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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 comment ...
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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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How can I properly invite people to a chat room so I can ask for resources?

I created this chat room since it's not clear to me what's on topic or not in this SE site, and in most sites asking for resources, books, recommendations, ... is not on-topic. Should I use meta for ...
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How about a "BSE-OOS" site?

First: "BSE-OOS" is an acronym for "Blender Stack Exchange - Out of Scope". I have found a number of situations where a question has been asked that is obviously out of scope of the site as defined ...
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What is a "well received question"?

The Socratic badge's criteria says Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. This badge can be awarded multiple times. Unlike most of the other ...
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What to do with really short answers?

Along with the uptick in new users, we seem to be getting more and more answers in the form: So just do X and add Y with a Z thing and it will work. Giving no details as to how to actually do X, Y,...
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What does it mean to review a declined flag?

Recently one my flags was declined (OP revised the flagged post after I flagged it). However now when I go to flag a post the flag window says Your last flag was declined - please review it before ...
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Question Template for better question structures

We are often faced with questions that are incomplete or unclear. There are alot of prerequisites for solving those issues. Should we not include a simple template so that individuals who ask ...
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Sharing a .blend file over 30mb

I understand that most of the time, .blend files will and should be under 30mb, and can be shared easily on questions, using blend-exchange or pasteall. Sometimes, though, and it's happened to me ...
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Hovering on the date of a comment changes its color to the default link color

When you hover on the post date of a comment on the meta site, the color of the date changes from light gray to bright orange. This is different from the main site and other metas (at least Stack ...
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The old logo is still in used in the chat context menu

The old blender logo is being displayed in the chat context menu. Both in the side bar and from the main chat window.
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How about a recommended practices page?

Might there not be value to the community for something akin to the Resources question where we assemble a list of answers providing "recommended practices" for the benefit of less experienced members ...
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How do we get more options when flagging a question as belonging on another SE site? [duplicate]

At the moment, at least for me, the only option I see for recommending migration of a question is to BSE meta. In my opinion, there needs to be either a wider set of choices available to which to ...
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Old logo is still used in iOS app

(I reported this for the RPi site when it graduated, and now you've done it again for Blender!) The old logo is still used in the iOS app for the communities sidebar and the Profile > All x ...
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Reputation per Day one day off

Why is my Reputation per Day Graph always displaying results a day off? When I click the day after the one I want I will get the correct results below. But this means, I cannot watch the reputation ...
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Allow permanent blend file hosting

Now that we are officially (yay) a part of SE, we can revisit one of the main issues that has "plagued" our community and been largely inconsistent with our derived meta of how our site should work. ...
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SE.com "All Sites" logo wrong

The All Sites page on stackexchange.com still has the wrong logo for our site. The talk bubble color seems right, the logo just hasn't been updated yet.
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images in discussion forum?

I am unable to see the image that appear inside a question Using scenes and render layers to composite an object isolated on white background with shadow
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Low contrast wordmark in chat transcripts

Really minor, (maybe even intentional) but it bugs me all the same.. Thought I'd report it just in case it wasn't supposed to be like that :)
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How to keep SE from scaling my images?

When I upload an image for a question/answer on SE, the site seems to scale it to fit the standard post width. Often this is useful since it gives a nice uniform clean look to the post. But ...
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Footer's New Background Image and Height

As shown in the image, the footer is taller then the background image. (small lighter blue strip along the bottom) The footer is 509.917px when the image is only 500px. That can be fixed by setting ...
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New Site Design is Live

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you see any CSS/styling bugs, please ...
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"Meet the Pros" — Scheduled chat #3 with Mike Pan

As you may already know, we are bringing back regular scheduled chats with various blender professionals. We are honored to have the esteemed Mike Pan as our next guest! Mike is well known in the ...
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Blender site design: Captcha / 404 / Error page - input needed!

We are working on finishing touches for the site design, and one of the fun parts is coming up with the design concepts for the 404 / Error / Captcha pages. We generally like to have metaphors closely ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

The question is exactly about blender not recognizing my keyboard. Why is it off-topic? If it's not about blender... then it's about what? No hotkeys working at all in blender
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What to do with trivial suggested edits?

From the help center: Tiny, trivial edits are discouraged - try to make the post significantly better when you edit, correcting all problems that you observe. I often run across suggested edits in ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...

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