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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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What's going on with the blatantly off-topic IT support questions?

In the past week, we've seen a few (three? maybe more?) completely, blatantly off-topic IT support questions. The most recent is Tool to fix Corrupt OUTLOOK PST file, and I've seen at least two more ...
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Should we value rules over content and members?

This question about an image and how it was created surprisingly (to me) caused the photographer Brian to answer the question himself. As can be seen in the edit history, he later reduced his answer ...
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Why are so many comments getting deleted now?

When did the mods decide to all of a sudden delete comments to the current degree? I get the idea that people don't like seeing answers in the comments but it seems a bit heavy handed as of late. I'd ...
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Weekly Image Photo Contest - CC License Interpretation

In the question for the weekly image contest, it says said [n.b. the interpretive statement has been removed; see below]. The submitted image must conform to this site's content license, cc-...
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Fighting with poison atmosphere

I have a question. How moderators and administrators fight (if) with very poisoned atmosphere in Photography forum? My personal observation show in (almost) any photography forum is wide spread hate ...
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Should we encourage / allow comments with helpful advice to questions we know will be closed?

This is a followup to Short answers as comments — please resist the urge and to Removed comment. It is often the case that we get questions asking for camera shopping advice, or which are otherwise ...
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How do I post an image into a question

I have a question on the site about a connector, how do I put a photo or image of the connector into my question?
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The use of spaces between numerals and unit is the standard in the English language

The SI system recommends a space between a number and its units degree in most cases except for the rare symbols for degree, minute, and second for plane angle, as in 30° 22′ 8″. Yet it's very common ...
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Why not say it explicitly? “Product recommendation questions aren't allowed here.”

Product recommendation questions are appearing everyday. They are downvoted but they're still there, making the list a bit messy. I know, you know... But what about folks who come to this site via a ...
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Removed comment

May I receive some explanations about the reason of removing my comment from this question: Why do different smartphones with the same megapixel camera resolutions have different quality of image? ...
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Compact-cameras tag wiki

The current compact-cameras tag is defined like this: Also called "Point and Shoot" cameras, they mostly have automatic controls with a builtin flash I belive this covers just a subset of them. ...
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Graphic Design Software Help SE Proposal

A member of the Graphic Design Stack Exchange has proposed a software support exchange specifically for graphic design software such as Photoshop and Lightroom among others. I haven't personally ...
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Why did this question asking for broad critique get 20 upvotes rather than getting closed?

What could I do to take a better picture of this outdoor fountain at night? I cannot see any specific question here. This post says for "write a critique for me". What could I do to take a better ...
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Why are people calling this composition question “primarily opinion based”?

A few people have voted to close When does "Fill the frame" become "Too tightly framed"? as primary opinion based. I strongly disagree! Whether a certain composition is good or bad ...
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What's your opinion on my photograph?

"What's your opinion on my photograph?" If this question gets reworded as: I intended to make a scene depicting A. That's why I chose to keep B in left corner, and C in the top right. Do I need ...
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What makes a question too broad?

Comparing these two questions: Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera? What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras? ...
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How does a site moderate its on-topic guidelines?

This question raised the issue of on-topic vs off-topic in comments. How do I correctly enlarge thermographic images for web use? The end use of the photograph is for engineering purposes. There is ...
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Time to propose a Camera Shopping Stack Exchange?

Background: Do we scare off new users? Shopping questions are generally off topic here -- see Why is there so much hostility to 'what should I buy' and 'shopping' questions? for ...
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Do we scare off new users?

I'm a young member (as of April 15, 2015 I've been here for 45 days) and I've noticed a lot of questions that get closed for being opinion based or off topic. This is especially true with shopping ...
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Opinion-based questions

About an hour ago I asked a question. That was taken as a "primarily opinion-based" question in accordance to the first comment. Initial title was "Is additional 3% of sRGB coverage and 3" worth ...
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What is the licence on the photo used in this “Deep Space Image” question?

May I use your image What kind of camera do I need to capture deep space images? as my cover photo on FB?
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Are time-lapse questions off topic?

I asked a question about time-lapse photography, and was effectively told within minutes that it would be a better fit for VP.SE (including an unexplained down-vote). Is it really off topic for this ...
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SE Photography Redesign

I don't know if this is the right place or way to post this, but I wonder if there's anything to proposing a redesign for this site. It's very functional (like all SE sites), but it's hardly had any ...
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Why can't I confirm that one of the solutions worked for me?

Why can't I comment and thank Max C to tell him that his answer fixed my problem. I took the battery and card out, tried to focus again and it worked! Thank you, Max C!
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What to do about an old accepted, upvoted but plainly incorrect answer?

This question has an answer that is not only upvoted, but marked as accepted and having claimed a bounty. The problem is that, unless I'm particularly stupid today (it happens), a large part of it is ...
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How to participate in weekly hall of fame contest

Hi I have been watching there is contest going on like hall of fame, winners photos will be displayed on the sites header. Can anybody help me how to participate inthat contest (if really there is ...
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Will you kill me if I ask another dress question?

Okay, seriously, I'm still a little obsessed here. We've got this blue-black/white-gold dress and a very interesting difference of perception. None of the explanations are really satisfying to me — I ...
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Hey moderators: worse or better to flag a whole chain of comments?

moderators. Recently, I've been flagging old, obsolete comment threads for cleanup. (You probably noticed.) I'm wondering, though, if it's easier for you if I just flag the top comment (or maybe even ...
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Whys is this site so hard to use..?

I've only used this site a few times for posting questions, but I find it so hard to use I don't really want to. Endless logging in to sections. "Add a tag" but you can't without sufficient ...
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Can we please make sense with close reasons?

What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums? [on hold] was closed because: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become ...
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Should this question on autofocus speed be reopened?

This question: Why is DSLR autofocus much faster than Mirrorless autofocus? Was marked as a duplicate of both: Why are mirrorless cameras much slower than DSLRs? Why is it harder to focus using ...
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Should I answer my own question if I'm not 100% happy with my answer?

How can I replicate the style of images produced by an old Finepix digital camera? There have been two upvotes but no answer to my question. I think I know the procedure how to get "half-way" results ...
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Suddenly seeing numbers of older questions flagged for closure

Over the last couple of days, I've started seeing bursts of large numbers (i.e. 10-15) of older questions being flagged for closure. Is this a change of policy being implemented or is some individual ...
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Should this question(upgrade this or that) be on hold?

The following question was open for a year and a half and is now [On Hold]: Should I upgrade my body or lens first? It is a quite common question of a new photographer to start to get interested in ...
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specific equipment recommendation questions

This has been asked before, but all the ones I found are from 2010 / 2011 era. Basically, my question is this - should well researched, well asked equipment recommendation questions really be marked ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2014 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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Please put your answers in the answers section, even if they're short

It's sometimes tempting to put short answers into the comments section of a question, rather than putting them as answers. Stack Exchange site guidance discourages this. Instead, please post answers ...
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how the community deal with same outdated questions?

This community is very professional and from a long time ago. the way that pros cant stand "new users" this is getting boring because they are forcing new users to follow some solution are outdated ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Why did this question get upvotes?

This question is, by our standards, a pretty poor question - it doesn't contain nearly enough detail for us to work out the answer, and despite some polite prompting, the poster hasn't added an ...

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