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Are questions by new users rising, lately?

Is it me, or there are many more "first time user" questions lately? If yes, would this mean there's a growing Blender interest by "newcomers"? But who they are really? 3D newbies, Blender newbies or ...
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How to handle a question which is a duplicate of a question in a different stack exchange?

In a comment to a question, OpenStreetMap export, I noted that the question was already answered on Geographic Information Stackexchange. Should this be considered a duplicate and closed as a ...
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I could really use MathJax for a series of qestions - how to build support for it?

I use blender to illustrate and demonstrate physics and optics, and it's incredibly useful. Blender + Python is a winning combination for science. I'd like to ask several questions, and they involve ...
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Cannot upload .blend through Blend Exchange

I am trying to upload a .blend via Blend exchange. But after uploading, instead of getting a url to copy and paste, I am getting this. Any fixes?
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Source code questions in 2016

Source code questions. Back in the day, we decided to put these questions outside our scope for a variety of reasons. Now that we've graduated and matured more as a site, perhaps now is the time to ...
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where to put this math repo reference link?

I asked this in chat a few days ago, but had no takers: I came across this amazing math formula repository done by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). I think it could be ...
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Is there need for an overall 3D stack exchange?

I have a question about 3d in a different program than blender but there is no stack exchange for just 3d , there is programming and graphics. Can I ask questions about 3ds max here anyway? The ...
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Is it possible to retract your own edit suggestions?

I recently suggested an edit to this question, but while I was doing the edit, someone with enough rep to do immediate edits (Shady Puck) finished his edit. While our edits were similar, his was more ...
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Is it ok to ask “cycles render versus blender render” questions?

I was thinking along the lines of bullet points comparing the two. (I'm asking for myself as I don't get the full implications). Or would this just be too broad? I found the answer to the 'proposed' ...
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Should I be flagging “thanks” comments?

I've seen a lot of "thanks" and "me too" comments (even though whenever you add a comment BSE tells you to not leave such comments), especially from the OP. Should I be flagging these as "not ...
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Chrome bookmarklet to convert old api page links to api_current

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to put such a thing, but many of us paste links to docs and older Questions should perhaps be updated whenever it makes sense. This makes that slightly ...
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Can we rethink requesting MathJaX?

I know this has already been brought up and (sort of) rejected, but that was over a year ago and I think it deserves a new discussion. Computer graphics is an inherently mathematical subject (we do ...
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Wow… here, I feel I give a great/complete answer, but.. the OP does not react

Discussion, pure discussion ! Does someone knows why (sometimes, but often) the answers you feel to be the best (and the more time consuming, and often the more accurate) "statically" are the worst ...
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Move posts from game development to blender?

Some old posts before the blender SE like https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/18312/how-can-i-see-the-height-of-an-object-within-blender?rq=1 don't really belong in the game dev SE. Is there a ...
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Reputation for new users

I was trying to understand how the reputation works and I don't quite get it. It is not the first time, that I see users who ask their first question, don't have other activities (like answering ...
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Answering OP's situation vs. actual question?

We get a fair number of questions here that are something like this: How to do X While trying to create/do Y I tried doing X and couldn't figure out how to do it. I tried various ways ...
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How should I flag tutorial requests?

I recently came across a question that is nothing but a request for a tutorial. I looked into flagging it, but I couldn't decide what flag to use. Off topic gives me the choices of bug report, too ...
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Add blender ID as a login option for BSE

On the SE login page could we get a option to login with a Blender ID? kind of like in this picture: There are other non-offical blender sites (graphicall, rightclickselect) that are already using ...
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Non-mod Steward Badge: Keep Reviewing or Don't

For those of you who don't know, I have been very active on the Review Queues lately, achieving Top Reveiwer of the Day almost every day by a wide margin. This means that I am currently 80 First Posts ...
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Where to upload files other than .blend files and images?

Let's say I want to upload my blend file but due to it being linked to other blend files I have to upload the linked blend files too. blend-exchange doesn't let you upload more than one file at a time ...
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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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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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