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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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