Linked Questions

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Are questions involving legal issues and 3D printing on-topic?

This site may attract questions such as Is it legal to sell 3D printed objects from a model repository? Are 3D printed guns legal in my jurisdiction? If my custom-built printer sets my house on fire, ...
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Post Closing Issues

The amount of posts being voted to closed is getting ridiculous. The last two posts have been printing related, one looking for information and the other a design question for 3D printing yet both ...
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Are questions that tangentially involve 3D printing on topic?

It is very easy to ask questions that only tangentially involve 3D printing, such as: How do I drill a hole in a 3D printed part? How do I paint 3D printed parts? How do I sand, smooth, etc...? How ...
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Is there any way to prevent endless “best first printer” posts?

It's pretty manageable right now due to the low question rate, but I think maybe ~3% of all questions this site will get, forever, will be "what's the best printer" or "what printer should I buy" type ...
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How do we handle recommendations?

Stack exchange isn't a good platform for product recommendations in general, but a few sites allow it with a tight focus and control. Some that have allowed it in the past have decided to discontinue ...
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How do we get more traffic to the site?

We have only had activity on 3 questions in the past 2 days. It is recommended that we get 10 new questions per day. This is far below these goals. What can we do to get more questions?
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Hobbyist Machine questions On-Topic?

We have a recent question that brings up the question of "Should we support general hobbyist questions?" Currently, there doesn't appear to be a viable site within the SE network. The question at ...
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What about mystery-problem troubleshooting requests?

I feel like questions along the lines of, "my printer is crashing for no obvious reason, what should I do?" may be too broad and open-ended for this format. It's better handled by a forum where people ...
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Are questions discussing printer construction, internals, and firmware on-topic here?

Looking at the highly upvoted area 51 questions, we seem to have a lot of questions focusing on 3D printing from the viewpoint of someone producing items, but a dearth of those discussing actual ...
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On-topic has been updated - finally!

Our topics page has been sorely lacking for a few years now, and in need of an update, in order to reflect what the site has become, and to take into account what people has been asking for. Note that,...
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FFF/FDM vs… everything else?

The questions so far are pretty strongly geared towards hobbyist/consumer FFF machines. That's not necessarily bad, since that's where most legit questions will come from. (Not much reason to ask ...
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Is laser etching, specifically a question linked below, considered to be on topic?

I found this question, laser is engraving the negative space in the close queue this morning as being off topic. I was about to respond, and through I'd look at the community view on meta. I found ...
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Avoiding overlap with the Arts & Crafts site

We are currently looking at the scope definition on the Arts & Crafts site. Some 3D subject matter could be on-topic there, and we don't want to steal any thunder from the 3D Printing site. Your ...
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Wondering why CNC questions in general are not welcome here

Following this issue I would like to propose to allow general CNC related questions here as well. 3D Printers are CNC machines, they only add instead of subtract. 3D printers use G-Code, just like CNC ...
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What is our scope? [closed]

There has been a lot of questions and confusion about what is acceptable here on 3D Printing SE. Let's go ahead and discuss what types of questions should be acceptable on the site. We're going to do ...

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