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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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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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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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Should we turn on "inlined video"? [duplicate]

We have, now, assertained that inlined videos (for want of a better description) are currently turned off (disabled) for SE 3D Printing, but can be turned on at any time, and there is no need to wait ...
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Is the "inlining videos" capability turned off on this site? [duplicate]

I have just edited a new post, Help understanding bridge settings, so that the video would be "inlined" and playable in the post itself1. However, the video does not show up, and only the ...
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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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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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Why don't people Accept Answers?

I'll start off on a good note and congratulate everyone in the community for continually supporting each other. We have maintained a great answer rate here on 3D Printing SE with a answer rate of 96%. ...
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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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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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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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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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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, in ...
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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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Is there a way to manually add tags?

Looking at some of the meta questions (Should the specification of printer technology be mandatory? ,FFF/FDM vs… everything else? ) and having asked myself the questions about proper tagging, is there ...
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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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3d printer filament type question

How to choose a right 3D printer filament type? I have also made an edit to this question. I would like to know the difference. So, if it is still too broad, can someone suggest an edit for it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fixing the filament tags

We currently have quite a few tags about filament: filament plastic-filament thermoplastic-filament etc. I feel like we need to clean these up and make clear what we'll use each tag for. Thoughts?
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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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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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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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Why do the [3d-printer] and [3d-printing] tags exist?

I noticed that the most popular tag (82 questions tagged) is 3d-printer, and that we also have a 3d-printing tag (23 questions). These seem extremely redundant to me, given that they should apply to ...
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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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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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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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What is your opinion on SE Meta post regarding questions that cross Community lines?

Recently I have seen several questions that sit on the fence between staying in the Community and being Migrated because another Community might be able to better help. I recently put a proposal on ...
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Is 3D Printing SE appropriate for getting feedback on feasibility of a model?

As a newbie to 3D printing, I would like to get some feedback on a model I have created before sending it off to get printed. I don't yet own a printer, and I have never sent anything out to get ...
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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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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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Why was the question about thermistors migrated?

This question was migrated to electronics.SE. To me the migration makes no sense: The question deals with a problem that is relevant to the users of this site This site can provide a more specialized ...
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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 comparison ...
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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 ...
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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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Could this Printing Material Recommendation Question be or shaped to be valid on 3D SE?

Common 3D printing materials/ methods to suitably replicate (w durability) this injection molded Polypropylene item? Please advise. As I am new to 3D Printing and SE Rules can get pretty restrictive ...