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What do do about user not following submission rules?

There is a user, descheleschilder, who has submitted several images over the last few months and they are breaking the rules. Images typically are not the required 210px tall and they seem to be ...
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Isn't the timeline for weekly photo contest strictly followed?

Is it like the timeline of the contest is not being strictly followed any more? The image on the site header was chosen on June 6. It was supposed to be there until June 13 when it had to be replaced ...
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Why didn't this get marked as duplicate?

I recently asked this question on photo.se about IR focus markings. But, later I found this question, it was also about the same problem.. Why didn't my one get marked as a duplicate?
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Use of the `spoiler` markup feature to visually hide images for the queasy?

One of the comments to the recent question, Different colors of light are disrupting my focus. What lens feature minimizes this?, asked the OP for either a different example that doesn't include a ...
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How can I write something in connection with a send in photo and actually let it appear?

If I send in a photo for the weekly contest how can I let my typed comment letting appear along with the photo? I typed my comment in the part reserved for it, but my text didn´t appear side by side ...
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Can I ask a question about lightroom running slow?

I am having an issue with lightroom where it seems to lag tremendously when lightroom is maximized (I have a 25" screen) but when I shrink lightroom down to maybe like 15% of my screen it runs ...
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How do I submit a photo for the weekly contest?

I´ve been on the weekly foto contest page, but it´s not clear how to upload a photo.
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Is it okay to post non-answers to bad questions?

Like most SE sites, we get quite a few questions that are off-topic or just plain bad. It seems like the most frequent type of offender is the request for a personal equipment recommendation. What I ...
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Should necroposting be allowed? [duplicate]

I've seen someone posting in a 2 years old question. Link Should this be discouraged? The question already has an answer marked as useful by the OP. If people decides to just post a new question in ...
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Questions about malfunctioning gear

SIgma 70 - 300 APO DG Macro Lens Zoom doesn't working after 270 Is there something we can or should do about those forever opened questions about gear malfunction? It is pretty obvious that the ...
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Do we need both [neutral-density] and [neutral-density-filter]?

At the moment there are 49 questions tagged with neutral-density, 34 with neutral-density-filter and 7 with both. It doesn't look like we need both tags. I don't know any use for the phrase "...
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Why is it ok to down vote facts?

I have make factual statements anyone can find doing the research themselves. However, I have also been down voted for making those factual statements, how is this in any way helpful or positive? I ...
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What's the purpose of answering a question?

I've only been active on StackExchange for a month or so and I've noticed a big divide between providing an answer that the user will find helpful and providing a technical answer that is correct. As ...
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How to get my profile link to work in contact?

I will like to delete this profile, however to do so I have to post "Your profile link" but no matter what I copy past it won't accept my profile like? What am I supposed to do?
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Is the "hardware" tag useful? (And should we kill it?)

Tag hardware is currently described as Physical equipment, such as camera bodies, lenses, accessories, as well as the electronics inside of them. Excludes firmware or other software. which would ...
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Can I ask "find me x" questions regarding stock photography with specific rights?

Such as, "I need a public domain, commercial-use and free-to-modify picture of a middle aged woman with blemishes."
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2015 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 2015 in reverse ...
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JPG re-compression and posting of example pictures

Sometimes when I look at a picture someone has posted to illustrate a problem that they have, I wonder if I'm seeing what they are seeing. Has flickr or imagur, etc. re-compressed the image to make it ...
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Is there a place where I can post my current gear, and ask for what I should buy next?

See below for a quick edit to my original question! I know the initial answer is "no", but hear me out on this. I'm primarily a computer nerd, but getting more into photography over time. For ...
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Is this question about device color calibration on topic?

The question: How do I convert the color space correctly? I have a hard time understanding even what this question is about, which doesn't necessarily mean it's off topic here - but sometimes can ...
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Do we need a [client] tag?

There's this new question from today: Why don't event photographers release non-touched up images? At the moment it's only tagged with wedding. While being related to wedding, this question ...
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On-topic? Newly purchased equipment possibly defective

I just bought a new piece of equipment and based on its behavior it might be defective. I'd like to ask if others with the same item see the same behavior. My first thought is that such a question ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Please help reopen a general question on exposure factors

It often happens that we get questions from new users who don't understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and lighting. And, it's often suggested that these questions are ...
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Should we reject edits which embed external images into a post?

[ For avoidance of doubt: I don't think there's any particular significance to the specific question and edit I've linked to here. It's not intended as criticism of the actions of any one person at ...
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Should I (be able to) agree with a duplicate vote to a question with no good answers?

