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Canonicalizing/verbosifying software names?

Every time I write "Cura" in a question or answer, it gets edited to "Ultimaker Cura", most recently resulting in awkward verbose repetition that required additional edits to fix. I don't see any ...
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Tag Maintenance Summer 2019

We should do some tag maintenance, especially regarding printers to make them easier to read. Use an answer to propose a change, merge or split. Discussions for each change should go into the comments ...
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Is photogrammetry and 3D scanning on-topic?

Photogrammetry (3D models from photos/videos) and 3D scanning (like structured light and ToF) are popular ways of obtaining a 3D model for printing. Is the discussion of those techniques on-topic ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

3D Printing's First Pro-Tem moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Why do I have a 'User was removed' entry on my reputation change sheet?

This is actually an odd question for me, so let me explain it as best I can... After logging back into the Stack Exchange Network after some time, I got a notification stating that my 3D Printing ...
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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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Closing questions about knock-off printers

Should we really close this question: 3d printer part clones from china - legality..? Are legal questions on topic? We have a legal section in the Game plan - What is on-topic? and a legal tag.
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YouTube video embedding has been ENABLED for this site

By reqest of this community, direct embedding of YouTube videos has been ENABLED. When you include a valid YouTube link on a line by itself, the video will appear in your post automatically. There ...
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Why don't we delete technically incorrect answers?

Should I flag an answer that is incorrect (in the hope that it will get deleted)? For example, a post that has tried to answer the question, but the poster is clearly wrong and giving bad, or ...
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Use of change filament tag

I have just written a usage guidance for change-filament. I assume that the tag is for, and only for, methods to change filament during a print. Not for questions which ask whether someone should ...
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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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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: 3D Printing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 1 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Editing of recently closed questions

We don't have many problems with that here admittedly, but I thought that I would share this with you all. From SuperUser - Editing of recently closed questions: This post is basically to share ...
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Pirated software screenshots in question; what is SE policy?

Copyright is a delicate subject. SE has a strict policy regarding copy pasting other people's text. Correctly citing parts or rephrasing in your own words mitigates this. What is SE policy for ...
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Helpful Templates / Help us help you!

In conjunction with Do we have Standardised Comments?, we should help new users by giving them Templates to fill out so they can help us help them!
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Where to find others with Prusa3D i3m3s/MMU2s printer?

I don't want to ask off-topic and opinion questions here, but I would like to find a cadre of others dialing in their devices. Any ideas?
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Is it OK to ask about companies that make 3D printers or related products?

It appears that the manufacturer of my 3D Printer may have gone belly up. Can I ask about that in the 3D Printing site?
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What do we consider Simple/Advanced/Complicated things to fix on a machine and how to tell the asker?

I think we all had this issue in the last years: As we learn and grow our own knowledge, things we once considered hard become easy. Now, our answers often address issues that are pretty easy to fix ...
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Advertising on other SE sites: 2019 Version

It is open season for posting ads on other sites. It might be a good idea to take advantage of this to help 3dPrinting.SE grow. I'm wondering what everyone might think about it? If it does interest ...
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Should we add a [homing] tag?

There are quite a few questions that are centered around homing or problems with homing. Currently we have no tag in place to identify such questions. You see that people choose the y-axis or axis ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is linking (temporary) to external content a no-go at 3D Printing.SE?

For those who did not know, linking to off-site content in answers is a no-go at SE sites unless you provide context. From help: Provide context for linksLinks to external resources are encouraged, ...
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Multiple questions in one post

We have this question where it was flagged that the question has too many questions in it. I am not seeing anywhere that states that it is not allowed. Other than risking making the question too broad....
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Printer settings: Screenshot or text - which is best?

Just a random thought, and if I wasn't asking the question myself I'd probably down vote it, but... are screenshots the best way to show printer settings, or would a text version be better? Ok, yes,...
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Wouldn't the filament tag alone suffice for this question?

This question, Hold torque during pause to change filament, has two unique tags: change-colour change-filament No other questions are tagged this way, so the tags won't really help it in a search. ...
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Are shopping questions on topic for the site?

On other Stack sites it is quite common for purchasing assistance and shopping ideas to be off topic. The reason being these types of questions become outdated very quickly as technology changes, a ...
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Sharing advice on how to print materials?

