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Would this question be on topic?

Question this question is about; Where can I post my pencil drawings online? Is this on topic for A&C SE? 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, ...
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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 this question off-topic?

My sister's boyfriend painted this picture. I am not familiarized with art and the only explanation I got is it paints the ligth. 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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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 ...
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Unanswered questions with answer in comments

So, I tend to like looking at the unanswered questions queue to see what is stumping the group. I opened a random question (this one: What is the easiest/cheapest way to seal/stamp a brand in craft ...
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Next week (April 26th) marks our 1-year anniversary! How should we celebrate it?

April 26th, 2016 was the first day of our private beta (and May 17 was the start of our public beta) which means that in a few days we will celebrate one year as a site! Should we celebrate? If so, ...
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Are culinary arts on topic

So I have been confused on whether I should post culinary arts on here, or on seasoned advice. I don't want to post any culinary arts related questions and get shutdown cause of them. By culinary arts ...
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Please use custom (fill-in-the-blank) off-topic close reasons!

If you have sufficient reputation to see the tools (2000 rep), I invite you to check out this page. This is the close statistics page and it's really helpful to moderators and high-reputation users to ...
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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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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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Is this an appropriate way to edit an off-topic question?

I'm asking about this specific question. If you check the revisions, you'll see that OP's question was a "shopping" question, and did not give any specifics about what they needed other than "cheap". ...
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Challenging migration of “System for Documenting Ideas” question

The question https://crafts.stackexchange.com/questions/2672/system-for-documenting-ideas was just migrated to the Software Recommendations community, but I think this misinterprets the focus of the ...
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Have we become a help me find this thing site?

I just saw this question: How to make retail-friendly adhesive hang tab packaging and I have to admit, I'm seriously mystified as to how this is arts and crafts. We now support retail packaging ...
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Is this question about paint composition on topic?

I'm wondering if this question is on topic for Arts & Crafts or not: https://crafts.stackexchange.com/q/2559/30 We all know most commonly known paints are CMY(k) because they are "subtractive"...
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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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Should we have tags for individual articles of clothing?

Should we have tags for individual articles of clothing? Articles of clothing, such as pants, dresses, hats, etc. can be part of many types of crafts. For instance: sewing, crocheting, costume design ...
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How topical are crafting tool questions when they get into history?

This meta question is inspired by a recent A&C question: What happened to slant-needle sewing machines? Slant-needle sewing machines used to be all the rage, and it's easy to see why: being ...