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Old duplicate, poor problem description and no helpful answers

I wanted to ask a question on how to import colors (materials) from .stp files. A query brought up a similar question with answers (Want to import an STP file to blender with colors), that contains ...
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How can I upload any other file types like .py , .obj,

Importing Another file formats not .blend or img only I know that I can import a .blend or an image file but,how can I Import other formats like .py , .obj , .dae ..... How can i make it in blender ...
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Removing the tag for which a question was dupehammered

I noticed @cegaton had closed this question as duplicate using his gold cycles tag. Just playing the "devil's advocate" I am in no way questioning @cegaton. Consider some hypothetical question, ...
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narrowing down terms of blend-exchange

Recently I read a comment here about very long-range licence regulations on blend-exchange. It states: You grant to blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-...
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Do you know of any trustworthy blender tutorial forums?

I was wondering if you know of a trustworthy blender tutorial forum, as in with tutorials that are up-to-date and idiot proof? I don't want to ask questions on Blender stack that are not acceptable ...
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Should we have a “Best Practice” tag?

Today I found that Graphic Design Stack Exchange has a best-practice tag. And while not so large in number, tagged with it are some pretty helpful and interesting ...
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Why there is no button for attaching a .blend directly in the editor? [duplicate]

I hope I won't be penalized that this is the question related to this site, not the Blender. My question why there is already no button in the post editor that would allow to attach a .blend file ...
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Make the edit link for question be more noticeable

Instead of editing questions folks write lots of comments. I usually type "please use the [edit] link to add more information on your original question", and the usual response is one or more ...
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Medium size images with alpha

When answering a question, I've wanted to include large images that have an alpha channel, but not necessarily at their original size. When I append an m to the ...
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Bad answers for bad questions?

Many people can profit from a well described answer to a relevant question. But in practice a good part of the questions in Blender Exchange are asked by people who are just starting out and don't ...
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Blender paid work

I am planning to have a 3D animation short movies, My question: Is it considered off-topic to offer some paid work related to Blender, in blender stack exchange?
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Why a 2 day wait on bounty's?

I asked a question on BSE, I have no clue what to do next. It is for a work project that is do in 3 days, yet I have to wait 2 days to put a bounty on it. Why is there this waiting period? I would ...
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Down-voting a question because the OP didn't accept your answer

Is this actually acceptable practice? There was a recent question where a user basically stated in a comment that they were going to downvote a question because the questioner wouldn't (or didn't ...
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Should a question be allowed to contain contact details?

A question has been posted (Mesh distortion on my models clothes when creating a pose) that suggests that answers and information exchange could be done via instant messaging outside stack exchange, ...
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Suggesting adding a button/link for uploading .blend file above the text box

How/where do I upload my .blend file comes up all the time. I suggest adding a button/link to http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/ for uploading a .blend file above the text box with the other ...
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Can a punishment be implemented for using the word “vertice” in a Q/A?

<sarcasm> Of course, the problem is also pervasive within the Youtube tutorial world. But it would be nice, even in this this small bastion of BSE hope, if we could change the modeling world for ...
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Should we edit a question title that's too vague?

Sometimes the OP is trying to describe the problem with terms that can't be said usual, maybe because he's expert of another application or maybe he's not expert at all. The result is a maybe well ...
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What is wrong about answering with a link?

In this question: Will increasing samples reduce fireflies? Someone answers with a link to an article, and even tough the answer is helpful, some are saying that is not ok to answer with a link, ...
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What is the proper action for a question that requests links to tutorials

Quite often we get the following question: Can I get recommendations or links for tutorials on such and such topic? This is not about requests to make custom made tutorials, but explicitly looking ...
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How to get clarification on old answers from inactive users?

I thought I had seen this question asked before on Meta but now I can't find it. I had a question recently about "how to convert a large particle system to an object efficiently?" I found the ...
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Where to answer specific question about already described problem?

There is quite well-known problem about applying transforms which also has answers about different use cases (rigid bodies, UV unwrapping). Recently there was added question about unexpected working ...
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Why are some questions a different color on the screen?

Why do some questions show up in a different color box on the screen and some are just white?
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What is the best time (day, hour) to ask a question?

Sometimes when I ask questions I don't get a lot of views and they go unanswered before, eventually, nobody ever sees them again. What's the best day of the week and time of the day to ask questions ...
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Is there a feature that could be developed that would allow for a question to be marked as answered, without an actual posted answer?

There are Questions that at times get answered by the original individual who had asked the question. However, they did not actually provide an Answer entry to their Question. The context that ...
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Updating off-topic questions in help center

I recently asked a question that was voted off-topic. This, and similar cases could be avoided if there were a description of blender-related off-topic questions in the help center (this is the first ...
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Can a question be a duplicate of a future question? [duplicate]

This question was recently marked as a duplicate, but when I reviewed it, I noticed that the question it was supposedly a duplicate of was asked nearly a year later. It seems, however that there would ...
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does user search form show results with wrong rep points?

