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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

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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

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 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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Is the Photo-SE community effectively dead?

I've noticed a gradual decrease in participation amongst the top 10-15 or so active contributors here on Photo-SE, in the past ~6 months (roughly since June 2019). Coincident in that timing is the ...
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Why is the photo contest in Meta and not in the Main?

I think the photo contest is the most interesting thing on the site and should get even more importance!
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What resources is Stack Exchange dedicating to meeting the needs of Photography Stack Exchange?

It's been more than six months since this post promising Generating revenue from non-technology sites will enable us to dedicate more resources to meeting your needs so this is good news. (...
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How to handle answering (or not) based on online documentation that is of questionable legality?

Some technical questions could be best answered by referring to schematics and service manuals. Some such manuals and schematics can be found on the web, however it is questionable whether these are ...
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Contest Proposal: Replace image size requirement with a ratio limit

Proposal: Replace image size requirements with a ratio limit. For example, image ratio should not exceed 16:9. Rationale: There is no need for a set limit on image dimensions because Imgur ...
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Should the featured photo be shown on meta?

On my computer, the featured photo is shown only on the main site, not on meta. Should the featured photo be shown on meta as well?
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Is it possible to feature a meta question on the main site?

A perceived problem with the contest is it doesn't have enough visibility. This could be addressed if it were possible for meta questions to be featured on the main site. Ideally, such a question ...
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Contest Proposal: Allow down votes and periodically remove down voted entries

Proposal: Allow down votes. Periodically remove the most down voted entries. Rationale: A major problem with the photo contest is the only way to remove an entry from the list is for it to "win". ...
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Contest Proposal: Close out entries from inactive users

Proposal: Remove entries from users who are not active on this site, starting with entries from users that have been inactive the longest. Rationale: A major problem with the photo contest is the ...
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Stack Exchange employees: somebody do something about the contest

We're at the point where low-quality entries which did not even follow the contest rules are being selected as winners. We had a proposal with some energy behind it, but a moderator shot it down ...
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Tag Synonyms - Should They Contain Sub Types?

I was going through the tags to add descriptions to the new ones and see a few created recently: Ilfotol and Wetting-Agent. Ilfotol, being a type of Wetting-Agent, is not really a synonym but a sub-...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

So.... we had an idea for revitalizing the contest by moving it to the main site but the moderators (who of course need to be on board for it to work) didn't like it. We've had plans to inject some ...
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Requirement to make post-pro questions non-app dependent?

Lately, it seems like app requests for post pro needs (cross process and pano come to mind) are threatened with closure due to a product rec. Years ago, it seems that these questions were not just ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

As Stack Exchange plans to expand advertising to this site, staff says: Thanks entirely to the efforts of your community, this site has become an amazing resource on the internet. Generating ...
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How bad does it have to be before the “special deletion” clause is invoked when a user is removed?

Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says 'User was removed'? Includes the following: This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high ...
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“Good news” and non-technology

Does this "good news" mean that we might get some resources or features to help us with attracting users interested in the "non-technology" aspects of photography? Because that's precisely what we've ...

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