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In accordance with iKlsR's comment, here is a list of posts which would benefit from MathJaX. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to add to it as you like. Update: Now that MathJax is turned on, please update this list to show which posts have been successfully converted. Question How to understand the math behind Andrew Price's embedding his beer within ...


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.Blend upload and storage Although many downsides could be seen, the number one most common comment on a question is a variant of "Could you upload your .blend, thanks!" Often it is the easiest way to trouble shoot issues, since images can only tell so much, and it takes a lot of time to reconstruct situations. Blend files are also valuable to answers as ...


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My opinion is that ideally I would rather answer a well-worded, illustrated question without having to download a file, save for the cases where they really are required. Suggesting a user should upload a file may encourage them to be lazy in their question writing. This would make it harder for other users to tell whether this question is the same as ...


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< KBD > button There was a discussion on this, which largely panned off into a user-scripts party :D! But in all seriousness, I think we need this. Without user scripts, which I dislike for various reasons. Typing out <kbd></kbd> is a really big pain, and makes me flinch every time I'm in Firefox or another chrome user without the script. ...


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I agree with you, lets do it. The main arguments I'm aware of against having a version tags are: It's messy. Almost every question on the site is eligible for one of these tags. Yes, perhaps having the same tag on nearly every question from now until 2.9 releases sometime in 2 or 4 years seems silly, but I think the improved search-ability is worth it. ...


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An average image posted in a question or answer has roughly 500kb. Sometimes a few images are required to explain an issue or answer to illustrate the steps of a solution. The size of a single .blend file can be easily exceeded by posting multiple images. Having that said, I think we should ask on SO-meta or the community manager whether another different ...


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We could use some API queries to get real numbers on those questions, rather than judging the state-of-affairs by how things appear to us. (prone to confirmation bias) I can only speak for my own reasons to vote: The topic interest me, and the post was informative I know enough about a topic to feel my vote is a good indicator for other users. Reasons ...


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I think it might be useful to implement a Featured Artwork header decided by a weekly or monthly competition. We could have an artwork gallery that the header is randomly chosen from every day. This would accelerate learning, promote participation, and make people more interested in general. There are some downsides to it, but I think in light of the ...


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This feature reminder is already active across the network. It is a bit of just-in-time learning geared towards newer users. Once you have (I believe) 1000 rep, the prompt is no longer displayed.


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I want to officially endorse a proper built in integration (so any staff wondering across this post know that blend-exchange is ready). Firstly, we already have an embed page (http://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/eembedUpload/?qurl=[url of question]) which is ready for use for use in a popup window (I can easily add iframe support as well if need be). ...


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Oh my. And I thought "Vertexes" was bad.. Anyway, this isn't going to be implemented (it's up to SE to add features, and I doubt this is one they'd be interested in). Instead, please feel free to edit posts to address things like this.


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There is no daily question limit here. (SO, SU, SF, and Math have a six questions per day limit.) There is however a 50 questions in the last 30 day limit. (If someone hits that, they probably are not using google.) Yet you are still going to bump in to the rate limit because of your history [1] [2] of low quality posts. Your current rate limit (auto ...


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This would be a very nice addition to the site. Particularly if we could set it on the Ask Questions page so users can attach a small sample file if their problem is too wordy/hard to explain. There are many pros to this. The main ones being that we get centralized location for users of the site to upload their test files and we reduce the cases of link-rot....


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Yes, big thanks to @GiantCowFilms for stepping up. Without seeing the stats for blend-exchange and analytics for BSE it's tricky to establish how much having a convenient and permament .blend hosting feature available has contributed to the firm growth of BSE. I would be surprised if the effect was negligable. Allowing large .blend shares does strike me as ...


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First you can't privately contact a SE user. To get in touch with a mod you could: ping them in chat (both gandalf and I are always "pingable," did I just create a new word?, in there). It is ok if you don't want to say it in public, there are ways of creating a private chat room for serious issues. Write up some question on the meta explaining how you ...


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(First off, I really like it when users research their own questions first. Nice going.) This "unvoting" may seam unfair but when an account gets removed all votes cast (except in special cases) get removed too, both up and down. So there actually are cases where you gain rep when a user gets removed. Believe it or not, I'm actually not part of "the staff" ...


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I'll answer your bullet points in order. Does anyone else think being able to natively typeset mathematical expressions would be valuable to Blender.SE? Yes I asked for it originally, and still think it would be useful. What would be required to enable MathJaX mathematical typesetting for Blender.SE? The SE devs set all that up, from our perspective ...


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I've always been against a "image header" contest. I still think it would not work. This is a Q and A site, period. Adding an art contest deviates from our core mission, which is to be the best possible place to ask and get answers for blender. Blender artists is a much better place for art contests. It is a forum, it has a whole contest section already, ...


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Creating a totally Useless build up Further to answer of @RayMairlot, another thing to consider is the hosting provider. Policy for linking to blend files Should all "Ask A Question" pages encourage the poster to upload their blend? Often see a comment request to add a blend file to a question. The suggested host is often http://blend-exchange....


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For questions that were edited after the question was closed (thus the automatic reopen review), it will say at the top of the review: "This question was edited after it was closed." For all other questions in the review queue you can simply click on the Question (revised) button. Then look at the close reason listed below the question. I just did a reopen ...


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I think that this is a bad idea for several reasons: Closing questions should be avoided whenever possible I think we should be cautious of just closing questions because they are old and unanswered, even if they do/do not have an answer. I think that would be a very questionable practice. You should not close a question with an answer unless it is very ...


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Those are sponsored tags and they are only available the owner of the name or trademark associated with the tag name.


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Apply design suggestions There is a thread on our design here on meta It would be great if you could apply some of the popular suggestions, and take a look at what the community wants.


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I have talked to two stack exchange employees and the short of it is we don't have enough questions needing to be migrated to warrant a custom list. I know this comes as a bit of a disappointment, but I will share their reasoning for us not getting it. First and foremost we have only migrated 33 ever, in the whole history of our site. That means we migrate ...


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Update As of September 10, 2015 we are starting the community ads. Community Promotion Ads - 2015 Old answer for the beta site below. TL;DR Nope Beta sites on the SE network do not get community ads, only full sites. In response to the popularity of that program, we've extended this vote based advertising program to all the public Stack Exchange sites. ...


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I'm the one who reviewed your edit, and I will chalk it up to a mistake. I think what I did was when switching back and forth between the markdown and normal views (in the review page), and looking at the question (something I do when reviewing) and the review page; I got confused at what was your edit was and what the old question was. I recall after ...


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Thanks for your patience. Yes, we will enable MathJax on Blender.SE! The one real catch is that enabling MathJax will break the formatting on a few posts. I looked into the situation (query here), and there are only ~20 posts which have in-line $ delimiters. Workable enough, but folks around these parts will still need to be willing to do a little manual ...


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I think this is a great idea, but we'll need to get SE to add this. We don't have control over much of the help center content. I propose adding something like this at the end of the "how to ask" page: Help us help you If your question involves troubleshooting strange behavior, the fastest and simplest way of finding the answer is often by ...


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