Questions tagged [scope]

For questions about the scope of the Arts & Crafts site, what types of questions are permitted and whether a particular query would be on-topic.

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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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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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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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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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Would a question about infusing scent into myrrh be on topic?

How can I make rose scented myrrh incense? How can I make rose scented incense with unscented myrrh resin drops? I have some of natural scented and would like to be able to be able to give it a rose ...
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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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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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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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How will we handle overlap with DIY.SE?

The Home Improvement site is an older, graduated, Stack Exchange which looks as though it's going to have a fair amount of scope overlap with Arts & Crafts. From their help centre (emphasis mine): ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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?