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Selling equipment on this site

I want to sell my Rebel Xt and buy a 5D. Is it acceptable to post ads for sale. This is a one time thing for me.
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Would people be interested in having site organised photo meets?

The site works best with a strong sense of community, and I was thinking of things that we could do to help build this, and wondered if people would be interested in regional meet-ups/events? Even ...
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Can I ask about alternatives to Photoshop?

I'm totally new to Photo.SE so I thought I'd ask first. I am looking for more affordable alternatives to Photoshop that do a subset of its features (namely good CMYK handling). Is this (fleshed out ...
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What's the name of this font in this image?

Hi, What's the name of this font? How to make this kinda font effects in photoshop? Thanks. http://sstatic.net/photo/img/logo.png
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Is it OK to post photos to gather comments and reviews?

Basically I'm a newbie picture-taker and want feedback on what I've done. Does the photo.SE philosophy forbid posting photos to gather feedback?
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Objections to moderator actions and the proper forum for resolution.

We have recently been receiving more "flagged" posts in the moderator tools. When I get home from work, I've been looking through them, and trying to address them. Recently, two of the actions I've ...
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What is the reasonable time to accept an answer?

There are many questions where the answer is never accepted, but there are also some questions where the answer is accepted very quickly. I understand we can't make any rules here, but this doesn't ...
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Missing link - URL filtering? Limits on #/length of links? false positive?

In this answer I posted a link to a Nikonos article on mir.com.my. The link worked on the preview, but isn't visible in the answer itself. The URL is still visible when you edit the page, and the ...
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Simple kit-list in bio and visible on all questions/answers

It might be interesting for the site to display some basic info about users in the avatar sections by their names. I'm thinking dead simple stuff such as what camera they use and whether they're pro ...
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Photo contests - How about just once a month?

I've just been reading this question, and I have a suggestion for a compromise for having photo contests on this site. I think having everyone open their own contest questions would be bad thing, for ...
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Additional sidelines to the site

There are a number of questions that are highly localised in nature, or might not fit at all with the current site. The thought struck me that there may be scope for classified adverts (or possibly ...
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Should I vote on relative or absolute scale?

It's probably best explained by example: Imagine there is a question with 2 answers, where answer 1) is thorough and exhaustive, while answer 2) includes a good point, maybe even an example image or ...
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Do Photos Uploaded Here Have to Be CC-Wiki Too?

Since everything on StackExchange sites are licensed with cc-wiki, does that affect photos which are uploaded using the new upload tool? For instance, if someone were to upload a photograph they took,...
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Can I ask questions on how to correct aspects of a particular photo?

It sounds like we do not want general critiques in this forum. That's fine, I know of other places to get that. I assume the part we don't want is the subjective part, such as emotional impact. But ...
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Is this the appropriate place to ask questions about how to accomplish an effect in Photoshop when there is clearly no relation to photography?

Although I'm usually not interested in graphic design, I currently have a question about how to accomplish a certain effect in Photoshop. I understand that photo.se is about "Photography and ...
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A possible shorthand for equivalent focal length

There are issues about how we talk about the focal length of lenses that often lead to confusion - see this question for example. I recently read, and agree with “35mm Equivalents”: A Plea For Clarity ...
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What are our core values?

I think it's useful to define our community, not just in terms of content and procedure, but also by defining who we are and why we are here. I propose that we address the latter goal by articulating ...
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Immediately undoing a vote still prevents you from voting later.

A couple of times now I've voted on something, decided to undo it to think some more or let other answers appear, and then gone back to vote much later. Trying to vote at that point is refused, with ...
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General tagging practice and tag searches

After a short discussion about tagging and tag searches in the Teachers Lounge chat, I learned some interesting things. We've been talking about how to tag for some time, and we seem to keep circling ...
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Do we have to be Stack Overflow?

Okay, I'm a techie, a software programmer and architect, so I participate in a site that is highly technical. However, photography is really meant to be art, it is the essence of the shot. Do we ...
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Canon body names in tags

Canon market their entry level DSLR bodies with different names in different markets. For example, in Europe they have the EOS 550D, in North America it is called the EOS Rebel T2i and in Japan it is ...
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Should the "software" tag be necessary when discussing software?

I reverted a tag change on one of my questions, removing the software tag that had been added. That may have been a bit hasty, since I then took a look at the listing for that tag, which has a number ...
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photo.SE chatroom

The current chatroom is located here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/14/photographic-memories See http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/chat-now-in-public-beta/ for details about the chat.
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The "camera" tag?

I've been going through tags today, and I came across the camera tag. Is this tag really valuable? It seems rather redundant, and I think it runs the high risk of becoming overused and rather useless. ...
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The "canon" and "canon-eos" tags?

