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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

Yes, allow them. If you think it's a bad question, downvote it. If you think it's off-topic, vote to close it. If you don't like them, ignore them. I'm not going to defend low-effort questions, but I ...
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Graphic Design updated site theme is ready for testing!

This is com­par­a­tive­ly hard­er to read now. The left is the old site, the right is the new: No­tice how much dark­er and small­er the text is now! You’ve dropped the x-height by a whole bunch and ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Congrats Emilie!!! Enjoy your ♦ It was a good race, thanks for stepping up! :D
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Graphic Design updated site theme is ready for testing!

To be honest, you should have known you were going to catch some wind asking a bunch of designers about a design you're forcing on them. So here goes my honest feedback. Some of it is constructive, ...
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Why do how-to requests bother you?

Good question. I regularly wonder myself, because I also teach Adobe software and design to live students. Their noob questions don't bother me at all, so why do tutorial-on-demand (TOD) questions on ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

You wanted answers? You got 'em! Prepare for a wall of the stream-of-consciousness ramblings of a madman! I take full responsibility, including typo's, stupid jokes and unfinished sente If you want ...
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CAI FOR MAYOR!! One of the most delicate situations is flags and issues with long time members. Some more than others feel a sense of entitlement which they have valid reasons for. At the same time, ...
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How to handle a user asking to answer an on hold question

Nice catch! But no, there is nothing else you should have done. Font ID questions must still meet the requirements whether they are answerable or not. The same should apply for a question closed under ...
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Why do how-to requests bother you?

I think the other answers cover my feelings, but Ryan, since you asked ;) While I do agree with practically all the pros that have been mentioned in the main thread, I honestly feel I have next to ...
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Area51 Proposal: Beginner Graphic Design Stack Exchange (working title)

I hate this idea and downvoted it. Sorry. To try and elaborate I did go back through Ink Spot and read the conversation about this starting roughly https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

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Are answers in images OK?

Full image tutorials shouldn't be allowed but our site isn't as active as others so I would suggest encouraging the answerer to edit the answer. We could draft something like: Thanks for your ...
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How to react if the OP requests the file with the answer content?

We are not Fiverr. That is to say: do not send your file. You are not obliged to do so in any way. If a user does not want to learn, and rather just profit from your goodwill, then this is not the ...
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Questions that are not in English (or broken English)

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/07/non-english-question-policy/ Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange? Those two should answer your question. Basically, English is the language. ...
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Chat room for spam coordination

From recent chat I think the main concern was that posts being flagged and destroyed via Smoke Detector (which never happens without some human interaction btw; I believe there's only ever a max of 3 ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

This site has always seen a significant influx of low quality questions, especially tech support. This is unlikely to ever change, because it seems for a lot of beginners graphic design equals design ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

I'm really glad this question has opened up the discussion and to see so many participating. I've intentionally waited a long time to answer because the longer I think about this, the more ambivalent ...
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Down voted question has a lot of comments saying the question is unclear, no comments however describe how

I will try to answer this question, as I was not involved in the closing of the question, nor in the (chat) discussion regarding the question, so hopefully no one will see me as biased.* * Note: I ...
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Answering questions which otherwise get flagged

On the one hand, the main effect of closure/putting questions on hold is to prevent answers, as there will be something problematic about them. By answering a truly closeworthy question, you are ...
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What to do about answers to requests for free work

Close the question, delete the answers. We don't want these Askers to get what they want, that will only attract more of them. Have them bug off to fiverrr, I say.
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Why is this question about Paper Selections 'too broad'?

I think it's an interesting question, and potentially a great question. This is honestly the kind of question we need more of (...I really love paper). I can certainly see how it could be seen as both ...
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Should we use code-blocks (not for code)

No. I've done it myself but after frequenting another SE community learned that is has negative effects and is frowned upon. Inline Code Spans should not be used for emphasis, right? https://gaming....
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Emilie A moderator role that is unusually relevant in this community (as opposed to others) is taking “political” initiative, i.e., steering the community by means of meta posts and similar. ...
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