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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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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 ...
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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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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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Project bye bye Adobe tag

Since mostly all questions focus around Adobe software I'm hoping to encourage an initiative to audit/removal of any Q&A tagged with adobe. As I mentioned in chat: just a suggestion. If anyone ...
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2018 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

In around 4 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than ...
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Do we have a stance on critique questions for whole portfolios?

So I just ran into this question in which OP is asking which aspects of design his work is lacking: Never studied Design, but work in design, where/how can I catch up on the things I missed My issue ...
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Merge [photo-editing] and [image-editing]

This is status-declined for reasons listed in answers below: image-editing photo-editing They are both well used tags, but they seemingly mean the same thing. Which one should be a synonym of the ...
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Why is there a question with tags on freelance, business, clients on Graphic Design SE?

I read this question and found only comments posted. It was a definite “How do I run my business better” question with a wide range of comments. As I wrote it, I had to imagine how she got in that ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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2018 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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Where do we draw the line on tutorial based questions and what is acceptable?

We've discussed this topic lately and within the last couple of months another meta post, What to do with tutorial requests? — part II. The top upvoted and accepted answer encourages to allow them. ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Graphic Design Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, May 7th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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How was an answer posted AFTER a question was put on hold as a duplicate?

See here: Way to quickly select random objects with variations in foreground/background Closed as duplicate nearly 20+ minutes before an answer was posted. How'd that happen? The answer was ...
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Why was the question about Pixelated Art closed as Too Broad?

Regarding: Pixelized works of art Is it a wording of the Close Reasons that is creating issues? A moderator went as far as commenting: I don't think this question is a good fit for the SE model. ...
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Why is a visual communications question being closed?

Are rhetorical devices, like metaphors, part of the encoding of a message? I am 100% in favor of reopening this. I understand in its original form it was perhaps "Unclear" what was being asked, but ...
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What's the deal if I upload MY copyrighted image?

This question on Meta Stack Exchange may be of interest for other users here: Is my copyrighted artwork protected if I upload it to a post? Moderator’s notice: This is just an announcement. Please ...
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Is it good form to comment on why you make a specific edit to a question?

In a recent question, a comment was made regarding why a question was altered. I thought the idea was productive and a great idea-another learning experience not easily given by a different question. ...
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Linking to files

This: Illustrator: transparent shapes used as highlights are visible Is a bad precedent to set.. While I fully understand the desire to be helpful, I think it's a slippery slope to allow questions ...
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Seeking photo editing advice but picture is 7MB - where to upload it?

One photo from my camera has a really strange effect that I don't understand - either what caused it or how to fix it. I can't upload it here because of the 2MB limit, but imgur seems to compress it ...
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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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Why do how-to requests bother you?

I'd like to supplement the current discussion a bit with one of my own: For those that are bothered by how-to requests: Why do they bother you? Please try to be honest and specific. It doesn't need ...