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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 rep to upvote them. I don't know whether to edit them to improve or leave them alone. Personally, I wouldn't miss them. But. It's always been my opinion ...


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Yes please. I have requested this before but they said there was no need. But here is a few of my posts that would benefit, if @CAI's list is not enough. Basically we have entire tags of posts that could use this feature.


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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 auto flags?) is obscuring the spam from moderators, and doesn't destroy the user posting the spam; which moderators will do if they see the spam. A few points ...


9

I think we should! To me I feel it brought the community closer and we had a blast. Lately I think there has been a decline in activity and voting compared to last year and it would appear some regular users have moved on. We even had a few good questions come across from it but anything that can extend a fun experience on the site should be allowed.


9

Any new tag is an innocent tag until proven guilty! I agree we should have one for Material Design, because of its relevance but also because as it happens with all of them if it doesn't get used in two months it will get automatically deleted. I suggest we afterwards go hunting for questions that deserve this new tag, but try to re-tag them in groups so ...


9

I'm turning this on for you now. Note, there will be instances where syntax highlighting can't infer that highlighting should be used by the tags in use, in which case the moderators can simply link a specific syntax to a specific tag (which can be done on the tag wiki page for that tag). Hence, if you wanted javascript for the foo tag, you'd (as a mod) ...


9

YES opacity and transparency are the same thing and should be tag synonyms. The tag with the fewest questions should be made obsolete.


8

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 marking a correct answer. Google can't very well find these questions most of the time because they are so very specific or completely ambiguous that it's ...


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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 sample One font per question. Review our full requirements for more information. critique Critique requests should: Focus on specific aspects of ...


7

I'd like to bump this idea in light of our growth and the direction the site has been going. Additionally as a few of us were discussing in chat today a lot of these poor questions never get answered and then get bumped by Community reducing the quality of the front page and making it even more difficult for us to promote higher quality questions. A close ...


7

The hookup between the community ads meta post and the main site was missing. It is no longer missing.


7

Yaaaay, hats! My head is feeling cold already! And it might, indeed be a good stimulus for some additional activity. Can we suggest hats (some voting-inducing hats would be great!), or are we stuck with what SE makes?


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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 on the site is a pretty aggressive move. I agree with Yisela, they're not all bad. But the majority certainly is. From the the community standpoint it would ...


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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 that figure closer to 4.5% - 5%, but for the sake of argument, we'll use the figures provided by the data (4.2%). A Lot Of Work Those 447 questions have required ...


7

I've asked the powers at the Galactic Empire to see if we can get an answer wether we can qualify for this or not. I'm in favor but I am biased as I love scripting questions.


7

Just need the community approval and I will do thy bidding.


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Posted on Community Promotion Ads (See full stats here) What about something like this, where we utilize our "true" colors to the fullest.


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I propose to use two new close reasons: This question does not fall within the expertise of graphic designers. This particularly applies to software and hardware questions that are not specific to graphic-design tools – they may be suited for Super User. This is essentially a specified version of the blatantly off-topic close reason. It also captures ...


6

Ages ago we agreed to widen our scope (1, 2) to graphics and design in the broadest sense, including drawing, art techniques, typography, traditional tools, general design principles, etc. Maybe this is a good opportunity to make it crystal clear that we don't just do pixel-pushing: Q&A for design, artworking and typography Q&A for design, ...


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Done! We can always make improvements, but so far we have: Created a new tag called interface-design Merged into it the previously existing tags ui, user-interface, interface and gui-design Feel free to suggest changes!


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This just looks to me like a synonym of font-pairing. We can go ahead and create the link if there's no objection.


6

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 by the default close reasons, but in some case it makes sense to have a custom reason to provide guidance to the asker (such as the close reason for font-...


6

So let's kick this thing off then. Someone has to be first, so it might as well be me. You can find my question here: How did Escher make his tesselations?


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I've reworded Ryan's points a bit. I've left out the extra header, AFAIK the "How To Ask" can't be changed and having two headers feels a bit redundant to me. I've left out the last point. I can't think of a way to word it and not sound like a douche, and I don't think this is the right place to take issue with these questions; as I said here, I ...


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bug has been updated to ask users to stop and let them know that bugs are off-topic. We could've burninated and blocked the tag but I think then we'd get the same tech support questions just without the bug tag. Within the complete Bug tag description are links to some common manufacturer websites. Feel free to add additional ones or makes changes to the ...


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Done. All questions have been retagged and freelancing is now a synonym of freelance.


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We renamed embedded to embed, and made both embedded and embedding synonyms. Thanks for catching that! Changes may still be caching.


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I say yes too! I liked the hats, and it would be a good way to boost activity. Also I want to beat JohnB this year.


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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 usually drive-by (in that people ask, then never return) they aren't something searchable "what font is this?" isn't helpful for anyone in the future they are ...


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