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How do I ask a good question on how to do something with software?

I need help solving some graphic-design problem with software. What do I have to keep in mind to help the community to help me and get useful answers? This is a FAQ intended to be linked in the help ...
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Why was my answer recommending a font-identification service deleted?

Somebody posted a question asking for a font to be identified. I answered this question recommending a service that can automatically identify most fonts. In my experience, this service is really good ...
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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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How should we deal with multiple questions per question?

In particular new users sometimes ask a question that contains multiple subquestions which are better off as separate questions. How can we identify when such a question is too broad? How should ...
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How should the canned comments in the low-quality queue be used?

When I review answers in the low-quality queue and choose Delete or Recommend Deletion, respectively, I can choose from a series of comments or No comment needed. What effect do they have and when ...
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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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Who should be the Ink Spot room owners and what should their role be?

The Ink Spot's room owners have previously been chosen without an officially established criteria and their role left undecided. How should they be appointed and what responsibilities should that ...
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A list of 'snippets' for commenting

Several active users are making a terrific effort in welcoming new people, asking for clarification and pointing out issues in question-asking. I've seen a lot of these snippets in the comment section,...
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Are there guidelines for specific question types or references to review before asking a question?

Is there a list of Frequently Asked Questions or common guideline questions which users can refer to with ease?
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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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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 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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When should I edit posts?

This is a reference question for people wondering what the best practices are when editing posts. When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to ...