Wrzlprmft
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Welcome to the new Graphic Design Stack Exchange
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I have been considering to share the following thought for a while, and as it ties well in with Ryan’s thoughts, I might as well use this opportunity. Also, I just noticed how the bar analogy helps to ...

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Answering questions which otherwise get flagged
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On the one hand, the main effect of closure/putting questions on hold is to prevent answers, as there will be something problematic about them. By answering a truly closeworthy question, you are ...

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

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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Wrzlprmft One of the most delicate situations is flags and issues with long time members. Some more than others feel a sense of entitlement which they have valid reasons for. At the same time, ...

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Create a Canva tag
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I learnt of a new moderator super power today: Bypassing the tag similarity check. Anyway, here you go: canva. I’ll leave the rest to you.

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

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Revisiting closure, part 3.3: Close reason(s) to replace “tech support”
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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 ...

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A Gentle Reminder That We're All In This Together
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This is half a general statement and half a reply to Vincent’s answer. Note particularly, that this is just me describing how I perceive things and sharing my stance. I am not writing on behalf of ...

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

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

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

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

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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A moderator role that is unusually relevant in this community (as opposed to others) is taking “political” initiative, i.e., steering the community by means of meta posts and similar. What are your ...

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Where did these upvotes go?
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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 ...

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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions
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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 ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2016
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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons
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Does not fulfill requirements for font-identification, style-identification, or critique Close reason: This text is shown when selecting a reason while flagging or voting to close: Does not ...

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Why is this user not active now?
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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 ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Recycling my question from last time with a bit of specification: Name an individual action that showcases your suitability as a moderator, for example an individual meta post, review action, or ...

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Recycling my question from last time: A moderator role that is unusually relevant in this community (as opposed to others) is taking “political” initiative, i.e., steering the community by means of ...

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Font-identification exceptions: identifiers don't work with slight distortions
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The main reason why we require using automatic identifiers is to avoid trivial questions where all we do is to feed the asker’s image into an automatic identifier. If the image needs to be rescaled ...

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Name a single action that showcases your suitability as a moderator, for example a meta post, review action, or comment. Why do you think that this a good example?

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

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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries
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Tech support Are we closing too few or too many questions as tech support? How can we define tech support in a better and clearer way? How can we re-phrase the custom close reason for tech support?

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Is questions on geogebra on-topic?
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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 ...

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What's it like being a Moderator on Graphic Design Stack Exchange?
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“Duties” First of all, these are duties for the moderators as a team. An individual moderator can always decline a specific task. Also, a moderator can always take a break when they see fit. I would ...

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Are questions about how an image effect may be created allowed?
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I will here answer only with respect to whether your question could be suited for this site. I separately answered your Meta SE question on what other sites could entertain your question. Either way, ...

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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons
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Not within the expertise of graphic designers Close reason: This text is shown when selecting a reason while flagging or voting to close: Not within the expertise of graphic designers This is ...

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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons
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Requires specific file, setup, or trial and error Close reason: This text is shown when selecting a reason while flagging or voting to close: Requires specific file, setup, or trial and error ...

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Tags vs Tagging on Meta
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I synonymised them. Thanks for spotting.

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