Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why.

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3D printed weapons and us

In the chat this had popped up: Are questions related to DEFCAD's Liberator permitted here? After asking on the main Meta, I was asked to ask here instead. How shall we deal with the topic of 3D ...
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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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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 The reason being these types of questions become outdated very quickly as technology changes, a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Are questions discussing printer construction, internals, and firmware on-topic here?

Looking at the highly upvoted area 51 questions, we seem to have a lot of questions focusing on 3D printing from the viewpoint of someone producing items, but a dearth of those discussing actual ...