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Praise: Gotta love Open Sans

I just wanted to say that after a couple of days looking around, I'm loving the alterations to the type for the site. The alteration to the size slightly, the letter spacing and the use of Open Sans (...
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Open Design Positions At Stack Overflow

My name's Pieter and I'm the technical recruiter here at Stack Overflow. I'm excited to announce that we're adding two new design positions to our creative team. Before really ramping this search up, ...
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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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Please show effort and explain what you've tried when you're asking for our help

We are currently seeing a lot of beginner-level questions being asked on the site. We don't mind answering these questions as long as they show that effort has been made prior to asking. To our ...
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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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Challenge to Members: Ask a non-how-to question, again!

In 2015 I did this, coincidentally it was in March, so perfect to get it in today: Challenge I am challenging all regular members to post non software how-to questions. Post one even. Some ...
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Can we have a canonical "One beginner design question to [link to] them all"?

We've got loads of great Q&A content for beginners. We also get loads of beginners asking similar "where to start" type questions. It's time consuming to always say "read this and this and this" ...
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Please respect image copyright

Please do your best to not infringe on others’ copyright, in particular watermarked photos from sites such as iStock or Shutterstock. If you’re asking about how an image is made, you should be ...
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If you want change, lead the community to change

I would like to point out that change in the GD.SE happens because of the way you operate. If you wish there to be guideline for X, Y be allowed and Z be acceptable, then you have to work on it. ...
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Scope Expansion Project (UPDATE Jan. 21 - Hiatus)

UPDATE (1/21/13): The Scope Expansion Project has come to its end, but after having made a noticeable, positive impact on the site. There has been a noticeable increase in questions about topics like ...
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Design Volleyball

Design Volleyball As a way of increasing community activities we've created a chatroom, Design Volleyball. The format is very open. Come in, pick an existing image you like, and make something new ...
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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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Be kind, show a preview of the font

When answering a question with a font link please take the time and make a quality answer. Remember we are visual people! A link only answer with no further details will be removed if the link goes ...
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August GD Design Contest extended!

Well we keep talking about having a design contest possibly monthly so lets have one already! So here are the requirements, specs and rules: Duration: This has been extended to the end of September. ...
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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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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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Say hello to GD's new blurb!

I would like to introduce you to our new blurb: Q&A for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts After some mod discussion we decided to go ahead with this blurb instead of ...
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GD.SE Community Packaging Contest

A user asked: Packaging design printing in small numbers?. And some of us advised that the user should create and assemble the package. joojaa commented saying that we should do a community ...
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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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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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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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2019: 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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Topic Challenge #4 – Print Production

For the next two weeks you're challenged to ask print-production questions. The next instalment of the Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge is Print Production. Print Production is a very ...
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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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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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Should the "close" link be changed?

Nothing is closed any longer. Things are put on hold. Shouldn't the "close" link be changed to "hold"? Is this even important? I know if I were a new user and saw votes to hold rather than votes to ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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Tag Project for the site

I am one man on the dark side that cannot take this rebellion task alone. Regularly through my GD.SE life I prefer a question to have more than one tag. I would like to encourage site members to ...
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Place of 3D in the grand scheme of things

We have been talking about 3D's inclusion lately. I would like to discuss this seriously. Im not entirely convinced that this community can handle general 3D. Fist let me point out one thing. None ...
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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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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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What to do when the original question changes so drastically that all answers seem absurd?

This question: How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters? Had the reference image changed by the user. I feel the new image is so drastically different than the ...
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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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Self Improvement Tag

Until just now as a result of this question, How to overlap a continuous line on itself?, I didn't even realize we had a self-improvement if there's no objections I'm going to destroy it. I have no ...
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Do we have a custom "launched ad"?

I don't know if there's an official term for these, but I'm referring to the dynamically generated Stack Exchange site ads: I don't do a whole lot of browsing outside of our site, but I don't think I'...
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Top 10 status is within reach!

Graphic Design, the 38th oldest site on the network is currently: Ranking 18th overall on traffic generated each day! 39th overall on number of total questions 36th on questions per day 28th on ...
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Can we lower our unanswered questions number?

Right now, Graphic Design has 107 questions that fall in the "Unanswered" category, meaning they have no upvoted answers. About 75 of those have answers, they just aren't upvoted. Of course, they may ...
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Can feature questions improve the site's visibility?

I was recently looking at the unanswered questions, and decided to give one of them a bounty (I didn't really think about why I chose that one, frankly the silliest of them all... It just looked easy ...
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Questions about video: should this question be re-opened

This question was closed by Robert Cartaino; Free fast and easy animation with sound. The reason: off-topic as per faq. correct as per the current FAQ states under 'what questions can i ask [on ...
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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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Winter bash results: 278 users have earned a total of 766 hats! [completed]

The annual Winter Bash has been completed. 278 users have earned a total of 766 hats!! (Awesome!) Graphic Design ranked in at 57th. (Great Job!!!) Graphic Design's full leaderboard can be seen here. ...
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Open ended questions

We seem to have quite a lot of questions that don't scope the question well. In many cases this leads us to ask for clarification and the clarification happening in comments. Comments are not ...
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Any ideas on how to elegantly reuse old answers?

Sometimes a valid question is asked that is a rehash of another question that was not properly handled, usually these questions have a many duplicate answers. I understand your not supposed to have ...
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SE Tag Appropriation: A list of tags to keep an eye on for potential migrations

We've come up with a list of SE links to check for questions that - if they don't have answers and they have GD potential - could be asked to be migrated to our site. This will not only help those in ...
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Should we challenge the powers at be on Typography

I say this because I do believe there is a justified difference in typography and design. I feel that many on Area 51 and others do not understand the differences and still feel that it is design ...
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Updated FAQ to reflect latest feedback from the community to increase the type and quality of questions

This is taken from my answer to a question about my moderation skills. I noted in my answer that I updated the FAQ to make it more relevant, but I wanted to post a proper question for review. Please ...
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How to possibly rephrase a question I see as off-topic

Original: I hate seeing my work in real life, what should I do? I usually like the results of my work, but I hate it when I see it in real life. Not because it looks different, I just don't like ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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