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Aftermath of webdesign.se - should we be a bit more open to front-end questions?

We actually allow front-end HTML/CSS questions as per: What do we do with HTML/CSS questions that are code-based but simple and focused on layout or implementing a design? CSS/HTML questions It ...
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Photoshop questions

Over on photo.stackexchange.com we have gotten quite a few photoshop related questions that are outside the realm of photography, but would probably fall into the graphic design space. How does the ...
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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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Now that 3D is in our scope, let's decide which aspects are on topic

Prerequisite reading material: Do we still feel like 3D questions are out of scope here? We should be a little more explicit about what kinds of 3D questions will be allowed. I think @stephencosh had ...
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Who are we talking to, and what are we offering?

Two questions, perhaps, but so interrelated that I don't see a meaningful way to prize them apart. There are several discussions in meta concerning the scope of GD.SE, whether it should be expanded, ...
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Is this site really about graphic design?

Reviewing the last question posted, the people around ask more about tools and application than actual questions on graphic design. Questions about readying a final art, layout, typography composition ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be taking over for the existing crew shortly — please thank them ...
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Are questions about paper choice on-topic?

I'm considering to change the paper I used for printing to another one with slightly different grammage (grams per square meter) and not sure whether this is a right choice. Would asking a question ...
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Closing consistency?

One user, michelemarcon, asked the questions: Where can I find tutorials for Gimp? Where can I find tutorials for Inkscape? Where can I find tutorials for Photoshop? Where can I find tutorial for ...
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Can we get SVG support? Do we need it?

Now that the logo is SVG, any chance we can get an option to post svg images. In many cases this would make life much easier. Is the problem related somehow to the open ended nature of SVG itself? ...
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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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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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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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Edit Wars: The Return of the Sith

Okay so a minor edit war ensued here: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/57546/who-is-the-author-of-this-popular-photoshop-action-titled-drawing-effect My fault as much as Jonathan's. ...
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Graduation, recruitment, casting a wider net

We are about to graduate. Exciting times. We are a small community, and I believe we would benefit from more users. Both in the variety and the amount of people. We seem to have gotten a lot of new ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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GD.SE Community Packaging Contest

A user asked: Packaging design printing in small numbers?. And some of us advised that the user should create and assemble the package. joojaa commented saying that we should do a community ...
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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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What do we want to be off-topic as Tech Support? [duplicate]

This question has at the time of posting this 2 close votes for Tech Support: How to OTF export the font I created in Indyfont? Here's an assortment of similar questions regarding Export: https://...
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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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What is the story with Photoshop questions?

There is a huge problem on SE Network around Photoshop questions as they are all over the place and each "home" seems to have a bunch of people saying that this is not the place for these questions. ...
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What do we do with HTML/CSS questions that are code-based but simple and focused on layout or implementing a design?

Here's a HTML/CSS question. It looks like exactly the sort of thing we traditionally shunt over to stackoverflow.com, and I voted to close for that reason. But I'm having second thoughts. It seems ...
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What Are The Rules For Chat?

We currently don't have any outlined rules for our main chat room. There hasn't been any behavior that would prompt the need for rules, but it would be a good idea to have something to refer to for ...
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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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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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What is our stance on link-only questions?

At times we get questions that depend on some external website or image, e.g., this one and this one. What is our stance on these? Should depending on a link be a sufficient reason for closing? Do we ...
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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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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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The problem with changing titles from rough English to exact term

The title of this was originally: Making a "well" like content on an image Which was the users way of saying an image with depth that appears to go down into the space. The title was edited to ...
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How do I ask a good question on how to do something with software?

I need help solving some graphic-design problem with software. What do I have to keep in mind to help the community to help me and get useful answers? This is a FAQ intended to be linked in the help ...
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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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Rename tag [embedded]

I just stumbled upon embedded during review but for the sake of consistency can we rename it to embed or embedding? Most verb tags are either on the infinitive form ( export print resize ) when it's ...
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Are legal questions on-topic?

I confess I'm not really a member of the GraphicDesign.SE community, I just read your top questions newsletter. But I've noticed several times you have what are really legal questions, and am curious ...
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Make "it has invalid flags" Stand out more

Can we either: Re-order the "it has invalid flags" in the list? Or Re-word it so it stands out? "Mark flag as Invalid" Perhaps give it a color treatment to make it stand out from the rest since it ...
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Swapping the link colours for visited and not visited questions

So I keep getting confused about what I've visited and what I haven't. I'm not sure if anybody else has experienced the same. Now, for me, I would click the top one, because the colour on the bottom ...
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Welcome messages to encourage new users

In this question about font identification, asked recently by Brendan, Aarthi mentioned this post in the Mi Yodeya site. It basically invites the site's usuals to welcome new users by following a ...
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Should accepted answers really show up as red?

Red on StackOverflow.com indicates down votes. Using red to highlight accepted answers really threw me off at first. Shouldn't the accepted highlight be green?
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Newsletter box is too wide

The box that entices users to subscribe to the newsletter is too wide for its container. It needs a box-sizing: border-box; CSS rule to actually fit. My configuration: W8, Firefox Quantum 61.0.2 (64-...
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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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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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Should extremely basic 'how to do this in software X' questions be off-topic?

Related, please read as well: Are we so experts to not accept new naive questions? and Are we closing too many questions? Maybe it's just me, but I get the distinct impression that lately, the amount ...
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Overzealous reaction to an important user?

I wish to voice my concern over the treatment of Scott and discuss whether the community feels this was a correct way to handle the situation. Some background on Scott for newer users: Scott is the ...
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What are our custom "Off-Topic" reasons?

Pretty soon we're going to be seeing some changes to the closing system. To read all about the changes, check out this post on Meta Stack Overflow: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, ...
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Should "Photoshop Users" be its own SE site?

I think the Photoshop questions on this site are getting out of hand. I spend a lot of time on UX.SE and they would never let these types of questions remain open. And to be honest, it's frustrating ...
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Hats, or no hats? (2014 redux)

Stack Exchange last year did an end of the year party featuring special hats. They want to know if we want to do the same thing this year to our site. So, do we want hats? If our community decides to ...
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Advertise to get unaccepted questions accepted

We have quite a lot of hit and run users, which do not accept answers. I doubt anything can be done about this. Unless mods have some tools for this, do they? Despite this we have quite many ...
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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 to handle users who delete a question as soon as it is answered?

So.. I answer a question.... Then the user promptly deletes it... How to subtract multiple subpaths from a shape easily in Illustrator or Sketch? This not only makes me feel like I've simply wasted ...
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Material Design tag?

Google's Material Design style is a thing, and we're getting a slowly rising number of questions relating to it. It's something people can be experts it, and something people can want to ignore. ...
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Why the upvotes?

I realize I may be a bit less forgiving than others. However, I'd like to ask why some questions are getting so many up votes? Questions which are litterally.... How do I do this in [ApplicationX]? [...

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