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Would a question regarding upgrade options be on-topic?

I have an older DX Nikon body, and am unsure about my options for upgrading while still using my existing DX lenses. Would such a question be on topic for this site - ie it'd boil down to essentially ...
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Why do we tolerate legal questions here?

For example... Can I be sued for using someone else’s picture of my dog? I can understand a photographer asking about professional/business insurance or something - how to go about protecting oneself ...
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Name mixup on photo of the week

I notice that the photo of the week has my name attached. I didn't take this image. I didn't enter the "Death" competition. I believe the person who took this is dmkonlinux... Please correct ...
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Does the olympus-om1 tag need updating?

The existing olympus-om1 tag has a label of This week, Olympus launched the mirrorless OM1, as the last in the line using the Olympus name. It's supposed to be under the OM System name, but the ...
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Are photos from phones allowed in the "photo of the week" contest?

I'm new to the photography stack exchange and would like to participate in the Photo of the Week contest. However, I'm also new to photography and only recently got a DSLR camera so I haven't taken ...
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No nikon-d850 tag?

I was surprised when I wanted to tag my question with nikon-d850 as there isn't any such tag. But there is a d800 tag. Is it reasonable to expect a d850 tag, for a camera that came out in 2017? Or ...
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Photo contest on Main (since 2021): What works? What doesn't?

Since committing to the New Photo of the Week Contest on Main at the beginning of 2021, we have attracted many great submissions, too many to list. I'm supremely thankful for everybody who has ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2021 Archive)

You may know that Photo SE (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of 2021 in reverse chronological ...
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Is a question about software for automatic selection of photos using AI on topic?

I'm about to prepare albums for print and I have a huge number of photos to check (yes someone has no control over their shutter button). I'd like to ask if there is a way to get some automated ...
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Should we [gently] critique images in the Weekly Photo Contests?

From comments on this week's contest - Photo Competition 2021-11-15: Landscapes Should we be free to gently critique pictures posted in the contests? I raised this initially because I really felt one ...
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Add special comment to the tags

My question is related to this Q/A. In Photo.SE there are tags, related to legal part of photography like legal, copyright, model-releases and so on. Is it appropriate to add in those tags ...
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Clarification about affiliates

I would like to get clarifications about remarks in answers, related to affiliate, TINLA, IANAL and so on. Are they mandatory or just optional? Here is the Q/A which confuse me. P.S. By affiliate I ...
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Seems I am not welcome (back) here

It's been a few years, much has changed since I last visited here, especially for me. I am alive, happy, and in the best health I have ever been. For long timers, I am sure you can puzzle out who I ...
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Where is all the new content for the photo site?

So I’ve been addicted to the whole stack exchange site for a couple of days. Didn’t know there are 177 sites but they are all the same as far as reputation voting etc. Photos was the first site I came ...
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'Spoiling' an image to preserve a question

Ref: How to deal with image links, uploads, reliability and copyright when editing? If a question is entirely reliant on an external image - very probably copyright to someone other than the poster, ...
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What happens when there are no submissions for PotW contest?

After 8 days into the 2-week photo contest, Photo Competition 2021-07-19: Inspired by Photography Stack Exchange, there haven't been any submissions. This is a first for the New (2021) PotW contests. ...
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Why the need to downsize embedded images in questions to the size of postage stamps?

Am I the only person that still accesses this site on a large enough monitor (with a non-metered internet connection) that prefers images that fill the column width to downsized versions that look ...
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Is "virtual photography" on topic here?

This is a new one to me. Based on this question on main, what size image does virtual photography produce?, is "virtual photography" on topic here? In the context of the question on Main, &...
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Enable MathJax for formatting mathematical formulas?

This question directly relates to the previous Meta-PSE question, Can we have MathJax please to format mathematical formulas? I've made this a separate question, because it's unclear how much of a &...
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How can we improve the voting on the photo competitions?

On the most recent photo competition, All Blur, there has been a comment: Has anyone else noticed that the "winners" of these are always among the first half dozen "answer" posts? ...
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Is this an acceptable comment?

The down vote is because you answered a question Bob a/k/a Ben Rutgers a/k/a user50888 also answered. Competing answers to questions Ben, err, I mean Bob, has answered are frequently downvoted. For ...
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Is it ok to upvote questions

Should I upvote a question if I answer it? Does the fact that I am answering make a question a good question? If a question produces good answers, does that make it a good question? I'm confused.
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How can I submit a photo for the new weekly contest?

I want to submit a photo for this week's contest, but I am not certain how. So, how, can I? And how big must the photo's maximum size be?
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How do I upvote you guys?

I really appreciate everyone who reached out to me and are helping me make a lens choice. I want to upvote you all, but it's not recording my clicks. The fact that you spent your precious time (time ...
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Is a printer profiling question appropriate for this site?

I've been away for a while due to life getting in the way, but have recently been wrestling with getting some half decent prints from my old epson inkjet. I wanted to post what I had found but as it ...
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New Photo Contest

Announcing the new Photo Contest! Rather than maintain a long ongoing contest in Meta as was done for nearly a decade, we have shifted to periodic themed contests over on the main site. Submit a photo ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2020 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 2020 in ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2019 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 2019 in ...
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Photo of the Week is stuck

The 'Photo of the Week' is stuck on the below, and has been since I joined this Stack some 6+ months ago.
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2020: a year in moderation

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Can software specific or software issue questions be asked?

I've been having issues migrating to a new PC with a new version of Lightroom. I've already done some looking up and all the help that's on the Adobe support forums have not been what my issue is. ...
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Stop voting to close questions with the forbidden word

I have been active on this site for a few years now, so I think I have noticed a trend. Whenever someone asks, let's say about lighting but mention a forbidden word "Video" the question is ...
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Where can I ask for an expert opinion about photography?

Whenever I ask a question about a camera recommendations I get blocked because it's off-topic or too broad. Isn't the purpose of Stackexchange to ask a question where an expert can answer? I'm ...
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Tag creation request: smart-previews

I just asked (and answered) a question that was related to Lightroom smart previews, and there are lots of other questions about Lightroom smart previews on Photography Stack Exchange. Do you think we ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election - Results

Photography's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A v2 - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Would questions about finding images that fit a description on-topic?

I have an idea and would like to find an image that well illustrates it. It isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Below is my sample question: I am looking for images to ...
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Can I ask for a photo rating on the main site?

I submitted something for the old Photo of the Week competition. However, it probably won't get viewed. Can I post a question on the main site asking for a rating of my photo? Thanks!
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"Recommend Deletion"

Greetings enthusiasts, I've crossed over the 2K reputation mark (which is well back in the rear-view mirror for probably everyone reading this) and now StackExchange is suggesting that I review "...
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Should Photography SE have a photo competition and how would be best to work it?

I'd like to ask for opinions about a photography competition on this site, further to the discussion in comments in this post: Photo Competition 2020-01: Portraits by candlelight I'm a keen SE ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election - Failed Election

As previously announced the current election wasn't able to gather the required number of candidates to be competitive. We must consider this a failed election and have halted it. The next steps are ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Photography is scheduled for an election next week, June 15th, 2020....
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

Photography last had an election back in 2017. Right now we have an opportunity to run an election for the site, and after consulting with the mods, it sounds like it is a good time for 1 or 2 new ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Stepping back after a decade — see you all around!

As I write this, my profile says "Visited 3361 days, 3353 consecutive". (I guess it took me a couple of weeks to get going.) Over those nine-plus years, that's an average per day of 1.1 helpful flags, ...
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2019: 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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