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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [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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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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Will unmarking an answer as accepted remove a rep reward?

I received an answer to a question a long time ago. I've since come across a far better way to achieve what I was looking for, and would now like to share that information and mark it as the answer. ...
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Are questions on collaboration processes appropriate?

I want to ask a question along the lines of "How to find and collaborate with an illustrator for a comic series as a writer", would that be on topic here?
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Is imgur having problems?

Are you experimenting problems viewing and uploading images imgur this days? I want to know if it is a local thing with me or we are all having issues.
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Answering questions which otherwise get flagged

I'm new to the site and I really enjoy it. I like teaching and I have a fair amount of graphic design experience. My question is general and it's about the question and answer system here on GDSE: ...
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Is question about the style of writing unit on scope?

I have a question about how should scientific unit be written. The author uses the style inconsistently, but since they have science background, I think this inconsistency is actually a typography ...
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Are answers in images OK?

I've noticed a few recently... Answers that are completely within images. I'm not talking about an image of the result of the answer but an actual tutorial-type answer—text and multiple steps included—...
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Reopen request: Allowing logo variations question

I think this question should be reopened: Variation of umbrella logo for "children's" department There's no question in my mind that it's an on-topic issue/question, and comes up with ...
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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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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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Is it possible to have favorite tags trump ignored tags?

I have four tags favorited and about eight or nine ignored. For example, gimp is ignored because I don't use it. The problem I'm finding is that if someone posts a question tagged with multiple tags—...
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How many times are we going to answer the conflation and PPI question?

Lets not kid ourselves by saying we close duplicates. We in fact are not closing duplicates. Two of the more prominent questions regard the PPI/DPI on digital images meant for web use The conflation ...
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Submit a question for locking

This question about a certain font gets a lot of views (5K at the moment), and answers, although it is essentially unaswerable - because the original font is not a digital font. Which leads to people ...
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Is it possible to add pagination to questions, to easily navigate through them?

I often find myself scrolling down the questions in the "Newest" category and ⌘ + Clicking the links (opens in new tab), so I don't lose my place in the list. This prompted me to think "What if I ...
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Moderator tools design issues and inconsistencies

I've noticed some design bugs and inconsistencies in the 10k moderator tools pages. The /tools/new-answers-old-questions page overflows its container: The /tools/suggested-edits page counter ...

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