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### Who decides if a question topic is closed as duplicate while it is not a duplicate?

I came across this: Photos in my SD Card suddenly disappeared and now I cannot recover It was closed because assumed a duplicate of How can I recover deleted photos from an SD Card? I'd argue it is ...
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### Cleaning up the "sync" tag

The sync tag is a bit of a mess. It mostly contains questions about triggering an off-camera flash (e.g. 1, 2) but also contains questions about synchronising files between different locations (e.g. 3)...
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### Is there going to be a new contest soon?

I noticed that the last PoTW contest ran about a month ago. On that post it states the likely next theme but when is that contest going to run?
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### Why have my posts been deleted here on - photo of the week ideas?

Photo of the Week Theme Ideas My posts have been deleted by a moderator. They had lot of upvotes. Why have they been deleted?
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### Photo of the Week Theme Ideas Archive

This thread contains all past ideas for the Theme of the Week. Ideas submitted by members in the PotW Theme Ideas thread will be copied here, and any ideas created by a moderator if there were no ...
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### Photo of the Week Theme Ideas

This is the official thread for submitting theme ideas for the Photo of the Week competition. Whenever a new photo contest rolls around (currently they are running bi-weekly) we will take the top-...
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### Image of the week "hall of fame"

You may know that Photo SE (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of 2022 in reverse chronological ...
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### New Photo Contest

Announcing the new Photo Contest! Rather than maintain a long ongoing contest in Meta as was done for nearly a decade, we have shifted to periodic themed contests over on the main site. Submit a photo ...
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### Would a question regarding upgrade options be on-topic?

I have an older DX Nikon body, and am unsure about my options for upgrading while still using my existing DX lenses. Would such a question be on topic for this site - ie it'd boil down to essentially ...
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### Name mixup in hall of fame/photo of the week

The author names in the Hall of Fame for the 2 most recent photos are switched! I took the photo of St. Peter's Basilica for the April 18th Famous Buildings competition and Aganju took "squeezing ...
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### Why do we tolerate legal questions here?

For example... Can I be sued for using someone else’s picture of my dog? I can understand a photographer asking about professional/business insurance or something - how to go about protecting oneself ...
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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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### Does the olympus-om1 tag need updating?

The existing olympus-om1 tag has a label of This week, Olympus launched the mirrorless OM1, as the last in the line using the Olympus name. It's supposed to be under the OM System name, but the ...
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### Are photos from phones allowed in the "photo of the week" contest?

I'm new to the photography stack exchange and would like to participate in the Photo of the Week contest. However, I'm also new to photography and only recently got a DSLR camera so I haven't taken ...
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### No nikon-d850 tag?

I was surprised when I wanted to tag my question with nikon-d850 as there isn't any such tag. But there is a d800 tag. Is it reasonable to expect a d850 tag, for a camera that came out in 2017? Or ...
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### Photo contest on Main (since 2021): What works? What doesn't?

Since committing to the New Photo of the Week Contest on Main at the beginning of 2021, we have attracted many great submissions, too many to list. I'm supremely thankful for everybody who has ...
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### 2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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### Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2021 Archive)

You may know that Photo SE (this site's parent :) has a "Photo of the week" contest. Here are all the images featured on the homepage from the beginning of 2021 in reverse chronological ...
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### Is a question about software for automatic selection of photos using AI on topic?

I'm about to prepare albums for print and I have a huge number of photos to check (yes someone has no control over their shutter button). I'd like to ask if there is a way to get some automated ...
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### Should we [gently] critique images in the Weekly Photo Contests?

From comments on this week's contest - Photo Competition 2021-11-15: Landscapes Should we be free to gently critique pictures posted in the contests? I raised this initially because I really felt one ...
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### Would questions about finding images that fit a description on-topic?

I have an idea and would like to find an image that well illustrates it. It isn't mentioned explicitly in What topics can I ask about here? Below is my sample question: I am looking for images to ...
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### Is there any kind of help to protect my question form other peson who edit or delete my question?

I thought this is best forum. Today I asked a question in photo.stackexchange . I got my answer from perfect person. Then mattdm https://photo.stackexchange.com/users/1943/mattdm came told me my ...
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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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### Limit Aerial Photography Questions

As a semi-professional aerial photographer with many years of experience doing it, I would like to ask the (StackExchange) community to help head off some problems which affect the aerial photography ...
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### What to do about pseudoscientific questions about photography and alike?

