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Any way to see all moderator nominations?

The current 2015 Moderator Election page just shows 4 candidates ran for moderator; however, I know there were seven nominations. Is there any way to see withdrawn nominations?
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Should OP comments be added to question by non-OP?

I just reviewed a suggested edit and rejected it because it was essentially just pasting a comment into the question. It seemed to me that the person who suggested the edit is farming for easy rep ...
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Way to accept multiple answers, or designate answer as valuable and distinct alternative to accepted answer

Sometimes I notice that there are multiple ways to address a problem or model a complex shape that have their own advantages and disadvantages. For instance, when modeling a corkscrew, there might be ...
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Question put long or short preferred?

Would people rather read a question put in the simplest terms and ask for any more essential information in the comments, or am I more likely to get an answer if I add as many relevant details as ...
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Front page changes from “answered” to “modified”

I answered a question last night, then the OP accepted a different answer which was edited by Ray Mairlot 12 hours ago at the time of this question. After I answered, I looked at the main page again ...
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How do I subscribe to, follow or save questions?

I'd like to do something like "+1" or just "subscribe" to certain questions. Can't find a button for it. By the way the next obstacle is posting itself: System says I have to wait for 40 minutes. ...
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Why are some names light blue in code markdown syntax highlighting?

What is the light blue syntax highlighting? On BSE in this answer, IntProperty, FloatProperty, EnumProperty, MyInt, MyFloat and ...
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How do I log out of my stack exchange account?

I want to create a new profile, so how do I log out of BSE?
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How can I earn the privilege to ask more than 8 questions per day?

I just started a major blender project. I was wondering if I can earn the privilege to ask 8+ questions (whatever the current maximum is). My questions will not be like my previous ones, as I'm doing ...
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Why is saying THANKS forbidden here?

Simple as that, WHY? I always put a 'Thanks in advance.' at the end of my question and after a while it always gets edited, some stuff get added and some removed, probably from a moderator, including ...
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Why is this answer considered a proper answer without solving the question, even partially?

I wonder, why is the answer given to my question here from dr. Sybren a valid answer? I flagged the answer but it has not been removed. I argue that this is not proper way of answering a question. I ...
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Adding Tags Related to Answer

Is it appropriate to edit in tags to a question that relate exculsively to an answer (or the answer of the question? For example, I answered this question. It is properly tagged with cycles, ...
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Blender won't let me ask questions.

One day, when I was horrendously frustrated, I wrote a bad word on here because someone called me retarded. Then, I got blocked, and blender won't let me ask any questions for another 24 hours. This ...
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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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What is the problem with posting an image (or link) and asking “How do I do this?”

What is the problem with asking “How do I fix this?” "How do I do this in blender?" "why is this happening" or "Go to this link and tell me how to do it" ?
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New tag for fun challenges [duplicate]

This question What's the fastest and / or craziest way to model an arrow in Blender? made me wonder if we need a new tag - eg, ‘Challenge’ - to flag such questions to make them easier to follow ...
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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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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 do I send a message to a specific User

How do I send a message to a particular user for clarification of a specific post?
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Should we inform users about Multiple Vulnerabilities in Blender?

Sources: Vulnerability Spotlight: Multiple Unpatched Vulnerabilities in Blender Identified Talos security advisory for Blender product (TALOS-2017-0451) Secondly, I'm not asking about discussion ...
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Custom error/404 page status?

It was almost two years ago that the creation custom 404 and other error pages was offered. Several good ideas were presented and voted on, but there was no final official decision and we still have ...
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Favorite BSE post of the year - 2017

Well the winter bash is almost over and the hats are nearly gone, that means the year is close to its end and it's time to look back. What was your favorite post from BSE this year? Question or answer,...
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Does drafts' lifespans start from the initial draft or from the last edit?

I am currently writing a relatively big answer, so I am making use of drafts to work on it a bit everyday as I don't have much time. I understand that drafts will be deleted after 7 days. What I don'...
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What is the blender internal Vs regular posts?

I'm relatively new to blender. When asking a question on this forum, I noticed one of my post got edited with (blender-internal) in the tag, could someone explain this?
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What is the purpose of tag wiki excerpts?

The guide for writing tag wiki excerpts states: The usage guidance, or tag wiki excerpt, is a short blurb that describes when and why a tag should be used on this site specifically. And the guide ...
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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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