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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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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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What's the distinction between recipe and technique questions?

We've decided that "recipe" questions are off-topic, and in the recent question about paper airplanes, CreationEdge stated: However, the questions should be about the craft itself ... as with ...
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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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Most exchange sites are out of private beta in 7 days. Why are we still in private beta?

I have read around that most exchange sites are in private beta for 7 days (sometimes a little longer) before going into a public beta. This is at the discretion of the Stack Exchange team, and so ...
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What are Arts and Crafts?

So far, we have some questions asking about specific arts or crafts. We may ultimately find that this is the best way to deal with what is or isn't on topic. Having said that, there may be some ...
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Should “sewing” be exclusive of related needle crafts like cross stitch and embroidery?

My general understanding is that, while they use the same equipment (needle and thread), sewing and crafts like embroidery are not the same. I recently submitted a tag wiki excerpt for sewing that ...
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Let there be a list of embroidery stitch types

Recently I asked a question about an embroidery stitch type. Answer linked to a website where I saw a stitch which was completely new to me. Since this can have definite answer, should we have a list ...
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Is the finish/finishing tag potentially ambiguous

There is one question about varnishing that uses finish (I think it should be retagged finishing) I'm sure I know what finishing is for. Finishing a project refers to the final steps to beautify ...
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Is paper considered a tool?

I recently asked a question regarding the identification of paper without feeling it. Is applying a tool-related tag to a paper-question within the scope of those tags? Or is paper not considered a ...
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Should we create a tag for “tool-selection”?

I was looking back on my question from before and I was searching for a tag describing someone asking about the pros and cons and description of each tool in a category (the question was about tool ...
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What kind of tag could we use for craft prerequisites?

I am struggling with a title much in the same was as I am with the tags for this concept. I recently asked a questions about forming wire. I had thought about adding costumes to the question but ...
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Can we start making chat rooms for other specific crafts and concepts?

I saw another room pop up for Poster Design. Should we start making more rooms for other specific crafts? A place for people to get centric knowledge about there craft and compare ideas and such?
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What topics can I ask about here?

This section is currently blank in our Help Center. While we can't have an exhaustive list of Arts & Crafts (IIRC, that's something that got hashed out on Area 51), being specific about what types ...
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Are “recipe requests” off-topic? [duplicate]

I was wondering about the A&C version of "recipe requests" (something that is off-topic at Seasoned Advice). Would questions like this be off-topic? What can I do with all these pine cones in my ...
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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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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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Would we want to show preference for tags using plural versions?

Take glue for instance. That tag is fine on it's own but would it be better or make more sense if it was glues. The ways I could support this would be: The tag is not about one "glue" but more the ...
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Should we create a tag for knit fabric?

I just posted a question with a new tag knit-fabric. I wasn't allowed to create knits, my first choice, since there was already a tag for knit (one question - this might be better served by knitting, ...
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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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How do we feel about terminology questions?

I was reading this post Reliably identify the local color of a subject in non-white light? and I saw the term "local colour". I didn't actually know what that meant. Thankfully the OP added in a wiki ...
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Is removing the paper tag off the papercutting questions really necessary?

So there were pending edits, which I rejected, to remove paper from the following questions: What medium should be kept beneath the paper for papercutting? and What is a proper tool for ...
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Is the “How to cover books without bubbles” question on topic?

Right now there is a question about covering a book with contact paper (How can I cover books with contact paper without bubbles?) And I'm curious if this is considered "on topic" I would like to get ...
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Why this meta answer received so many downvotes and what can be done for such future answers?

https://crafts.meta.stackexchange.com/a/63/96 Here I just posted the quote from the stackoverflow blog and an earlier discussion. Why did it receive 3 downvotes? This doesn't seem to be about ...
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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 questions about art restoration on topic here?

From what I understand, the scope of this site is to act as a place for people who are artists/creators of art and crafts. Are topics that relate to art restoration/preservation considered part of ...
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Should we have a kind of dictionary of tools?

I'm not a english native speaker and to be fully honest, I probably don't even know the name of the tools in my first language. Should we consider having a list of the (more or less) commonly used ...
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How subjective can a Q/A get before it's too opinion-based?

This meta question was inspired by a recent site question (https://crafts.stackexchange.com/q/78/30) but I believe it may be likely to come up relatively often. Arts & Crafts can be a moderately ...
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Is woodworking on topic? [duplicate]

This question has recently been posted: What type of thin or light wood is suitable for making box joints? Do we handle questions like this, or do we consider them to be a better fit for DIY.SE?
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What should be our initial focuses for this site?

Likely there is a cross post meta about this so if someone is aware that would be good. Arts & Crafts has the potential to be a large and all encompassing site for several different hobbies, ...
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What about the commitment phase questions?

So there were plenty of good questions there. Would it be considered fair game to ask those on the main site now? There could be some good questions there that could be left abandoned by the askers....
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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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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 ...
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Should we create some basic FAQ questions for popular types of Arts and Crafts?

I've been thinking about the sites I use, particularly Cooking, and I find that they have some great basic FAQ questions on the main site that help users answer more specific questions without asking ...
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Could not find drawing tag. How to post drawing questions?

How do I post the drawing questions without the drawing tag?
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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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