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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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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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Should glues actually be adhesives?

So we have glue. Currently I am seeing if we should pluralize it but aside from that .... I wanted to tag How to clean off spray adhesive? with glue as it seems very appropriate to me. Should we ...
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What can we use as sources of inspiration for questions?

I am already starting to have trouble coming up with good questions for the site. At least in chat I have seen other users have a similar sentiment as well. Sure there are time constraints in people's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Does “foodsafe” actually mean “hypoallergenic”?

We don't have a lot of tag wikis (or even excerpts) yet (hint hint...)... But one of the ones we do have is for foodsafe. It reads: (Excerpt) For products that are non-toxic and hypoallergenic. (Wiki)...
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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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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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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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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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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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We should be giving credit where credit is due

I have seen several answers now that are just cut and paste from other websites. While that is fine as we want to have the content here it is important that these external sources be properly ...
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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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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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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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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 it OK to cite brand/shop?

Is recommending a particular shop, online shop, or brand when answering a question acceptable, or would it be considered advertising?
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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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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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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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“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 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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Chat room name ideas?

Arts & Crafts has it's own beloved chatroom!!! Woot! The issue is, a few things. Make sure to chat! Discuss! Chat's your third home, feel free to take about the site, or even just have casual ...
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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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