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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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Why is there a 3D-printing badge?

I'm a bit confused as to why there is a badge targeting a specific tag 3d-printing. I don't know what came first the tag or the badge, but it poses a potential flaw on either side. We agreed to merge ...
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The fine line between 3d and CAD

I have noticed that we are getting a lot of questions like this one Which really are CAD / Mech engineering questions. I will note this person needed several rewrites of his question. Though I am not ...
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3D Printing SE Beta Status

I'd like to talk about site building a little bit. We have now been in public Beta for almost a year now and I feel that we've learned a lot about what audience we have here on Stack Exchange. However,...
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Remember to vote!

In past few months, there are a devastatingly few number of users that cast up votes, and many of users aren't coming back to site, and existing users don't have so much reputation, because no one is ...
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Winter Bash 2016 coming up! Do we want to participate?

Just like last year, Winter Bash 2016 is being held by the Stack Overflow team between 19 December and 08 January 2017. If we want to participate, the hats will find our heads too without further ...
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Why are there both [heatbed] and [heated-bed] tags?

I raised a question about heatbed/heated-bed support, Steel versus MDF/Aluminium Y axis plate?, and I noticed that there is not yet a heatbed-support tag, so I used heatbed, and also added heated-bed, ...
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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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Are software recommendation questions allowed here?

We've recently had a number of questions of the form "What is a good design software for X?" What is the best 3D modeling software for a beginner on a 3D printed mini barrel project? What is a good ...
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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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Another approach to solving “purchase” questions

I originally posted this on Meta StackExchange to judge whether my thoughts fit within SE and have been redirected back to our Meta. We've received a few questions along the lines of purchasing ...
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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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How do we motivate users to vote and advertise the voting policy?

Sparked by another question on meta, I again wanted to reflect on my voting behaviour and the generally accepted practice on 3D Printing SE (3DP:SE) in the current beta stage. I know this post Vote ...
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Accepting Unanswered Questions

Some might noticed that I've posted "blanket" questions to some older questions that have 1 or more answers, but unaccepted. This is partially a reminder to answer unaccepted questions if there is a ...
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support-material / support-structures Tag unification?

Should these two tags be unified? I don't think there is the need to have separate tags for support's structure and material, since the material is in most cases the same as printed. In the few cases ...
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Are Questions about Online 3-D printing services allowed?

Are questions about online 3-d printing services allowed? For example, if someone needs a prototype and is not so concerned with the actual process of 3-D printing, and the question is around the '...
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Questions about Makerspaces and 3-D Printers?

Are questions about 3-D printers and their use in makerspaces allowed, for example, "What are the best practices for the maintenance of 3-D printers in makerspaces?" and "What is the best software ...
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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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answer based on links (case: How to enlarge a Sketchup Model)

I'd like to discuss the case 'How to enlarge a Sketchup Model' question and my answer of course. I do agree with Robert Cartaino when he said: 'The folks here will work hard to curate this collection ...
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Naming convention for tags with CamelCase or Pre-Fix

Are there any official naming conventions for tag names on Stack Exchange? And if not, how should tags be named? From what I understand, one typically adds a dash (-) where you normally would leave a ...
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Tag for MatterControl app

As we got tags for other applications like cura | slic3r | meshmixer etc. I vote to add new tag mattercontrol for MatterControl application. There could be also synonym matter-control. In general we ...
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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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Are questions about sharing settings On Topic?

With reference to this question: should questions about sharing settings for printers and slicers etc. be considered as on topic for this site? Or looked at it differently: how can one turn a ...
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Are questions from people who lack knowledge of 3D printing looking to discover how to have something printed on-topic?

Context: I have absolutely no knowledge of 3D printing other than you need a computer, a printer, some software, and a design. That is literally the extent of my knowledge on 3D printing. However, I ...
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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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Pro Tem Moderator Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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Repairing 3D printer

The end switches of my 3D spider printer don't work well. I wonder whether it's on-topic asking how to repair 3D printers. In my case I'd describe what does not work, what the result is and what parts ...
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Bio-Printing Questions Okay?

A recent question regarding bio-printing has been put on hold and I'd like to discuss the validity of the question here in the 3D Printing community. I personally feel that the question fits within ...
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Increasing Activity

I see there was already a meta question regarding this but it was back during the private beta. The site is now in the public beta and still not very healthy with only 2.1 questions per day and a ...
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Circular tag wiki excerpts

I just noticed that there is a large amount of tag wiki excerpts edits in the review queue, all of which are of the form: X is for questions about X A tag wiki excerpt should define what a term ...
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merge [hbp] and [heated-bed] tags

Dont hbp and heated-bed mean the same thing? Should one be synonim with the other? Currently at the time of this post: There are 11 questions tagged hbp Every single one of them have also heated-bed ...
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Closing/locking too many questions?

I've been seeing feedback from people in other 3DP communities that they think this stack exchange site is driving away new users by holding newbie questions to an excessively high standard for ...
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Possible to include machine specs on community profile?

Just wondering if it's possible to add basic specifications on a users community profile page that specify some of the following characteristics: Machine Manufacturer Machine Model Preferred Slicing ...
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Is a novice question on a specific printer allowed?

I was curious if the da Vinci 1.0 AiO printer could print very small objects, like insects, nuts, or any other small object without a flat surface and additionally, if it could print the entire top ...
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Questions about software and websites?

So far, it seems like questions about slicing engine software are within scope. However, what about questions about web applications such as Thingiverse, Tinkercad, GrabCAD, etc.? This makes me think ...
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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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Do we want MathJax support on 3D Printing?

MathJax support allows questions and answers to contain pretty mathematical formulae, easy subscripts & superscripts, fractions, roots and greek letters etc. all using LaTeX syntax. I have seen ...
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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 this question be reopened now or is still too broad?

Methods for smoothing 3D objects So... maybe one day it becomes community wiki. I think that we need this type of questions, so we can provide more detailed answers to methods and practices.
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Curious badge not working

Hm strange behaviour of one badge. So... I asked 3 questions, all three have positive score. What are the pros and cons of collecting parts yourself, versus getting a DIY kit and then modifying it? ...
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Are questions about 3d printer reccomendations on or off topic? [duplicate]

Many people find it's hard to get a good guide for 3d printing. Is a question about what printer a beginner should get on topic?
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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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Why are you voting to close this question?

How to choose a right 3D printer filament type? I mean, this is usefull question. Why are you guys voting for close? It's not too broad, I formated it to be direct on topic. Thanks afterwards.
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Questions from older beta sites

As you may or may not know, this is the third iteration of a proposal site that covers 3D Printing. The first 2 made it to the beta phase, but did not graduate from the beta successfully: Digital ...
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Discussions type: X 3d printer is good? are acceptable

Questions like: x 3d printer is good? or if it is my first printer, which model would you recommend or What printer model to buy? are on-topic? I think if you ask I can not do x with ...
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Community Ads! Let's make 2d ads for ourselves!

When 3D Printing moves into public beta, you're going to want to get the word out. And fast! One of the best ways to advertise ourselves across the entire Stack Exchange network is through community ...
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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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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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FDM printer that can also mill and engrave — what's in scope?

I just got a printer with swappable heads that can do FDM 3d printing, milling, and laser engraving. Presumably questions relating to the first are in scope here; how about the others? Or how about ...