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Weekly Featured Image: May 2, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of May 2 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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Would book reviews be a useful aspect of this site?

From time to time we ask about useful photography books or we reference them. Newcomers often need to know what books are a good guide to their photographic journey. So it might be very useful to ...
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Should questions be tagged with author or expert names?

We recently had a question about famous-names-in-photography-writing Ken Rockwell and Thom Hogan. Another one that just came up specifically is about something Bryan Peterson says in one of his books, ...
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Oddly indirect photography question... Charity related

A few months ago, I was reading about some photographers in a community (and I want to say Portland, Oregon, but I may be wrong) who donated their time and skills to do family portraits for the less ...
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Please don't use community wiki as a flag for more-subjective questions

There are several questions on this site, like Will point-and-shoot cameras be able to compete with camera phones? which have been made into community wiki questions. Presumably this was because ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Apr 25, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of April 25 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships -- 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the photo community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in advance....
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Sustained Troll attack

One particularly troublesome person has been trolling this site. Happily the moderators have contained the problem and I want to express my appreciation for their good work.
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"Filters must be destroyed!" (Must every UV/protection filter question get this response?)

This started as a comment on Itai's answer to this question, but it got a bit lengthy, and at the same time I figured that was not the best place for my whine. Here I go: lately I was quite suprised ...
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The main page image hasn't changed

I felt pretty pleased with myself when I won the "Weekly Featured Image" for April 11th. Also I've been credited on the main page it's still showing last weeks image :-( Have I missed something, or ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Apr 18, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of April 18 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two ...
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"Do you..." questions -- a FAQ addition suggestion

I'd like to add the following to the What kind of questions should I not ask here? section of the FAQ: If your question is in the form "Do you ______?", it will tend towards discussion and ...
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Should respondents make a disclaimer when recommending equipment/cameras, etc?

Motivation We get a lot of questions asking for equipment recommendations. I am not going to deal with whether these questions should be asked or answered (another debate) but want instead to advocate ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Apr 11, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of April 11 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two ...
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'Art' questions: how subjective is too subjective?

I think the mixed reactions to my recent question on vignetting raise an important topic--one better suited to Meta discussion than to a comment area. As has been stated before, we here at Photo.SE ...
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Merging questions when both questions have answers by the same people?

We are getting more merger requests these days, most of them quite valid. As the site grows, we will probably see even more of them. They may need a little further discussion, however, as the same ...
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Color-theory or linguistics

A recent question - Why are there no dark yellows, or bright violets? - asks about perception and color naming. At first glance, I certainly see how this is related to photography, but I can't quite ...
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Useful data.stackexchange.com queries for regular users of the site.

There's a web site at http://data.stackexchange.com/ where one can run SQL queries against the database to make some interesting reports. Some of these are things like "What do I need to get a certain ...
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Should we kill the "equipment" tag?

EDIT: see the Jeff Atwood's comment below. Should we just kill this tag? I think so. Please weigh in. For the highly-used but poorly specified equipment tag, I proposed the following tag wiki. ...
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The "digital-photography" tag -- how to use it, and how to describe it?

I suggested this tag wiki for digital-photography: Digital photography clearly is the bulk of picture-taking today; this tag doesn't need to be on everything that is digital, but can be used when ...
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Cannot read warning messages on meta.

Although I have to admit to being colorblind, I noticed that it was next to impossible for me to read the following warning messages: I can only discern that text by: a. Selecting it b. Changing ...
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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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Weekly Featured Image: Apr 4, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of April 4 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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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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Tag wiki exerpt-excerpts — can we choose the cut point?

There appears to be a feature in the new tag page where text preceding the first "is" or "are" in the first sentence is omitted. This makes sense for saving space when the first part of the excerpt ...
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Is it good practice to refrain from down-voting a competing answer to the same question?

Sometimes it happens that, on answering a question, I see that someone else has given a plainly wrong answer (in my opinion, of course) to the same question. I have always refrained from down-...
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Should tag wikis answer the "what is this" question?

See the tag wiki for depth-of-field: https://photo.stackexchange.com/tags/depth-of-field/info. This has a relatively in-depth article explaining the term. On the other hand, the new SE blog post about ...
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The destiny of the old photo sites?

Before Area 51 and the spawning of new Stack sites, people could (and did) pay to host sites using the Stack code. One example of this is Photographr.info which, much to my surprise, is still actually ...
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Are photo-editing and post-processing synonymous?

I'm working on the tag wikis for our most popular tags, and wrote a description for post-processing. When I got down to photo-editing, though, I found that basically the same description had already ...
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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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Tag Wiki and Access to Moderator Tools

This is a bit odd... Since hitting the 10K rep, I've tried to help out the mods with edit approvals and the like and that appears to include tag wiki edits. The odd thing is, I don't have normal ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Mar 28, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Mar 28 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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Having LaTeX added to our Markdown?

Despite the fact that we are a side dedicated to photography, there are two fundamental halves to the discussions here: the artistic, and the scientific. As we grow as community, we are gaining more ...
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Should we encourage responders to provide citations/references to back up their assertions?

I have noticed a tendency for responders to positively state opinions as though they were facts. As an example see this question Can the sun damage the camera sensor? Five answers are in the form ...
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Can we get the "photography" tag killed?

The photography tag isn't helpful. Can we get it added to the "intrinsic/ambient tags for this site? Thanks!
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How to deal with "How much to charge" questions

Prompted by this: TV show wants to use a photograph — what should I charge? How should we deal with "how much to charge" questions? I don't think we can really provide good answers since so much is ...
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"Only 1 comment allowed per 15 seconds" dialog is frustrating

From time to time I get this error box: Only 1 comment allowed per 15 seconds; timer reset. (click on this box to dismiss) It is really annoying, for two reasons: I can indeed think and type ...
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Weekly Featured Image for Mar 21, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Mar 21 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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markdown help page on meta.photo.SE is unreadable

https://photo.meta.stackexchange.com/editing-help has some of the same CSS issues as this older thread about the popups: Text in Markdown popups not always clear with new meta theme
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What does "flag weight" on the user profile mean?

On my user profile there's a text string saying flag weight 110 What is the significance of this?
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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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Weekly Featured Image for Mar 14, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Mar 14 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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Duplicate shallow-DOF questions....

Hmmm. I flagged this: How to choose a lens to get a shallow DOF effect? asking it to be merged into this: Can I get a shallow DOF using a kit lens? Because apart from camera brand and models vs. ...
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Should we disallow hot-linking?

It has occurred that text links (<a>) to images in a question have been replaced image elements (<img>) pointing directly to another website. This type of link is called hot-linking. ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Mar 7 '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Mar 7 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...
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How can we do photo critiques?

Ok, so I understand that we don't want to have critiques in PSE. I think I can even get my head around why. ;-) Nevertheless, I'd still love to tap into this community (and this software) to do ...
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Is it poor etiquette to downvote without leaving a comment?

This is mostly an attempt to make the unwritten principle a written one. The principle, I think, is that we want to help site members improve their questions and answers, so if someone leaves an ...
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One year anniversary contest

I know that some sites, such as Super Users, have had contests around their 1 year anniversary. Perhaps if we start now, we could talk a few companies into pitching in some cool photography related ...
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What questions are "too simple"?

There has been some discussion about seeding the site with overly simple questions. I see that today Jeff posted on the Stack Overflow blog about the issue. They're looking at adding a new close ...
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Weekly Featured Image: Feb 28, '11

This is the place to submit and vote on photos for the week of Feb 28 to be featured on the main site. Rules: Limit one photo per person per week. A specific photo may be submitted at most two weeks ...

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