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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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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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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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Making a canonical question about pixels and resolution

EDIT 10/07: Community bumped this Q, but I think we should first resolve the issues around closure before proceeding with this. Following up on Vincent's proposal here I'm starting a list of ...
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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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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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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 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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Updating the “How To Ask”

As part of the ongoing efforts to better our little piece of the vast universe I intend to update the "How To Ask" This is our current, and default, how to ask blurb: Here is one of the custom ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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... ...
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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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