I found this previous question about sharing settings and, while I agree that there are no 'best settings' because it depends on your printer, and sometimes the model being printed, I think we can ...
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Is it possible to expand the scope of this site?

As some people probably know, this is the 3rd iteration of a SE site proposal whose scope covers 3D printers. The first 2 were Personal Manufacturing(before my time) and Digital Fabrication(I tried ...
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Can we create a filament tag for flexibles? (TPE/TPU)

Tag nylon exists already, but I think it would be incredibly useful to have a TPE/TPU tag and a tag for all flexibles as a category. EDIT: It has come to my attention that the tag flexible already ...
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Which character to use to activate MathJax?

We were offered to get MathJax enabled. Now, we need to decide on which character to have text between them parsed into MathJax! So please either add your suggestion or cast your vote!
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3D Printing Stack Exchange question checklist

Here is a short list of questions to check after you've written a question (and to think about before you write the question): Have asked a practical, answerable question based on an actual problem ...
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Rescuing 'less than perfect' questions

As seen in this meta question, the OP, who is not exactly an inexperienced SE user, didn't realise that editing of questions to improve them was ...
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Support materials and structures

There was a previous question suggesting that the support and support-materials tags should be merged, and at the time the only response was to keep them distinct. 2 years later, I think it is time to ...
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What are machanics?

Whilst looking at the list of synonyms I see that machanics is a synonym of mechanics. Is machanics a thing, or a typo? If the latter then surely that tag should be deleted, as we shouldn't attempt ...
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What community guidelines have I messed when I asked the linked question?

Yesterday, I was reading 3dprinting.meta and read a suggestion that (which I rephrase as) we should ask questions for the purpose of bringing answers inside our tent. I spent some time thinking about ...
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Which is it - CURA or Cura?

I see a number of people writing "CURA", when I have always called it "Cura". So I started to wonder if CURA was a capitalised acronym, like LiDAR or NATO (but not like radar or laser). I had a look ...
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Encouraging more answers per question

I'm seeing a current trend towards many questions only receiving a single answer, and according the the Area 51 stats, we ought to have an average closer to 2.5. Granted that some questions are really ...
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Can we get MathJax enabled?

Our site is dealing with electronics and practical engineering, so we use formulas in questions and answers on occasion, most usually when we have to figure out electronic ratings. When we talk ...
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Do we have a chatroom?

Other Stack Exchange sites have a chatroom where people can ask simple queries, exchange technical ideas, raise concerns about SE posts, clarify points (where comments are not sufficient), or just for ...
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Do we have Standardised Comments?

There are times when certain standardised comments are called for. Here are some examples: General comments Prompting user to accept an answer - in order to clear the unanswered question list ...
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A guide to moderating 3dprinting.SE yourself - close voting

We have an awesome guide on close voting posted by Ninefingers for crypto.SE. I'll just copy it to our meta-faq, with a few tweaks.
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Should we have specific “fan” tags?

At the moment there are two tags related to fans: print-fan fans If you look at the topics there is no distinction which fans are meant, this must be read in the questions. Should we create ...
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Don't forget the space!

Should there be a space between a quantity and its (SI) units? For example: 1.56mm or 1.56 mm Which is correct?
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On Topic: Purchasing/Acquisition Question types

I am pretty sure we all know the 3 types of 'never good' questions. The opinion based, the open ended and and the list of questions in one question. Of these, the third is usually curable. And we had ...
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DIY-3d-printers & specific model of printer kits disjunction!

as it is currently, there are several diy-3d-printer questions that gave info about a specific printer. While I tried to add the appropriate names for these kit-printers, I feel that it technically is ...
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Which SE sites should we target with community ads?

In the interest of upping our visits and regular users, and with respect to this meta post, Community Ads! Let's make 2d ads for ourselves!, we have these suggestions for advertising SE.3D ...
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Difference between material and print-material tags

There must be a subtle difference, that I can't quite see, between material and print-material. The print-material tag clearly states that it is different from material: Print-material, in ...
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Tagging for printer specific brand and type

If you look at the existing tags there are tags for printer brands/types and tags for mechanical 3D printer types (e.g. Delta or Prusa, which actually is a brand and a mechanical type...). Do we ...
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Merge diy and diy-3d-printer tags?

diy and diy-3d-printer - These seem very similar to me, but I may be wrong. diy has 7 questions diy-3d-printer has 77 questions All questions under diy could easily be tagged diy-3d-printer and ...