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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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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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Are questions regarding print production suited for GDSE?

I don't see why they would be off-topic and I would welcome questions like these! Not that I could answer, but curious to learn!
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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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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

I think the main point that was missed, is that the real problem (IMHO) doesn't lie in the asker, but rather in those who answer. Obviously the low quality questions are, well, low quality and ...
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Are questions regarding print production suited for GDSE?

YES. If the graphic design is intended for print, then details of print production are entirely relevant. To generalize, yes, ditto for any other kind of production. I am both a graphic designer and ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

Thanks for directing me to this conversation Vincent, I think this is a very important topic. In general - Yes. My opinion is we definitely shouldn't be giving full on-demand tutorials on this site ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

Based on the views of this question as well as Why do how-to requests bother you? as well as countless older meta discussions and conversations there seems to be one specific problem that some have: ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

I know that some of these questions are annoying, and yes I think requiring some effort would be best. However, sometimes these come from absolute raw beginners (who may be genuine or not). Do we ...
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Question Naming Issues

I generally very much agree with you... That title was pretty atrocious (I've edited it now). The question was tweeted with that title too: ...which, well, doesn't look to great. The HNQ font-...
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I can't view any posts on GDSE today

This was a problem network wide, it should be fixed now. This was a bug in pathing that should never be allowed to bring down question pages anyway - a fix has been deployed and I'll be preventing ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

Yes. There is no problem with answering these kinds of questions, they should be upvoted when useful and answered as usual.
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

I'm going to say guidance is necessary. First, I agree with the points made by Billy Kerr and zeethreepio. The answer shouldn't be a flat No, but we do need to know where to draw the line. I want to ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

I think there are some issues with these questions. I haven't said what I think those issues are because I want others to respond first at Why do how-to requests bother you? I think that only once ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

Possible Solution (#2) Again speaking as a new user as of 5 months from this post. The tour: Is not helpful. Should be reformatted to be helpful to new users. Should explain what is on topic and what ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

No. We should require a minimum effort for a request for help and should find a way to reduce the amount of these questions and discourage them from being answered.
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

No, unless the answer is a software-independent solution. There are other sites in the network that deal with how-to questions, and plenty of other online resources. One of the main reasons I ...
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Why was this question migrated to Anime and Manga?

I migrated it because the author flagged a request to have it moved. Based on the content of the post and when the author felt he would get a better answer on the site and I also thought it might ...
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Should questions ask for softwarerec whose answers are about tutorial be edited to reflect the new tone?

Leave the question as it is. You asked for a software recommendation and you received a recommendation of Word. The fact that you initially thought Word wasn't suitable is almost besides the point. ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

Possible Solution (#1) As @Billy Kerr said "sometimes the beginner or novice is totally clueless and wouldn't even know where to begin/what to try." Does anyone want to help organize and ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

I've been talking about this for years. Frankly the way the site has progressed it saddens me and makes me feel like at times we are just providing spec work. If a user can whole heartily provide ...
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"What software was used for this"-questions and how to deal with them

I'm not an old member here so maybe my opinion is not that relevant. I also may not have a complete understanding of the long term purpose of this board. Is it quality or quantity preferred when it ...
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