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There are currently 3 close votes on my question "How to produce simple 2D illustrations to accompany geometry answers?". One for Off-Topic, One for Too Broad, And One for Too Subjective.

This suggests to me that there are multiple problems I might address, but no clear relative priorities among them.

I imagine the "off-topic" voter might be satisfied with a migration to meta, as suggested in this related meta question.

"Too Subjective" could be addressed by stipulating that you must link to an actual post on the SE network where such an illustration was in fact used to assist a mathy explanation <-- an objective criterion. This would disqualify the Powerpoint answer.

"Too Broad" kinda cuts to the heart, I fear. The initial revision was clearly "too narrow". Is there a middle-ground to be struck?

Other ideas?

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I voted to close as "primarily opinion-based", even though I think it's a pretty interesting and valuable question (I even posted an answer to it), because I don't see how you could decide objectively which answer is the best. For instance, I recommended Inkscape and someone else recommended Adobe Illustrator. Which program is "better" for making diagrams with is a matter of personal taste and experience, as well as access to the software.

It's also not really on-topic, except accidentally, to the extent that creating diagrams might call on some graphics knowledge, or involve a little programming. You could imagine many communities on SE having this same question, but it would not be remotely on-topic in most of them.

Migrating to meta might be the best thing to do with this question. I wouldn't want to get rid of it entirely, as I do think it is valuable, and meta is more OK with opinion-based questions and answers.

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    $\begingroup$ Oh, if that's all, I can simply accept my own answer. That was my original intent anyway. Postscript is clearly the best for OP. :) (to the first point.) $\endgroup$ – luser droog Sep 8 '15 at 1:01
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    $\begingroup$ I didnt actually suggest illustrator i said that that is what i use, i said inkscape is certainly an option (i dont like how inkscape snaps). Also i do write postscript as a share this interest with @loserdroog but still... Also i wanted to link some additional places to go to. $\endgroup$ – joojaa Sep 16 '15 at 8:25

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