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This tag is for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.

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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons

Background With recent changes to the closing system, we can now tailor the texts for custom close reasons to different audiences: One text that informs close flaggers, voters, and reviewers when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Following up with Close reason(s) to replace “tech support”

I was going through the review queue recently and still seeing a lot of tech support close votes which seemed completely on-topic with graphic design and didn't require access to a specific setup or ...
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Area51 Proposal: Beginner Graphic Design Stack Exchange (working title)

How do we reduce tutorial-on-demand and basic/beginner questions? Answer: We push them to Beginner Graphic Design SE (working title) Our Motto: We teach them how to fish instead of giving them a ...
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Revisiting closure, part 3.3: Close reason(s) to replace “tech support”

Main question As there is consensus on refining our scope with respect to tech support, the next step is to rephrase the respective close reason accordingly. As we have one free slot for a custom ...
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Why is Stack Overflow not one of the options under "close" > "off-topic" > "migration"?

When closing a question why is meta.graphicdesign.com the only migration option?
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Revisiting closure, part 2: What are good motivations for closure?

What is this and why does it need to be discussed? An illustrative example Consider the following discussion on the closure of a question: User A: I am voting to close this question as a ...
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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Background How we close or don’t close questions is a long-standing problem: The close queue is comparably full, which means that questions that should be closed may get closed too late or not at ...
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Should the opinion-based close reason's description be adjusted for Graphic Design?

The Primarily Opinion-based (POB) close vote reason is well-known across the Stack Exchange network. It's used for questions where there are myriad valid solutions/answers to a problem/question, and ...
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Why is this question about Paper Selections 'too broad'?

I was really puzzled that What paper should a design print shop have on hand? was closed as 'too broad'. In my eyes, this is a pretty decent question that can be answered in just a couple paragraphs. ...
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How should we handle canonical Q&As?

As of a week ago, we have a canonical tag. The Q&As in that tag (now two) are intended serve as an instrument for closing as duplicate any questions (usually about basic knowledge) that get asked ...
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Is there need for a third custom off-topic close reason?

Today, we retired the what have you tried? custom off-topic close reason, as per consensus on this Meta question. That leaves us with the following custom off-topic reasons: This appears to be a ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

I have concluded that the answer to my earlier meta question about closing questions is 'yes, we are closing too many questions'. Anyone who has seen the Close Vote queue lately will agree that a lot ...
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Should old question that are no longer in scope be closed?

I've noticed this a few times recently. As an example, this question: Can anyone tell me what this sans serif font is? has been flagged as off-topic (and has as of writing this 1 close vote). The ...
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Migration to Super User vs Close As Tech Support

I’ve become more aggressive lately in migration to Super User and want the community’s input as to whether this is welcome. Even before I became a mod I found it odd that we have a close reason that ...
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Optimising the second and third custom close reasons

A few months ago, the description of the second custom close reason was fixed in this question as: Your question appears to be incomplete. More detail is needed for relevant and focused answers to be ...
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When closing as a duplicate, can one user specify more than a single link?

Sometimes a a question is clearly a duplicate. However, there may be a couple existing questions which are slightly different, but both reasonable duplicates. When multiple users vote to close as a ...
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Is the close voting system lacking or a hassle?

Lately, more and more questions that are off-topic have garnered close votes with the 'tech support' reason, even when they obviously aren't. Examples here and here. We have seen a definite increase ...
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Improving some close reasons

The current close vote reason for help with implementation is as follows: If you're asking for help with implementation, please include what you've tried and why it didn't work with screenshots. ...
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Idea.... close votes should cost rep

I know this is a pretty big idea and implementation may be impossible. But I had a thought..... You need 3k Rep to cast close votes. So, if you're casting those votes, you've got some rep. What if ...
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Are we too stiff?

Are we being a bit too closed minded to what belongs to graphics design and what does not. Sometimes life hits you with a curve ball that requires you to step a bit outside your comfort zone. The ...
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Is a new "poor question" close reason needed?

The level of "how to" questions is hitting new lows. From pick a color for me (2) (3) to teach me app basics (2) to make up my mind. I proposed a new close reason perhaps.... Titled similar to "low ...
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How should we deal with questions that border on illegal activity (ID Fraud)

So with this question being the example I wonder how we should deal with it? The OP may well have entirely innocent intentions with their purpose for changing details and images on an I.D but ...
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What do we want to be off-topic as Tech Support? [duplicate]

This question has at the time of posting this 2 close votes for Tech Support: How to OTF export the font I created in Indyfont? Here's an assortment of similar questions regarding Export: https://...
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Duplicate question trees

There's a question that was closed as duplicate of a question that was closed as dup of another question. I think this is counterintuitive. It would be more consistent if the latest question was ...
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How to handle link-rot

This question (and probably others) have a link that is no longer valid and not linking to the file/website/example it should be. Should there be a close reason added for such a thing? Since the ...
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Guidelines for critique questions

UPDATE: Here is the official question without all the discussion fluff: What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work? Are critique questions even allowed here? There have been a few ...
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How effective are our custom off-topic close reasons?

Related reading: What are our custom “Off-Topic” reasons? It's been a month and a half since we were introduced to the new off-topic close reasons. Right now, we've got two currently active: ...
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Why can't I simply vote to close as belonging on other SE site.. but not meta?

Vote to close..... Off Topic... Belongs on other Stack Exchange network.... I get this.... Question is not meta related. Actually I think the question belongs on stackoverflow. Notice I can't ...
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What are our custom "Off-Topic" reasons?

Pretty soon we're going to be seeing some changes to the closing system. To read all about the changes, check out this post on Meta Stack Overflow: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, ...
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I just don't get it. Which software 101 questions are design related and which one's aren't?

In my opinion, questions related to troubleshooting a system or software on that system would be off topic here. For example this question: Is there a way to make Photoshop CS6 work with touchscreen ...
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Are "I am not able to do this" questions related to Photoshop, Gimp, or Illustrator okay on GD.SE?

Yes, I searched this site, and found many Photoshop-related questions, BUT none like this. So, please read on. I would like to know if asking "I am not able to do this..." questions related to ...
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Is Generative Art and Data Visualization covered here? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Proposal to update the FAQ I recently asked about Generative Art and was able to find my own answer. It was perhaps not design specific enough of a question. That was "Is ...
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Definition of "not constructive" for this site

This is the reason for closing questions as "not constructive": We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, ...
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Closing consistency?

One user, michelemarcon, asked the questions: Where can I find tutorials for Gimp? Where can I find tutorials for Inkscape? Where can I find tutorials for Photoshop? Where can I find tutorial for ...
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