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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Background How we close or don’t close questions is a long-standing problem: The close queue is comparably full, which means that questions that should be closed may get closed too late or not at ...
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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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Merge [icc-profile] with [color-profile]

From the definition of color-profile: Color profile, or an ICC profile, is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Merge [industry-term] with [terminology]

industry-term has only 5 questions where it's used, no usage guidance or tag summary, and is equivalent to terminology. Can we please get these tags merged?
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Burninate [buying]

I noticed we had a tag buying that is only used on 8 questions. It is most commonly used for questions related to buying fonts, but is also used on some software and hardware recommendation questions. ...
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Burninate [scale]

Right now we have the scaling tag and the scale tag, which I think is unnecessary. To me scaling is a better tag, has 69 questions, 1 follower, and a wiki tag. Scale, on the other hand, has 17 ...
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Should the opinion-based close reason's description be adjusted for Graphic Design?

The Primarily Opinion-based (POB) close vote reason is well-known across the Stack Exchange network. It's used for questions where there are myriad valid solutions/answers to a problem/question, and ...
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Stack Overflow’s Documentation is in BETA, so why doesn’t Graphic Design have one?

There are plenty of use cases for this. Graphic Designers could benefit the most from documentation on things like Adobe Software, Gimp, and Inkscape. Wouldn’t it be nice for people to be taken step ...
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How should the process for mods reopening a question differ?

Recently "When to use photos or illustrations in design?" (image of closed question here for historical reference) was closed by 5 high rep (for GD.SE) users including myself for being too opinion ...
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I'm struggling to figure out why people vote the way they do regarding Opinion / Too Broad

Stack Overflow has never been against subjective questions: Good Subjective, Bad Subjective Yet it seems certain members are frequently close voting or commenting that things either Too Broad or ...
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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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CV review badge description incorrect

On the close votes stats page is a description of the three badges one could earn by reviewing close votes. By the logic of the descriptions, one should get steward at 1251 reviews, not at 1000.
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Why is this question about Paper Selections 'too broad'?

I was really puzzled that What paper should a design print shop have on hand? was closed as 'too broad'. In my eyes, this is a pretty decent question that can be answered in just a couple paragraphs. ...
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Please flag when you see spam answers for domain reference

Lately we have been getting spam answers to unknown domains and I would encourage users to use caution before clicking on the links. Please mark these as spam so we can investigate. The mods will ...
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Bug Tag Removal

bug as a tag makes no sense as we don't allow those questions.
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Designing an ad for The Looking Glass

There are one or two ads I think we could really use: An ad for The Looking Glass chatroom An ad directly to the Critique Guidelines (it may not be a bad idea to put an ad to the Font Guidelines as ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge

As a nice, quick and hopefully fun way to expand the scope of the site and improve our questions and answers, I introduce to you the Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge... Here's how it'll work: 1....
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Topic Challenge #3 – User Interface Design

For the next two weeks you're challenged to ask interface-design questions. The next instalment of the Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge is User Interface Design. In the words of PieBie... I ...
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How should we handle questions comparing a logo made to other logos?

I've seen a bunch of questions essentially asking, "My logo is similar to another... is it okay??" The answer to each is something like, "Regardless of copyright/legal issues, it's not a good idea to ...
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Topic Challenge #1 – Famous Designers

For the next two weeks you're challenged to ask famous-designers questions. Let's start the Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge with Famous Designers. We'll keep this topic pretty broad... style ...
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To what extent can a question be modified to make it easier to find?

