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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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How should we deal with questions that border on illegal activity (ID Fraud)

I think the response was quick and effective. Downvote and close. The technique requested might be ok by itself, but tampering with IDs is illegal, everywhere. I don't think we have a 'rule' about ...
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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 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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"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 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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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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When editing a question, is it good to change 'How can I..' in a title to 'How to..'?

I 100% disagree --- in fact you 100% disagree. See: Should titles be phrased as questions? "How to design a picture." is not a question. "How can I design a picture?" or "How do I design a picture?"...
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How should we deal with questions that border on illegal activity (ID Fraud)

Anything along these lines should be flagged for a moderator to review. I believe if the question regards a manner or be considered we will close it because that is not the intentions of the site to ...
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Why do we allow 3D questions again?

Sorry I see a total of 295 questions with 3d related tags. And just look at the wealth of answers : https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/3d (that was sarcasm) I don't think we ...
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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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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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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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Should titles be phrased as questions?

I don't think the title being a question itself is necessary. That's because the only point of the title is to give a clear reference as to what the question is about. If that is done, I believe it's ...
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When editing a question, is it good to change 'How can I..' in a title to 'How to..'?

Here's the thing..... You can't control what users, especially new users, use for phrasing. Sure in a perfect world all titles would be accurate, clear, and well defined. But that's just never going ...
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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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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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Why can't I start a second bounty on a question offering less rep than the first bounty?

This is done to prevent (potential) abuse. Unfortunately, you're not given the benefit of the doubt in this case and forced to increase your offer. Here's the explanation on MSE: As noted by Robert,...
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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

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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Should titles be phrased as questions?

I feel the same way in regards to this is a question and answer site so the titles should be in a question format because it would be proper. I even find myself at times going back and making edits. ...
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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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How broad are you willing to allow questions to be in order to promote more interesting question content?

I just posted what I would consider to be an incredibly broad question; and without the almost explicit definition of what I'm hoping to see in answers, along with the example answer I posted with the ...
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Asking a question where there's a duplicate with lots of answers that don't answer the question

It may be better to edit the original question adding more detail than it is to post the same essential question. Editing bumps the question to the top again so it'll get attention even though it's ...
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When editing a question, is it good to change 'How can I..' in a title to 'How to..'?

You may (not )have a point, but this is just not viable. Telling users to use the correct to save a whole 3 characters isn't going to be easy. It would require adding a notification, having the user ...
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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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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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