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Asking about laser autofucus in lab setting

I manage a lab for a largish art university. We got a new relatively cheap (although in arts and crafts context this is not cheap) Chinese laser and we are having problems with autofocus crashes that ...
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Would it be on topic if I ask questions about a specific brand?

I have some questions about Faber Castell pencils, like where they are manufactured and if there's any difference between materials used in different model numbers of pencils of the same series (for ...
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Why was this answer treated as spam?

A new user posted this answer: What are some waterproof materials that meet my criteria for folding origami stars and cranes eggs?. For people who can't see the deleted post: I have folded origami ...
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Action in Low Quality Posts Review Queue

The LQP review queue offers only three possible actions (other than skip): approve (OK as is), edit, or delete. A good percentage of these posts are low quality as-is, but could be improved. I ...
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Can a question that's too old and unanswered be closed?

This question has been up for almost 11 months already. Can we close questions that are too old and unanswered? I also think that the question is too "open". It's asking us: "what is ...
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Are restoration (not referring to art restoration) questions OK here?

I really love restoring old furniture, tools, and other interesting looking things as a hobby. For wooden furniture, there's the wonderful Woodworking site. But for other stuff, is it on topic here (...
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Is this popular "What are some projects we can do" question actually on-topic/in-scope?

What are some good car-crafts for long trips? was a popular question with a lot of responses, and people had fun with it. But I'm questioning whether it's actually on-topic and generally within SE ...
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Should I be more "truthful" about the material in this question?

I just posted What type of paint for mildly flexible plastics? and now I'm thinking about my wording. The material I'm asking about there is FormLabs Durable resin, off a Form 3 SLA printer. It's a ...
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Platforms for sharing works of art and craft

Recently, a question came up asking if requests for platforms to share works on is on-topic on our site. It is not. But in order to help users who are asking after these platforms, they can be ...
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Can I ask what platforms I can share my artworks on? [duplicate]

I've been tempted to ask this question but I don't think it's on-topic: What source/media is reliable to share my art with, like deviant art, etc. Would this question be on-topic? Or should I just not ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What is (y)our stance on linking to specific articles and retailers?

I'm seeing a lot of hyperlinking to specific products in answers. Obviously, these can aid a lot in finding the right product for the job and are usually not directly problematic. However, many of ...
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Are questions on where to post artworks online on topic?

Is the question Where can I post my pencil drawings online? on topic here? If not, do you know of another SE site where it would be on topic?
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Anatomy and reference images

A question was asked today (titled "Bowed head" reading pose) to find an appropriate image to use as a reference for drawing. While the nature of the question is not appropriate for Arts &...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Arts & Crafts's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Scope reconsideration: practical suggestions

It's been a while since the Arts & Crafts scope reconsideration topic was active. I still feel it's an (or the most) important step in shaping this website into a more consistent and mature ...
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Are there enough questions to warrant a "stuffed-animal" tag?

I recently asked a question about repairing a stuffed animal, and after looking around the Arts & Crafts website, I saw there were other repair/creation questions regarding stuffed animals as well....
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Are gemstones part of [stones] or [jewelry], or should they have their own tag?

'Stones' can include anything from river rocks to rubies. The latter linked question includes both stones and jewelry tags, but does not mention anything about the intended use of the stone, so the ...
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Should [toys] be removed?

The toys tag has 10 questions. To me, this doesn't seem like an appropriate tag for the site. A "toy" can be anything used in play; any size, any material, suitable for any age, etc. ...
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Remove or keep the [color-theory] tag?

We currently have a color tag, of which the description reads: "For questions about the nature of color and color theory, but not about the process of applying color to works." It is ...
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Should we remove the [preparation] tag?

We currently have the two tags preparation and surface-preparation of which the first is used erratically. Preparation often seems to be used for questions about preparatory steps, but in which the '...
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What are the voting requirements for a Pro Tempore Moderator election?

There is an upcoming moderator election. This election has been labeled a special, pro tempore, moderator election. This meta post states that the requirement to vote in a moderator election is 150 ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election - Nominations begin August 10th

Summary: Arts & Crafts Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on August 10th to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement ...
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Use style-identification tag in conjunction with particular medium tag?

I've recently added the style-identification tag, and have been editing them into questions retroactively. I keep removing the medium tags (e.g. drawing, sewing, painting) in the process, since most ...
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New tag for questions asking to identify objects to be reproduced?

