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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 The reason being these types of questions become outdated very quickly as technology changes, a ...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 (the links go to the various sections below, under the Answers): General comments Prompting user to accept an ...
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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 comparison ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“Best first printer” wiki/blog/closed-question

TL;DR One thing that I did see was that the closed questions, also seem to get automatically deleted. This is a shame because some of them have interesting/informative answers. So this raises the ...
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Game plan - What is on-topic?

Please note; Due to its very nature, this post is very subjective and is not intended to be a definitive list of categories. It is merely an attempt to offer one perspective of what has been suggested,...
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Hotend question posted as a answer

This answer, from a new user, to the question, Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!, quite clearly should have been posted as a question and referred back to the OPs question. The ...
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What is the difference between post-production and post-processing?

What is the difference between post-production and post-processing, or are they synonyms? Should they be merged?1 post-production has no description whatsoever. After looking at What are tag ...
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Tag required for “object removal from print bed”

With respect to this question, How can you both reliably print and remove your item without breaking it when detatching it?, the OP rightly states the following: ps. I didn't find (and I can't make ...
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What does it take to get out of Beta stage?

I can't find an answer to this question on the "mother" meta website; hope this is not related to my choice of words in the search box. The statistics of the 3D Printing on Area51 show that only few ...
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Health and Safety?

Recently, a couple of posts have caused concern about the risks involved with the advice given. This answer, to the question Should I print in a well ventilated area? was recently flagged along with ...
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Are questions about availability of 3D models on-topic?

I recently asked a question (Is there any public and reasonably accurate 3D scan from a Cray-2 computer?) about where to find (if there is any, because I tried and there seems not to be) a 3D model of ...
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Should this site get additional moderators appointed?

My flag history shows that 6 "spam" flags aged away without review. 3 "rude/abusive" flags aged away without review. 2 "not an answer" flags were raised in February and are still pending. It's now ...
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Software Suggestion Question

I am wondering if my question is going to be on-topic. I am having trouble finding software that is native to linux that can cut STL models in to smaller models for printing properly. Is asking for ...
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What causes delays in removing bad posts/answers?

This post has been up for 4-5 days now. I flagged it originally when it was first posted and that flag aged away, I have now flagged it again and it's still here. We have one user that shares part ...
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Adding a 'laser' tag?

Should we add a tag for 'laser' for those of us who are attaching laser cutters/burners to 3D printers to turn them into 3D CNC. Or is this drifting too far off topic from "3d printing"?
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Featuring select Meta Posts so general users see them

A user from SE Meta recommended that we "feature" posts from our Meta that need more general user visibility and possibly draw more users into Meta. Some recent examples might be: Why are there so ...
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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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Should we start a 3D Printing BLOG?

Do we want to add a BLOG to this site? Blogs are another way of communicating things that don't fit the Q&A model. Here is a good description of what a Blog is and how you can start one. This ...
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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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Flagging a question for migration

On reviewing the question, How can I solve syntax error for the following code in Python 2.7?, it seemed to myself, and others, that it should be migrated to StackOverflow. When flagging a question ...
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Ask about recommendation

I know that here at SE I cant ask recommendation of products and so. I have a printer that I wanna buy and I want to know if it's good. Where should I post this question in order to get some smart ...
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Generalized questions allowed?

We have a question simply asking about the existence of a type of printer. This question does not appear to be revolving around recommendation. Personally, I feel that questions like this can be ...
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Merge [printing-powder] and [metal-powder] tags?

There is a printing-powder and a metal-powder tag. The respective use of each tag, to date, is as follows: printing-powder 2 metal-powder 1 One of the printing-powder tagged questions is closed, ...
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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%. ...