Yisela
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Why do how-to requests bother you?
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I think the other answers cover my feelings, but Ryan, since you asked ;) While I do agree with practically all the pros that have been mentioned in the main thread, I honestly feel I have next to ...

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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II
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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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I'm struggling to figure out why people vote the way they do regarding Opinion / Too Broad
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(this got too long for a comment) I think it has to do also with the perception of what happens to a question after it's been closed. And this, unfortunately, varies. Some people will never come back ...

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Popular questions about Graphic Design - Start Here
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Here are some other possible questions based on votes. I'll keep adding more as I find them. Ideally, we should make sure the ones we use as reference Qs are cleared of long comment exchanges and ...

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Do you think we should have a app-design tag?
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I don't see why not! We do have these two, though: I remember using interface-design for app-related questions. I see no harm in having a broader definition (interface) along with a more specific ...

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Is there a stack exchange graphic design careers site?
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At the moment there is only one careers. However, and although the focus there is on stackoverflow, if you create a profile your reputation on GD.SE will also be displayed after the work experience ...

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We have a new moderator!
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Thank you for an amazing time! These four years have been absolutely awesome, but it's time to move on and let some new blood in. I can't believe that small beta is now a buzzing site and a reference ...

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Should edit points be reverted when the question is closed / deleted?
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I would personally prefer the edit points to not be subtracted. As you mention, there is effort put in each edit, and it's not likely for someone to build rep only on edits - new users need their ...

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"GUI design" and "user interface" tags should be synonyms
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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 ...

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Answering questions with solutions from alternative software if solutions are not specific to a given program
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Yes, it is welcome and encouraged! I was sure we had a previous meta discussion about this, but I can't find it (it was maybe a year ago). I also remember having a little discussion about the tags, ...

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A list of 'snippets' for commenting
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Note I: The [user] bit of the following should be replaced manually with the user's name. It doesn't add it automatically! Alternatively, you can use the userscript to convert [user] to the OP's name ...

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Should extremely basic 'how to do this in software X' questions be off-topic?
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I would like to move the focus a little: I don't think the basic questions are the only problem. It's also that these are not really design questions. While in beta, we agreed that "How do I do X in ...

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Should titles be phrased as questions?
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I agree with Zach's answer, in that not every title needs to be a question (all titles CAN be formulated as questions, but in some cases that is not necessary), and mostly in that the main problem is ...

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Are we so experts to not accept new naive questions?
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I agree with Scott (but my comment got too long to add to his answer!). It is not nice to see a wall of On Hold questions (I don't think however these are the majority, or that of a significant ...

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Are non-technical questions allowed?
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I don't see a problem with the sort of question you mention, however as it happens with any other one here on the site there are some things you should consider: Add as much information as you can ...

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Is it time to disallow font id questions?
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I still feel the same way I did when this was first brought up, and is synthesized here: Should we make font identification questions off-topic for this site? There are negative and positive aspects ...

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

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Material Design tag?
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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 ...

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Hats, or no hats? (2014 redux)
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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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Why 24 hours to award a bounty?
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The 24 hours period for awarding bounties is designed mainly to attract attention to a question, rather than recognizing someone's great answer. This is why there is a waiting period, it's because of ...

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Why do we have a solidworks tag?
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As you mentioned, the tag is used for corner cases alone. Similarly to 3D, someone might face a graphic design question when using the software, and that's why the tag is there (although I don't think ...

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Is a question about optimizing user interface on topic?
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Adding to Matt's answer, your question can live on both sites, it just depends on what sort of answers you are looking for. Over UX.SE they will focus more on interaction and information architecture. ...

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How should we deal with questions that border on illegal activity (ID Fraud)
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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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Feedback tag everywhere! Critique was so much better!
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We had agreed on replacing all feedback with critique. Having both is redundant, we currently have the second as suggested when someone tries the first. The mapping for the tag was incorrect, and ...

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How to curb self-promotion without scaring new users away?
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Adding to the existing excellent answers, out Help Center has a very nice message we can invite users to check, I think it's written in a way that is not scary yet succeeds in making a point: The ...

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Is the feedback tag within our scope? Should it be?
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Adding to Ryan's answer (completely agree), I just created a tag synonym for feedback = critique. With the new rep requirements after graduation, any user with more than 2500 reputation and a total ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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What do you see as being GD.SE's unique position or role in the design world? How do you intend to strengthen that? Or to put it another way, how would/do you 'sell' this site to designers who've ...

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Font identification requests: Teach a man to fish?
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I think your answer is appropriate for this case, because it is a user that has repeatedly asked similar questions with general poor samples. So as you mention, for exceptional cases, yes. Something I ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Moderating can sometimes require quite a bit of your time. This might mean you won't be able to, for example, write as many answers as before. How do you feel about it?

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Would you like to add the word "EDITION" to the edited questions
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I agree some sort of notation should be added when an edit is made that is more than a simple correction on someone else's answer (or even your own). All content here on GD.SE can (and almost ...

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