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Duplicate answer vs duplicate question
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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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Can we please reconsider allowing Q&A regarding Blender build problems?
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I would say no, to this. Issues building Blender often end up being specific to a platform, compiler and the version of Blender you're trying to build. Build environments are a moving target, on all ...

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Pro-Tempore Moderator Nominations
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Main Meta Blender development log I would like to nominate myself.. I'm a blender developer and have used blender professionally in previous jobs. I've been involved with some of the open-movie ...

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Overuse of code snippet formatting
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For values i think its reasonable, eg: set the volume to 0.25, blender's default texture path is //textures but it shouldn't be used for emphasizing words alone.

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Are negative answers acceptable?
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Yes, negative answers are good, often users are unsure if some feature exists for their workflow. And if there is no way to accomplish the tasks its best to say so, And possibly suggest workarounds if ...

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Policy for questions about older versions of Blender
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We could choose to leave this topic open (and simply not have any policy). In the same way stack-overflow doesn't exclude developers from asking questions about Python-1.0 for example, Users might ...

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How should we handle questions about features not yet in Blender?
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Unless the feature is available in some form... already written a branch or in blenders trunk. available as a script / addon. ... I think we should consider it out of scope. Someone can ask if a ...

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Should information on how to use <kbd> be taught to new users?
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The most important thing is we get clear &amp; helpful answers, having to know too many details (and being an expert on SE markup) before you begin can also be off-putting. SHortcuts formatted as ...

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Should we downvote questions which are overly simple?
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Agree in general that simple questions are OK, But with Python API questions, there is potential for a lot of duplication. The API has 1000's of members, and we have 1500+ operators. If we accept ...

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What exactly is a bug report?
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I would guess most of the questions closed as bug reports are correctly being closed. Some rules of thumb which give a good hint that the question is in fact a bug report. You have to look at the ...

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Are "theme identification" questions on-topic?
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I would consider this off topic. Font's are an essential part of graphic design, where as themes are pretty much tweaking application for your own personal preference. You can always ask on other ...

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Are contests appropriate for meta?
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While this may be fun, its really not the purpose of stackexchange or meta, such competitions can be run on forums and other community channels. While not especially harmful its a distraction.

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Is Blender.SE an appropriate place to ask for code review?
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No, code review is off topic. Just as "Does my model look good?" is off topic. The person asking the question needs to take the code they write and formulate a valid question which is more specific. ...

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When should a question be closed as a bug report?
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There are a few different issues here. Software behaves in a way the user doesn't expect. so they ask why this is. In some cases its a known/accepted limitation - but sometimes its an error in the ...

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Overuse of images in answers
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Only add images to posts when simple text explaining where a menu or a panel is inadequate. Considerations: This is not a tutorial site, users who don't understand terms like The header or The 3D ...

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New contest format proposal
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Suggest we don't do competitions, There are enough places in Blender's community (and more generally - the online CG community) to show off your work. In fact there are multiple sites that run ...

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Do we want hats 2014 edition?
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Am not especially a fan of hats, a few times I've noticed people attempting to game the system - eg: https://blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/563/why-do-my-posts-never-get-downvoted (yes, I ...

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