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I've added a custom off-topic close reason. It needs another moderator to buy off, but it goes as follows (pretty much copied what you outlined in your question): Questions seeking troubleshoot help ("My printer was working, now it is not! Help!") must include information on 1) expected behavior, 2) actual behavior, and 3) what steps have been taken ...


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The order is different because this is a beta site. They're shown in the order of reputation required to access them (and then alphabetical). So First Posts and Late Answers are always at the bottom (requiring 500 reputation on graduated sites and 350 on beta sites like 3D Printing). On beta sites, Close Votes and Reopen Votes are next (at 500 reputation), ...


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$$\text{3D Printing Stack Exchange} \subset \text{Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax}$$ There are ~17 posts that could use an edit. Most of those are prices that have been converted into MathJax. You can fix that by escaping the dollar sign: $ => \$ I'll work on those edits myself, but I'd love to get some help.


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MathJax would be really helpful: We recently discussed How is infill generated via slicing? and the answer is linear algebra. Displaying linear algebra without formulas is a PITA.


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Typically, it's a better idea to wait before you try to get this kind of thing integrated. Enthusiasm is great in a private beta, but for the early stages, direct that enthusiasm towards the Q&A. That's what'll get this site on its feet and into a successful public beta. When the site's more stable and running nicely, then if there's a need (or want) ...


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Write your question, and we can add a tag to it. Tags which have no questions associated with them become removed automatically.


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99.9% sure this will be status-declined. Issue is, we try to keep the UI clean. If you are truly interested in this, then you can look at the user's profile page. If you want to see what they are knowledgeable in, look at the top tags in their profile. It just adds to much clutter to posts.


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Looking at some of the meta questions (1,2) and having asked myself the questions about proper tagging, is there way that we can add/edit tags in mass quantities? No. That's deliberate - tags are not supposed to be treated with mass operations, but individually. I'd be willing to go ahead and add various slicing engines, manufacturers, models, etc. if ...


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It actually seems like a user from 3D Printing SE - @markshancock - has asked this exact question over at the general Meta. (Nice work, @markshancock!) As pointed out by Jason Cs answer, it basically seems like we have to make a case why we need it to the SE moderation team, so that they can decide whether to activate it or not. In general, I think ...


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From a traffic standpoint, people are more likely to stay on our site if they do not have to jump over to YouTube or any other video page to get the answer they're looking for from a video. As mentioned in the question, there are already a few use-cases for such a feature and I don't think it would hurt the visual appeal to the questions/answers. However, ...


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Yes, I think on this site it would be useful - but we need to be fairly aggressive about closing questions that don't have a fully readable 'text' question. The video must only be for clarification, not as a replacement for writing a question.


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Per answer to What are the limitations in Beta "Inline videos is a feature that is off by default on all sites and only turned on if the community thinks it's necessary to improve the quality of a good portion of their question base."


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There is no tag created for leveling (or levelling, or bed-leveling for that matter). So, I would recommend taking some of your top search results for leveling, of your results, if any have available tags (not all 5 tags have been used) then add/created the [bed-leveling] tag. Overall, this is a good catch on potentially improving the tagging here on ...


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The description of blogs you've cited is 6 years old. Unfortunately, blogs have since been discontinued. It is no longer possible to start a new blog.


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+1 - As it seems a good idea. Not sure what would go in it though - do you have any concrete examples of blog ideas? I already have a (messy) blog, and I am not sure if I could also write a blog on here too. I wonder what the score is regarding duplicating personal blogs on to SE blogs? Content An SE 3D print blog could be a good idea for Build Logs, ...


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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 searches that site for a question or answer related to that tag. For instance, if someone is searching for information on special pinouts available on the "...


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Technological issues Stack Exchange works hard for its communities, but there is a limit. If thingiverse changes its API (which it can, and does, do at any time without notice) then anything we build on it has to be modified, and users will be very whiny until it's fixed. If we choose to integrate model viewing or any sort of API integration with an ...


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