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Image of the week “hall of fame”

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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How to handle answering (or not) based on online documentation that is of questionable legality?

Some technical questions could be best answered by referring to schematics and service manuals. Some such manuals and schematics can be found on the web, however it is questionable whether these are ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest

After a continuous run of almost a decade, contest participation has gotten extremely low. See Contest is definitely dead. Now what? for more, and for possible next steps to revitalize it. This is ...
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Stack Exchange employees: somebody do something about the contest

We're at the point where low-quality entries which did not even follow the contest rules are being selected as winners. We had a proposal with some energy behind it, but a moderator shot it down ...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

So.... we had an idea for revitalizing the contest 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 interest with contest themes ...
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Would it make sense to build a wiki of generic accessories?

Many very useful - and recommendable - inexpensive accessories are offered under dozens of brand names each - eg lens adapters, cable releases, tripod parts and backpacks. Would it make sense to ...
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Request: Change “using photographic equipment” to “using photographic equipment (in the context of photography)”

This has come up before, but mostly in the context of video (see What is meant by "photographic equipment" as reference in the help center?), although it's also a frequent issue around ...
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my photos don't have a consistent theme or style [migrated]

So I've been taking photos for a while and I'm finding it really fun. I'm using a starter DSLR with some nice lenses (Canon 55mm f/1.8, Sigma 27mm f/2.8, etc) my uncle sent me. I'm still learning so a ...
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Contest Proposal: Replace image size requirement with a ratio limit

Proposal: Replace image size requirements with a ratio limit. For example, image ratio should not exceed 16:9. Rationale: There is no need for a set limit on image dimensions because Imgur ...
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Should the featured photo be shown on meta?

On my computer, the featured photo is shown only on the main site, not on meta. Should the featured photo be shown on meta as well?
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Is it possible to feature a meta question on the main site?

A perceived problem with the contest is it doesn't have enough visibility. This could be addressed if it were possible for meta questions to be featured on the main site. Ideally, such a question ...
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Contest Proposal: Close out entries from inactive users

Proposal: Remove entries from users who are not active on this site, starting with entries from users that have been inactive the longest. Rationale: A major problem with the photo contest is the ...
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Contest Proposal: Allow down votes and periodically remove down voted entries

Proposal: Allow down votes. Periodically remove the most down voted entries. Rationale: A major problem with the photo contest is the only way to remove an entry from the list is for it to "win". ...
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Where to ask color-related questions if not in Photography?

I have asked a question related to technical details of the CIE Yxy diagram in Photography, and I was asked to go to another forum. However others have asked similar, and most of all, I don't see a "...
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Comments in Edits?

I came across a suggested edit for this answer: Fujifilm X-T20 vs Pentax K-3 II. Am I missing any significant differences? I rejected the edit as an attempt to reply. Is this a correct SOP for this ...
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Is this reputation calculation discrepency a bug or something else?

The Q/A I see kind of problem is this According to numbers on the left there are 3 positive votes and 2 negative. Which by sample math should make 26 point reputation. But on the right I see +16 and ...
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Tag Synonyms - Should They Contain Sub Types?

I was going through the tags to add descriptions to the new ones and see a few created recently: Ilfotol and Wetting-Agent. Ilfotol, being a type of Wetting-Agent, is not really a synonym but a sub-...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

As Stack Exchange plans to expand advertising to this site, staff says: Thanks entirely to the efforts of your community, this site has become an amazing resource on the internet. Generating ...
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How bad does it have to be before the “special deletion” clause is invoked when a user is removed?

Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says 'User was removed'? Includes the following: This removal occurs whenever a user is deleted, unless that user had a very high ...
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Why is money.stackexchange.com the top referring site?

I was looking at the site analytics (available to 25k+ rep users), and while I'm not at all surprised to see that 95% of traffic comes from search, I am surprised to see that of the top non-search ...
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We're testing advertisements on Photography

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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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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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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Why is my answer downvoted while another answer I think is wrong upvoted?

