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Can I add another one? Because the plus sign just opens up the list.

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    $\begingroup$ that icon in the "outliner" represents a mesh object in your scene... add another mesh, you get another icon... curve objects have a different icon, and lamps, cameras, too... $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Sep 7, 2017 at 22:06
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    $\begingroup$ Why do you need another one? What did you expect when pressing the plus sign which is acting as opening heirarchy? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Sep 7, 2017 at 23:04

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That triangle indicates that your object is a Mesh Object.

Each time you add a new mesh object in Object Mode, it will be listed in the outliner:

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Objects that are not meshes will appear with different icons:

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If an object is parented to another, then the parent-children hierarchy will be reflected on the outliner:

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If you switch to Edit Mode and add a new mesh, that mesh will be part of the active object, and it will not be added as a new object in the outliner:

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To read more about the outliner visit: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/editors/outliner.html?highlight=outliner


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