I'm going through our list of tags again - specifically those with the words 'identification' and 'selection' in them - and stumbled upon this post, for which no proper tag is available (sewing is ...
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2020 Moderator Election - interest check

This community hasn't had any new moderators since the original three were appointed about four years ago (including yours-truly) and has never had an election. A couple of months ago one of the two ...
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Scope reconsideration: scope defined by user base expertise?

As a result of my last question, I had a short discussion with fixer1234 that brought up another matter I think is important for demarcating a potential scope reformation. I'm not sure it matters, ...
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Are we too lenient toward questions?

Disclaimer: this question starts out quite egocentric, but bear with me :) I have the distinct notion questions that would really be considered too broad or unfocused for our website are not filtered ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Feature Request Proposal: Improve Access to Guidelines (as part of Scope Reconsideration)

Proposed For Group Consideration: That A&E SE post a Feature Request on Meta Stack Exchange to (1) have links to our “Help Center” and “Asking Help” pages placed in additional high profile ...
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What is the history of Arts & Crafts stack and its scope?

What is the history of Arts & Crafts Stack Exchange and its scope? Currently, there is a discussion about if the scope or name of the stack should change. There's also a fair number of closed or ...
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Should we reconsider the name or scope of "Arts & Crafts"?

There are constant off-topic posts because a question is about art in general, art history, or art theory, and not limited to applied technique or not solving one certain practical problem. Maybe ...
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New tag to address questions regarding conduct of artists and craftspeople

To address questions about the (acceptability of) (professional) behaviour of artists or craftspeople, and to avoid them being tagged with irrelevant tags, I created the artistic-conduct tag. As ...
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Knitting and crochet community

Would anyone be interested in starting a separate Stack Exchange for knitters/crocheters? I don't mind being in A&C, but I think there are enough knitters/crocheters and questions to form our own ...
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Where is the line between "material selection" and "product recommendations"?

I stumbled across the question Transparent resin to fill small acrylic plastic container? At first glance the question seemed to be off-topic as asking for a product recommendation, so I started ...
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Are questions about leather-working on topic?

So, I got a bit hooked up with re-enactment/LARP recently. Part of the fun for me is the crafting, leatherworking and sewing. I found an image of a piece of leather armour with I would love to create ...
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Is asking about an artwork off-topic?

My sister's boyfriend painted this picture. I am not familiar with art and the only explanation I got is that it paints the light. I wanted to know more about the picture, but I don't know if it would ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Is this "how do I learn this" question off topic?

Best resources to learn origami art immediately? The question is subjective, vague and at the end of the day asking after how to learn an entire art form. What kind of origami style are they going ...
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Do we want a custom close reason for questions about art history/appreciation?

It's been established that art history and art appreciation, including "history" of current/living artists, is out of scope for this stack. Instead, we're focused primarily on the making of art, the ...
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Should we have canonical questions?

I was just asked to review this question, in which user 'Johannes' is attempting to make a canonical question on beginner's knitting mistakes. In its current state I think it's too broad, and have ...
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Accessibility tag missing from Arts & Crafts site

I would like to talk about the sort of art that would help kids and people with autism or autism spectrum type problems (by allowing them to select a picture from a set of pictures, to describe their ...
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Help with a hostile moderator

I will appreciate a mod looking at the back and forth in the comments under "Layout Foot length Jacket Cape" and letting me know if creationedge is using his/her position appropriately. Matt and ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue indicator whenever there's a task available in any queue. All queues with at least one task will be marked ...
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Create tag for crafts with metal rings

I want to create a tag for crafts with metal rings (ie chain mail), but there are multiple spellings according to Wikipedia including: mail maille chain mail --> (chain-mail since tags can't have ...
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Where can I get advice on identifying an artist or style?

I'm trying to identify a particular painted art style (like precisionism but with a tendency to use thicker paint daubs (oils?)). I can provide examples and images, but I'm aware this site is not ...
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Practical Special Effects?

Are movie-style practical special effects questions appropriate for Arts & Crafts SE? I mean like questions about how to make realistic-looking blood, how to make a face-melting special effect, ...
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Are questions about tool making on topic here?

I'm interested in making some tools such as knives including a draw knife, axe handles, as well as some shop machinery. Are questions about particular aspects of the making process of the above on ...
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If we had a art/craft exchange, who would participate?

I don't have details but I wanted to see how interested people are in this. We got several upvotes on the "Secret Santa" idea on the one-year celebration idea generation question, so I thought I'd ...