We have both [canon] and [canon-eos] tags. Is it preferable to leave these as they are, or reduce the canon-eos tag to simply [eos], and use it with the [canon] tag? UPDATE: I've removed the canon-...
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How to move from a "camera club" to a "photography club"?

This answer points out that currently we are more of a "camera club" rather than a "photography club" - in that the questions so far are more orientated towards equipment and technical aspects rather ...
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"Technique" tag

I think the technique tag currently is also kind of meta tag that means different things for different people. Should we replace it with something less vague?
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Dealing with meta tags

Jeff Atwood made a good argument against using "meta tags", those tags that describe things other than the content of the question. A tag that doesn't really apply to the content isn't very valuable ...
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The moderator power of "vote to close"

Now that several of us have moderator privileges, I think its time to discuss when one of us should step in and vote to close. I was chatting with Robert Cartaino earlier today, and he mentioned that ...
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Links between meta.photo and photo seem to be broken.

The links between meta.photo and photo both point to http://stackexchange.com for me at the moment. Styling also seems off (background texture/colours are off). Edit: and now the link is a ...
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Can someone explain community wiki?

I'm confused by the frequently used designation community wiki. What does it entail? How do questions and answers become community wiki? What are the guidelines for it? I checked the FAQ and it's not ...
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Should we have some sort of terminology or glossary page?

There's a lot of technical terms in photography. Should we have an organised way to look it up, linked from the faq? I'll put my ideas in some answers so they can be voted on.
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Better Photo/Image Support in photo.SE

Currently the only way to insert is to use good html links, for which there icon for. I am thinking what might help grow this site if there is a way to maybe have a popup the shows your gallery from ...
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EVIL camera class

We've had a couple questions lately about an emerging class of cameras, referenced by the term "EVIL" (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens). While the questions themselves have not all been ...
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How do we promote photo.SE?

One of the 7 essential questions is: How do we promote our site? This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: how to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts ...
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The "how-camera-works" tag...keep it, fix it, or delete it?

I am curious what we should do about the how-camera-works tag on the parent site. This is a very oddly worded tag, and I think it is only used by one person. What should we do with it? Keep it and ...
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Should we allow additional, brand-specific questions that have general but incomplete answers elsewhere?

For context, I'm thinking of these two: What do all those parts in a lens name mean? Nikon lens naming [closed] While the second question is answered by the answer to the first, I think that there ...
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Equipment recommendation questions

Are equipment recommendation questions on topic and how should they be presented to be relevant? There was a brief discussion about recommendations in answers in this topic: What is our view on ...
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What if there is no clear acceptable answer

What should I do if I get the answer to my question, but it's scattered over multiple answers? Should I pick something and accept or just leave it unaccepted? Request additional info in comments of ...
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What is our view on product recommendations in answers?

Taking this question as an example. First the answer given by "André Carregal" seems appropriate to me and as such I have already upvoted it. However I'm curious about the community view on the ...
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Can't see assciations to photo.SE from my other SE accounts [closed]

I am a little surprised to find the photo.SE association missing on my other SE 'Related Accounts' pages. However, I can see the association to all of them from my photo.SE Related Accounts page. ...
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Etiquette of deleting closed questions

I see that I and soon a few other users will have enough reputation to delete closed threads. What are the guidelines for doing so? Delete all closed threads? Delete none (i.e. do nothing)? Is it a ...
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"equipment" vs. "gear"

As far as I understand the words [gear] and [equipment] both refer to... well, the equipment. If this is the case and there is no difference in meaning that I miss, I would suggest using only one of ...
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Moderator nomination thread

Per Moderator Pro Tempore blog post, we should somehow get together moderator nominations for our site. About a week into the public beta, we will seek out members who are deeply engaged in the ...
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'strobes' vs. 'flash'?

I've seen a couple of posts pop up with [strobes]; I think we may want to prefer [flash] or, at least, the variations discussed here: What term should we adopt for Speedlights/Speedlites? Any ...
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Film development techniques.

Are film development techniques fair game or are they off-topic here. For instance, how should this question be treated? Although film development is a key part of film photography, these questions ...
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Questions about (famous) photographers

Would this be on or off-topic? Somebody's rare work, prints' availability, techniques, setups, books?
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Editing my answer based on other answers

Is it acceptable to edit my answer to include something said in another answer? This problem came up in this question: What is the best technique for long-exposure photography in good light?. My ...
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Put 'film-vs-digital' on the holy-war or too-subjective watch lists?

(disclosure: I shoot film essentially exclusively. I think it's pretty awesome.) I think the whole "Digital vs. Film" question is a canard. Or possibly a red herring. Or even a dead horse. ...
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Can't see CAPTCHA on mobile browser

Is there a point I reach with reputation where it no longer asks me CAPTCHA on new devices?

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