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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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You can't directly delete a tag. The process to remove one (not having it appear as a suggestion) is that you untag it from any question(s) that it was attached to and the system will remove it after a while. IIRC.. the tag script runs daily so any orphaned tags (those not attached to a question) will automatically be removed provided no one uses it in that ...


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I agree it is misleading to an extent. blender-render is a good rename/synonym since that's what it is labelled inside Blender. I went ahead and merged these and also added internal-render as a synonym as well. This should no doubt prevent any future accidental use.


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We definitively need these tags, the more exact a search result can be narrowed down, the better. Some would argue that all of those tags could be ignored and simply tagged Modeling. from the basic description of all tags A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for ...


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No. Tags describe the question. Just because you use X in your answer does not mean the question is about X, nor should it be tagged X. Should we retag questions with topics proposed in the answers? Take your example question for instance. Say you added the animation-nodes tag, now I come along (knowing almost nothing about AN) thus I skip over that ...


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Consider these removed and the tag blacklisted, not sure how this slipped by for so long. Let this be the real consensus. It has been discussed time and time again, time to cement it.


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NO, no, no and no. It is a useless categorization for BSE. A of donut tells us nothing about the question, except that the OP is probably following Price's tutorial - not really helpful for us. Each tag should be able to tell us what the question is about, (examples: modifiers, rendering, animation) not how the OP got to the point of asking that question. ...


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This sounds good to me, as long as we decide what these should be beforehand. We've already had a good number of these kinds of questions: Resource for Blender addons? non-video blender resources? Blender resources for architects? Any good free materials libraries online? Where are some places to get reference images for modeling? I'm not quite sure about ...


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I was going to remove it, but iklsr has told me to talk about any tag changes before I do anything. So I have not removed it yet. If you are in support of removing it also, then I will delete it.


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I'm always in favor of more specific tags. So if the question base is there to warrant a new tag, then by all means add it. I do wonder if it is realy needed at this point (I'm the one, nearly a year ago now, that removed the yafaray tag), Luxrender only has 8 questions, Yafaray has 4, etc. There are other question groups, with many more questions that are ...


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See Should 'scripting' and 'Python' be made tag synonyms? In addition, here is my interpretation of the differences: scripting is for questions involving automation of tasks via scripts. These could be shell scripts calling blender with various options, or python scripts running within blender. I've also seen this tag used for osl when ...


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Speaking just about the linked question, yes you absolutely could of edited out the cycles tag (I went and did it). That question has noting to do with any rendering, it is a modeling question. Now when a question is closed as a dup, even when it was gold tag closed, you editing the question will not change that. (Except in some cases it will go through the ...


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Look at the google quick answer box for both "caustics" and "prism." While they both are about rendering light based effects, that is where the similarity ends. No I would not include prisms in the caustics tag, nor synonymize them. If you feel we need a tag for prismatic effects, then I'd normally say just create a new prism tag (even though I think that ...


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I don't think this is a good idea. Firstly, these are considered 'meta-tags' because they do not describe the actual content of the question. From the tagging section of the Help Center: Avoid meta-tags Do not use meta-tags in questions. Here are some tips to help you determine whether a tag is a meta-tag: If the tag can’t work as the ...


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It is best to leave tags to describe what the question is about, and not get into labeling questions with other issues by using tags. Certainly, you include that information as part of your answer, but using tags to describe things like like "not supported" or "too easy" (or other issues with the question) are what we call "meta tags", and they are strongly ...


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I think you'd be much better off having a single question on resources, and using an answer per type. You could even use the list you made in your question as an index in the question itself, such as what I did for the Mandarin Chinese Resources question.


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If you can produce higher quality content that's great. If not quoting is fine as long as you remember to include a link to the source. Forking is stongly discouraged. Improvements should be made to the Blender wiki before quoting.


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The only times these won't be accepted is if they are directly copied from the wiki. There is a reject reason for these type of edits that says: This edit plagiarizes content from an external source without proper attribution. So, it is perfectly fine to copy and or modify these provided that you link to the original source and cite as you think ...


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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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I think so. I don't know how many questions we've got for them so far, but they do have special code api's and stuff, so there's definitely room for coding questions.


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Sounds good to me, created. Thanks for your time and initiative. Ton has also been a big proponent of the format for a while now and with Eevee, Godot and general support when moving between packages, curating these is a great idea.


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I am not a moderator, but I try to keep on top of new tag creation to try and keep the number of tags ordered and manageable. I am generally of the opinion that it's only worth creating a tag when there are a 'good enough' number of questions about the topic that may need the new tag. For example, if there was only 1 question that could benefit from a new ...


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I am against hardware related tags for a few reasons. Hardware tags are often a strong sign of an off-topic question. Either it is a blatant question about hardware which is off topic A case of unsupported hardware It is an issue with hardware which should be resolved and is out of scope here It is an issue with drivers which basically always boils down to ...


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I agree with both previous answers in a 50/50 ratio. There are some applications which will (or should) always been fringe-on-topic cases. Maya is one of these, and as such, should be synonymized with external-applications. Some others, such as Make-Human, should have their own tags, because they are likely to be used along with Blender quite regularly (and ...


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I think tags should be created based on the popularity. Although some tags fall in the category of other tags, e.g. snapping → modeling, array → modifiers, there should still be a separate tag for them if these tags are popular. These kind of tags are likely to have a lot of associated questions. Having a specific separate tag would be good practice because ...


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We should be very careful when making a precedent for all future tag changes. There have been lost of questions on the meta about tag changes, that have had no real consensus, and have gone nowhere. version tags, snapping tag, baking tag (which has sense been dealt with and questioned here) I agree that a major tag changes, are better documented on the ...


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I'm definitely in full support of this tag change. How will we define Versions? What will the tag be used for?


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When you find a question like the two you linked to, edit them and change the tags. There were many old questions that confused the two tags before we made a distinction. We had a discussion a while back in the chat about baking and texture-baking. Both of the question you linked are over a month old, I have not seen many recent questions with the wrong ...


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This is a somewhat tentative topic as we have been very lax in curating our tags. We have a quite a bit, people get the privilege to add new random ones and there are not many people willing or able to police these and occasionally we have to delete one or two here or there so the quality is very inconsistent as you have noted. Those tags are also in our ...


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The purpose of a version tag may be to help with searching, but I think one of the downsides is that this will filter out perfectly good answers. If someone is using 2.6, but doesn't see any results for a specific query with that tag, they may presume their question hasn't been asked and either ask their question or leave the site, but the question may have ...


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