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What should our on-topic FAQ contain?

Stolen from Cooking.SE - If you're unsure how this should look, check out their version, which has really great examples. It's generally a good idea to have a separate Meta question to reference that ...
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What guidelines should we set for “identification”-style questions?

I know that ID questions are very contentious on different sites - some sites love them and others hate them. I believe that they can be successful here if we set some strict ground rules to make the ...
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How do we deal with idea generation questions?

As we know and will likely keep seeing as this site progresses there will be plenty of subjectivity. I anticipate that we are going to get questions along the lines of What can I do with [x] I just ...
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Do we limit the scope of woodworking questions?

Consider this question: What type of thin or light wood is suitable for making box joints? As an avid member of the Woodworking.SE I can say that this question is more than suitable for that ...
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Are unconventional canvases generally on-topic?

We had this question about painting a kitchen item: What type of paint should I use to decorate a kitchen appliance? That was apparently closed and then reopened by the community after editing ...
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Questions asking for resources - On or off topic?

Inspired by this question: https://crafts.stackexchange.com/questions/451/resources-for-lost-wax-casting Should we make requests for resources off topic here?
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“Tools” tag is too broad - should it be removed/blacklisted?

One of my questions was edited this morning with the note: Replaced the ambiguous "hooks" tag with the more general "tools". In my opinion tools is utterly too broad and will apply to way too many ...
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Is maintenance really tool-maintenance?

I was doing some tag edits and I was trying to work out the one for maintenance. My excerpt reads like tool maintenance and I was wondering if I was missing something. Could there be other ...
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Can a moderator make [crochet] and [crocheting] synonyms?

There's a disparity with using crochet and crocheting. They're used about 50/50 on questions right now, sometimes doubled up. It seems like the best bet for tags like these is to make the synonyms, ...
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Can we take questions asking for a description of an art genre?

A question was recently asked about anime/manga: When discussing my art, particularly some of my graphic novel pieces, with several of my younger colleagues they have mentioned Manga. All they ...
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On-topic FAQ Draft

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 ...
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Are digital arts on-topic here?

Clearly, drawing and painting are very on-topic here, being arts. Are their computer equivalents (i.e. with graphics tablets, etc) on-topic here?
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Identify-this-painting questions

There was a recent question (Art identification) that was closed. A user disagreed with the closing, and I thought the reason was interesting and worth a meta question -- they declined to start one, ...
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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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What sort of chat events should we hold?

Not all Arts & Crafts questions are well-suited to the StackExchange model -- for example, "does my artwork look good" or "what craft can I make with popsicle sticks". However, these could be ...
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What are our thoughts on whether general “how do I fix this” questions are on topic or not?

This is a very complex question that will not likely have a simple solution. Two questions were asked recently that seem, on the surface, to have no relation to A&C. One has since been edited in ...
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Are questions about the business side of selling your craft/art on-topic?

As someone who's on Photo.SE the "pricing" question comes up all the time from newbs about to embark on hanging out a shingle, and it often gets closed as too localized, or opinion-based, but some of ...
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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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I don't think we need [practice]

I have seen practice show up on a couple of questions now. I should think that it is a given that people are here to learn and practice. Comes part and parcel with the territory of SE and especially ...
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“Step guides”: The how-to question sagas

Quite possibly one of the largest things with arts and crafts is discovery. Lots and lots of discovery. Drawing from personal experience, I've loved to learn new crafts, and showcase things with ...
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Are “how do I reproduce this” questions on-topic?

Would a question of the type "here's a portion of a painting1 I really admire, how do I reproduce it?" be on topic? By "reproduce", I don't mean "how do I use a copy machine", obviously. :) I mean, ...
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Does this site include the literary arts or music?

This site is an arts and crafts beta. Does this include language arts? Poetry, short stories, novels and such? If not, where should I go for that? Does music count as an art here?
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Are paper airplanes on-topic here?

Considering that origami is an art, and paper airplanes are basically the same, except that you make airplanes with the paper and throw them, is paper airplane making within the scope of crafts.se?
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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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What makes this color theory question about walls and LED bulbs off-topic?

Here's the question: What range of wall color options would be generally considered aesthetically viable for a room with colored light bulbs? What are some of the reasons it's not on topic? Is it ...
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When should colour and colouring tags be used?

There are two tags: colour and colouring. Now I realize that when the question is about how to deal with colours, colouring tag will not be appropriate. colouring will be appropriate where people ...
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What can we do to advertise between SE sites now that we are in public beta?

I am understand that community ads are available only to graduated sites. However I know that I have seen Woodworking.SE ads/links on places like DIY.SE. I will have to reach out to that community to ...
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Can we axe the 'technique' tag?

The technique tag is overly broad, could apply to every craft we have, and doesn't tell us anything about what's physically needing to be done or which craft it's for, without the addition of another ...
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What is the process/timeline for getting pro-tem moderators?

I know that moderators on beta sites are appointed by the SE CMs. What I don't know is when that occurs or what milestones must be reached before it does. I had assumed that it occurred pretty soon ...
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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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Photography - equipment questions

I finally got myself a nice DSLR and I'm coming up with different questions. While I consider photography to be an art there is a SE site Photography and I'm assuming that most equipment questions ...
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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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When will the on-topic FAQ go live?

We've discussed what it should contain, and come up with a draft... Those posts were last active 5 months ago. I recently consulted the page to check if a question would be on topic, but it's still ...
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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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Should there be a generic `paper-crafts` tag to cover all paper crafts like origami, kirigami, papercutting?

My Reason: people interested in paper crafts should find these questions under 1 umbrella. It will be helpful for users to find "what all is there, and what all can be done" w.r.t (in this case) paper....
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Design ideas for crafts.SE [closed]

Arts and Crafts is (probably) a week away from graduation. We need to start coming up with ideas for site design. (similarly to another site's post) What should logos, upvote/downvote, color, and ...
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Will Google show this site in its top results if someone searches for drawing?

https://crafts.meta.stackexchange.com/a/23/96 Robert said: But in picking a single word for the URL, a site about crafts is much less likely to cause misunderstandings and confusion. The main ...