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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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Should Photo Critiques be allowed?

Should photo-stack allow posts asking for photo critiquing? Perhaps limit to X number of images, and make the page community wiki.
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British English vs. American English in tags

Looking at the tags, we have a few inconsistencies between British and American spellings. For example, we have colour but also color-management, color-correction, and a couple of others, plus ...
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What to do about comments that are just plain wrong?

In a comment made on an answer, a user has asked for clarification on the provided answer. Someone has responded, but the advice they have given is incorrect in my eyes, and so I have provided what I ...
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Seperate Bio's between PhotoStack and StackOverlfow?

I'd like to place a link to my gallery in my bio, but I don't want it to replicate to my other stack exchange sites. Is this possible?
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Should we allow questions about unreleased cameras?

Disclosure: this is a suggestion as a topic to include on the faq - feel free to express how you'd like to see this handled There are a large number of websites on the Internet that include details ...
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Asking a question if I know the answer

Should I ask a question if I know the answer, but hope it makes a good discussion?
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Is it okay to link to your own image/gallery if it's semi-related to a question or answer?

Is is acceptable to link to an image/gallery if the relationship to the question or post is tangential at best? Example, I asked a question about chimping, and mentioned that while I always review ...
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What term should we adopt for Speedlights/Speedlites?

I think we need a tag for small, hotshoe mountable flashes. You could then tag your question with [flash] for questions that could also include other kinds of flash - I'm thinking things like Alien ...
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Why don't I get the +100 rep bonus for linking my accounts

Following the discussion here, I've created a question and answer to serve as a reference for the future. I've tagged it [faq-suggestion] as I think we probably need to include something about this in ...
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Questions about devices which take pictures, but where the camera is not the "first" feature: on-topic?

The question How to get photos off iPhone 4 wirelessly has generated controversy about whether it is on topic. Is it?
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Move off-topic questions

Will there be an option to move off-topic questions to superuser when the site goes live? There will of course from time to time come questions like this one (where the only relation to photography ...
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Is is acceptable to deep-link to external sites to support an answer

I recently posted an answer to this question by deep-linking an image from this (great) site. I also included a link to the source but another user pointed out that this deep-linking is questionable. ...
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Vocabulary: Generic equivalents of DX and FX tags

This question on meta proposes using generic equivalents of vendor-specific names, which seems like a good plan. A specific subquestion is for Nikon-speak dx and fx. Ideas? So far I've seen the below. ...
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Asking the question in the question title

Is there anything wrong with questions like this? Personally I feel it looks a bit untidy, but I'm not sure what I'd put in the question body. Clearly the user has just put something because they're ...
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Do we need composite tags, or will combinations of tags suffice?

Looking again at this question, which I re-tagged earlier to use more generic tags as described here, I'm now trying to decide whether we need the [dx-vs-fx] tag. Whatever happens, I believe it should ...
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Tagging with brand-names

I've been looking at how we've been using tags for things that are brand-specific. In my mind the vast majority of our tags should be generic, with specific brand names only used where specified in ...
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Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction

Just wondering if we want to have just one tag for Image Stabilization/Vibration Reduction/Vibration Compensation/Optical Stabilisation. I think we should have just the one, and I think it should ...
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Questions About Flickr: on vs. off topic

Thoughts on whether questions about Flickr (specifically about certain features/functionality) would be on or off topic for the site? I would think it's on-topic, but it's not strictly about the ...
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Why is meta reputation the same as the main site reputation?

If you compare the meta users page with the main site users page you will see that the reputation is exactly the same for all pages. Shouldn't they be different?
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Strange reputation on photo.stackexchange.com

I have noticed one user on photo.stackexchange.com that has more than 100 in reputation but no answers and no questions - how is that possible?
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Single vs Multiple answers

Here's a question that has been answered with lists: What are must have accessories? Is this 'good', or would this be a 'better' way to ask this question: If you see an accessory you think is a must,...
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Photo location tips: on or off topic?

Inspired by this question: What are some of the best spots in New York City to take really good pictures? Are posts that ask for photo location tips on or off topic?
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Answers > Views?

Unless I am missing something, shouldn't the number of views be greater than or equal to the number of answers or votes? Hmmmm.
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Color vs Colour (and other words with similar multiple spellings)

How should the US vs UK color (mis)spelling be handled? I've already seen both several times, and I can foresee this being a big issue with doubled tags. I for one vote for sticking to color instead ...
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Questions that are already answered by other online resources

What I like about stack overflow was that it was a great resource to go to when you cannot find the answer to your question by spending some time searching the web. I think that having questions on ...
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"Photographic Editing" in the site name

When digital age people talk about "photographic editing" then they usually mean manipulating the image in Photoshop or similar software, while the older generation perceives this as choosing photos/...
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lens vs. lenses

We currently have lens and lenses tags. "Lens" seems to be more used, and yesterday I've tried moving ~5 questions from "lenses" to "lens", but "lenses" tags shows up again, and I guess it makes more ...
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The "fun" tag and off-topic early questions

the inevitable Joke and Quote questions are already up... how will they be dealt with? Some have already pointed out that they are off-topic according to the FAQ... but similar questions helped to ...
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Can I ask Videography related questions?

Can I ask videography related questions on Photography Stack Exchange?
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When is Off-Topic relevant enough to be acceptable?

A thread was started earlier today, titled "What is your favorite photography joke?" There was some discussion going on in the comments of this question about whether the question was off-topic, and ...
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Should we tag by model number?

This link, amongst others, discuss the merits of particular pieces of equipment. My inclination is to tag all of these with the hardware listed in the question, but I wanted to make sure that was ...
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How local is too local?

I suspected this issue might come up when I posted a question that involved US copyright law as it relates to photographers (Fair Use): I see there was a vote to close the question as being too ...
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How should the inevitable Canon vs Nikon (or Nikon vs Canon if you prefer) war be handled?

As this is a group of photographers, there will almost certainly be the occasional conflict between Canon and Nikon users... How will these conflicts be handled?
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Choosing a CAPTCHA Page Image

We need to choose a CAPTCHA image. To clarify, what we're looking for is an amusing picture to go on the CAPTCHA page...along with the CAPTCHA. The image will just be for added comedic effect; it won'...
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Amusing 404 Page Not Found Image?

I don't know if you've noticed, but each SO "Trilogy" site's 404 (Page Not Found Error) has its own on-topic amusing image. This site currently has the boring "PAGE NOT FOUND :(" that every beta SE ...
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Site Attribute Questions (Top 7)

OK, so as the beta testers we're supposed to work on key aspects of the site's attributes. Taking a cue from other betas, I've made this list so we can easily find them all. I've made this a CW so ...
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What should the domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...

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