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How to post gifs on this site?

If your gif is under 2MB (IIRC), you can upload it the normal way when asking or answering a question, by clicking on the image icon, drag and drop, or by pressing CtrlG. Due to link rot hosting ...
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Why are some questions a different color on the screen?

You cropped off the answer to your question. Let me explain. Look over at the sidebar under the heading "Favorite Tags." Those are tags you have marked as your favorites. SE then highlights any ...
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Mark comment as answer

If an answer has been posted in the comment sections but the person didn't post it as an answer, you can go ahead and post it as an answer and mark it as answered afterwards. Common "courtesy&...
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Can I give my reputation to other users?

Outside of bounties, no. A bounty is what you are looking for. In fact "thanking him by giving some of my reputation" is one of the reasons for offering a bounty. Reward existing answer One ...
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Making Mouse Icons

Like this: RMB <kbd>![RMB][RMB] RMB</kbd> [RMB]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/LPwD4.png (Right Mouse Button) The mouse icon is simply an image, ...
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If a user has put links to images in a post, is it OK to move them imgur and editing the post to show the images inline?

Images and files don't carry the same weight here in my book. If someone added an image to a post asking for help with some problem using an external image hosting site I think it's fair to assume ...
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Blender paid work

"Legal" yes, I guess so, but it is off topic and would get closed. Job offers are off topic. We get maybe one a month or so, and they quickly get closed, and directed to blender artists' job section. ...
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reissue of questions

First off please calm down. There can never be rational and useful discussion when people are shouting about the site being full of haters. It sounds like you already made up your mind about this ...
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Why do I receive a "Voting corrected"?

You have not abused this platform or our voting system, your efforts have been noted recently. Unfortunately there has been a site wide voting fraud and the site administrators have invalidated a ...
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Excess Moderators

There are 490 moderator across all the SE sites. (so you are bound to see a diamond or two.) Yet only the three BSE mods (gandalf3, iKlsR, and me) and SE employees will have diamonds attached to our ...
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How to link to a specific answer?

Look under the answer and press the Share button, it will give you a link with your unique userid attached at the end (for several reasons such as when you share links, the views can be attributed ...
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Question still didn't receive a good answer after bounty?

A bounty isn't a good answer generator. All a bounty does, is bring more attention to the question, and give a bit of incentive for it to be answered. For a question to be answered, it needs to be ...
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Is putting my experience level a necessity?

No, it's not necessary, as a matter of fact you are in agreement with what is generally (but not too strictly) considered extraneous noise on SE. If you feel like too many unexplained terms are ...
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Cannot download Blend files from questions

I'm the guy who wrote the code for blend-exchange and operates it. The issue has been resolved, thanks for posting this message so I could be notified. The issue was caused by a crashed database due ...
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Contacting Moderators

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 ...
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I am unable to suggest edits

From this post on Meta.SE: You [can be] banned from suggesting edits, either automatically because a large number of recent suggested edits by you were rejected, a moderator manually banned you, or ...
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reissue of questions

Thanks for posting here and bringing up the issue. It has come to our attention that many of your edits are limited to adding scattered bold formatting to random fragments of text. Bold formatting ...
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Why does Blend-Exchange say my file is not a blend file?

This is a known issue: https://github.com/GiantCowFilms/Blend-Exchange/issues/56, which has now been resolved. I apologize for the slow response in getting this addressed.
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Is this SE running communtiy promotion ads?

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 ...
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Would I be allowed to give Bitcoin tips for answers?

This is just a bit different than Is it okay to ask for money donations in an answer? but not by much. There are a lot of intrinsic motivations for why people contribute their time and their ...
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Where did the helpful comments to my question go?

These were removed automatically by Community (a background process) since both links were the same as the post marked as a duplicate so nothing missed.
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What should I flag link-only answers as?

I use to flag using the custom reason with something as simple as "Link only answer." As a mod now, that would be great. Just so you know among the three general flag types: not an answer ...
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Reputation for new users

Kind of. Reputation isn't shared between sites, but once you've earned 200 reputation on one SE site, you automatically receive an "association bonus" of 100 reputation on any SE site. This includes ...
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If a user has put links to images in a post, is it OK to move them imgur and editing the post to show the images inline?

Replace them. Aside from the obvious dead-links-are-bad thing, many external images are not accessible over https. Soon only https images will be allowed, and non-imgur http links will have to be ...
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How do I subscribe to, follow or save questions?

Stack Exchange doesn't have this functionality well handled yet (notifications of other people's stuff), so here is what you can do (and what I do): Mark questions favorite (little star below up/down ...
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New Contributor indicator how to be a Contributor to Code of Conduct?

This flag doesn't mean that the user is a "Contributor to the Code of Conduct". It means that this user is new to the site and thus should be treated in a more welcoming manner in accordance with the ...
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Can someone clean up these comments?

I removed the comments. No hard feelings I hope. I truly expect batFINGER was trying to help, and not being a troll. Thing is some of us kind of get bothered (myself included) when someone says "I ...
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Why does Blend-Exchange say my file is not a blend file?

Where did you upload? That looks like blend-exchange. If it is, you have probably tried to upload a compressed 3.x file. For some reason, blend-exchange sometimes doesn't recognize the new ...
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Is it okay to embed screenshots hosted on 3rd party sites?

It's "okay" to use a screenshot if you have permission to use that image or the content is licensed for reuse. If you do not have permission to use the image, you are infringing on their Copyright. ...
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