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Adding more features dont help

Frequently users ask a question regarding a feature they need, but can not find. Why do we not as a whole recognize that: Adding more feature is a tradeof between, ease of use. A software on the ...
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AMA with UXPin on on Wednesday, October 2nd, 4PM–6PM GMT+02

First Ask Me Anything will be on Wednesday, October 2nd from 4pm-6pm GMT+02 [9am EST] It will be with UXPin UXPin is a design tool you can use throughout the whole product creation process, ...
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AMA – Ask me anything! What type of guests would you like to see?

Some of you may have witnessed that we are planning to start hosting AMAs on GD.SE. Inspired from reddit, AMAs are basically interviews taking place between a (verified) guest and a community. My ...
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Post your Work In Progress (FKA: The Looking Glass)

This is a community wiki where you can post things you're working on and others can comment. Because it is a community wiki there is no expectation of rep or answers. Please only post your own work ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Are questions about installation or modifications of tools on topic?

Is this question well suited for GD.SE? How to avoid installing or remove unused libraries and assets in Adobe applications? Is there a way to install Adobe applications like Photoshop and ...
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I found a solution but can't post due to low reputation

I found that the Random Select by André Berg script mentioned in this post is no longer downloadable. So I created my own script to select random objects in Adobe Illustrator. You can find it here. ...
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What's it like being a Moderator on Graphic Design Stack Exchange?

What's it like being a moderator on Graphic Design Stack Exchange? Whats the day to day around here, what are the perks, the drawbacks, etc?
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What does this warning mean?

When I try to mention 2 users in a comment, I see something like this: Only one user can be tagged. The post owner will always be notified.
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Would asking about Pantone color types and difference would be off topic?

When you search any code using this, it shows 2 types of results. I don't understand them. Can I ask this question on GD SE?
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Should we burninate [behance]?

Of the 7 questions tagged with behance exactly 0 are useful to the community. One is not necessarily related to behance and the other is about artifacts when uploading an image to the service (I'm ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Graphic Design is scheduled for an election next week, August 26. ...
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Are questions related to the Photoshop user interface on macOS on topic?

Photoshop is constantly moving the window application on macOS when the menu bar overlaps it. The menu bar is set to hide automatically. This is a question about the Photoshop user interface and ...
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Are “Sprite-work” requests applicable to graphic design on Stackexchange?

To Start: I know that Graphic Design is a Q&A Site, I very much understand that. I only have One Problem, I'm unsure if asking something along the lines of a "sprite work" or "spriting request" ...
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Should we have a canonical “Plexus Network” (polygon lines and dots) question & answer pair?

I've seen a number of repeated questions around the general Plexus Network topic, mostly of the "what is this called and how to make it?" variety, some specific to motion graphics like After Effects, ...
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Are questions about the rationale behind a design choice on-topic?

I've read both What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work? and What topics can I ask about here?, and it seems that this kind of question is fine. What do you think? Below is my ...
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Receiving down votes on this question even when a genuine and well explained question

Can you create a plastic/rubber tube like structure in Photoshop with a specific path? Just because some people can't brainstorm to answer, they keep down voting, just like in this question. This is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...