As a semi-professional aerial photographer with many years of experience doing it, I would like to ask the (StackExchange) community to help head off some problems which affect the aerial photography community AND the public at large. I propose the following
Questions which could be asked about regular ground-based photography are allowed - composition, lighting, etc.
Questions about aerial equipment, which are specific to aerial photography, should be banned. How to mount cameras, how to trigger them, etc.
My reason behind this is, of late, I've been seeing some advice given which could result in safety dangers to the public. Example: using the Wi-Fi on a GoPro on your aircraft - the AP community knows this is a Bad Thing - the Photography community might not. So, why ban these questions instead of answering them? Simple - because the photography community just doesn't understand safety, which requires education and experience. The photography community is the biggest danger to the aerial photography community right now, and enabling aerial photography operations without addressing safety concerns is, frankly, a danger to the public and a danger to the industry. Safety issues are a big concern of the FAA and currently, the airspace is being carved up and sold to the highest bidder. The more uninformed and dangerous aerial operators we create as a community, the more ammunition the FAA has to say "only the big guys get to do this" and they will be right. We need to do whatever we can to avoid that by not publishing information that contributes to safety problems and ignorant operators.
I'm open to suggestions on how to deal with this in a better way. I am concerned for the safety of the public, and the viability of the small aerial photography business, which the FAA is going to make illegal if we keep giving them reasons why it should be.