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Game plan - What is on-topic?

I pondered this question a while ago and tried to come up with a coherent and minimalistic strategy. This would be my suggestion, as to what is on-topic or off-topic: So, basically, on-topic would ...
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Repairing 3D printer

I'd say that repair questions are more on-topic than construction. And if construction questions are okay, then repair questions should be too. An example format might be: How do I repair {X} I've ...
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On-topic has been updated - finally!

I like the expanded definitions, but there is probably an issue with some of the things you'd put into "just rough around the edges" portion of what you state. For instance, "Print Services" are ...
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Are questions about how I can help in the COVID19 crisis on topic?

I don't think that specific question how and where you can help printing parts for the COVID-19 pandemic are of value for the future. But, problems with printing, settings, orientation, etc. are on-...
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On-topic has been updated - finally!

I have updated the on-topic page which some further explanations that came to mind, as well as some hopefully not to wishy-washy small print. The points below have been spliced into the on-topic page ...
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Are questions about sharing settings On Topic?

I think it depends. There are no "best" settings for printing any one material, as the optimal settings will depend on the model being printed. I think questions of the format I have X printer, ...
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Bio-Printing Questions Okay?

It seems like a great subject to incorporate, since bioprinting is 1) pretty neat and 2) an important application for 3D printing in general... but I sort of suspect none of our active users have the ...
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Game plan - What is on-topic?

A couple of points: Asking for a machine to solve a specific problem, or software which can do something 'specific' is not really a shopping question, so long as the question is asked in the right ...
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Bio-Printing Questions Okay?

I think 3D bio printing - just like any kind of 3d printing - certainly should fall within the scope of this site. One could argue that such questions are hard to answer, and most likely outside the ...
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Is a novice question on a specific printer allowed?

I think that technical questions or specification questions are appropriate, which is what I take away from your question(s). Questions that I think most users will consider "off-topic" or "out of ...
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3d printer filament type question

The question is still very broad and can be opinion based. Someone left a comment below your question stating that your question was related to a more narrow question. I would recommend editing your ...
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Why was this (stepper motor selection) question deemed "off topic"?

Well posted. I agree. Whilst I know that other people's opinions do and will differ, myself, I feel that this is on-topic. After all it is not an open-ended recommendation, but rather "is this ...
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Game plan - What is on-topic?

I propose that we add Direct Ink Writing (DIW) and Melt Electro-Writing (MEW) to the list of on-topic subjects at https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic Direct Ink Writing: Direct-Ink-...
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Hotend question posted as a answer

I think the way to go would be to migrate the answer (and its comments) to comments of the question. As for Toonis' answer in the comment. I don't think that there is a way to create an answer for ...
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Software Suggestion Question

I personally don't think this is off-topic, but I recommend also noting what machine(s) you're trying to slice for as the code can be different depending on the capabilities of the machine.
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What is your opinion on SE Meta post regarding questions that cross Community lines?

I've mentioned this to others in the past as well, but in the form of sharing tags. Essentially any similarly named tags from this site could be provided almost as an Ad on, say, Arduino.SE if someone ...
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Generalized questions allowed?

I think the question you reference is a good question for the site as it isn't opinion based and could have a specific answer, or even several answers. In this case if multiple people answered, the '...
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Are Questions about Online 3-D printing services allowed?

As with your other question, I think the same rules apply. Typically you want to stay away from asking questions about "What is the best...". Instead, try to present your question as more of a "What ...
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Questions about Makerspaces and 3-D Printers?

Overall, you'll want to try and stay away from "What is the best..." type questions. However, I would say that services related to 3D printing should be okay. Please regard Robert Cartaino's response ...
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