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What leads our reaction regarding a question?

I am wondering... Regarding this question, our reaction is first, to ask about more precision, etc., then to close it (and for now maintain it closed despite the edit by the OP). Regarding this ...
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What to do with questions based on links once the links have expired?

Some questions are based on links to files and images hosted in external sites. Once those links disappear the question no longer makes sense. Here's an example: Setting parent to armature with ...
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Downvoting is one of the reasons I often very much dislike StackExchange

Triggered by: shrinkwrap ("decal") around entire object? After noticing my question (link above) was downvoted, I commented downstream. Yes, I have used SE for years, off and on. So I am ...
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Can 'asking for duplicate confirm' be a better approach?

Looking at this, for instance, I am wondering if we could proceed a bit differently : Ask the OP if it is a duplicate (that needs to be mentioned clearly as a question in the comments, for example "...
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Why does no one vote?

Has anyone else noticed that seeing a question with 0 votes is becoming common? Seriously, we need to get our act together. If you like a question, or in particular, feel a question asks a good ...
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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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Where should we draw the line between an answer and a full-blown tutorial?

when I came to Blender Stackexchange three months ago I realized quite fast that I could provide more answers than I had questions and providing those answers developed into a new hobby quite fast. ...
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Excess Moderators

As far as I know, we have three elected moderators: gandalf3, iKlsR, and David. This begs the question, who are Gabe, Oded, Robert Cartaino, and however many others that I've missed? How are they ...
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Can I block users from my chat room?

I currently do not have a chat room, but I was wondering, could I block annoying users from my chat room?
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What if a duplicate is not a duplicate?

I am referring to that : need help with deforming a mesh over another mesh. Have you ever seen a spherical Boeing ? By the way, I was editing an answer a bit long and almost finished, when suddenly "...
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Deleted Account takes my rep?

I saw that someone recently deleted there account and I didn't think much of it, until the next day when I noticed I was missing some rep. It wasn't a lot, only 15, but as just a beginner here at B.S....
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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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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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Is it allowed to ask if a behavior is a bug?

As indicated here, reporting a bug is not allowed or not the aim of BSE. But is asking about a behavior in order identify if a point could be a bug is allowed ? What I mean is the question could be ...
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Is the edit-mode tag needed?

Recently several questions were tagged edit-mode. It has no description and has very few answers associated with it (probably because the tag itself appeared not so long ago). With this logic, there ...
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Are questions regarding making modifiers allowed?

I was wondering if questions about making modifiers are allowed. I did a couple of searches here and there and many questions similar to what I was going to ask were closed. I did read a question ...
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Is it possible to get notifications about comments?

Short version: Is there a way to get notifications about any comments or edits to a random question question? Long Version I know you can get notifications about answers on a random question by ...
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Contacting Moderators

I have now been on BSE for a month seriously and haven't seen hide nor hair of any sort of direct message system, a la the one on Instagram or other types of social media. I am aware of the chat ...
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Making Mouse Icons

How do you make the icons like in David's bio?
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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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How to set spell checker in English?

I am french an my Windows system and web browser are set in french language. So when I am typing here (here = typing a question or an answer in BSE) nearly all the words are underlined and that does ...
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Unanswered and abandoned questions

I had the same question as Nolan about rendering in blender, Why won't objects appear in motion tracking? But there is no answer to the question and it is a few months old with no signs of ...
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How subjective may be an answer?

This situation may happen. The context : ok I see your question but also I see where you are going and the question is not the point... the point is : take another approach (many beginer questions). ...
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Is it acceptable to recommend other software in answers?

Blender is a very versatile tool that excels in many diverse areas, and does remarkably well even for uses beyond it's main scope, but as much as we all love it, we have to admit that it is not some ...
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Is it possible to mark a question in order to be notified of the answers?

Is it possible to mark a question in order to be notified of the answers? The aim here is only to have a quick way to be informed of the answers, without taking any kind of action on the question.
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How can reputation points be used?

