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What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work?

I'd like to ask a critique question for my design. How can I do that so that it fits the Stack Exchange format without being too subjective?
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What are the requirements for font identification questions?

I have a font that I would like help identifying. How should I construct my question to fit within this site's format?
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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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Updates to the site

My name is Stéphane and I'm the designer at Stack Exchange who made the design of this site. You may have noticed some updates to the design lately. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update ...
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Revisiting closure, part 3.1: Drawing the line for tech support

TL;DR Read the suggestion. If you agree with it, upvote. Otherwise, downvote and complain or suggest amendments in an answer. Preface I thought a bit about how to discuss tech support once more ...
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What are the requirements for style identification questions?

I would like help identifying a design style. How should I construct my question to fit within this site's format?
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Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge

As a nice, quick and hopefully fun way to expand the scope of the site and improve our questions and answers, I introduce to you the Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge... Here's how it'll work: 1....
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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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Do we still feel like 3D questions are out of scope here?

I still feel like banning 3D questions is a grey area here. So much of 3D relates to graphic design. When Photoshop, Illustrator, etc isn't the best option for an effect, 3D software should be a ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

As a sequel to my earlier question Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions, I'd like to ask some opinions on the current state of the site. In my humble opinion, low-effort ...
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How should we rephrase "no ultra simple questions" into the FAQ?

I really like the idea of the (probable) future introduction of "General reference" flag. Especially the last note is gold: Allow your Q&A community to fill itself with enough “General ...
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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 ...
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Asking community to critique work? [duplicate]

Should these kind of questions be allowed? Something like "I've been working on the home page of this website for some time now. I feel all the colors are appropriate, but not sure if the font is ...
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Update FAQ to disallow general brainstorming and idea gathering?

We have been recently inundated with general idea-gathering questions, generally about coming up with a logo, specifically looking for "an idea:" Where do I start Where should i write company name ...
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Proposal to update the FAQ

We've had various discussions about the FAQ and the scope of GD.SE. Based on the feedback and what's been voted up, specifically this one about idea gathering, this one about better defining, this one ...
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Do you want to rename the site to "Art & Design"?

Based on this question. Thought it would be best to create a new one, as the other is a bit overflown with information. From the latest comments, some of us are thinking "Art & Design" might be a ...
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What Are The Rules For Chat?

We currently don't have any outlined rules for our main chat room. There hasn't been any behavior that would prompt the need for rules, but it would be a good idea to have something to refer to for ...
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I'm struggling to figure out why people vote the way they do regarding Opinion / Too Broad

Stack Overflow has never been against subjective questions: Good Subjective, Bad Subjective Yet it seems certain members are frequently close voting or commenting that things either Too Broad or ...
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Should we increase this SE's Scope?

NOTE: This thread was initiated in 2011. There have been some more recent discussion about scope (here, here, here and here). If you want to discuss an area not covered by those, please open a new ...
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Plan for Graphic Design - Design and Promotion

Jin and I had a discussion about Graphic Design and what we can do to help promote the site. We definitely took into account all of the feedback I've been reading and gathering from you all over the ...
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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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Are we going to allow 3DS Max/Maya/Modo... questions? YES or NO?

As it seems we are still in legislation on the topic to allow 3D modeling questions. As a community I would like for us to have an official policy in place by May 1st because I see many users are ...
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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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Who are we talking to, and what are we offering?

Two questions, perhaps, but so interrelated that I don't see a meaningful way to prize them apart. There are several discussions in meta concerning the scope of GD.SE, whether it should be expanded, ...
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Moving forward with font identification questions

Now that activity on the recent discussion has died down, the moderation team has decided to move forward with the strict enforcement of requirements for any font identification questions. Since there ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time for the site's first new cycle of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community ...
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Is 3D on-topic? [duplicate]

Are 3D questions on-topic or off-topic? Into what extent? See also: Do we need to define graphic design in order to define graphicdesign.stackexchange.com?
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Request: New close reason "What have you tried"

Edit: As of June 12th, we have retired the 'brainstorming / idea gathering' close reason in favour of a 'please show more effort' reason. I would like to request the community and the powers at be if ...
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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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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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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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Do equipment questions belong on this site?

I've noticed a few equipment purchasing questions on this site. Do questions related to choosing equipment belong here? What is a good scanner on a budget? What image tablet can you recommend on a ...
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Are we closing too many questions?

Related: Why is everything suddenly too broad? Somewhat shortly, I hope to acquire my next 'Steward' badge; for casting close votes. This wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have the feeling that I ...
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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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GD.SE site behavior and the future

There have been some issues of site behavior and in an attempt the mods tried to be diplomatic, commutative, and reach out to people to solve issues and give guidance but this has appeared not to work....
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Where is this site going?

I've stopped contributing to the site as much as I was previously as I could have found myself writing incredibly specific tutorials for individual people. I'm not sure that's right. If I wanted to ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

Congratulations, the Graphic Design Stack Exchange has graduated and earned its own design! And with that, you now have the opportunity to setup Community Promotion Ads! We're still pretty fresh into ...
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Should extremely basic 'how to do this in software X' questions be off-topic?

Related, please read as well: Are we so experts to not accept new naive questions? and Are we closing too many questions? Maybe it's just me, but I get the distinct impression that lately, the amount ...
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Should we rename the site to 'Graphic Design & Art', 'Art & Design' or similar? [duplicate]

EDIT 27 FEB (Yisela): I edited the title to reflect the latest conversations about including Art (fine arts, illustration) in the scope of the site. These are not necessarily the only names, all of ...
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Should "Photoshop Users" be its own SE site?

I think the Photoshop questions on this site are getting out of hand. I spend a lot of time on UX.SE and they would never let these types of questions remain open. And to be honest, it's frustrating ...
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Should this SE site include Technical Questions (IE Photoshop, etc)

As Can Berk Güder pointed out, these questions might not be fit to the more specific approach of illustrating and building graphic designs, and more about the use of the applications. We both agreed ...
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A Critique, a Dupe and a Tech Support walk into a bar

The Critique walks in wondering how to better balance its life. The Bartender says sorry, that's a matter of opinion and I don't think I can help you. The Dupe walks into a bar and asks what is ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

The follow-up to this question can be found here: Moving forward with font identification questions Just curious to know the thoughts of the font-identification questions and if they really benefit ...
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Creating a "Graphic Design Software Support" Stack

Most of the community here is in agreement that "How do I do X basic thing in Program?" questions are not what we're here for. (The line between "basic" and "moderate" is blurry, but that's for ...
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What do we do with HTML/CSS questions that are code-based but simple and focused on layout or implementing a design?

Here's a HTML/CSS question. It looks like exactly the sort of thing we traditionally shunt over to stackoverflow.com, and I voted to close for that reason. But I'm having second thoughts. It seems ...
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Should we consider "how to visually represent..." questions on-topic?

It has been mentioned in chat that we could, maybe, re-consider including some of brainstorming / discussion questions to the scope, as they are richer than font-identification or troubleshooting ones....
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Should I call attention to rude users and comments? If so, how?

Recently, I answered a question and, apparently partly misunderstood the OP. I say 'apparently' because the OP proceeded to bite my head off in a comment and ask for a downvote. They were even more ...
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How Simple is TOO Simple?

It had never occurred to me until reading this question that a question could be considered too simple. The arguments for weeding out overly simplistic questions are compelling, but how simple is too ...
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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, in ...
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