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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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Should we burninate [behance]?

Of the 7 questions tagged with behance exactly 0 are useful to the community. One is not necessarily related to behance and the other is about artifacts when uploading an image to the service (I'm ...
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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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What's it like being a Moderator on Graphic Design Stack Exchange?

What's it like being a moderator on Graphic Design Stack Exchange? Whats the day to day around here, what are the perks, the drawbacks, etc?
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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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2019 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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Are questions about installation or modifications of tools on topic?

Is this question well suited for GD.SE? How to avoid installing or remove unused libraries and assets in Adobe applications? Is there a way to install Adobe applications like Photoshop and ...
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Are questions about the rationale behind a design choice on-topic?

I've read both What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work? and What topics can I ask about here?, and it seems that this kind of question is fine. What do you think? Below is my ...
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I found a solution but can't post due to low reputation

I found that the Random Select by André Berg script mentioned in this post is no longer downloadable. So I created my own script to select random objects in Adobe Illustrator. You can find it here. ...
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What does this warning mean?

When I try to mention 2 users in a comment, I see something like this: Only one user can be tagged. The post owner will always be notified.
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Graphic Design is scheduled for an election next week, August 26. ...
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Would asking about Pantone color types and difference would be off topic?

When you search any code using this, it shows 2 types of results. I don't understand them. Can I ask this question on GD SE?
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Are questions related to the Photoshop user interface on macOS on topic?

Photoshop is constantly moving the window application on macOS when the menu bar overlaps it. The menu bar is set to hide automatically. This is a question about the Photoshop user interface and ...
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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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Are "Sprite-work" requests applicable to graphic design on Stackexchange?

To Start: I know that Graphic Design is a Q&A Site, I very much understand that. I only have One Problem, I'm unsure if asking something along the lines of a "sprite work" or "spriting request" ...
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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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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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Downvoting critique questions answers?

I just ran into an old critique question where one of the answers offered a remix of the OP's work suggesting new leads. My question is: since critique questions are already considered opinion-based ...
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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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Receiving down votes on this question even when a genuine and well explained question

Can you create a plastic/rubber tube like structure in Photoshop with a specific path? Just because some people can't brainstorm to answer, they keep down voting, just like in this question. This is ...
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A Gentle Reminder That We're All In This Together

My name is Tim and I work here; I'm the community evangelist for Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow. I've been working my way around some of the oldest sites in the network just to see how things are ...
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How to get to the good stuff?

I've got a bunch of tags for my profile that are related to my interests - but the questions that come up in my feed are always the latest ones and have no relation to my tags. Something seems not to ...
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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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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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Why was my spam flag declined on a job offer question?

I flagged this question as spam. The content of the question was: I'm looking for designers who can "do" something with the material I created. Fonts, a poster, what you want! So if you're inspired ...
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Too Much Spam :(

Recently in GDSE the spam increased a lot; there is company or person who is spamming about keto diet all the time; I flagged and downvoted a lot but isn't there any other way to stop this?
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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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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 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 to embed screen capture videos as animated gifs in answers?

Reading If we wanted to write tutorials or explanations for work done how would we go about doing that? I saw a discussion of how to embed videos in answers. We don't do video, but we can have ...
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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Can we get the old color back for our buttons?

Would love if we could get the same color back for our buttons. See this post on meta for reference. Community; vote on answer below - no need to downvote.
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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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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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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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What is the story with Photoshop questions?

There is a huge problem on SE Network around Photoshop questions as they are all over the place and each "home" seems to have a bunch of people saying that this is not the place for these questions. ...
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Duplicated question with another solution

There are some questions from other years that now have a new answer or solution. As this case: How to force paths instead polygons when exporting images as svg? What to do? Flag it as a duplicate (...
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Own username by comments will sometimes cut off letters

I just noticed that my username (under this comment) cut off the bottom of the p and the g. I also saw it on another one The box only shows by a users own comments - meaning, you won't be able to ...
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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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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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Design is on top of Code of Conduct announcement

The circle that was part of the background now overlaps the Code of Conduct like in the picture below: If this all seems very familiar that's because it's a near copy of a bug I reported before (...

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