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What are the requirements for font identification questions?

In order to promote high-quality font-identification questions, we ask that you follow a specific format. If your question has been placed on hold, please edit it to meet the following criteria: ✔ DO:...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

They should stay. I mostly think them annoying. Quality is often low: askers don't include images, include them in the wrong way, are curt and rude, don't mark the correct answers, and often lack the ...
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Do we want tag alerts for font-identification and critique questions and how should they be worded?

font-identification Font identification questions must include: A descriptive title Which automatic font-ID sites you've tried An image showing the font clearly The source of the ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

I've always felt they were a poor inclusion, just as much today as they were a year ago. Users posing these questions do not engage in the site. They get an answer, then they are gone. Often not even ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

The Data: Currently, the 447 correctly tagged font-id questions make up ~4.2% of our total question base. The recent influx, plus the ones that slipped by without the correct tag, probably brings ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

I have no arguments that the font-identification questions attract low quality questions. Mostly hit and run type stuff as others have mentioned. However, outright killing one of the most popular tags ...
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Moving forward with font identification questions

On the wording of the new close reason: We have specific requirements for font identification and critique questions. Please review the corresponding post and edit your question to accommodate our ...
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Why was my answer recommending a font-identification service deleted?

While we appreciate your attempt to help, allowing such answers would lead to a lot of problems in the long run, due to reasons that are admittedly not obvious: We have strict requirements for font-...
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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions

The main reason why we require using automatic identifiers is to avoid trivial questions where all we do is to feed the asker’s image into an automatic identifier. If the image needs to be rescaled ...
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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions

I don't think we should be making it more complicated when already few follow our guidelines.
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

They're occasionally fun "ooh...a puzzle...I get to go figure out a font" but I don't think they actually improve this place. Some things to note about 'what font is this?' questions: they're ...
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Do we want tag alerts for font-identification and critique questions and how should they be worded?

edit Shorter version: Font identification questions must include: Which automatic font-ID sites you've tried An image showing the font clearly A title describing the font and where you ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

I think font id questions serve the main purpose of the SE model and that is to help people. However, in that same breathe I think we also need to hold the standard of professionalism and the ability ...
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Do we want tag alerts for font-identification and critique questions and how should they be worded?

It's aliiiiive! These have been turned on with the copy in this answer.
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

Think I've been vocal enough but in case there was a doubt - terminate with extreme prejudice.
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

I still feel the same way I did when this was first brought up, and is synthesized here: Should we make font identification questions off-topic for this site? There are negative and positive aspects ...
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Live webfont identification

I've updated the font-id requirements to include this: If the font is on a live webpage, try to identify it using the methods described here: How can I know what fonts a website is using? That Q&...
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Do we want tag alerts for font-identification and critique questions and how should they be worded?

Yes I would like such a feature. I think it will help remind users to ask more meaningful font ID questions and also help GDSE provide better answers. I'm not sure on wording - maybe something as ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

I think font ID questions are a meaningful part of Graphic Design and thus I think they should stay. That being said, I do think users should follow some standards to make the font ID questions (and ...
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Is it time to disallow font id questions?

I answered a lot of font-ID questions and throughout answering them I have learnt a lot about fonts, types, styles, history, engines and so on. I don't really know who benefits from these questions ...
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