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Stop accepting [image]s

Can we get rid of the image tag? It's way too broad - (almost) any question on the site could be tagged this with no value added. It has no tag wiki or usage description. It only has 43 questions, ...
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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 ...
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Image Processing Questions on Topic?

It's been established that "how do I do this with photoshop" Questions are Ok so long as they pertain to particular photographic goal. It's also been established that Photo Editing, Manipulation, and ...
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Adjust old answer to add in info that may be out of scope?

This question is most likely going to be marked as a dupe of this question. While I agree that the two are very similar, the answer of the older Q doesn't involve any advice for film shooters when ...
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Tags specific to Geographical Locations

I've just answered this question: First paid gig as an amateur; do I need insurance? which is obviously UK specific, where as there's another similar question: Recommendations for insuring camera ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Edit posts/answers for acronyms?

Acronyms are well known to those in a community, and not so known to those outside of it. For this reason, new photographers may find new and old questions and answers hard to decipher. As a general ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2017 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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If a question is worth answering, it's probably worth upvoting

I've noticed a trend on Photo.SE where people rarely upvote posts even though they're keen to spend their time on a detailed answer. As an example, this post has 5 answers with only 3 upvotes and this ...
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Why are printers, earplugs, and shoes on topic, but not video, graphic editing, or computer vision?

We have this question about earplugs What kind of earplugs are best for concert photography?, which has remained open by consensus despite some interest in closing it as off-topic. There's also this ...
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Is it appropriate to downvote well-meaning, on-topic questions that don't fit the Stack Exchange format?

Case in point, Inspiring biographies of photographers, which asks: Just asking, also for future reference: Have you read any inspiring biographies on photographers? Which ones do you recommend?...
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KISS or Extrapolate questions?

A comment that Michael made in this question got me thinking. The question itself has been answered and was actually hyper-focused on the terminology. The answer extrapolates out a little and gets ...
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Is it acceptable to flag old off topic questions?

On the main page I came across this question from 2013 which has recently been classed as 'active' (someone modified their original 2013 answer). Which is the better lens: Canon 28-105 or 28-135? If ...
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Criteria for determining if a post should be a comment or an answer

We have previously discussed that we don't want comments to be used for answers, but we also seem to not want under-developed answers either. This leads to a problem where we need a reasonably ...
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How MUCH editing for new user submissions?

This question is regarding this post: https://photo.stackexchange.com/revisions/94624/1 and in part, this one as well: Are homework questions on or off topic? I'm looking at this from the ...
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Are homework questions on or off topic?

There's a question that's just been added to the main stack which reads very much like a homework question with three combinations of: I have this focal length, ISO, aperture and shutter speed on a ...
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Does Photo SE do any marketing?

I'm fairly new to the SE community as a whole, but really enjoy the site's functioning and the way it goes about things. After being here a short time - it seems obvious that there are a relatively ...
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When is a studio equipment not studio equipment

This question was moderator closed as off topic. The help center does not state that computer vision and industrial imaging are off topic. If in addition the question had included a statement about ...
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Edits to incorrect technical answers

I recently made a drastic edit to an accepted answer because it was wrong. The edit was rejected for the following reason: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits ...
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How do I upload my picture for the “ Photo of the week” thing?

I'm new to this community and I have a trouble in uploading a picture. Where am I supposed to be uploading to get in to the contest and how? Could you please be brief?
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How to discuss the technical accuracy of an answer?

A user answered a question, the answer got many votes and was selected as the accepted answer; while it contains interesting elements, I find it's also partly inaccurate. How and where to discuss the ...
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Avoiding closure by changing intent of a question

How do I find good photography locations for a given location? I came across this generalized question that I would like to see answered, except - it was originally a localized Q. for a particular ...
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Can this reasonable question be reopened?

The question "Why do I have many duplicate files after importing a backup into Apple Aperture?" was put on hold as "unclear what you're asking". I don't know if it was later edited or if other readers ...
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Is Photography SE interested in Family History?

The Photography SE Help suggests that old photographs and identifying the people making and featuring in them may be on-topic here: history of photography photography in society but I ...
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What can be done about images that are not hosted anymore?

As I was browsing some older questions on this site I have come across many posts containing embedded images which are no longer on their host websites and thus are no longer displayed on photo....
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Can we ask questions about photographic scouting and photojournalistic technique?

Are questions about photojournalistic technique on topic? For example, here is an article about tips for photographing golf tournaments. Are questions along the lines in the article on topic? What ...
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Is stack overflow earning something with this beautiful site?

How much stack overflow earn through this great site where we can solve our problems without anything?
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How is the following answer rude or abusive?

The best way to improve image quality? Become a better photographer! The best way to improve image quality is, in fact, to improve one's skill as a photographer. Even when quality of gear becomes an ...
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Are questions on editing (outside/post the realm of retouching) on topic (or is it graphic design)

So I've retouched an image (on topic) and am currently preparing an image for print (using Photoshop) however I'm having trouble after converting an image to the ICC Profile of the ink/paper. Would a ...
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Tag merge request: [tests] and [testing]

We have two very similar tags: tests: 16 testing: 12 My personal preference is to eliminate [tests] and stick with [testing] (only because -ing implies are more active or ongoing sense to me), but I ...
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Are drone camera platforms on topic here?

Are serious camera drone platforms like GoPro Karma considered on topic here?
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Photography's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering,...