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Do we need a [client] tag?

There's this new question from today: Why don't event photographers release non-touched up images? At the moment it's only tagged with wedding. While being related to wedding, this question ...
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On-topic? Newly purchased equipment possibly defective

I just bought a new piece of equipment and based on its behavior it might be defective. I'd like to ask if others with the same item see the same behavior. My first thought is that such a question ...
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Help center / product or service recommendations

When voting to close, one of the options available is Questions seeking specific product or service recommendations, where the answer is... but some feedback in a post I voted to close is that our ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Please help reopen a general question on exposure factors

It often happens that we get questions from new users who don't understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and lighting. And, it's often suggested that these questions are ...
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How do I quickly and easily resize images in posts?

I've uploaded an image from my camera, and its huge. Now people are telling me that they want it smaller so they can download it quickly or without eating up too much mobile data. How can I provide ...
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Should we reject edits which embed external images into a post?

[ For avoidance of doubt: I don't think there's any particular significance to the specific question and edit I've linked to here. It's not intended as criticism of the actions of any one person at ...
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Should I (be able to) agree with a duplicate vote to a question with no good answers?

How to do custom bokeh on Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens (f3.5)? currently has one close vote as a duplicate of Can I make custom bokeh shape using a 18-55mm Nikkor lens? - but I can't vote that ...
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UI of this website is depressing

I am sorry for being rude but overall design for this website is depressing. It does't look any creative or vibrant what a normal photographer seek. A photographer is lover of color and if you see ...
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How to handle/dispute a declined flag?

I recently noticed my flagging history had a declined flag. I flagged an answer to a question (Images colors getting distorted) as being "Not an answer" which is defined as... This was posted as ...
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I was a Pro Photographer for over 40 years

Could you use help answering questions? I was a pro photographer for over 40 years shooting the Oscars, The Emmy's, weddings etc etc.... I was taught that if you truly are a photographer you should be ...
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Site Design Updates are Live!

A majority of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow. We did make some changes to the link color on the main site and the background ...
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Can we kill the "beginner" tag?

The tag beginner is usually used by beginners to tag their questions, even if they're not actually about being a beginner in any way. If the questions really are basics, we have photography-basics and ...
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Why are answered questions shown in the "unanswered" group?

When I click on the "unanswered" link, the page shows several questions that have answers. It also shows a question that was asked months ago about an event that was to happen in the beginning of ...
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Can we stop being so nit-picky?

I'm a new user of this forum, and I'm really frustrated at what seems like excessive nit-picking about questions. There is a very cliquish feel here - like you have to know the cool kids and their ...
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Can we add some way to semi-automatically add a "please DESCRIBE your desired effect" block to _those_ questions?

Questions like How do i give this look to my photos? How this photograph is taken? How to process a photo to get same look? What is this effect called and how can I post process my photos to get this ...
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How nuclear do we want to go on low-quality posts?

It is often the case that posts which don't directly answer the question, are weirdly rambling and indirect, or otherwise don't really fit the high standards we are looking for here are flagged and ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Photography's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, ...
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Is the weekly featured image contest running as desired?

The image selected this week is from a user that hasn't stopped in to this site since 2013. Not only that, but their only activity on this site(photo.se) at all is posting an image to the contest in ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

As we had done last year, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates during this election period. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on ...
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What does "PSA" mean?

A number of questions have "PSA: " in the title, like it's being used as a faux-tag. But searching for it using the box in the upper-right just gives 3 such questions (why only 3?) And not any ...
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Review Queue (Late Answers) suddenly has 300+ old items

Late Answers queue has > 300 items in it, all seem to be years old. Something like this happened awhile back. I imagine it will go away on its own, but pointing it out in case someone wants to take ...
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Do we consider the iPhone a camera?

An interesting topic arose in the comments no an answer relating to Manufacturers of sensors. I decided to keep the answer to dedicated cameras and it was meant to be an illustrative list rather ...
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The difference between main and meta photography stack exchange sites.

I suspect this has been already asked but i am having issues finding a page about it and i am trying to understand the difference between the Main Photography site and the Meta Photography site? if ...
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Equipment recommendation

Can I ask question with the tag 'equipment recommendation' that deals with a particular product of a particular company?Can I ask for reviews about a particular model of product?Thanks a lot in ...
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Are questions about concepts which are "similar" to those in photography on-topic?

