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Should we enforce quality standards on style identification questions?

I mentioned this at the end of the question on revisiting AI, but it deserves some separate focus. In the early days of the site, there was discussion on whether or not to include style identification ...
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How do computer-controlled machines fit into the site's scope?

Hand crafting includes the use of tools. All kinds of hand tools are on-topic. Even large stationary, motor-driven tools, like woodworking shop tools, are on-topic; the crafter is controlling things ...
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Should questions asking how to craft something for a medical purpose or to meet health/safety requirements be on-topic?

A recent question, What precautions need to be observed to create a food-safe silicone mold?, triggered my radar about a type of question that could potentially be more dangerous than helpful, and I'm ...
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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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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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Should we have weekly/fortnightly topic challenges?

A long time ago, on a site far, far away (roughly two clicks), a great suggestion was made. Jon Ericson came up with the idea of weekly/fortnightly topic challenges. For those not willing to make the ...
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What's the policy on questions about the "best" way of doing X?

An edit was just suggested to my question, replacing "What's the best way to ... ?" with "How to ... ?" I approved the edit, since SE automatically gives a warning that questions containing "best" in ...
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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 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 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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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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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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