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Welcome to the new Graphic Design Stack Exchange

Recently a number of people have felt the site has declined either in quantity, quality or both. In some ways I agree. However, I see this as a feature not a bug. A feature that can be addressed and ...
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A Gentle Reminder That We're All In This Together

My name is Tim and I work here; I'm the community evangelist for Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow. I've been working my way around some of the oldest sites in the network just to see how things are ...
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How do I ask a good question on how to do something with software?

I need help solving some graphic-design problem with software. What do I have to keep in mind to help the community to help me and get useful answers? This is a FAQ intended to be linked in the help ...
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Can we have a canonical “Adobe shortcuts” question?

I see frequently questions similar to "What's the shortcut for this in X" or How to add shortcut key in Illustrator. A lot of times it's either Illustrator / Photoshop / Indesign, and it's always the ...
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Why was my spam flag declined on a job offer question?

I flagged this question as spam. The content of the question was: I'm looking for designers who can "do" something with the material I created. Fonts, a poster, what you want! So if you're inspired ...
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Why was my answer recommending a font-identification service deleted?

Somebody posted a question asking for a font to be identified. I answered this question recommending a service that can automatically identify most fonts. In my experience, this service is really good ...
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Too Much Spam :(

Recently in GDSE the spam increased a lot; there is company or person who is spamming about keto diet all the time; I flagged and downvoted a lot but isn't there any other way to stop this?
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By mistake downvote instead of upvote

I was visiting the site via the app and there was a fine answer which deserved, in my opinion, an upvote. I have just been alerted (because of a drop in my rep points) that instead of upvoting I have ...
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What are our current policies and guidelines for closing questions?

I can cast close votes and perform close and reopen reviews. What are the current community policies for this and are some rules of thumb that can help me make a decision? This is primarily intended ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Please put more love into reviewing

Summary The quality of reviews has become very low for some reviewers. Please put more love into your review to increase the quality of the site and save the time of others. What do you want us to ...
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What is our stance on low-quality answers?

Background A considerable portion of the flags handled by moderators include deletion flags on answers, i.e., not an answer or very low quality. (In case anybody is curious, this statistics does not ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Can we get the old color back for our buttons?

Would love if we could get the same color back for our buttons. See this post on meta for reference. Community; vote on answer below - no need to downvote.
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How do you turn off the new skin?

How do i turn off the new skin? Its horrible, you cant even read the headings anymore, body text is sort of passable. Who has time to make a user script that will actually, you know fix the design?
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Synonymize individual scripting tags with one generic scripting tag

At the moment we have individual tags for photoshop-scripting, illustrator-scripting, acrobat-scripting, indesign-scripting etc. and individual tags (on most all of questions that use those tags) for ...
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Synonimise [alpha] and [transparency]?

There are 31 questions tagged with the alpha tag, a lot of which are also tagged transparency. Most of these are basic questions about transparency, with only a few about advanced manipulation of ...
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Would it be helpful attaching files to our questions?

I just bumped into this question in which the doubt has emerged right after a conversion process. More often than not people who are willing to answer does not have time to go through the whole ...
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Graphic Design updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Duplicated question with another solution

There are some questions from other years that now have a new answer or solution. As this case: How to force paths instead polygons when exporting images as svg? What to do? Flag it as a duplicate (...
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Own username by comments will sometimes cut off letters

I just noticed that my username (under this comment) cut off the bottom of the p and the g. I also saw it on another one The box only shows by a users own comments - meaning, you won't be able to ...
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I'm British should I stop flagging?

Where I am from in Britain, we are sensitive to everything. Based on my culture I flag a lot of posts. However, many of the people who are responsible for determining if my flags are applicable or ...
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Following up on 3D questions - critiques, where do we draw the line

Back in June, there was a follow up on if we should allow 3D questions to which no one seemed to disagree (but I don't think it's too late if you want to chime in and disagree or nuance some things). ...
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Design is on top of Code of Conduct announcement

The circle that was part of the background now overlaps the Code of Conduct like in the picture below: If this all seems very familiar that's because it's a near copy of a bug I reported before (...
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Helping New Contributors to understand how the answers work

Looking for answers about a New Contributor who asked upvotes for his question, I fell into this question in Meta: Is it "ethical" to ask upvote the answer if the author of the question ...
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Tag info pages alignment off

If you go to a tag info (synonym or top users) page, the alignment on the lefthand side is slightly off: adobe-illustrator, transparency etc. Confirmed on: Google Chrome 68.0.3440.106 Microsoft ...
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Should we tweak the description for the Ink Spot?

