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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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Hide inline images by low rep users behind a spoiler button

In the past 8 days, we've had over 10 confirmed instances of spam posts abusing the ability to inline images, and these are just the ones that the smoke detector caught. It might be worth considering ...
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Should we burninate [extracting]?

In its current definition, extracting has partly the same definition as background-removal and part 'accessing defined data from larger datasets'. I'd like to either kill the entire tag or have it ...
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Questions asking for help finding a suitable font

Is it acceptable to ask for help finding a suitable font on this site? On the stacks that I'm used to, a question like this would almost certainly be considered too broad, or primarily opinion based, ...
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Syntax highlighting for tags

The Sith lord Tim has granted us the usage of syntax highlighting for GD.SE but since this isn’t automatically highlighted, the mods have to assign the language syntax to the tag. If you see a tag ...
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Questions that are not in English (or broken English)

I saw this question, which was originally written in Arabic. The author clarified what they were asking, so I edited the title. In the process, I edited the question, based on what I thought they ...
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Help me make a reference answer for DPI/PPI/LPI/Pixel/resolution

I think I have figured out why the DPI/PPI/LPI/Pixel/resolution (for simplicity lets refer to all of these a DPI in this discussion) discussion always devolves in a very big problem. The problem is 3 ...
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Can I ask for graphic design review on this site? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a design I created a ui design(web/mobile/desktop) but I just feel it can be improved or the colors are not in that perfect synergy; can I post my question by asking for a design ...
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Insplratlon: Is the GD font broken or does my browser not render it correctly? [duplicate]

I was tempted to edit a post, because Insplratlon is not an English word. I assume that as a graphics design site, the font that is used is probably the most perfect one that money can buy. However, ...
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How to handle a user asking to answer an on hold question

I was reviewing a suggested edit to this question and I noticed the user that suggested the edit made this comment: I can identify this but the system won't let me because of my low reputation. ...
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Why did my autogenerated avatar change? [closed]

Recently icons in stackexhange network had a bout of confusion. Then some people reported that the icons of users were all wrong. Now icons seem to have stabilized to a new normal. Unfortunately my ...
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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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Can I ask for information graphics review and suggestions?

We are working on a figure that is trying to present some complex information in a clear meaningful way. Would GraphicDesign be the place to get suggestions on this?
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Typos and other errors on the site

I've noticed that we have some typos and other errors in the copy on our site. I don't know what to do when I do see such errors. For the record, it's not that I'm looking or mistakes, but I just ...
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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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Is there need for a third custom off-topic close reason?

Today, we retired the what have you tried? custom off-topic close reason, as per consensus on this Meta question. That leaves us with the following custom off-topic reasons: This appears to be a ...

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