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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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Limit Aerial Photography Questions

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 ...
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Are questions about microscope equipment on topic?

In example the following question: Is the attached digital camera on the top have the same magnification than visible in eyepiece? Seems to be off-topic on biology SE, does the same question would ...
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Should linking to archive.org be encouraged?

I was just reading a question that had an answer deleted. It was essentially just a link, so it was deleted on the grounds that a link could -um... die?-. To minimize this potential problem, should ...
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How to handle “it didn't work for me” type questions?

For a while now, we've had How can I take long exposures using a Nikon D7000 with wireless remote?, which has an accepted answer so I'm assuming working for the original poster. Today, a new user ...
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What to do about pseudoscientific questions about photography and alike?

The recent question about "auras" and photography got me thinking. Do we have any praxis about how to handle questions like this? I'm not sure if the person that asked the question is a troll or not, ...
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Do people just not read the whole question?

Something that really gets me down with SE is the fact that a lot of people just don't read the body text. I posted this question: How is the number of stops of benefit provided by VR determined? ...
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What does “Modified by Community” mean?

I see this tag from time to time and was wondering just what it means. I'm guessing that it signifies some action by a moderator.
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Should questions that can be answered by reading the manual be allowed?

Should such questions be allowed? The information is easily available to the person who needs it and they have no benefit to the community at large. That and I'm starting to get annoyed by them :)
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The tag “canon-1d” can't be created due to similarity with the “canon-1ds” tag

I'm trying to make the tags for the 1D and 1Ds family cameras more complete. The problem is that when I try to create the tag "canon-1d" the system complains due to similarities to the already created ...
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How can we get more questions about photographs?

When I look at the front page of questions right now, I see a lot of questions about camera electronics and mechanics, about how lenses and focus work, mount adapters, artificial lighting, and photo ...
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Who is user user2719?

I know this isn't specifically related to this area but I was recently reading this question here. There's a good answer by user2719. In the comments it's at Stan (who I remember). Does anyone know ...
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Are questions on whether a specific image is photoshopped in scope?

Skeptics.SE has several questions that are of the form "Is this specific image photoshopped?" - the last one today. Sometimes, someone already did the legwork, and posted an analysis of the image on ...
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Chat Room Box on right disappears sometimes

OK - I deleted my question earlier but I noticed when I came back to the page that the box advertising the chat room wasn't showing again on the main page. Is there an issue with it or can it be ...
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Tag: Triggers is ambiguous

Looks like triggers is used for both flash triggers and shutter triggers. My recommendation would be to move shutter trigger questions to shutter-release and then specify that triggers is for flash ...
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How should we insert/link to online images of others?

There seems to be a convention here where photos belonging to others are text-linked, not hot-linked. But I would much rather see the image in Q&As than have to click through links that are ...
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Sample reviews?

I've just gotten reviewer status, and while I'm more than willing to help out, I'm reluctant to do so in fear that I'd shank the review. Would it be possible to get some sample reviews posted?
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Tag synonym: “gels” and “color-filters”?

Are gels and color-filters synonyms? If so I lack the rep to make that suggestion. Could someone who does submit it?
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How can a view full image which is shown at the header part of site

How can i see the original full preview of the image shown at the top of the photo.stackexchange.com?
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Should questions about model releases/permissions/commercial use be off topic?

It's not a big problem but we regularly get questions about the various possibly commercial uses of photos of people and places without a legal agreement in place to which the answer can almost always ...
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Posts about ATG - feels like a scam [closed]

A user has posted a bunch of answers about "ATG" this, that and the other. Never heard of them , and nor has google. There appears to be a set of spammy posts on Flickr about "ATG" like this https:/...
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Flagged duplicate declined; closed anyway

I'm new to photo.se, but have been around other SE sites for a while. I just wanted to check whether I'm actually doing the right thing and it was just a mis-click, or if there's a bit of a different ...
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Is it allowed to ask for participation on a photography survey?

I'm writing my master thesis and need participants for my survey. It is a survey about photography and how the photograph tries to detect sharp photos on the camera display. Is it ok or not to ask on ...
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How can I add 'SB-900' tag?

I'd like to ask a question related to Nikon's SB-900 speedlight. However suggested tags are only 'SB-600' and 'SB-700'. I'm not able to add a new tags as my reputation is less than 300.
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What thread format do you prefer for Picture of the Day contest?

It seems there are still some questions about the Picture of the Day contest threads. We've been using a single-thread approach for a while now. This approach is certainly a bit easier for moderators ...
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Why is it important to provide apparently irrelevant details in a question?

Recently, a user got upset because some of us asked for clarification on a question. New questions with insufficient detail come in all of the time, in fact. In this case, someone guessed at an answer,...
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Are pricing advice questions ok?

