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Can I ask Videography related questions?

Can I ask videography related questions on Photography Stack Exchange?
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I'm tired of whining about copyright violations. Can we get an official solution?

Can we get an official action of some sort to deal with photos uploaded to stack.imgur where the poster clearly does not own the copyright? As discussed before with no response, the ease with which ...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

So.... we had an idea for revitalizing the contest by moving it to the main site but the moderators (who of course need to be on board for it to work) didn't like it. We've had plans to inject some ...
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Changing Colours of meta

Looking at the bar that comes up when a question has new activity in meta, I became annoyed that I couldn't read it. I have also noticed that the same colours are used in several places around the ...
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Why there is no link to the blog in the home?

This may sound silly, but I cannot find any link to the Photo-SE blog in the homepage. It's my blindness or really there isn't one?? EDIT: Actually, there is a small link at the bottom of the main ...
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What resources is Stack Exchange dedicating to meeting the needs of Photography Stack Exchange?

It's been more than six months since this post promising Generating revenue from non-technology sites will enable us to dedicate more resources to meeting your needs so this is good news. (...
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When replying to a specific person, is it OK to @ only the first name?

Whenever I make a reply to an answer or a comment I precede my text with @name reference, so the relevant person gets notified. The question is, when a name is comprised of several fields, separated ...
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Imgur image resize not always working

I've done this a few times, usually successfully, but for some reason it doesn't always seem to work. I edited this one today & as far as I can see, only the first image has successfully linked ...
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When does the accepted answer NOT show at the top?

I Just ran across the following question which has 8 answers. The accepted answer received 7 upvotes. Two other answers received 23 and 14 votes respectively. Even when the option is set to display ...
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How do I add a link in the comments that auto resolves to the question title?

This is a stack exchange markup question. When I add a URL to another post such as: Weekly Featured Image: Week of August 6, 2012 Stackexchange auto updates the URL to display the question title. I ...
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Can we add some way to semi-automatically add a "please DESCRIBE your desired effect" block to _those_ questions?

Questions like How do i give this look to my photos? How this photograph is taken? How to process a photo to get same look? What is this effect called and how can I post process my photos to get this ...
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CHDK scripting: on topic?

Are CHDK scripting questions on topic here, and if not, where could I ask?
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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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Are specific camera hardware questions on-topic?

I have a digital camera that is a few years old, and has a specific kind of image quality problems, especially in darker settings. I'm not a professional photographer, so I'm having a hard time ...
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Is there any way we can migrate an old but good question?

Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? is a good question with good answers - but is now definitely off-topic here as it's purely about video. It seems to be this would still be a ...
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Searching for posts with photos

I often find that looking at photo.SE posts that include images is a fun and educational thing to do. You can learn about mistakes people do, or new techniques, or old techniques applied in new ...
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Attached image no longer available

In one of my answers, imgur.com apparently scraped one of the attached pictures (at least the link now displays "The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available." placeholder). ...
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Our edit queue is full, try again in a few minutes.

While trying to make a good faith edit, I'm often greeted with: Our edit queue is full, try again in a few minutes I've never seen this on any of the other Stack Exchange sites. Sadly I don't have ...
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Please remove Community Wiki from "What makes a photo good?" question

What makes a photo a good photo? was marked community wiki long ago. I think we have conclusively shown that individual ownership of answers actually works much better, even (or perhaps especially) ...
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New review system reduces our ability to help out new users?

So, apparently anonymous edits need to be approved by two people in order to be approved. I approve a lot of edits from new users who are trying to help the site. They're usually both good and ...
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Why was the 2020 Election Nomination Period Extended?

The nominations were supposed to end today (June 22th), but they have been extended for another week, why?
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Are tags considered an important thing to edit?

Are tags something that should be edited to make them more correct? the basis of this question comes from the fact that tags are used for organisation and searching and so would need to be correct to ...
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Can we modify the "shopping" close reason to include more than just "out-of-date quickly"?

Currently, the "shopping" close reason says Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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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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Equipment recommendation

Can I ask question with the tag 'equipment recommendation' that deals with a particular product of a particular company?Can I ask for reviews about a particular model of product?Thanks a lot in ...
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Possible confusion with tag

The tag photosites has been used in the context of both image hosting websites and the individual "detectors" in the sensor. How should this be clarified?
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Where is the Help page?

