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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...