Except for Bounties, is there any other "functional" use of reputation points? I'm not asking about privilege, my question is about the direct benefit that a user can get by having more reputation ...
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Additional Reputation for Upvoted Questions

It just occurred to me that questions that are upvoted more than others are often harder to answer. Therefore, perhaps, a user who provides an accepted answer should get +1, +2, or some other small ...
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Aggressive posting for rep

I've noticed that some posters , in my opinion, are aggressively posting to gain reputation at the expense of legitimate content. I can't offer up any immediate solution(s). But, I think, that as a ...
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When should an opinion based question be flagged?

Some questions post an image and ask: How can I make this effect. Is this considered an opinion based question? There will always be many answers, many right answers, and really there is no right and ...
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Following a thread sequence when edited

How to understand what happens is this two situations : an answer when the question has been edited and so the answer has no sense anymore an answer which was edited (by someone else) but the related ...
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What makes a question active?

Sometimes when I browse the questions list with the "active" filter, some questions appear as if they were recently modified, but in fact they aren't. Hovering the mouse on the active tab gives ...
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more than one question per post

We've been enforcing a one question per post rule that is not clear at all on the help section. Nowhere in the info does it say that. The rule makes a lot of sense so that folks don't have to guess ...
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What to do with abandoned questions?

We have a large amount of abandoned or zombie questions. They keep popping up as modified by community... For most of them there there is not enough info to answer, but the user never bothered ...
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What is a rollback operation?

What is a rollback operation, what is it used for?
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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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Downvote Flagging

I am a user of BSE and very interested in Blender (#1 this week; yay). However, I have never asked a question on META, so bear with me. A Quick Intro to my Situation I just recently passed 1000 rep, ...
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Where is the “Include your .blend” button?

I have to say the GiantCowFilms services are really amazing. It seems they are "official BSE .blend cloud", at least from my point of view (orthographic?). The ability to post a .blend file, link it ...
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Add images to stack exchange questions

I still can't add images to questions here on this forum, I hit image upload (ctrl-g) it uploads and shows the image in a separate window and then the only thing I can click is "cancel and add another ...
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Can we add a “Low Quality” reason to the close vote?

Maybe it's just me, but I seem to be seeing a lot more very low-quality posts than before. Some, like this one, seem almost unsalvageable (especially pre-edit): Object Merge ShortCut EDIT: This is ...
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Newbie question: New to the board, is it OK to post Jing video screencaps?

I'm new to blender, and I will surely have many questions in the weeks to come. This is a visual platform, so I like to use screencap video to show my points. Is it OK to post links to SWF videos ...
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How do i upload a screencast video to my Blender question? [duplicate]

I would like to include a screencast video in my Blender question, but I do not know how to upload a video. It is in AVI JPEG format currently. Thank you!
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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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What is the best practice for allowing someone time to give an answer? [duplicate]

I suppose this is a straight forward enough question, but I see this happen from time to time. Someone will ask a question, and then in the comments, a user will give a suggestion, or ask "have you ...
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I would like to improve my question reputation

I asked a question on the Blender Stack Exchange that received many downvotes. I think it is because I was making more of a "request" without showing I had worked on the problem myself. I truthfully ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on Blender Stack Exchange

Anyone who's been around this site for a while, has seen the never ending cycle of the same questions being asked over and over again. Users hardly ever use the search function... and the search ...
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Where to ask questions about animations created with OpenToonz?

Recently a new open source project was created called OpenToonz. OpenToonz is software for creating 2D animations (whether small and low res or full length feature films with high res 8k frames (See "...
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Blender — Top User Swag!

This has been shipped today! Enjoy your swag, everyone :) If you still don't have yours and think you should have it by now, please send me an e-mail so I can look into it instead of leaving a ...
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How Do I upload a blend file to this forum? [duplicate]

I am sure this is very simple. I want to upload a .blend file to a question. How do I do that? Thank you!
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Add option to partly reject an edit, or give a warning instead? Should editing guidelines be available on a user's homepage as well?

An edit I proposed was turned down with this explanation: "edit did not correct critical issues with the post". After revisiting the post, I saw that the individual (other user listed as "community") ...
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Cannot download Blend files from questions

Anyone else having problems downloading example .Blend files from blend-exchange in posts? I have tried a couple posts, and the download link to the example blend files leads me to a blank page. ...

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