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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Should we rephrase this old question?

I stumbled on this question by pure chance, and noticed that: The focus of the question is a linked picture, but the link is broken Picture aside, the question is written in a somehow convoluted way ...
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Is systematically downvoting the posts of some person who downvoted you permitted?

I downvoted on an answer few days ago, explaining carefully in a comment why I think the answer is incorrect. My votes are 72 up / 2 down. Today, I noticed my reputation on the site has gone down by ...
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SQL help wanted: data explorer query to find winner of (proposed) new contest

See Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site. We need a https://data.stackexchange.com query which will show the current winner. Specifically: questions in the previous Sunday-to-...
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Should we elect an additional mod specifically to help with the contest?

In the discussion on refreshing the photo contest, current mod @MikeW says: Available mods. There are periods when one or two mods don't visit for a week or more. I try to keep the "weekly" contest ...
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How can we make this open ended question answerable?

How much time do you spend actually shooting a single look? is almost certainly too broad and opinion-based. Yet, it's clearly about photography and a respite from the common questions about gear and ...
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Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site

The consensus of Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site appears to be that taking the contest to the main site and attempting to expand on critique is something that we ...
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Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site

I'm taking inspiration from @xenoid's answer to Is there any hope for making this site about photography?: Maybe the weekly contest is a wasted occasion? Instead of adding a picture as an answer to ...
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How can I ask a question about a famous photograph that I don't own the rights or any license to, without violating the photo's copyright?

Recently, the New York Times ran an article called "Is This the Greatest Photo in Jazz History?" about a famous photograph of four jazz legends on stage in a small NY club in the 1950s. Reading the ...
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Comments in Edits?

I came across a suggested edit for this answer: Fujifilm X-T20 vs Pentax K-3 II. Am I missing any significant differences? I rejected the edit as an attempt to reply. Is this a correct SOP for this ...
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Camera as a tool for not-photography..where to direct questions?

There are many instances of using a camera as a measuring device for real world height, or maybe as a photon counter, or something else entirely...but all not being concerned with producing a ...
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Questions not about photography involving devices whose primary purpose is not photography, but which can be used for photography?

So it seems Questions (potentially) on photography using not-quite-a-camera...cameras are considered on-topic. What about questions not about photography involving devices whose primary purpose is ...
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Opinions on updating EVF question

Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders? is a pretty useful basic question, although the answer could use some modernization. However, the question (and answer) refers to Sony SLT, which is a special ...
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Questions on photography using not-quite-a-camera…cameras

Inspired by the close vote on this question: How can I get a fixed short exposure ( < 2s) with a GoPro Hero 4 Black? At first glance, it appears quite on topic; The GoPro natively takes pictures ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is a reference to Ken Rockwell in an answer more or less divisive and provocative than a divisive, provocative comment about Ken Rockwell?

If Ken Rockwell stating in a lens review that "an f/4.5 lens is slow" is provocative and divisive, what is the following comment¹ to an answer to this question? Apparently it was divisive and ...
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Color Workflow question on-topic?

I have set up a complete color workflow in order to photograph artwork in a studio setting. Using Passport Color Checker to make a custom camera profile for Lightroom Calibrating my monitors with ...
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Not sure if question is appropriate here or graphics exchange, but is relevant to photography editing

How do Photo editing apps that allow you to draw on pictures work? Example of an image where a user has drawn on a picture What happens in the background of an application? What programming ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2018 Archive)

You may know that https://photo.stackexchange.com/ (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of the current year in ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should I ask multiple near-duplicate questions per distributor/brand?

Recently, I asked What are the manufacturer codes for rebranded lenses? My intent when writing the question is that people with knowledge of different distributors and brands could write new answers, ...
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Imgur image resize not always working

I've done this a few times, usually successfully, but for some reason it doesn't always seem to work. I edited this one today & as far as I can see, only the first image has successfully linked ...
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Back-editing “What's this effect” questions

It's been done before - How can I create this 'medieval look' using an entry-level camera like the Nikon D3300? - which ended up being my single largest rep source ;) This started out as a ...
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Is there a tag for “copy this photo look”?

I'm interested in answering questions that relate to "how do I achieve this effect?", but I don't see a tag for that type of question. Is there one?
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Heads up: new spam tactic

Well, not necessarily brand new, but we're seeing a spate of it. Spammers are creating questions copied from Reddit, DPReview, and other sites, and then coming back a few days later to edit spam links ...
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What should we do about portfolio reviews?

This is actually the second meta question about Looking for feedback! Am I ready to take photography to the next level?. The other meta question focuses on the "starting a business" aspect. But, I ...
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Is this question really a duplicate of the one marked as such?

I'm really scratching my head trying to understand how upgrading to full frame with just one lens is a duplicate of Is there ever a right time to upgrade to full frame camera body? Sure, on the ...
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Could we have done better with this budding new biz question?

