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Additionally, in discussing what happened with the StackExchange Staff and moderators from other SE websites it is clear that at times we've been too lenient in both chat and the Q&A. That must stop for the good of the website. This might mean: Comments that were previously viewed as so-so are no longer acceptable. Comments that have some on-topic, ...


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My methods are really lacking for any tutorial. I use them to show a specific step or two step process. I'd never use this method for a full tutorial. For complete tutorials, I tend to go more with a full video, with audio, and post to Vimeo (or some other service) and link to that video directly. I use the same screen cap software for full tutorials, but ...


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Screenshots certainly aren't required for your answers so I considered them an added bonus. A German screenshot will have more value than no screenshot at all. The only thing I would look out for is when transcribing steps, the menu items should be in English (e.g. use File > New... instead of Datei > Neu...). I understand that installing the English ...


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Thanks for your concern Design Phoenix. Spam can be very annoying and potentially hurtful to the site and the community. Luckily, we have some automated tools at our disposal to deal with spam. These tools look for bad keywords, bad urls, blacklisted sites, etc. Keto and Diet are definitely among those keywords. We actually have a chat room where this ...


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Be specific about what you want We can’t help you if we do not know what you want to achieve. The following can help us: Show us what you got so far and tell us what you want to be different. Sketch what you want. Show an example that achieved what you want. If your example graphic features multiple techniques (which is very likely), specify which ones you ...


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I think a screenshot in a different language is better than no screenshot at all, but most users that come to the site looking for how-tos might not be familiar with the software. I imagine for them reading screenshots could be a challenge. All materials except for samples are in English to avoid this kind of problems. However, these are the solutions I ...


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If you look at the highest voted CSS questions, the top 6 have little or no code at all. The HTML tag is similar. So there is obviously scope for non-implementation questions. But that isn't to say implementation questions are off-topic per-se. The tag info for CSS says (emphasis mine): Questions about cascading style sheets, commonly refered to as CSS. ...


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Yes, they are -- but. Please don't ask a question 'how do I do this in GIMP' and leave it at that. We kindly ask that you put some effort in your question by explaining what you want to achieve (if possible with screenshots) and what you have tried in vain (definitely with screenshots). The one exception is when your question is a 'tech support' issue. That ...


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There seem to be some misconceptions here: Client relations, freelancing, etc. are on-topic here. This is why we have tags for them. In contrast to some other places on the Internet, tags are not just words chosen by the asker at will, but they have to exist beforehand. Creating tags is a privilege for experienced users. Stack Exchange sites are primarily ...


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If you had gotten two upvotes, the reputation notifier would be at +20, as you only get 10 points per upvote. Instead you got 2 reputation for suggesting an edit to the question that was approved. You can see this (and other details on your reputation) here.


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TL;DR: The canned comments are really just what you see; there is no hidden function. Use them only when they really apply and provide useful guidance. What does it do? If you choose a comment from that queue, it will be left as a regular comment on the answer with you as the author. The system will add a link From Review leading to the respective review ...


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Can I post a link here, or there are some more appropriate place in this forum? This is not a classical forum, this is a question-and-answer site. It is not intended as a platform for announcements and similar. Posts that primarily exist for self-promotion will be deleted very quickly. So, no you cannot spread the word about your library here. What you can ...


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General rules of thumb Closure is primarily about preventing answers, not about punishing bad or lazy questions (downvotes can do this). Before you vote to close a question, always ask yourself what the problem with answers is or would be. If a question already received answers, look at them: Do they actually suffer from whatever you expect the problem to ...


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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-identification questions, one of which is that previous (failed) attempts to solve the problem with an automatic font-identification service must be documented. ...


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It means, If you comment on a question or an answer, the person who posted said answer or question will always be notified, even if you don't tag them. So there is no need to tag them. You cannot tag more than one person in a comment. It's designed this way, since it's hardly ever necessary and mostly used to spam mention everyone in a comment thread. If ...


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I believe there was a whole guide written on the topic by a user in a different community but I cannot seem to find it right now, I will try to find it and add the link in my answer later. The key here lies in your question: How do I confront the rude and especially sarcastic and exaggerated comments under my questions on this site by multiple users? ...


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Let's start on a positive note. I have seen huge improvements over the time you have been with us. You stopped pinging people in chat willy-nilly, which shows you have taken our advice to heart. You started asking questions on the main site instead of in chat. You try to frame your questions as objectively as possible, which isn't always easy. Even your ...


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To see something other than Meta in that field, there would have to be a pre-defined migration path. These are rarely used, because: It would require that the close voters of the source site (here: Graphic Design) are sufficiently familiar with the rules and scope of the target site (here: Stack Overflow). I doubt that this holds in this case. It is only ...


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(I'm not a moderator) Freelancing.SE is a beta site. GraphicDesign.SE is not a beta site. The question was on topic at both sites. It's customary to allow the user to choose which site they feel a question fits best at. Running a Graphic Design Freelance business is just as much on topic at GraphicDesign.SE as it is at Freelancing.SE. The user chose to ...


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No, that'd be spam.      


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What you are seeing is the result when an account was deleted. Accounts with more than 500 reputation cannot be deleted by moderators, but only by the owner (and Stack Exchange itself, who hardly ever does this). As for reasons and what happened, nobody can give you a substantiated answer here: We moderators may know something, but we cannot speak about ...


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We have looked into this. The serial voting was not a serial vote for your account, or a specific Q or A from you. Rather, the user whose votes have been retracted, cast over 50 votes in the span of a single second on dozens of different accounts. Your account was one of the lucky ones. Obviously, this triggered the suspicious voting pattern and votes were ...


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There are a handful of conditions where we will stop accepting suggested edits: A large number of suggested edits by you were rejected in the past week (at least 5 more than one-third of your accepted edits). We are out of empty slots in the queue (currently 20 120 200) There is an edit to a particular post that was not approved yet. You are not logged in ...


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Yes. The Amazon Web Services is experiencing issues and Imgur uses their server which translates to SE experiencing image rendering and uploading issues. Reference: Unfortunately Imgur is affected by the current AWS server issue. Twitter Link with another link on the full story. Meta Question: Intermittent Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting ...


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Press Flag then press "In Need of Moderator Intervention" and state your case. Can also ping myself, Vincent, DᴀʀᴛʜVᴀᴅᴇʀ, JohnB, CAI, or Joojaa in Chat to ask. Members with 15,000 rep have the ability to "Protect Question." If you feel the question is actually off-topic then despite how many views and answers it gets you can Vote to Close it. Regarding ...


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There could be some improvements to the CSS regarding nested lists. Currently the spacing between list items is more than the space between the nested lists first item and its parent list item, like this: Notice the space between 'outer_wall_window' and 'outer_wall_door' is more than the space between 'outer_wall_window' and it's parent 'outer_wall'. ...


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EDIT: @CAI was right, it's not the last-child rule that's to blame for the weird lay-out. It's the fact that text in a li element is not seen as a li-element when the li has a ul nested inside of it. As suggested by @CAI in chat, this could be solved by adding a top-padding to nested ul's. I think this particular CSS is the culprit: .post-text ul li, .wmd-...


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Yes. The reputation required for privileges changes as the site graduates, going quite a bit higher. See https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/help/privileges


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Reviving this old question because custom filters have been released recently. You can read more about how to use them here. When you browse to the Questions tabs in the site, hit the Filter button.


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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 something with Geogebra requires knowledge about geometrical construction and similar mathematical concepts and thus poses entirely different challenges than ...


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