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GD.SE site behavior and the future

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 ...
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Do all my screenshots need to be in English?

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 ...
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Too Much Spam :(

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 ...
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How do I ask a good question on how to do something with software?

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 ...
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What would be an appropriate use of HTML or CSS tag

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 ...
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Do all my screenshots need to be in English?

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 ...
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Are Software Usage Questions Acceptable?

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 ...
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Why is there a question with tags on freelance, business, clients on Graphic Design SE?

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 ...
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Where did these upvotes go?

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 ...
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How should the canned comments in the low-quality queue be used?

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 ...
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Can I announce my free clipart library on this site?

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 ...
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What are our current policies and guidelines for closing questions?

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 ...
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Why was my answer recommending a font-identification service deleted?

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-...
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What does this warning mean?

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 ...
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How do I confront the rude and especially sarcastic and exaggerated comments under my questions on this site by multiple users?

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 ...
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How do I confront the rude and especially sarcastic and exaggerated comments under my questions on this site by multiple users?

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 ...
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How serial is one vote?

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 ...
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Why is Stack Overflow not one of the options under "close" > "off-topic" > "migration"?

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: ...
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Why is there a question with tags on freelance, business, clients on Graphic Design SE?

(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 ...
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Can I announce my free clipart library on this site?

No, that'd be spam.      
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Why is this user not active now?

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 ...
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How to get to the good stuff?

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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Is imgur having problems?

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 ...
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Submit a question for locking

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 ...
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Bullet formatting

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 ...
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Bullet formatting

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. ...
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I can't edit some questions, the edit button is grayed out

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 ...
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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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How should we deal with multiple questions per question?

When are multiple questions a problem? A few rules of thumb: Questions should only be asked together if their answers (if asked separately) can be expected to strongly overlap. Otherwise, they ...
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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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