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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 ...
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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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Should the "quality" tag be disambiguated?

When asking my first question, I noticed we have a "quality" tag. I used it to ask about the quality of the 3D printer in my question, but most other uses are about the quality of the prints. Should ...
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What should be the name of our chatroom?

I believe this question is asked on every private Beta... what should be the name of our chatroom?
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Tag for taking orders and selling prints

What would be a good tag to use for doing business/making profit with a 3D printer?
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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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Vote early, Vote often

A big shout out to all of us for a successful graduation into private beta. Let's make it a success now, and make sure we graduate into a full-fledged site. So, this is one post which every user of ...
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Answers that don't answer the question

This has inspired some discussion and I may be just splitting hairs, but I've always been confused by this strategy. The specific example I'm referring to is here: https://3dprinting.stackexchange....
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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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Plugin for Thingiverse based on API?

Is it realistic or thought neccesary to develop a plugin/feature for this site, to automatically add a small info-box about a thingiverse link? An example of this is Apple's 3D touch technology. In ...
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Is there going to be a Logo Contest?

Are there plans or ideas floating around for a logo contest, or is that a Public-Beta stage thing?
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

From the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to ...
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Who should our beta moderators be?

Given our successful private beta, soon after we go public it will be time for us to get our first crop of moderators, as explained in the “Moderator Pro Tempore” blog post: About a week into the ...
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What should our documentation contain?

From The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: What should our documentation contain? Much of the sites documentation will be the same as on every other Stack Exchange site: “be nice,” “how to ...
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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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Should the specification of printer technology be mandatory?

There are many different printing technologies. While it might be clear to the asker that he's talking about his home 3D printing machine, that's not necessarily the case for those that try to answer ...
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What can "newbies" do to help the site at this stage?

I have been wanting to learn about 3D printing a long time so I really want this site to succeed but I have no previous experience with the subject. I was wondering how can I help the site at this ...

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