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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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Retina tag is totally useless? Burnination?

Related: Help me make a reference answer for DPI/PPI/LPI/Pixel/resolution Why do we have a retina tag? It's a marketing gimmick not a unit of measurement It's a made up trademark by Apple. Apple ...
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Why was this question migrated to Anime and Manga?

This question was recently migrated to Anime and Manga Story-telling technique where the drawing style briefly gets much simpler? however i am not sure why is was migrated to the question and ...
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Chrome: Images don't show up

Is it just me or is this a bug? This morning I realized uploaded images don't show up in Chrome (64.0.3282.119), while displaying correctly in Firefox. Chrome: Firefox:
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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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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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Have the Bold and Italic shortcuts intentionally removed? [duplicate]

Traditionally one's be able to use *word* to italicize the word, or _word_. And normally using **word** would bold the word. These don't seem to be working. This should be bold. This should be ...
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What should we do with this question?

Should we migrate This question: (After Effects: Bend and animate along path) to Video Production beta? Should we delete/archive it? It's been asked on our site almost 1.5yr ago and hasn't gotten ...
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Winter bash results: 278 users have earned a total of 766 hats! [completed]

The annual Winter Bash has been completed. 278 users have earned a total of 766 hats!! (Awesome!) Graphic Design ranked in at 57th. (Great Job!!!) Graphic Design's full leaderboard can be ...
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Should code questions be closed if no code is attempted?

Many that know me know I love the code side of design and while I dive deeper in the rabbit hole and attempt to code more in applications like InDesign & Illustrator I frequently am seeing ...
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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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Review action bar alignment

The review action bar seems to have grown a bit... The "Skip" button is trying to escape too. It doesn't matter how many buttons there are, the bar sticks out of the page wrapping anyway (W8, FF 57.0....
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Should questions ask for softwarerec whose answers are about tutorial be edited to reflect the new tone?

What word processing tools that can work with complicate text boxing? This question initially asks for software-recommendation. But one and a half answers give tutorial for doing the task in Word. ...
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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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What are the criteria for “community bumping”?

I think it's the third time around I see the same question necro-bumped by "Community"? There are already three answers... Where is that "dead parrot" icon when we need it?
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is it “Graphic Design” or is it “Adobe Graphic Design”?

Someone asks a brand-agnostic question, and there are four "Close as duplicate" votes that redirect to a question which is specifically about Adobe Illustrator, while this answer may not be acceptable ...
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Bold and Italic don't work anymore [duplicate]

Bold doesn't work anymore, apparently neither does italic. I have just realized this while answering a question, see screenshot here: Apparently they don't work on Meta either, while writing this ...
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Should we use code-blocks (not for code)

I'm wondering if it makes more sense to use code blocks in an answer to make it easier to read and help separate from the instruction to the reasoning etc. As in "This can be solved using method XYZ ...
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PSA: Please use “No Action Needed” only as a last resort in review

TL;DR: If No Action Needed is your favourite choice when reviewing first posts and late answers, you need to focus more on the quality of your reviews. In the last 30 days, 477 reviews of first posts ...
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Do we have a position on people recommending “dodgy” free fonts sites

There are free font sites that are 100% legal and reputable (eg Google Fonts, Fontsquirrel, Adobe Edge/Typekit), and so on. These sites ensure that all fonts marked "free" have a free license. Then ...
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Revisiting closure, part 3.3: Close reason(s) to replace “tech support”

Main question As there is consensus on refining our scope with respect to tech support, the next step is to rephrase the respective close reason accordingly. As we have one free slot for a custom ...
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Please respect image copyright

Please do your best to not infringe on others’ copyright, in particular watermarked photos from sites such as iStock or Shutterstock. If you’re asking about how an image is made, you should be ...
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Larger gap between site logo and nav bar

Tested on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox the space between the logo and navigation bar is off: before: after: This is in regards to the new navigation the mods are testing.
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Design is on top of top bar

The circle that was part of the background now overlaps the top bar like in the pictures below: This should be fixed, because it wasn't like this before.
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Using a third party link to send a user to download a file in a question

Take this question: Is there a way to export multiple groups within a PSD into individual PSDs I looked into it a bit more because I felt it looked like a potential advertisment. Then noticed the ...
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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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Trying to put an image in my question and cannot

I have a photo which I can't seem to paste into here using the image icon in the editing menu. I'm not sure why that is. I have seen someone else do that here. Before I proceed I need to solve this ...
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Merge [presentation] with [presentation-design]

We have the tag presentation-design, which has 48 questions and a tag description, as well as the presentation tag, with only 17 questions and no tag description. To me there doesn't seem to be a ...
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Are [information-graphics], [data-visualization], and [information-design] all necessary?

Looking at Best way to design map markers based on their 'heat' parameter, I realized we have the tags information-graphics, data-visualisation, and information-design. Are all of these tags ...
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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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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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What is the community's stance on inserting Google Search queries in answers?

Lately, I've seen hyperlinks inserted in answers (example here) that suggest a Google Search query to a user. While I think there is some value in providing the terminology a novice should use to find ...
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Would questions about how to teach a specific topic of graphic design be too broad?

For example, I was discussing with a colleague about teaching how to better observe. He had a teacher who had the following assignment: She brought a pile of oranges in class, each student picked one ...
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Why is Stack Overflow not one of the options under “close” > “off-topic” > “migration”?

When closing a question why is meta.graphicdesign.com the only migration option?
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Make “How can I know what fonts a website is using?” a canonical

Note, I'm making this post due to this meta post. For discussion of whether or not to handle canonicals in this way, please discuss there. I'd like to add the question How can I know what fonts a ...
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Revisiting closure, part 2: What are good motivations for closure?

What is this and why does it need to be discussed? An illustrative example Consider the following discussion on the closure of a question: User A: I am voting to close this question as a ...
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Where did these upvotes go?

Just a question for curiosity's sake... I don't really care about the 'points' but it does seem odd. I noticed that I had a notification under the Recent Achievements section, so I clicked on the ...
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Merge suggestion: [save] and [export]

I was checking one of the new questions and saw it's tagged save. I think it's basically the same as export. I know saving and exporting is not the same but: Most of the questions are about saving ...
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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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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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Merge suggestion: [layout] and [page-layout]

I was going to propose a tag definition for layout and I found that there are at the moment 73 questions tagged layout and 304 tagged page-layout. I see no reason why they should not be merged or at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Bold and italic no longer possible to make

The use of bold and italic has lost its meaning in the main and meta site. You get text but bold and italic are no longer any different from the main text. This seems to be a bug! This should be ...
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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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