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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking photo editing advice but picture is 7MB - where to upload it?

One photo from my camera has a really strange effect that I don't understand - either what caused it or how to fix it. I can't upload it here because of the 2MB limit, but imgur seems to compress it ...
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How to include image or diagrams in this page?

Since I am new to this forum, I have not much idea about framing the questions of right sort to this group? Moreover, I am unable to upload images in this page along with the question text. As I am ...
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Help center page links to redirects with HTTP errors

In the help center for Graphics Design, the highly visible page What topics can I ask about here? has some broken links. It says For some kinds of questions that are a weird fit for our Q&A ...
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Margins off on tag edits

While editing tags, it seems to be no longer aligned properly (in fact it's partially hidden: How it's supposed to look (how it looks on Meta) It now shows same glitch on Meta -_-
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Italic and bold don't work [duplicate]

How to "italicize" a word in an italic paragraph? That question doesn't italicize the words right from the edit panel, yet the bullets work. Why is that? Test: italic, bold
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Area51 Proposal: Beginner Graphic Design Stack Exchange (working title)

How do we reduce tutorial-on-demand and basic/beginner questions? Answer: We push them to Beginner Graphic Design SE (working title) Our Motto: We teach them how to fish instead of giving them a ...
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Why do how-to requests bother you?

I'd like to supplement the current discussion a bit with one of my own: For those that are bothered by how-to requests: Why do they bother you? Please try to be honest and specific. It doesn't need ...
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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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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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