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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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How can we make this open ended question answerable?

How much time do you spend actually shooting a single look? is almost certainly too broad and opinion-based. Yet, it's clearly about photography and a respite from the common questions about gear and ...
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Are framing questions on topic?

I have a question about mounting physical photographs in frames. Is that on topic here? I'm doing the framing myself and I can also probably put it on Arts & Crafts, but I'm curious if it works ...
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How should we handle the “what (Instagram) filter is makes this photo” type questions?

We get a reasonable number of questions along the line of "What filter was used for this photograph?", where "filter" is used to mean Instagram-style digital filter rather than a physical-type ...
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Please stop downvoting perfectly good questions about actual photography

Arrrgh. How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white? is short and has some degree of subjectivity, but it's worded well¹, is on-topic, and is perfectly answerable. Yet, it ...
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Flash power and softboxes — add a bounty or add a question?

Recently we've gotten a couple of questions which essentially reduce to How many EV will a softbox knock down off your flash? — but that doesn't really have great answers. I know it's not a simple ...
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Can I ask for someone to post some photos from a camera?

Can I ask someone to post some images from a particular camera without getting the question down-voted?
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Can I ask about how to develop this specific photograph?

I am extremely new to this SE site and I have not been on SE for a while in general, so I kind of got out of the SE 'habits'. I would like to know if questions, typically 'How did they develop this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should we do with questions which assume photography is all Photoshop tricks?

It seems to come in waves, but we often get questions with a sample photograph and tags like "photoshop", "post-processing", "photo-editing" and the base assumption that the photographer's primary ...
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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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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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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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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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What to do with out-of-date Flickr questions?

We have a number of questions about Flickr where the answer was essentially "get a Pro account" - I trivially found Can I download all of my flickr photos after the expiration of “Pro” subscription? ...
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Is Photo.SE exclusively for expert-level questions?

In Are there any social media networks which focus on photographers?, @dpollitt responded with a comment: Is this a real question? This site is for expert level Q&A. I felt that this response ...
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Let's delete or lock the what-blogs-to-read question

What blogs should I be following if I am learning photography? This question has a lot of votes, but is a poorly maintained community wiki. It has had one non-spam update in the past year. And most ...
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How to improve my question? I'm looking for photo taking app

This question: https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/36218/can-anyone-recommend-an-android-photo-taking-app I read the blog post about so called "shopping questions." But I guess my question is, ...
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Is it time to close or lock a few threads as “historical interest”?

I'm looking at Which are must have lenses for Canon? There are a few useful answers here, but I think overall it's clear that the intent of the question doesn't bear fruit in the answers. Not to pick ...
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Allow Users with Low Rep to Edit their own Questions Without Removing any Images

The only question I have so far asked really required an image to illustrate the point. Another user with sufficient rep kindly added the image to the original question with an edit. I now have ...
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Ask Question opens with my previous question populating the title and question boxes

I am trying to post a new question on the site, but whenever I click the "ask question" link, I get the question page where the title and main boxes already populated with the question I asked ...
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Post-processing tips questions allowed?

Recently Sebastian.b posted this question. I personally think that the question is fine and I am excited to see this kind of question. However, he mentions that he could ask the same question for many ...
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Is it worth answering or commenting on old questions?

From time to time I find an old question and feel the urge to add an answer or comment. But is it really worth the effort? People's attention have moved on and one's contribution may simply be lost or ...
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Asking the question in the question title

Is there anything wrong with questions like this? Personally I feel it looks a bit untidy, but I'm not sure what I'd put in the question body. Clearly the user has just put something because they're ...