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Helping New Contributors to understand how the answers work

Looking for answers about a New Contributor who asked upvotes for his question, I fell into this question in Meta: Is it "ethical" to ask upvote the answer if the author of the question ...
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Tag info pages alignment off

If you go to a tag info (synonym or top users) page, the alignment on the lefthand side is slightly off: adobe-illustrator, transparency etc. Confirmed on: Google Chrome 68.0.3440.106 Microsoft ...
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Synonimise [opacity] and [transparency]?

OK, I know, opacity and transparency are not the same thing, they are antonyms. But as stated in the description of the transparency tag, adjusting transparency is adjusting opacity and vice versa. I ...
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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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Newsletter box is too wide

The box that entices users to subscribe to the newsletter is too wide for its container. It needs a box-sizing: border-box; CSS rule to actually fit. My configuration: W8, Firefox Quantum 61.0.2 (64-...
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Community ad stats bar isn't hidden

The stats bar that shows when you hover over community ads should be completely hidden until hovered over, but you can still see half of the bar below the ad: The problem is that the space around ...
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Can I announce my free clipart library on this site?

We are cartographers from the Caribbean, and we’ve created a free library (clipart) of different vector maps: street city plans and also printable maps of just all countries. Can I post a link here, ...
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Synonimize [freelance] and [freelancing]

Synonimize [freelance] and [freelancing]. They are the same thing, the freelancing tag is completely superfluous and rarely used.
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What to do about answers to requests for free work

We often close questions because they are "requests for free work". They're clearly not a good fit for the site and they benefit no one except the asker in the long run (or at all really). They should ...
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Down voted question has a lot of comments saying the question is unclear, no comments however describe how

I asked this question today: What is a good approach to get equivelent base color of another base color with opacity However the question seems to appear unclear to the viewers. What I dont get is: ...
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Synonymize [web-applications] with [website-design]

Can we please synonymize web-applications with website-design? There's only 23 questions with the tag and all that I've seen are applicable websites in generaly, not limited to web applications. As ...
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Anchor position does not take top bar into account

Since a few days, it occurs to me that when I click a time tag to jump straight to a(n) (new) answer, that the position of the anchor is wrong. As in, the anchor does put the answer on top of my ...
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Is it appropriate to ask usability UX/UI questions here

I have a question about a website from field and its usability. Is this an appropriate forum for that question? The field contains functionality (A select dropdown which can toggle to free text ...
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Close vote when the question changes drastically

In addition to this question with no answer: What to do when the original question changes so drastically that all answers seem absurd? Should exist a closing vote option when the OP change ...
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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions

About the closing vote at this question: What is the font used in Sega ads during the 90's? It's clear that the OP didn't put all the things he tried before. But, to avoid immediate closing ...
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Why doesn't the [chat] shortcode lead straight to the Ink Spot?

We have a comment shortcode [chat], that outputs as Graphic Design Chat, which serves to lead newer users to chat. This link leads to an overview of all rooms: Ink Spot, Spam Blot, Looking Glass and ...
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Is there any way to remark the Be Nice point from the Help Center?

I’m nearly over a month here, on GD.SE. Very happy to find a place to share knowledge about one of the things I love the most, my profession. I must admit that at the beginning it was difficult, some ...
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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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Small CSS error with weekly newsletter ad

As titled, the weekly newsletter ad is slightly overflowed, not contained in the fixed size ad. I'd guess it's due to a change in margins or something. I made the background color of the bottom ...
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How to react if the OP requests the file with the answer content?

I had a particular issue and I did not know how to react. After answering a question satisfactorily and obtaining the OP's validity, the step by step wasn't enough for him and asks me to send him the ...
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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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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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New look on /users page?

If you go to https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/users there seems to be a new look on those buttons (which is very ugly IMO) Is this a mistake, if not, can we change what they look like (I liked ...
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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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Closing for "Unclear what you're asking" detrimental to educating new users to our guidelines?

I've been much more active in the review queues lately and ran across a few questions over the past days with votes to close for "Unclear what you're asking". It's not like the questions were ...
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How am I supposed to answer the wrong question?

Every now and then a very leading and/or a overly specific question gets asked. Note that this doesn't make the question bad nor a bad fit for our site. There are two ways for us, as answer-ers, to ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2018 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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I can't vote (nothing happens when I click my choices)

I just tried to vote, and after I click my first (or second) choice, nothing happens (I have always voted, so I know that the choices are supposed to be highlighted). I'm using Safari 9.1.1 at a Mac ...
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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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Election tab in events (on sidebar) shows wrong amount of time remaining

Both on Meta and on the main site, it shows the wrong amount of time remaining for the election: In reality, the election ends in over a week (May 29th) This was likely caused by the extension of ...
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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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2018 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

In around 4 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than ...
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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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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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Merge [photo-editing] and [image-editing]

This is status-declined for reasons listed in answers below: image-editing photo-editing They are both well used tags, but they seemingly mean the same thing. Which one should be a synonym of the ...
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Burninate [how-to]

I bring your attention to the tag how-to ...what the holy batman is that? It's a meta tag. It describes nothing about the question at all, doesn't help categorize the question, help anyone find the ...
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Why is there a question with tags on freelance, business, clients on Graphic Design SE?

I read this question and found only comments posted. It was a definite “How do I run my business better” question with a wide range of comments. As I wrote it, I had to imagine how she got in that ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Graphic Design Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, May 7th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Proper flag for copyright/watermark removal questions

When flagging questions about how to do something that shouldn't be condoned, such as watermark or copyright removal, what is the appropriate flag? I didn't see anything that alluded to these sort of ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How was an answer posted AFTER a question was put on hold as a duplicate?

See here: Way to quickly select random objects with variations in foreground/background Closed as duplicate nearly 20+ minutes before an answer was posted. How'd that happen? The answer was ...
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Why was the question about Pixelated Art closed as Too Broad?

Regarding: Pixelized works of art Is it a wording of the Close Reasons that is creating issues? A moderator went as far as commenting: I don't think this question is a good fit for the SE model. ...
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What's the deal if I upload MY copyrighted image?

This question on Meta Stack Exchange may be of interest for other users here: Is my copyrighted artwork protected if I upload it to a post? Moderator’s notice: This is just an announcement. Please ...
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Why is a visual communications question being closed?

Are rhetorical devices, like metaphors, part of the encoding of a message? I am 100% in favor of reopening this. I understand in its original form it was perhaps "Unclear" what was being asked, but ...
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Tags vs Tagging on Meta

Here on Meta GD, there are both tags and tagging. On both MSE and MSO (and probably others as well, but I didn't check), tagging is a synonym of tags, so that should probably be applied here as well, ...
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Is it good form to comment on why you make a specific edit to a question?

In a recent question, a comment was made regarding why a question was altered. I thought the idea was productive and a great idea-another learning experience not easily given by a different question. ...
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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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