Can someone explain me the behavior of crowd when there are mostly downvotes because of one sentence in answer. And from other site wrong and misleading answer (also one sentence) get only upvotes ...
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“Good news” and non-technology

Does this "good news" mean that we might get some resources or features to help us with attracting users interested in the "non-technology" aspects of photography? Because that's precisely what we've ...
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Has anyone proposed Splitting Photography stack into to two; digital photography and analog photography?

Has anyone proposed Splitting Photography stack into to two different stacks; digital photography and Film photography ? Is it a good idea ? ( i say it is because my brain thought it up all by itself, ...
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Counter-Proposal: Leave contest on meta. Add critiques to main site

Re: Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site Re: Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site I propose we create a "critique" tag on the main site, instead of ...
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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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Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site

The consensus of Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site appears to be that taking the contest to the main site and attempting to expand on critique is something that we ...
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Should we rephrase this old question?

I stumbled on this question by pure chance, and noticed that: The focus of the question is a linked picture, but the link is broken Picture aside, the question is written in a somehow convoluted way ...
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Is systematically downvoting the posts of some person who downvoted you permitted?

I downvoted on an answer few days ago, explaining carefully in a comment why I think the answer is incorrect. My votes are 72 up / 2 down. Today, I noticed my reputation on the site has gone down by ...
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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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SQL help wanted: data explorer query to find winner of (proposed) new contest

See Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site. We need a https://data.stackexchange.com query which will show the current winner. Specifically: questions in the previous Sunday-to-...
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Contest refresh suggestion: let's take entries on the *main* site

I'm taking inspiration from @xenoid's answer to Is there any hope for making this site about photography?: Maybe the weekly contest is a wasted occasion? Instead of adding a picture as an answer to ...
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Is there any hope for making this site about photography?

We sure are good at getting questions on what camera is better than what other camera, and we're perfectly great at answering questions about optics and mechanics and how buttons and dials work. We're ...
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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 can I ask a question about a famous photograph that I don't own the rights or any license to, without violating the photo's copyright?

Recently, the New York Times ran an article called "Is This the Greatest Photo in Jazz History?" about a famous photograph of four jazz legends on stage in a small NY club in the 1950s. Reading the ...
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Questions not about photography involving devices whose primary purpose is not photography, but which can be used for photography?

So it seems Questions (potentially) on photography using not-quite-a-camera...cameras are considered on-topic. What about questions not about photography involving devices whose primary purpose is ...
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Camera as a tool for not-photography..where to direct questions?

There are many instances of using a camera as a measuring device for real world height, or maybe as a photon counter, or something else entirely...but all not being concerned with producing a ...
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Questions on photography using not-quite-a-camera…cameras

Inspired by the close vote on this question: How can I get a fixed short exposure ( < 2s) with a GoPro Hero 4 Black? At first glance, it appears quite on topic; The GoPro natively takes pictures ...
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Opinions on updating EVF question

Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders? is a pretty useful basic question, although the answer could use some modernization. However, the question (and answer) refers to Sony SLT, which is a special ...
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Picture of the Week Theme Ideas

This is the official thread for submitting theme ideas for the Picture of the Week. Generally speaking, there will be about 11-12 "open" theme weeks a year. Some theme weeks will be predetermined, ...
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Image contest submission

How does one submit an image to the weekly photo contest? Is there an upload button to click? or do you submit a question containing the image? (that would not make sense to me).
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Color Workflow question on-topic?

I have set up a complete color workflow in order to photograph artwork in a studio setting. Using Passport Color Checker to make a custom camera profile for Lightroom Calibrating my monitors with ...
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Is a reference to Ken Rockwell in an answer more or less divisive and provocative than a divisive, provocative comment about Ken Rockwell?

If Ken Rockwell stating in a lens review that "an f/4.5 lens is slow" is provocative and divisive, what is the following comment¹ to an answer to this question? Apparently it was divisive and ...
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Not sure if question is appropriate here or graphics exchange, but is relevant to photography editing

How do Photo editing apps that allow you to draw on pictures work? Example of an image where a user has drawn on a picture What happens in the background of an application? What programming ...
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Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2018 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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should I ask multiple near-duplicate questions per distributor/brand?

Recently, I asked What are the manufacturer codes for rebranded lenses? My intent when writing the question is that people with knowledge of different distributors and brands could write new answers, ...

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