I was searching for a user by name and the form found it but it showed 0 points (I know he has more than that). So I searched for MY profile, and this form apparently shows wrong rep points aside the ...
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Can we ask for render critiques? [duplicate]

I'm new to blender and completed my learning section, and now I play around with blender mostly rendering objects/scenes. Can I upload my rendered images here for asking critiques? If answer is "No", ...
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blend-exchange: if .blend file name is too long, the three action buttons become partly unusable

this already happened to me a few times, but it happened again today, so I'm here to report. I used developer tools in firefox to understand what happens, and found that this is probably due to ...
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Comment on a suggested edit?

I had to reject an edit for an answer today, since it was erroneous. However I wanted to comment on the edit and explain why I rejected it, and found no designated place to do that. The reason I ...
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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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Add content to make a post easier to find

I was looking for this answer. Luckily, I remembered the post was about two displaced meshes which were joined by the shrinkwrap modifier and the data transfer modifier. With these (is:answer ...
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Can a frozen chatroom be thawed?

Once a chat rook is frozen, is there a way to get it to be active again? or is that room locked for ever and ever and ever?
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What am I told I need at least 10 reputation to post more than 2 links. Yet I have - 67 Points -

As you can see I have well over 10 reputation.... Yet ONLY when I try to post more than 2 pictures I get the following messages upon submission of my answers... AND this is at the bottom of the page. ...
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why did i get hold on my question?

I want to know how to make fireball spell and do not know how. And i research for method yet don't know in detail. So i go for here and ask then i got on hold for my question. Why? This is my ...
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People posting their answers on comments

I've noticed, specially the high rep users, are putting down answers in the comments that might not be very complete. What is the point of that? Either fully answer the question in the answer box or ...
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Minor typos found on blend-exchange form

Sorry if I could seem nitpicking (I could probably be), but just noted that the submission form has some minor typos in a couple of texts/placeholders, just in case someone wish to correct those. Not ...
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Why do I have reviews indicated in the top bar, and nothing when I'm clicking on it? [duplicate]

An image to show what I mean (surrounded in green): Is there a reason for that?
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How to access starred questions

When I find helpful question that I might need to read the answer to it later, I check the star, I tried to find a way to access the questions that I starred but couldn't find the link. Is there a ...
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If a user has put links to images in a post, is it OK to move them imgur and editing the post to show the images inline?

When reviewing this post through the First Posts review queue, I was going to edit to convert links to images to inline inages, but when I saw that the images were not hosted at imgur, I decided ...
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When is showing cycles shader node setup appropriate?

Over the past couple years I have been using Blender I have watched many tutorials (paid and free) and have built up an extensive collection of shader materials that I have made from scratch and used ...
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BSE python: to pep or not to pep. Standards vs Readability

The Blender Best Practices: Style Guide has a number of scripting recomendations, including the use of pep8. Quoting PEP 8, beautiful code, and the tyranny of guidelines. Getting PEP 8'ed ...
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Dealing with dead manual links

I have noticed that there are quite a few links to Blender documentation that have gone down since the Manual URL was changed recently. Since this change, it seems that some of the older ...
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bumped to the homepage by Community?

Often this is happening: "bumped to the homepage by Community", when looking at "active" questions. But what are we supposed to do with it?
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Anyone can edit?

Surely I have missed something as I though editing questions or answers was allowed at 2000 rep? Today, twice, a user with 1 rep edited my answer. I rejected it and so I don't have a link anymore, ...
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Links to blend at Blend Exchange and https issue

I saw today that pasting links from Blend Exchanges gives this error: I've checked older answers/questions with Blend Exchange links, and images are still working fine (error shows up when you try to ...
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Blender Stack Exchange in languages other than English?

Are there versions of Stack Exchange generally, or Blender Stack Exchange in particular, in languages other than English? If not, where can one direct a user who is hampered by trying to ask a ...
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Answer or comments and search engine impact?

Some questions can be rapidly (and efficiently) answered using the comments only. But is doing that (instead of providing an answer in the answers part) influences the search engine later? The idea ...
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Are questions about blender forks such as “Bforartists”on topic?

I'm moved to post a question here by this question about the package "Bforartists". At first superficial glance appears to be a shell over Blender. Should this be within the scope of Blender ...
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How to understand BSE stats on http://sese.evbpc.com?

Following some links, I have found this. How to interpret it? Mainly about the "needs work" comments and the curves going down? Surely, the more answers are given, the more people can find a ...

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