Currently, The Ink Spot description reads as such: GDSE's banter bin. Where we complain about clients, post cute animal gifs, and discuss lazy questions but not politics. I can't help but find ...
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Canonical proposal - mockups

Per this meta I'm proposing to make this question a Canonical, so it can be used as a dupe hammer for similar questions like 'how do I mockup', 'free mockup tool', 'present photorealistic logo', etc. ...
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Newsletter box is too wide

The box that entices users to subscribe to the newsletter is too wide for its container. It needs a box-sizing: border-box; CSS rule to actually fit. My configuration: W8, Firefox Quantum 61.0.2 (64-...
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Can I announce my free clipart library on this site?

We are cartographers from the Caribbean, and we’ve created a free library (clipart) of different vector maps: street city plans and also printable maps of just all countries. Can I post a link here, ...
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Synonimise [opacity] and [transparency]?

OK, I know, opacity and transparency are not the same thing, they are antonyms. But as stated in the description of the transparency tag, adjusting transparency is adjusting opacity and vice versa. I ...
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Synonimize [freelance] and [freelancing]

Synonimize [freelance] and [freelancing]. They are the same thing, the freelancing tag is completely superfluous and rarely used.
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Down voted question has a lot of comments saying the question is unclear, no comments however describe how

I asked this question today: What is a good approach to get equivelent base color of another base color with opacity However the question seems to appear unclear to the viewers. What I dont get is: ...
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A review of Critique questions (July 2018)

These two meta posts have been our principles on Critique questions we will allow. Guidelines for critique questions What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work? Members of the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask usability UX/UI questions here

I have a question about a website from field and its usability. Is this an appropriate forum for that question? The field contains functionality (A select dropdown which can toggle to free text ...
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Anchor position does not take top bar into account

Since a few days, it occurs to me that when I click a time tag to jump straight to a(n) (new) answer, that the position of the anchor is wrong. As in, the anchor does put the answer on top of my ...
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Synonymize [web-applications] with [website-design]

Can we please synonymize web-applications with website-design? There's only 23 questions with the tag and all that I've seen are applicable websites in generaly, not limited to web applications. As ...
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Close vote when the question changes drastically

In addition to this question with no answer: What to do when the original question changes so drastically that all answers seem absurd? Should exist a closing vote option when the OP change ...
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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions

About the closing vote at this question: What is the font used in Sega ads during the 90's? It's clear that the OP didn't put all the things he tried before. But, to avoid immediate closing ...
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Why doesn't the [chat] shortcode lead straight to the Ink Spot?

We have a comment shortcode [chat], that outputs as Graphic Design Chat, which serves to lead newer users to chat. This link leads to an overview of all rooms: Ink Spot, Spam Blot, Looking Glass and ...
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Is there any way to remark the Be Nice point from the Help Center?

I’m nearly over a month here, on GD.SE. Very happy to find a place to share knowledge about one of the things I love the most, my profession. I must admit that at the beginning it was difficult, some ...
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Can I ask for book suggestions?

For example, can I ask for book suggestions regarding a particular design style?
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Small CSS error with weekly newsletter ad

As titled, the weekly newsletter ad is slightly overflowed, not contained in the fixed size ad. I'd guess it's due to a change in margins or something. I made the background color of the bottom ...
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How to react if the OP requests the file with the answer content?

I had a particular issue and I did not know how to react. After answering a question satisfactorily and obtaining the OP's validity, the step by step wasn't enough for him and asks me to send him the ...
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Do we want 3D experts to be part of our community?

To give this question a fresh start: We define ourselves as a community of graphic designers. The question I ask here is: Does this include 3D experts? More specifically, by 3D expert, I mean people ...
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New look on /users page?

If you go to https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/users there seems to be a new look on those buttons (which is very ugly IMO) Is this a mistake, if not, can we change what they look like (I liked ...
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Do we want 3D people to be part of our GDSE community? [duplicate]

My question to GDSE Meta has been greatly simplified per Ryan's input: Do we want 3D people to be part of our GDSE community?
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How am I supposed to answer the wrong question?

Every now and then a very leading and/or a overly specific question gets asked. Note that this doesn't make the question bad nor a bad fit for our site. There are two ways for us, as answer-ers, to ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Closing for “Unclear what you're asking” detrimental to educating new users to our guidelines?

I've been much more active in the review queues lately and ran across a few questions over the past days with votes to close for "Unclear what you're asking". It's not like the questions were ...

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