At a minimum what should as the authors of the posts here to be sure we are properly attributing external content?
We should be:
Linking to the original source: A hyper link would direct users to the original content. A book can just be link to excerpt of pages (some books are posted online) or online store that sells it.
Use block quotes > to indicate ...
The impression that I've often received is that this is a site for handmade arts and crafts.
If it's a general art or craft concept, I say keep it.
But if it's *How do I work this tool, or do so and so online or in photoshop?" No.
Therefore, I would recommend that you move these over to Graphic Design.
This nominee would be a good choice because she's already been making positive contributions to both the "front" and "back" ends of Arts & Crafts. My experience with her contributions to other SEs (specifically Seasoned Advice) is that she's polite, considerate, well-versed with how a StackExchange site works, gives thorough and thoughtful ...
I don't think these should be on topic.
We are here to discuss the application of arts and crafts. Identifying a work of art doesn't relate to application or learning of arts and crafts. IDing existing works is, essentially, art history and we are specifically not in the business of art history.
Now, if someone finds a piece of art and they want to know ...
Naming is hard. Whatever we picked, someone was going to be "sad".
The word arts was simply too ambiguous to convey the meaning of this site concisely. In academia, arts typically includes the study of languages, literature, history, music, etc. In a social context, arts typically refers to creative and social activities like theater, music, and dance. And,...
I don't know why anyone would ask photography questions here. The Photography SE is flourishing and a full site, not a beta site the way woodworking is. If the woodworking site were to fail due to low question volume or activity, we could easily welcome them into our wings but Photography is not going to fail.
Additionally, the original definition of this ...
I think it would be fine but.....
I think that depends on the specific topic at hand. There is a Graphic Design SE already that might be a better fit for most questions about the tools and techniques. Cross posting is not forbidden but I think depending on the question you might find more expertise there.
Questions about the art itself might be more on ...
Vote to close as too opinion based or too broad
These should pretty much just be closed outright. Somethin that is this open-ended cannot possibly be answered without either a bias -or- there would be endless possible solutions.
However if the OP of the question was to try and make the question more specific like:
What can I do with [x] to make it work ...
"How to" questions cover a very broad range of examples, many of which should absolutely be on topic here.
I think the criteria that we should apply for "how to" questions should be no different than the criteria we apply for any other types of questions: they must be clear, specific, and reasonably scoped.
"How do I paint like Bob Ross?" is too broad. "I ...
Um... you're gettting way ahead of the process.
There are four-ish steps to graduation.
We're currently in private beta, a week away from PUBLIC BETA, not "graduating". This is the equivalent of moving from kindergarten to first grade.
Graduation is a huge step and requires a lot of work. First, it requires that we spend at least thee months in public ...
There are some really great examples of ID questions that have been posted already, even in our short time here... and there are a couple that I don't really think work.
The two existing questions here are both great examples:
What is the name of these "offset" nibs and pens?
What is this small hand held cutter?
What makes ...
If your question is about an Art and/or Craft and:
It is a question about how to do a technique OR
It is a question about how to achieve a specific result
The following types of questions are explicitly off topic:
Brand specific product recommendations
General recommendations that do not have a specific objective
My thinking for the off topic items is ...
I think this actually breaks into two different issues.
Discussing a particular brand can be helpful, as long as the qualities or characteristics are relevant to the question that was asked.
I have found that SuperFun yarn does not felt well, but WowFelting yarn is easier to work with.
You don't have to buy HighPrice glue for this project, just ...
I upvoted that question originally and also voted to reopen it. Sometimes wording can get people in hot water but if we can read into what they are asking the real question will still be there.
This discussion will keep coming up and I intend to try and push the borders as well. Keeping this centric to canvases I don't see how painting on plastics is off ...
Tool usage, upkeep and selection
How to use specific techniques and tools to achieve a particular effect.
Selecting the appropriate tool for a particular task
Identifying tools via pictures and characteristics.
Catija, CreationEdge, and Erica (in alphabetical order) are all great choices, and I have no doubt they'll do an excellent job of moderating this site which they clearly care about a lot. I look forward to watching the community here grow and thrive with them at its helm.
To Catija and CreationEdge: congrats on your very first diamonds! ...
I can't see why not, especially if you have the same question that they did.
If you don't, I recommend possibly giving the people who asked them initially the opportunity to do so first by waiting a few days at least, particularly if you have no subject knowledge yourself. We want to be certain to get a good base of users with some starting rep so I don't ...
Considering that there are a hundred or more embroidery stitches and this would likely need to be an image-heavy list, I strongly recommend that we do not do this.
There are sites out there, like the one I referenced in my answer, that already do this and I don't know that anyone here will have the time or inclination to make original images for reference.....
The current length of private beta seems to be 3 weeks, based on Robert's answer here.
As we approach the end of the private beta (about three weeks after launch),
So, based on that, we're right in the middle section.
As an example, Retrocomputing, a site just ahead of us just went into public beta today, on their 20th day. So if we ...
We do not cover all arts (performing, written, musical, etc.), only visual art and crafting.
For language arts (poetry, short stories, novels), your best bet is likely Writers.SE. They are also currently in beta, but would be able to address questions about written "art".
Music also does not count as an art for A&C, but either Music: Practice and ...
Asking about the possibility is really a question of physics or chemistry, perhaps even both. Asking about how to use such a paint, were it to exist, would make more sense here.
At the end of the day, though, creating a permanent application of light emitting paint seems unlikely, to be generous. However, to put more substance behind that would require a ...
Yes, it should be removed.
A 'toy' - in the context of this website - is just another type of object made of particular materials, and the materials (and mechanisms/techniques) are pertinent to the question and answer, not the fact that they constitute a toy.
But the tag does provide some information, as it emphasizes that potential solutions should be safe ...
Yes, there's lots of evidence that Amazon engages in questionable business practices, but this site and SE in general are not the place to correct it. People don't need to shop at retailers they think are unethical. When a post links to a product, if a reader doesn't like the retailer, they can search for other sources. Or, if a reader has a problem with ...
Google does not produce results based on the url of a site... The url of a site has little to do with search results. People looking for knitting and crocheting projects find Ravelry.com just fine even though neither "knitting" nor "crocheting" is in the site name. Search engine optimization does all of the important work by using keywords and site content ...
Defining the content of our site is important but we should let topics come to us and discuss them if necessary as they appear. It would be difficult for us to create content if we don't know that there's demand for it.
Instead, I feel that we should focus on curating the content of the site we have so that we can get this site started out well. If ignored - ...