The recent question about "auras" and photography got me thinking. Do we have any praxis about how to handle questions like this? I'm not sure if the person that asked the question is a troll or not, ...
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### Add special comment to the tags

My question is related to this Q/A. In Photo.SE there are tags, related to legal part of photography like legal, copyright, model-releases and so on. Is it appropriate to add in those tags ...
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### Clarification about affiliates

I would like to get clarifications about remarks in answers, related to affiliate, TINLA, IANAL and so on. Are they mandatory or just optional? Here is the Q/A which confuse me. P.S. By affiliate I ...
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### Seems I am not welcome (back) here

It's been a few years, much has changed since I last visited here, especially for me. I am alive, happy, and in the best health I have ever been. For long timers, I am sure you can puzzle out who I ...
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### Photo contest sidebar still links to the old, historically locked weekly ongoing contest here on meta

Per New Photo Contest, the weekly ongoing contest post here on meta has been shut down, and competitions are now held on the main site. However, the "Submit photo" link on the featured photo ...
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### Where is all the new content for the photo site?

So I’ve been addicted to the whole stack exchange site for a couple of days. Didn’t know there are 177 sites but they are all the same as far as reputation voting etc. Photos was the first site I came ...
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### 'Spoiling' an image to preserve a question

Ref: How to deal with image links, uploads, reliability and copyright when editing? If a question is entirely reliant on an external image - very probably copyright to someone other than the poster, ...
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### Why the need to downsize embedded images in questions to the size of postage stamps?

Am I the only person that still accesses this site on a large enough monitor (with a non-metered internet connection) that prefers images that fill the column width to downsized versions that look ...
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### What happens when there are no submissions for PotW contest?

After 8 days into the 2-week photo contest, Photo Competition 2021-07-19: Inspired by Photography Stack Exchange, there haven't been any submissions. This is a first for the New (2021) PotW contests. ...
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### Where can I find deals to buy photo editing softwares?

Here is the deal (pun intended). I created this question because there are numerous deals going on right now (November 2010) for Adobe softwares, including 30% off Lightroom 3 ($200 instead of$300) ...
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### Is "virtual photography" on topic here?

This is a new one to me. Based on this question on main, what size image does virtual photography produce?, is "virtual photography" on topic here? In the context of the question on Main, &...
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### Enable MathJax for formatting mathematical formulas?

This question directly relates to the previous Meta-PSE question, Can we have MathJax please to format mathematical formulas? I've made this a separate question, because it's unclear how much of a &...
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### How can we improve the voting on the photo competitions?

On the most recent photo competition, All Blur, there has been a comment: Has anyone else noticed that the "winners" of these are always among the first half dozen "answer" posts? ...
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### Is this an acceptable comment?

The down vote is because you answered a question Bob a/k/a Ben Rutgers a/k/a user50888 also answered. Competing answers to questions Ben, err, I mean Bob, has answered are frequently downvoted. For ...
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### Should Photography SE have a photo competition and how would be best to work it?

I'd like to ask for opinions about a photography competition on this site, further to the discussion in comments in this post: Photo Competition 2020-01: Portraits by candlelight I'm a keen SE ...
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### Is it ok to upvote questions

Should I upvote a question if I answer it? Does the fact that I am answering make a question a good question? If a question produces good answers, does that make it a good question? I'm confused.
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### How can I submit a photo for the new weekly contest?

I want to submit a photo for this week's contest, but I am not certain how. So, how, can I? And how big must the photo's maximum size be?
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### Is there some way that we can help new users to add EXIF data to their photo?

Often you have a user uploading a photo with a question, but then no metadata is included (as that's stripped by imgur). Other users have then to ask what settings were used, creating a back-and-forth ...
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### How do I upvote you guys?

I really appreciate everyone who reached out to me and are helping me make a lens choice. I want to upvote you all, but it's not recording my clicks. The fact that you spent your precious time (time ...
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### Is a printer profiling question appropriate for this site?

I've been away for a while due to life getting in the way, but have recently been wrestling with getting some half decent prints from my old epson inkjet. I wanted to post what I had found but as it ...
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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. Also, you ...
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### Photo of the Week is stuck

The 'Photo of the Week' is stuck on the below, and has been since I joined this Stack some 6+ months ago.
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### Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2020 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 2020 in ...
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### Image of the Week “Hall of Fame” (2019 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 2019 in ...
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### Can a new user downvote answers, and is that flagged as question activity?

On the main photo.stackexchange.com page, I see a list of Top Questions, ordered by activity. Today, I noticed a question in the list that I answered back in 2018: Where can I find the old (free) ...