I know there is no gather-it-all help page in PhotoSE, but bits of advice, info, tips and help are scattered to places where they matter the most. Okay, that's nice and convenient. It took me this ...
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Why don't I get the +100 rep bonus for linking my accounts

Following the discussion here, I've created a question and answer to serve as a reference for the future. I've tagged it [faq-suggestion] as I think we probably need to include something about this in ...
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Name mixup on photo of the week

I notice that the photo of the week has my name attached. I didn't take this image. I didn't enter the "Death" competition. I believe the person who took this is dmkonlinux... Please correct ...
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How to accept multiple answers that depend on each other?

My example is this. It's asking how to modify a film camera. The first answer describes how to do it, but isn't particularly clear without a picture. Another answer has pictures in reference to the ...
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When is the next Moderator Election?

When is the nest moderator election? Both previous elections were held in February, so it seems that the next one is due now.
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Why is meta reputation the same as the main site reputation?

If you compare the meta users page with the main site users page you will see that the reputation is exactly the same for all pages. Shouldn't they be different?
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"Image of the week" is causing mixed content error

My browser is reporting mixed HTTPS and HTTP content on the main site because the "Image of the week" in the header is HTTP: <img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/hJKvB.jpg" alt="Random Flower in ...
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Image of the week: how to see more info?

I think the image of the week is great, and I often see an image that I would like to know more about, or see in a larger size. I expected that clicking on the image would take me to the original ...
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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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How can I tell which of my tag-wiki edits are rejected, and why?

I put some work into improving a bunch of tag wiki excerpts. Many of the were approved. But, today, I went to add something to distinguish between sun and sunlight (the former for images of the sun or ...
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Should we elect an additional mod specifically to help with the contest?

In the discussion on refreshing the photo contest, current mod @MikeW says: Available mods. There are periods when one or two mods don't visit for a week or more. I try to keep the "weekly" contest ...
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Please merge tag "digital" into "digital-photography" (or the other way around)

We don't need both digital and digital-photography. Let's kill one of them, please. Since the first is on 32 questions and the second on 310, I guess digital should go — although I think the -...
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please create fps -> framerate tag synonym

Someone recently created fps. We already have framerate. It'd be good if fps were merged into framerate, please. (I know there's a process by which non-mod users can propose tag synonyms and they may ...
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tag merge request -- crop -> cropping

These two tags are effectively synonymous, although crop is occasionally also used for cropped-sensor or crop-factor questions. Also, cropping appears more popular. So to avoid duplication and ...
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Text not visible, when adding image

Below is the screenshot, when I try to add the image, the text appear in the prompt box are not visible and hard to read and I'm using updated 24.0 Mozilla Firefox browser.
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What happend to the close votes on this question?

Recommendations for Photo Editing/Organization Software? This question had 4 close votes(as noted by me in the comments) on 03/07/12. Now it has none. Did a moderator close/unclose to clear the ...
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Seperate Bio's between PhotoStack and StackOverlfow?

I'd like to place a link to my gallery in my bio, but I don't want it to replicate to my other stack exchange sites. Is this possible?
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How can I also show the people see a big version of the photograph I send in?

If I send in a photo to show, I see many examples of photo's of which you can also let the people see the big version of your send in photo. How can this be done?
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Can we kill the "beginner" tag?

The tag beginner is usually used by beginners to tag their questions, even if they're not actually about being a beginner in any way. If the questions really are basics, we have photography-basics and ...
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Why is there question activity indicated, but not actually present?

I have seen this several times already (also on other SE sites), but only captured it in a screenshot now. The question shown below came up in the "active" question view. It shows that user Robert ...
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Can you privaite or direct message members here?

Something that is pretty common across forums is messaging. I've looked of peoples profiles and can't find it anywhere. Is that something that isn't used here? If so, how? If not, why?
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I downvoted an answer in error and would like to undo that. Can I, and how?

I downvoted an answer in error - due to my own misunderstanding of the question. I realised very quickly that I should undo my vote, but evidently not within the 5-minute window allowed for this. Is ...
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Can I see all my deleted questions?

There is a question I want to ask on Photography Stack Exchange, but I have a vague feeling that I might have asked it already a long time ago and it was closed and automatically deleted. Or I am ...
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I think one of my comments went missing, is it in a better place now?

I'm sure that I posted a comment to this question. This comment is nowhere to be found now. At first I thought I simply forgot to submit it. But being asked why I deleted the comment makes me ...
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