I answered the question below today and I'm thinking it would be easier to find if the title was something more generic, related to the possibility of copying multiple rotations in a symmetrical ...
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2017 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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close vote / recommend deletion bug

So I flagged this question (https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/64493) for closure as off-topic, and as I was reviewing Low Quality posts it popped up again for me. So my ...
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ideas: how to solve the low quality posts problem

All of us that have been active on the site for some time know that we have a problem with a constant influx of low quality questions. Last weekend I was thinking about it and came up with an idea (...
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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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Election page sidebar current choices are... misplaced

When scrolling further than your current election choices in the sidebar on the election page, the block of choices gets a position: fixed; added to it... I assume it is meant to be "sticky" and stick ...
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Is there a risk that we do not have enough community moderation with this election

Lets face it, we do not have a lot of people doing close vote handling. If we now take 2 active ones out of this pool we have even less. Sure we now have a lot more banhammer power. But that is ...
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BUG - Election page overflow

It would seem there's a small bug on the election page where content overflows the container on the right side. At first, I thought it was intentional, because I like the fact that the summary boxes ...
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Topic Challenge #2 – Font Design

For the next two weeks you're challenged to ask font-design questions. The next instalment of the Graphic Design Biweekly Topic Challenge is Font Design. I'd really like to see some non software ...
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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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Graphic Design SE - Top User Swag!

For our thanks to the users that helped make this site the resounding success that its become, if you appear on the first two pages of this list, I'll be reaching out to you within the next 7 - 10 ...
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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Graphic Design Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, May 22nd. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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Is it on topic to ask for help finding a free alternative to a paid font?

Title says it all really. I saw this related meta question when typing this up, but I feel the answer given is more specific ("I need a font that fits this and this specific needs") rather than what ...
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The accepted answer and not accepted answer blips have quite similar color

The accepted answer blip and the not accepted answer blip (vote accepted on and vote accepted off) have quite the same color. To many who are not visually accurate very much like myself, it becomes ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Stéphane and I'm the designer at Stack Exchange who made the design of this site. You may have noticed some updates to the design lately. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update ...
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Chat room for spam coordination

I would like to invite active GD users to help combat spam on this site. Towards that end, I have created a dedicated chat room called The Spam Blot where I have been posting links to recent spam. ...
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Does Graphic Design have a low voting problem?

I work at Stack Exchange in the community development department, and I would like to both introduce myself to the Graphic Design community (hello!) and inform you that we think Graphic Design is one ...
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New Duplicate Feature

It's been pointed out to me (thanks Cai) that Gold tag-badge holders and moderators can now edit duplicate links This allows us to mark multiple duplicates in an easier and more organized fashion. I'...
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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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Does Graphic Design have a chat room?

On Stack Overflow there is an option to talk in a chat room on the right hand column when someone needs more details on a question. Does Graphic Design have that option?
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Tagging: should [drawing-tablet] and [wacom] be merged?

We have: Wacom: 26 questions Drawing-tablet: 90 questions 13 of the questions tagged wacom are also tagged drawing-tablet. To me, a Wacom is just a specific brand of drawing tablet. I know it's by ...
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Live webfont identification

I've noticed that quite often, font identification requests are live web fonts. Since it's very easy to Inspect them and to get the "font-family" css, I was thinking that adding a paragraph to this ...
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Question Naming Issues

For the first time in a while I opened the GD newsletter email and was dismayed to find that the second "Top New Question" this week is need help with logo. It's 7 days old and was last edited 6 days ...
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Should I answer this question about recreating this logo?

This question here: Critique: what is my Gaypril logo lacking? Effectively it's a question about recreating a logo design, even though the asker intends to make it just dissimilar enough that it's ...
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Are questions regarding print production suited for GDSE?

I am wondering whether questions regarding certain aspects of the actual physical production of a graphic design product are suited to be asked on GDSE. By that I not merely mean print production - ...
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Shouldn't [software-recommendations] be [software-recommendation]?

Shouldn't hardware-recommendation and software-recommendations both have the plural "s" or not? I think it makes more sense for them to both be singular, since each question should be limited to one ...
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Which answer do I accept if multiple are correct and work for me?

I asked an Adobe Illustrator question and received multiple great answers. It seems to be common that for a given task in Illustrator, there are many ways to accomplish the same thing. That was true ...

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