Wedding Photography Pricing is asking for advice that is specific to a location, currency and time. Any accurate advice is going to be very specific to local market conditions and is going to be out ...
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What to do when the duplicate is poorly answered and old

So, this question came up about locating duplicate photos and it is, with respect to the actual question, a duplicate of a similar one asked three years ago. The problem with the earlier question is ...
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merge batch and automation tags?

Should batch be merged into automation?
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Is there any kind of help to protect my question form other peson who edit or delete my question?

I thought this is best forum. Today I asked a question in photo.stackexchange . I got my answer from perfect person. Then mattdm https://photo.stackexchange.com/users/1943/mattdm came told me my ...
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Merge/Split Equipment- Camera- and Lens-Recommendations tags?

There's three tags that seem to overlap: equipment-recommendation (937 questions) camera-recommendation (40 questions) lens-recommendation (15 questions) Should we: Merge them all into equipment-...
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There's now a software recommendations site: should we make these off topic?

https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/ is now in beta, but it seems to be going strong. Should we add this to the sister sites list and start migrating new software recommendation questions there?
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Should questions about the impact of hardware features on photography be on topic?

Recently the question "Why do some SDHC cards have extra contacts?" was closed as off-topic. While I agree that the original question was off topic, there was some debate as to whether the question ...
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Should the two CW's about photography gifts between $0-100 be merged?

I'm talking about these two questions. They are nearly the same and have some very similar answers.
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Would a fake/counterfeit product CW post be appropriate for this site?

I've seen a couple of "genuine" and "original" products on ebay, which are most probably counterfeit. Most notable are the Hoya filters and Canon batteries, whose price tags are at about 15-50 percent ...
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'Flagging' duplicates without privileges.

I don't yet have access to mark a question off-topic or duplicate, but as an active member I do come across questions which fall into these categories. I was wondering how without being able to vote ...
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How can we improve the Ask/Don't Ask section of the site to better indicate how to ask about what a camera needs to be able to do to fill a role?

We don't want to have people asking what specific camera or brand is best for a particular role, however we still get a lot of this kind of question. I'm wondering if perhaps that is because they don'...
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What makes a question about a particular camera model too specific?

Lately it seems there may be some amount of concern about how questions about specific camera/lens models should be handled. (Specifically resulting in the proposal for an SE site specific to ...
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Did I actually do something wrong here? If not, how do I get my question undeleted

I asked what I thought was a perfectly reasonable question about lightroom. Is there a way to get lightroom to show me the camera's original thumbnail? Nobody answered it, and a little while ...
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kill the photostorage tag?

I think on this site, photostorage is implied to be just storage. It's used on a few merged questions so I can't edit it out manually. Could a moderator please merge the tag? Thanks!
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Should we migrate posts from the blog to be self-answered questions?

I think, unfortunately, that without active attention, the site blog (http://blog.photo.stackexchange.com) has failed. There is a lot of great content, though. I propose that we convert the existing ...
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A comment of mine seems to have disappeared

On a recently popular question I made a comment that pointed the ridiculous use of euphemisms in the question's heading and text rather than using a direct term. It was partly humorous but also ...
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Is this question about specific camera model possible to rescue or it's per definition off-topic?

I'm choosing now new camera for me, and I have many doubts, especially because new Canon compact models are criticized because of too weak batteries and I have no experience with any other ...
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What to do with old questions that are examples of what not to do?

While browsing around today, I found What are the pros/cons of a Canon SX30IS compared to Fuji HS 10 / HS 20?, a three year old question which to me looks like a question that is a bad question for ...
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Merge gig tag into concert

All current questions tagged gig are also tagged concert. We could just remove all uses of "gig", but I suspect that it would be nicer for it to stay as a synonym for counties, cultures, or sub-...
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more tag merging: cameraphones and smartphone

I'm pretty sure that cameraphones and smartphone should be the same. There might have been a useful distinction in 2004 but I don't think there is in 2014. I guess I have a slight preference for ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2013 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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merge [cfcard] into [compactflash]

cfcard - 15 compactflash - 17 I notice we have two very similar tags. If I'm not mistaken these mean the same thing. Should we have a synonym or merge to eliminate the redundancy?
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Organization tag -> merge into file-management?

While we're on a New Year's tag cleanup kick.... organization and file-management both have 35 or so questions, and all of the organization questions do really seem to be about organizing digital ...
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Are image manipulation and photo editing synonymous?

We current have separate tags for photo-editing (205 questions) and image-manipulation (45 questions); in addition, photo-editing has a synonym image-editing. I was trying to write a wiki excerpt for ...
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Review queue: if you don't want to fix it, Skip instead of No Action Needed

I'm seeing a lot of questions with obvious grammar errors like "geotagging aerial photo's" passed through the review queue. If you are looking at the queue and see something like this but don't feel ...