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What is the process for creating gifs for questions and answers?

The recording software The top two are by far the most used (on this site): LICEcap Windows and OSX installer GifCam Windows only, but no install (yay) ScreenToGif Newer app, looks very good, ...
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Including a .blend file

You can use Blend-Exchange or PasteAll, both are externally offered services, the former of which is run by me. It was designed specificly for this purpose: See here The reason to use Blend-Exchange ...
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Why does no one vote?

I certainly have, and in the past have said that more people should vote. I 100% agree that as a whole our site should be voting more. However, I can not agree with your reasons for UVing or DVing. ...
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David♦ Moderator resignation

Thank you for your meticulous tag management. Thank you for your tireless review queue sweeps. Thank you for your steadfast flag handling. You poured so much energy into keeping the cogs of this ...
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Wow... here, I feel I give a great/complete answer, but.. the OP does not react

Think of the OP as your immediate target, then the rest of the blender users in the world. At first the reaction will be from the OP, over time more people will see it, and you very likely will get ...
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Where to upload .blend files - non-expiring links

We now have an unofficial solution... built to solve exactly this problem! Built just for this site Stores files on google drive Files don't get deleted Open source see more
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How do I ask a question that is hard to describe?

Blender is a visual application, words will go a far way but a picture is worth a thousand words or so the saying goes. The recommended current workflow is to either use as many images as needed to ...
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Are questions about external render engines on topic?

I don't see any reason not to allow these, but I suggest that it be limited to render engines with blender integration (i.e. usable directly from blender's UI). Using external render engines seems ...
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Funny Questions #2

I saw this story made in MS paint, how to do it in blender? One fine day the colorful hills of Stackexchangia were just as calm and peaceful as always. Tardises were making, Novices ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

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Pre-canned comments to help users?

Please edit the question Note that most new users are not aware of the edit link to modify a post. So telling them add information is not enough, and they will use comments to clarify. Writing the ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

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Funny Questions #1

What kind of program cuts off the head of its monkey? HI, I'm not new to blender, but I have no idea what I'm doing. I started blender because it appeared to be the only 3D program that included a ...
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Funny Questions #1

How do I stop the smoke simulation? I decieded to make a render of a factory blowing up in Blender Cycles. So I used a cube for the factory and added a quick smoke with resolution ...
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Why does no one vote?

Speaking for myself I don't upvote question very often. It's not because I'm bitter, or in some personal vendetta to withhold points from other users; nor because I don't read them or don't care. I ...
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A goodbye to the community - iKlsR Moderator Resignation

Wow. From someone who was there when the site was just starting to walk (admittedly I arrived at bit late, 587 users after you), I can personally attest that its impossible to overstate the effort ...
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Announcing: Blend-exchange a new solution to .blend hosting

Here is a userscript which allows for blendfiles to be uploaded to Blend-Exchange from the editor on blender.stackexchange. Written by @GiantCowFilms and myself and based on the kbd script. It's ...
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Funny Questions #1

IT CAME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS CRITCAL IMPORTANT OFFER WAS STILL VALID. HURRY WHILE IT LASTS.
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What to do with questions which have been answered in comments?

I would try to notify the user first to give them the opportunity to answer the post and get the reputation. If they don't respond in a few days then answer it.
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Duplicate answer vs duplicate question

This happens from time to time, If the questions are really different but the answers the same, suggest not to close as duplicate because. This may change over time (as Blender changes, the answer ...
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Blender site design ideas - input welcome!

I have no idea how this design process thing works, so I'll just blurt out stuff until the ball gets rolling :) This site is all about Blender, so it seems logical to me that the site would in some ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

I like this a lot. Here's my quick feedback CC At the core of 3d, we work with raw polygons, everything seems too round, logo (I slightly prefer the original here), ask button etc The header seems a ...
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Downvote Flagging

Short answer: nope. You will probably never see a "flag the DV" type of thing for a number of reasons. All votes up or down, are completely anonymous. So it is not as if a mod could do anything to a ...
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UPDATED (December 24) Blender site design

STATUS UPDATE [12/17/15] Hello everyone. This is Courtny again. I wanted to provide a quick update on status. Overall, the community has some excellent feedback that I believe will make the design ...
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