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Are 'text abbreviations' really necessary?

Although they may be useful on mobile phones, to avoid the cost of speaking, and to save time due to the totally inadequate keyboards, - oh, and of course to save time while typing in chat rooms and ...
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Can we have all our site tweets fall under the #b3d hashtag?

For those who don't know, every StackExchange site gets an automated twitter account. All these basically do is …publish the most interesting content on each Stack Exchange site every ...
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Layout and Text problems on Blender meta

I have just asked my first question on Blender meta, and when I tried to submit it I got an error: First, it said '…see the error above.' but there was no error 'above'! The red 'flag thingy', to the ...
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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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Asking questions concerning people's opinion

Have been trawling the net trying to find decent tutorials for various parts of blender and was wondering if it is acceptable to ask on this site. I know this concerns people's opinions but was ...
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Is Blender.SE an appropriate place to ask for code review?

Is is OK to post scripts or snippets on Blender.SE for code review? I'm trying to get up to speed on writing code (mostly Python, but perhaps also some C) which I could release to the Blender ...
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How can I optimize images and screenshots that I embed in my post?

Uploading 1MB images or even 300KB images in a question or answer is often unnecessary/overkill and slows down page loads significantly especially when viewing on a mobile connection. Similarly, ...
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Reasons for closing questions in beta

Going through the beta site, I noticed that some questions are answered and closed and others are answered and open. What are the rules for closing a question? I have questions that are answered ...
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Site(s) to use for uploading images and files

What are the easiest to use sites for uploading screen shots and blend files so that I can share them with the community members?
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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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Efficiently adding images to posts

When uploading a screenshot is there anyway to blow it up or somewhere to put it so viewers can see the full size of the image, as some of the detail may be obscured when shrunk down to fit the ...
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Answering vague support questions (once)?

There are certain questions that don't fit our criteria very well, eg: Why is blender crashing? Why is blender's viewport so slow? Why is blender running slow? Why am I running out of memory? The ...
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Unanswered questions locked

Not sure where to post this reply but my original question was non-answered then locked, and labeled not useful. Undo and Redo on Macbook not functioning I just started using Blender on ...
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How should we handle questions about features not yet in Blender?

Currently, there are several questions on the main site that ask about features not yet in Blender, either planned, broken or not documented. How should we handle these type of questions, most of them ...
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Uploading screen shots into stack exchange questions/answers

How can I upload screen shots into the a question to help someone answer a question for me? I can't find any instructions on how to do it. I have tried pasting and dragging a jpeg into the question ...
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Time restriction before accepting answer

Is there a way for the site to enforce a minimal time limit before the question is allowed to be marked as 'accepted'? This should give more people a time to answer, and increase the quality of the ...
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Policy for questions about older versions of Blender

There have been questions about older versions of Blender, in some cases this seems like the user could have updated their installation before asking especially if its an area thats getting large ...
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Policy for linking to blend files

Sometimes its so much easier to give a blend file as an example, or to give a blend file as part of an answer. I think in some ways using blend files goes against the notion of having a concise text (...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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New Users and Answers that should be comments

I have seen some answers that really should be comments, but the users who posted them do not have enough reputation (50) to comment on someone else's post. What should we do with these kind of ...
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How do I start talking in the chat room?

I've tried to use the Blender chat room and I can see posts there but I can't find any way to start to talk. I clicked everything imaginable and I could not get in. Help? Thanks.
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Are there any banners or ads that I can use to promote this site on my site?

Please let me know how I can do my part. If there is any way I can promote this site with ads, banners, etc I would be happ to add them to my site.
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Is there any way we can get new users to read a short guide to asking questions?

And by short I mean, no longer than a paragraph. Let me explain. We are closing questions because the question is too broad/vague, or too localized. I remember i used to use a program called Stomp, ...
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Question title capitalization convention

So I've been wondering whether it's better to capitalize all the words in the title for example 1. "This is a Title that has Capitalized Words." or just capitalize the first word as used in normal ...
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We need more Questions!

So, I've been looking at the stats on area51 for Blender Stack Exchange and most of them are looking pretty good... other than questions per day. When the site originally started, there was a pretty ...
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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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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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Why use Blender Stack Exchange over Blender Artists Forums?

Why should users be using Blender Stack Exchange instead the support forum on Blender Artists? P.S (Would a moderator mind adding this to FAQ?)
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p3d.in embedding?

Should we have p3d.in embedding? It could be handy for geometry or modeling questions.
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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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Pro-Tempore Moderator Nominations [closed]

Well, we've made it out of the rough, (Private Beta) and are well on our way into the Public Beta gaining more and more users daily. According to the Moderator Pro Tempore, the SE Team will pick up (...
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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 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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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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