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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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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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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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Are questions about removing a watermark acceptable?

Inspired by this poorly worded question: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/q/104524 (now deleted) Or this one: Remove Text From Background Is it acceptable to ask about removing watermarks?...
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Are CAD questions allowed?

That is Computer Aided Design, like Onshape, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, etc. It's for designing graphics and 3D models, but not really sure if it's considered graphic design.
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Revisiting closure, part 3.2: Drawing the line for code

There is considerable dispute about when questions about code should be closed. As far as I can see, this mostly applies to questions about HTML, CSS, or similar and not to questions about scripting ...
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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 software was used for this”-questions and how to deal with them

We have had a number of questions lately asking what application was used for X (here and here for example). While it's true that getting the answer may help some people to make a choice, I have ...
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I'd like to encourage more diverse questions

I'd like to encourage more diverse questions. Our user base lately feels like its shrunk considerably while the world of Graphic Design has and continues to grow. As does the number of visitors to ...
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Is question about the style of writing unit on scope?

I have a question about how should scientific unit be written. The author uses the style inconsistently, but since they have science background, I think this inconsistency is actually a typography ...
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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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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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Can we set some guidelines for “Style Identification” questions?

UPDATE: The actual guidelines without any discussion - What are the requirements for style identification questions? It's evident from this recent discussion - Can we get rid of style identification ...
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Can we get rid of style identification questions?

Can we just get rid of style identification questions? Nearly all of them are post some image with no title or text asking for a style that may or may not even be something classifiable. There's ...
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When is an After Effects question a GD:SE or VP:SE question?

Just wondering (as I'm starting to learn AE)... Is there a clear definition for when an After Effect question is appropriate for Graphic Design and when should it be posted to Video Production?
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Are AutoCAD usage questions on topic here?

Are AutoCAD usage questions on topic here? The CAD proposal didn't pick up steam and was closed.
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Are questions asking redesigning of user interface on topic?

INTRODUCTION AND RELEVANT INFORMATION: I have a desktop application with a window that needs to display large amount of entry fields. Please take a look at below image: As indicated on the image, ...
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What is our stance on link-only questions?

At times we get questions that depend on some external website or image, e.g., this one and this one. What is our stance on these? Should depending on a link be a sufficient reason for closing? Do we ...
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Should I edit question with accepted answer closed as 'off-topic' for lack of effort (i.e what have you tried)?

This question: How do I separate paths to layers in Illustrator? has been put on hold as off-topic. The question is vague, brief and not very well written, but it is obvious to anyone who has used ...
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Is is OK to ask questions on how to use font editors?

Everything is inside the title. So is it OK to ask technical support questions about font editor software ?
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Good places to send 3D users?

Recently the topicality of 3D questions has come under discussion. The main issue here is that Graphic Design's user base is unable to answer or handle a good deal of these 3D questions. I think the ...
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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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Graphic Design meta needs to clarify in banner what is and is not welcome

I'm Ina. I've been a member of StackOverflow and StackExchange for about five years. It's been a great community to ask questions in, and to grow as an independent professional. When I found out ...
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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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Are non-technical questions allowed?

Some questions here are technical and therefore the answers are straight forward. However I can think of number of questions that are not technical, but rather based on quality of something. For ...
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Why do we allow 3D questions again?

3D questions are piling up. It is no longer believable by askers that 3d questions are not our thing. We have too many of them. The fact is that we are not really equipped to handle them at this time, ...
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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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Are questions about specific fonts allowed?

I was about to ask a question about whether Marcellus is serif or sans-serif, or something else altogether. However, I don't know if that'll be on-topic for being too specific to a font and veering ...
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Is a question about optimizing user interface on topic?

I have made dialog box that hosts a lot of various controls ( around 50 ) using C++ and raw WinAPI. Although my application works, I still wish to somehow reduce the number of controls I use in a ...
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Are questions on augmented reality on topic here?

Should we answer questions pertaining to the implementation of augmented reality? For example, I was thinking of posting something along the lines of: I want to add an image to a printed piece that ...
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Are interactive features actually an aspect of graphic design, or are they strictly a UX topic?

I design user interfaces, and dynamic change via user interactivity is, to me, the most important aspect of my graphic design. I design straight into the browser. I'm more comfortable building my ...
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Design “Reviews” off-topic while “Critiques” on-topic? Is there a difference?

Design Review: On-Topic Definition Based on the answer to: Would reviewing design work be a fundamental question? SE Graphic Design Appropriate for Interface Design Review?, I would think that this ...
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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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Is the feedback tag within our scope? Should it be?

I just noticed the feedback tag on a question. It appears to be a recent addition added to 3 questions since it was created. Shouldn't we discuss this? I think there's a notable difference between ...
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How broad are you willing to allow questions to be in order to promote more interesting question content?

A discussion of more interesting question content I enjoy the deep, difficult questions in Graphic Design. As is obvious in the question lists, Graphic Design is largely used as "Adobe Help Center", ...
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Are various aspects of printmaking/screen printing on topic here?

I know printing in general is on topic as it's already being discussed; but I'm wanting to ask several questions regarding screen printing techniques, tips and tricks. Since this is on the verge of ...
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Is GraphicDesign.SE a good fit for my questions?

I am looking for a site where I could ask questions concerning Poster or slideshow(powerpoint) presentation. I have non-technical, often opinion-based questions such as: I want to represent two fish ...
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“Where to get/download X” questions

There's a question about finding a font to download/purchase that is on the verge of being closed as Off Topic > Brainstorming/Idea gathering. From what I'm reading about the question, the asker is ...
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Are questions about paper choice on-topic?

I'm considering to change the paper I used for printing to another one with slightly different grammage (grams per square meter) and not sure whether this is a right choice. Would asking a question ...
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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 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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Questions about billing and business practices

I have a question about billing practices for a freelance designer but don't know if that is within the scope of the site. Specifically, my question would be something like: "How should I charge a ...
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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 ...
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Font that looks like another font or how to edit the font

I found a font recently and I really like it, but the numbers in the font don't look right, so I was wondering if I could post a question about either finding a font that looks the same but has ...
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Are questions about transferring an image onto a specific surface okay?

I'm not quite sure whether this site is okay for asking questions about drawing on real life objects. For example, I want to make a caption on a plastic bucket and I want the caption to look good - ...
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Now that 3D is in our scope, let's decide which aspects are on topic

Prerequisite reading material: Do we still feel like 3D questions are out of scope here? We should be a little more explicit about what kinds of 3D questions will be allowed. I think @stephencosh had ...
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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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Would my question about a database diagram be on topic here?

I posted a question at stats.se over a week ago (April 22 2013) about communicating database structure to a non-technical audience. It remains unanswered with multiple upvotes. I suspect that it ...
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Are web-page feedback questions on topic?

If I added a screenshot of a webpage or a link to it and asked if there is anything fundamentally wrong from a design perspective, would that be on topic? I know asking for generic feedback is ...