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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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“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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How do we promote our site?

We recently entered public beta and while it's still very early, our stats are a bit lacking compared to what they could be, they could at least correlate with the number of users. At the time of ...
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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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Should the UV tag be blacklisted?

Should we get rid of the UV tag? There are already 3 UV tags UVmap, UVunwrap and UVimage. They're specific and too the point, while the UV tag doesn't really add anything.
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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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How do you delete a chat room?

I accidentally made a chat room. Is there anything I can do to delete it? I created it by migrating a discussion I was having with another user in comments to chat, creating a chat room called "...
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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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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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How do we get syntax highlighted python in this stack exchange?

maybe im missing something.. but this should show some colours at the very least. (insert some generic python here) for i in range(40): print("something") I ...
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Regarding questions and answers as tutorials

Since I proposed the list of possible topics that should be off-topic, it seems it has been well received and people are working with it. However, there have been several discussions in chat, numerous ...
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Do questions about materials count as tutorial questions?

We've already had a few questions come up where people have asked 'How do I make xyz material/texture?' Do these questions count as tutorial-requests, and thus should be considered off-topic? These ...
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General 3D Graphics

After seeing How can we ensure Blender.SE doesn't share 3DGraphics.SE's fate? Are questions regarding general, or theoretic, 3D concepts on-topic? e.g. Best lighting for a specific set How ...
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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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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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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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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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What would be wrong with tutorials as long as they describe a reusable workflow?

First bullet point in What questions should be definitely off-topic? is : Requests for tutorials Can anyone show me how to model/rig/animate X? Can anyone make a tutorial on doing X? although I ...
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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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Is video editing off-topic?

The FAQ currently says this website is for people who use Blender to create 3D graphics, animations, or games. However, Blender is a full-featured and very competent video editor. Especially since the ...
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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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How can we ensure Blender.SE doesn't share 3DGraphics.SE's fate?

For those not in the know, an older, now defunct 3d graphics.SE never made it out of private beta. What can we do to make sure Blender.SE has the best chance of at least making it out of private beta?...
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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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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 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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The Elevator Pitch?

What should the Elevator Pitch be? Should we have an official one? Might be good to have one for community ads and the like.
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What should our FAQ contain?

Coming from Programmers where we've had entire wars over site scope and the FAQ, I think it'd be good to get this hammered out as soon as possible. So what should the FAQ contain?
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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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