How to do custom bokeh on Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens (f3.5)? currently has one close vote as a duplicate of Can I make custom bokeh shape using a 18-55mm Nikkor lens? - but I can't vote that ...
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UI of this website is depressing

I am sorry for being rude but overall design for this website is depressing. It does't look any creative or vibrant what a normal photographer seek. A photographer is lover of color and if you see ...
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I was a Pro Photographer for over 40 years

Could you use help answering questions? I was a pro photographer for over 40 years shooting the Oscars, The Emmy's, weddings etc etc.... I was taught that if you truly are a photographer you should be ...
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Site Design Updates are Live!

A majority of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow. We did make some changes to the link color on the main site and the background ...
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Why are answered questions shown in the "unanswered" group?

When I click on the "unanswered" link, the page shows several questions that have answers. It also shows a question that was asked months ago about an event that was to happen in the beginning of ...
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Can we stop being so nit-picky?

I'm a new user of this forum, and I'm really frustrated at what seems like excessive nit-picking about questions. There is a very cliquish feel here - like you have to know the cool kids and their ...
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How nuclear do we want to go on low-quality posts?

It is often the case that posts which don't directly answer the question, are weirdly rambling and indirect, or otherwise don't really fit the high standards we are looking for here are flagged and ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Photography's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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Is the weekly featured image contest running as desired?

The image selected this week is from a user that hasn't stopped in to this site since 2013. Not only that, but their only activity on this site(photo.se) at all is posting an image to the contest in ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As we had done last year, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates during this election period. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on ...
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What does "PSA" mean?

A number of questions have "PSA: " in the title, like it's being used as a faux-tag. But searching for it using the box in the upper-right just gives 3 such questions (why only 3?) And not any ...
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Do we consider the iPhone a camera?

An interesting topic arose in the comments no an answer relating to Manufacturers of sensors. I decided to keep the answer to dedicated cameras and it was meant to be an illustrative list rather ...
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Are questions about concepts which are "similar" to those in photography on-topic?

This question is about the "HDR" acronym now being applied to some televisions. "HDR" is this context does stand for High Dynamic Range, which is of course a well known concept in photography. However,...
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Down voting to spite

How do I deal with a moderator or somebody who went and down voted 10 or more of my old answers. I think just to spite. All were done within a few minutes of each other though those answers were ...
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How to deal with suggested edits from anonymous users pretending to be a registered user?

I stumbled upon this suggested edit. It adds the following text to the end of an answer: EDITED: I now have a solution on how to fix the mirror catch (only confirmed for specifically the ...
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Is "where to find RAW files" a good question?

We have an old (2012) question "Where can I get free RAW files online for practicing with Lightroom?". To me, this is showing many of the problems of off-site resource questions: In the top-voted, ...
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Reopen my question about the Fuji X-T Series

What about the Fuji X-T series makes it bad for video? Closed for being about Video.. The tag video states "Questions about video mode in camera equipment." The Help states "using photographic ...
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Why do we have at least two inactive moderators?

As far as I can tell we have two out of the four current moderators that basically are inactive on the site. Chills42 and Rowland Shaw both have under a single page of activity under All Actions> ...
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Is this SE being plagiarized?

From ping-backs, I noted: http://qandasys.info/how-can-i-tell-what-focal-length-a-zoom-lens-was-set-to-for-a-photo-of-the-moon/ http://www.faceyoutub.com/photography/astrophotography-how-can-i-tell-...
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Close older "Do I need a DSLR to get started?" questions as dupe of the new one?

We just got the question What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera?, and really, it's a clear dupe of an earlier question: ...
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Why not use a community-wiki post to aggregate data?

I know this is not a canonically accepted use of Stack Exchange, but for How far is the heat limit from the power limit on speedlights? the first answerer (who obviously has not yet been fully ...
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Is this a good question? - Applying actual photography information to video game screenshots

Is this a good question for this site? Can I use this calculation for Focal Height to get the distance to the in-game moon, using this video game screenshot, and these assumptions? I've seen the ...
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Has there been a significant uptick in minor edits?

Am I just being overly sensitive or are we starting to see a large uptick in the number of 'minor' edits like fixing typo's on questions that are months old and moving images from imageshack to imgur ...
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Why are accepted answers providing points if the question is closed as duplicate?

I am wondering what happens to awarded points when a question is later closed as duplicate. Isn't it encouraging to answer duplicate question instead of marking them as possible duplicate and waiting ...
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