Thank you for all the suggestions from What should our on-topic FAQ contain?
The pro tem mods have discussed and compiled the ideas into the following text to go on the What questions can I ask about here? page.
This list is not carved in stone; if we later realize we need to add or remove something, that can be done.
We welcome specific questions about a variety of arts and crafts. These topics are welcome on our site:
- Tool usage, upkeep and selection
- Material selection and usage
- Asking for clarification of a specific tutorial step ("why isn't this working?" or "what do these instructions mean?")
- Attributes of different media and how they interact
- Proper media storage and final product preservation
The following subjects are considered off-topic for our site:
- Asking for inspiration ("What craft can I do with ...?")
- Broad questions like "where do I start", or requesting a tutorial for a larger project
- Discussion or critique of works, whether your own another artist's
- Product and service recommendations ("Where can I get (product)?" or "Where can I find someone that does (service) in (area)?")