users) may get accused of not asking expert questions, or not doing enough research, because we simply don't know that Blender can for example, make your tea in the ...
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How to link to a specific answer?

How can I link to a specific answer on a question, such that when the link is followed it scrolls down to the answer? I have seen this done and know how to do it for comments (simply click on the ...
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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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Is this an acceptable place to ask for feedback on a sculpt? If not what would be a better place?

Feedback from people who know what they are doing would be helpful in getting better, but I do not know a great place to ask for that feedback.
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2018: 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, in ...
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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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How to thank somebody for editing his answer or comment and adding value to it?

This is not really about Blender, but this site (sorry that I couldn't find a tag for it, and because it is required, and I cant add a tag yet, had to use the nearest possible). The site asks to avoid ...
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Are contests appropriate for meta?

I have a odd question, would it be ok to run contests in meta? something like "Who can make the best looking house" I think this would be a fun thing to do and wouldn't negatively affect the site. ...
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Is it possible to post .webm videos on the Blender Stack exchange?

I know how to make .gifs but they have no sounds. I also know how to make .webs which do have sound. Is it possible to attach a .webm on a post?
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What does the number next to the "review" button signify?

Sometimes there is a number in an orange box to the left of the "review" button at the top of the page. Clicking on the number brings me to the review queue, just like clicking the review button ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Blender Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Footer's New Background Image and Height

As shown in the image, the footer is taller then the background image. (small lighter blue strip along the bottom) The footer is 509.917px when the image is only 500px. That can be fixed by setting ...
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What do you look for in a moderator?

As our site finally reaches graduation, we are getting the opportunity to elect moderators. In the election we will be voting for who should lead us. It is important for the candidates (or those ...
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The old logo is still in used in the chat context menu

The old blender logo is being displayed in the chat context menu. Both in the side bar and from the main chat window.
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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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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Blender is scheduled for an election next week, April 15th 2019.In ...
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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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Documentation second opinion?

Is https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/ask a good place to get second opinions on changes being made to documentation?
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Site index proposal for useful reference questions/answers

Often when answering a question it is useful to point the OP towards another question or answer for more information on a particular topic. I often see such questions and/or answers come up that I ...
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What happens if we fail to get 1500 daily visitors?

Does all the content just evaporate or what? How long does the public beta last? At present we are only at 180 daily visits, what happens if we don't have a nice 1500 visitors (as seems to be a ...
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Compatibility Tag

I added the compatibility tag for "Blender's computer requirements". There is a comment to close vote this question which states: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about ...
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Should questions about 'customized' Blender 'mods' be considered off topic?

There are some customized Blender distributions. https://blendersensei.com http://www.microvellum.com/products/fluid-designer And a question about one of them here: https://blender.stackexchange.com/...
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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 #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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How about a recommended practices page?

Might there not be value to the community for something akin to the Resources question where we assemble a list of answers providing "recommended practices" for the benefit of less experienced members ...
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Customized help center entries

As pointed out in Custom off-topic close reasons: 2014 in review, we appear to have very little site documentation about things like what you can ask about and how best to ask about it. As a matter of ...
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Should questions that don't directly relate to blender, but are about general artistic topics like composition be on or off topic?

For example, this question: How to use the golden spiral composition rule. These are already allowed for general CG/modeling questions. One could argue that composition is a part of CG, but on the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Images in comments?

I have seen people post comments with links to images on Stack Exchange's very own Imgur installation. How can you upload an image for a comment like this?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How can I delete my account?

I looked into the profile settings and couldn't any button or option for account deletion. I searched on meta and it seems no one asked this question before, can anyone help me? should I contact a ...
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any way to view a deleted answer?

I made a question yesterday, and someone did answer something, I remember i asked for more information in the comments, but today I checked again and the user deleted the answer. Wich makes me feel ...
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Tag synonym request: [.blend-files]->[blend-files]

.blend-files should be synonymized into blend-files as they are fundamentally the same and non-aplhanumerics-or-hyphens should be avoided in tag names whenever possible.
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New Contest Idea

We have already had some community building activities on the Meta, such as the themed rendering contests, marked with the contest tag. I recently had an idea to expand on those contests. My new idea ...
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Suggestion for new node name formatting guidelines

Once upon a time, there were no nodes, the world was still simple then. There were main menus, context menus, input fields, keyboard shortcuts, etc. and the highest of feelings were a few lines of ...
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Add a "Closing > Off-Topic > Not about Blender" reason

There seem to be a considerable amount of questions that pop up from time to time that are off topic because they are not specifically about Blender. They are often about 'accompanying' software ( ...
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Why are "simple" questions so often answered in comments?

all is in the title... but also related to Unanswered and abandoned questions So : is it good to give "clues" in comments as this will lead (probably) to unanswered questions ?
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what to do when a question is marked as duplicate and clearly isn't?

In the case of this question, there are 5 moderators marking it duplicate. The answer referenced doesn't answer the question asked. it concerning completely different keyboard layout than the one ...
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Sharing a .blend file over 30mb

I understand that most of the time, .blend files will and should be under 30mb, and can be shared easily on questions, using blend-exchange or pasteall. Sometimes, though, and it's happened to me ...
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I am unable to suggest edits

I suggested some edits which were rejected yesterday. Since then, I am not able to suggest anymore edits. I wonder, how can I lift this ban?
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Should repeated downvotes without cause be treated as bullying?

Today we had repeated downvotes on one anwer to this question How to lock object face a certain distance away from another object face? Do we have a way to avoid this? If I remember right this: ...
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Does CAD.SE border with this one?

Speaking of other sites and other 3D designers, How close to here is this proposal?
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Is there a way or a convention to know or indicate the first frames of a GIF?

Sometimes gif animations are hard to understand because we don't know where the sequence begin. Is there a convention to indicate the beginning (something special to add at the beginning of the ...
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