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What are the requirements for style identification questions?

In order to promote high-quality style-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: ✔ ...
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Do we want 3D experts to be part of our community?

Yes we should include 3D experts here. However, we don't have to accept every 3D question just like we don't have to accept every 2D question. How many dimensions are involved shouldn't even be a ...
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Welcome to the new Graphic Design Stack Exchange

I have been considering to share the following thought for a while, and as it ties well in with Ryan’s thoughts, I might as well use this opportunity. Also, I just noticed how the bar analogy helps to ...
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Can we set some guidelines for "Style Identification" questions?

In order to promote high quality style 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: ✔ ...
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Revisiting closure, part 3.2: Drawing the line for code

Suggestion: Disregard the fact that a question uses code when deciding if it is on- or off-topic. HTML & CSS are tools, just like Illustrator or Photoshop or a pencil and paper. On a basic level, ...
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Are questions about removing a watermark acceptable?

I have to admit that I'm a bit torn. I am the last one to want to restrict information and thus censor posts, but I also vehemently do not want this site to be a go-to for copyright fraud or other ...
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Do we want 3D experts to be part of our community?

There are a significant subset of 3D generalists who are also graphic designers, many of whom use their 3D chops and tools for package design † ; there is another subset of 3D generalists who are ...
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"What software was used for this"-questions and how to deal with them

I completely agree. Your first point; the fact that it's mostly impossible to find out what software was actually used means that the OP is asking the wrong question. What they most likely want to ...
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Are AutoCAD usage questions on topic here?

Not in a general no. But again if you ask a question about graphic design like the layout of a sign or something to that effect. Note: It is extremely rare, so far, that the CAD or 3D questions are ...
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Where do we draw the line on tutorial based questions and what is acceptable?

Based on the sample image and question: If the question is about recreating the whole poster, I'd vote it as too broad. There are several elements with different graphic treatments, each with it's ...
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When is an After Effects question a GD:SE or VP:SE question?

I don't think we have really set one. We're not supposed to be a software support website though it feels that way more often than it should. My own take is if it has to do with AE for Graphics and ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

In my opinion questions should be closed if: They cannot reasonably answered in this format (or at all). They cannot be reasonably answered by this community. The first case is usually well covered ...
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Welcome to the new Graphic Design Stack Exchange

This isn't really my answer, this is a repost of an old answer that I find as relevant today as ever: No rules for rules' sake. We're not lawyers. It should be all about the Q&A. Understand the ...
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I'd like to encourage more diverse questions

The most effective way to encourage more diverse questions is to increase traffic. The only way to increase traffic is to attract it via SEO and promotion. I appreciate the ongoing efforts to curate ...
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I'd like to encourage more diverse questions

I'd like to propose a few things to start with: Upvote questions from these other tags even if you don't necessarily know the topic at hand. It's easy to ignore topics you don't know about but ...
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Can we get rid of style identification questions?

There are now some style-identification guidelines that have been made to improve the quality of these types of questions. It would be nice if we would close ones not following these guidelines but ...
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Can we get rid of style identification questions?

I'm always hesitant to prune scope just because it attracts low quality questions. This tag isn't all bad. What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads? Is there a ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

I think we have two issues: Our close reasons are too similar and open to interpretation People too liberally using Close Vote when a Downvote would suffice In 2015 we got rid of "Brainstorming" as ...
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Welcome to the new Graphic Design Stack Exchange

It seems like we do not disagree so much after all. Indeed! I've been laying low on meta since Tim's post and more active in chat, but I would like to contribute a stretch to the bar analogy ...
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Are questions about the rationale behind a design choice on-topic?

The problem with asking about the rationale behind a single entity is that it's not likely to be documented enough to be answerable by someone else than the original designers. Also, some may recall ...
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Is questions on geogebra on-topic?

While Geogebra allows you to create graphics, it’s primarily a scientific and educational software and as such used by scientists, math teachers and students, but not by graphic designers. Creating ...
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questions on mathematics of perspective projections

Graphic designers use mathematics all the time. Consciously or not. Arithmetic, algebra, vectors, Pythagoras theorem etc. But they also use a lot of other disciplines which are not in themselves ...
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Are CAD questions allowed?

The theory If you consult the Help center and more specifically the section Asking on topic questions, this is what it says (I strongly suggest you read the whole thing tough): Graphic Design SE ...
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Are questions about removing a watermark acceptable?

I found this topic very interesting. Research Wanting to learn more about US copyright law I asked a few questions on our sister site. Is it illegal to download a watermarked image? Is it illegal ...
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Can I ask for book suggestions?

On the on-topic help page it says: Graphic Design SE is for questions targeted toward design professionals, students, and enthusiasts. This includes questions about: graphic arts ...
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Where do we draw the line on tutorial based questions and what is acceptable?

This got a bit long so apologies for that, but here's my take on this. I think there is a conflation of issues (not just here and now but in general and in the numerous previous meta discussions)... ...
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Is question about the style of writing unit on scope?

As this is a matter of style in writing prose, I'd say this is a question for the English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. I understand your reasoning that this might be typography, but I disagree ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

As of today, we deactivated the off-topic reason 'no effort': If you're asking for help with implementation, please include what you've tried and why it didn't work with screenshots. Please edit ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

First, I agree that there is a lack of voting and an overuse of close votes/flags. Seeing questions with multiple close votes and no downvotes makes no sense to me. If a question is poorly written or ...
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