Question...in question? As it stood, I think it wasn't quite the best question. But, I think there is the making there for a good-subjective question by going down one of two roads. Path 1: We set ...
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Is there any hope for making this site about photography?

We sure are good at getting questions on what camera is better than what other camera, and we're perfectly great at answering questions about optics and mechanics and how buttons and dials work. We're ...
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When are time lapse questions on topic? When are they off topic?

This question, Photoshop CC converting image layers to video clip, was nominated to be closed as off topic because it is about video. The issue addressed has absolutely no application to the capture ...
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Photography new site theme is ready for testing

We have enabled the new site theme for testing on your site. How do I enable it? Click here and check the "Beta test new themes". This will turn on the new theme for any site, including this one, ...
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Can we stop accepting / burninate the [image] tag?

Can we get rid of the image tag? It's way too broad - any question on the site could be tagged this with no value added. It has no tag wiki or usage description. It only has 44 questions, none of ...
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Should auto-generated “Possible duplicate” comments be deleted while close votes on a question are still pending?

I just came across something I've not noticed before. A question asked on July 28 (nine days ago as of now) has three active votes to "close as duplicate." Does time lapse of the sun damage the auto-...
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Is the purpose of allowing practically anyone to edit a question/answer to allow material changes to the original author's intent?

If even the original author should not change their original question materially after the fact, why does it seem to be OK to allow another, relatively new, user to go on a rampage of editing dozens ...
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Are questions about scientific photography on topic?

Scientists in many fields use still photography in their research. However, the exact camera specifications and details of their needs are often quite different than those of photographers whose ...
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Advising to throw away fixable hardware vs advising to sell it to someone who can fix it

I saw this question here and people are recommending OP to throw it away because repairs will probably cost more than a new item. OP seems to say that is indeed the case in one of the comments. But ...
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Self disclosure

The Stack Overflow guidelines under Help center > Our Model specifically state the following: The community tends to vote down overt self-promotion and flag it as spam. Post good, relevant answers, ...
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Can we ask question about photographer and photography channels?

For example, can we ask: Why did Kai W leave DigitalRev TV?
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New Photography site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Photography is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the design ...
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Self Answered Questions

I have a terminology question I'd love to get other users answers to, mainly to see if it changes from country to country. I know the answer to it, but don't immediatly (if at all) want to answer it ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for critique of an answer

I've seen several instances where two or three answers are very similar (though having materially identical content) but receive a different amount of votes. Ignoring the advantage that goes to ...
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How about a new tag: “Photo Re-Creation”?

This question on How to achieve this retro elegant look? has been met with the typical response for re-creation questions. However, I think that OP gives enough body in the question to let us ...
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To what degree should we cover extremely basic information trivial to find in the manual?

How to take a picture by looking to the display of the Nikon D5100 instead of looking through the viewfinder eyepiece? for example. This is extremely easy to find in the manual, which is itself ...
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I have a question about Photoshop (The program). Is it on topic?

I'm having a problem with photoshop 19.1 and scaling in Windows. Photoshop is a photographers tool but the question isn't necessarily just relevant to photography. Is it on topic here?
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Can we please disallow (or at least strongly discourage) answers which consist of screenshots of other websites?

I flagged this answer, which consists primarily of a large screenshot of a Wikipedia page, for moderator attention, and that flag was rejected as invalid. I'd like to appeal this rejection, and get ...
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Why so many downvotes on this question?

I recently asked this question: 24-200MM lens for Nikon D850? I neglected to include my research effort evidence originally, however after being questioned, I first added research evidence via ...
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Clarification criteria for “What's this effect?” questions

We all know we get a lot of these - some ought to be immediately consigned to the "It's an Instagram filter" bucket & quietly left to rot by the wayside. Others, however - even though the OP ...
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Is the time over for the Photography weekly featured image?

I was reading up on the network wide SE changes: Ch-ch-ch-changes: Left nav, responsive design, & themes. Two things caught my eye: Photo.SE is currently getting the "Cadillac treatment" when it ...
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Once again we manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the way we handle an imperfect question

This question. Yes, the question needed clarification. This suggested edit attempted to provide clarification. Yes it made a calculated presumption. But that presumption was by far the most likely ...
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Shouldn't we try to point new users in the right direction *before* mercilessly criticizing their question?

Must we insist on criticizing questions by new users without even attempting to point them in the right direction where they might find what they need? I'm speaking primarily of the first comment, ...
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Is it against official policy to be helpful and point new users in the right direction when they ask an inappropriate question?

Shouldn't a link to chat be the first thing we would offer a new user who asks something like this? At times it seems like we want to run new people off! We obviously have no trouble telling a new ...