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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can software specific or software issue questions be asked?

I've been having issues migrating to a new PC with a new version of Lightroom. I've already done some looking up and all the help that's on the Adobe support forums have not been what my issue is. ...
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Stop voting to close questions with the forbidden word

I have been active on this site for a few years now, so I think I have noticed a trend. Whenever someone asks, let's say about lighting but mention a forbidden word "Video" the question is ...
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Where can I ask for an expert opinion about photography?

Whenever I ask a question about a camera recommendations I get blocked because it's off-topic or too broad. Isn't the purpose of Stackexchange to ask a question where an expert can answer? I'm ...
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Tag creation request: smart-previews

I just asked (and answered) a question that was related to Lightroom smart previews, and there are lots of other questions about Lightroom smart previews on Photography Stack Exchange. Do you think we ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election - Results

Photography's seventh moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A v2 - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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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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Can I ask for a photo rating on the main site?

I submitted something for the old Photo of the Week competition. However, it probably won't get viewed. Can I post a question on the main site asking for a rating of my photo? Thanks!
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"Recommend Deletion"

Greetings enthusiasts, I've crossed over the 2K reputation mark (which is well back in the rear-view mirror for probably everyone reading this) and now StackExchange is suggesting that I review "...
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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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2020 Community Moderator Election - Failed Election

As previously announced the current election wasn't able to gather the required number of candidates to be competitive. We must consider this a failed election and have halted it. The next steps are ...
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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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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Photography is scheduled for an election next week, June 15th, 2020....
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Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

Photography last had an election back in 2017. Right now we have an opportunity to run an election for the site, and after consulting with the mods, it sounds like it is a good time for 1 or 2 new ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Stepping back after a decade — see you all around!

As I write this, my profile says "Visited 3361 days, 3353 consecutive". (I guess it took me a couple of weeks to get going.) Over those nine-plus years, that's an average per day of 1.1 helpful flags, ...
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2019: 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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Suggestions to improve the Ask a Question & Help Center pages in regards to the policy on shopping questions

I was just checking on whether a user I sent to this site ended up finding an answer over here. I noticed that the question was quite quickly closed though. Although, that user ended up changing the ...
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Is the Photo-SE community effectively dead?

I've noticed a gradual decrease in participation amongst the top 10-15 or so active contributors here on Photo-SE, in the past ~6 months (roughly since June 2019). Coincident in that timing is the ...
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Why is the photo contest in Meta and not in the Main?

I think the photo contest is the most interesting thing on the site and should get even more importance!
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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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