This question is about the "HDR" acronym now being applied to some televisions. "HDR" is this context does stand for High Dynamic Range, which is of course a well known concept in photography. However,...
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Down voting to spite

How do I deal with a moderator or somebody who went and down voted 10 or more of my old answers. I think just to spite. All were done within a few minutes of each other though those answers were ...
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How to deal with suggested edits from anonymous users pretending to be a registered user?

I stumbled upon this suggested edit. It adds the following text to the end of an answer: EDITED: I now have a solution on how to fix the mirror catch (only confirmed for specifically the ...
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Is "where to find RAW files" a good question?

We have an old (2012) question "Where can I get free RAW files online for practicing with Lightroom?". To me, this is showing many of the problems of off-site resource questions: In the top-voted, ...
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Reopen my question about the Fuji X-T Series

What about the Fuji X-T series makes it bad for video? Closed for being about Video.. The tag video states "Questions about video mode in camera equipment." The Help states "using photographic ...
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Why do we have at least two inactive moderators?

As far as I can tell we have two out of the four current moderators that basically are inactive on the site. Chills42 and Rowland Shaw both have under a single page of activity under All Actions> ...
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Is this SE being plagiarized?

From ping-backs, I noted: http://qandasys.info/how-can-i-tell-what-focal-length-a-zoom-lens-was-set-to-for-a-photo-of-the-moon/ http://www.faceyoutub.com/photography/astrophotography-how-can-i-tell-...
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Close older "Do I need a DSLR to get started?" questions as dupe of the new one?

We just got the question What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera?, and really, it's a clear dupe of an earlier question: ...
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Why not use a community-wiki post to aggregate data?

I know this is not a canonically accepted use of Stack Exchange, but for How far is the heat limit from the power limit on speedlights? the first answerer (who obviously has not yet been fully ...
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Is this a good question? - Applying actual photography information to video game screenshots

Is this a good question for this site? Can I use this calculation for Focal Height to get the distance to the in-game moon, using this video game screenshot, and these assumptions? I've seen the ...
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Merge the "macintosh" tag into "apple" or "os-x"?

We have macintosh, but Apple hasn't used this term for their computers since 1998 (they just use "Mac"). The tag wiki suggests that this is for questions about the hardware rather than software, but ...
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I would love to ask for clarification on a question but it appears that comments have been blocked because of some drama

related OP: As a professional photographer, how can one handle a wedding photographer being rude or demanding in a way that will compromise overall image quality? I'm confused by the OP is talking ...
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Has there been a significant uptick in minor edits?

Am I just being overly sensitive or are we starting to see a large uptick in the number of 'minor' edits like fixing typo's on questions that are months old and moving images from imageshack to imgur ...
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Why are accepted answers providing points if the question is closed as duplicate?

I am wondering what happens to awarded points when a question is later closed as duplicate. Isn't it encouraging to answer duplicate question instead of marking them as possible duplicate and waiting ...
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I downvoted an answer in error and would like to undo that. Can I, and how?

I downvoted an answer in error - due to my own misunderstanding of the question. I realised very quickly that I should undo my vote, but evidently not within the 5-minute window allowed for this. Is ...
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What's going on with the blatantly off-topic IT support questions?

In the past week, we've seen a few (three? maybe more?) completely, blatantly off-topic IT support questions. The most recent is Tool to fix Corrupt OUTLOOK PST file, and I've seen at least two more ...
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Should we value rules over content and members?

This question about an image and how it was created surprisingly (to me) caused the photographer Brian to answer the question himself. As can be seen in the edit history, he later reduced his answer ...
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Why are so many comments getting deleted now?

When did the mods decide to all of a sudden delete comments to the current degree? I get the idea that people don't like seeing answers in the comments but it seems a bit heavy handed as of late. I'd ...
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Weekly Image Photo Contest - CC License Interpretation

In the question for the weekly image contest, it says said [n.b. the interpretive statement has been removed; see below]. The submitted image must conform to this site's content license, cc-...
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Fighting with poison atmosphere

I have a question. How moderators and administrators fight (if) with very poisoned atmosphere in Photography forum? My personal observation show in (almost) any photography forum is wide spread hate ...
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User with offensive username and post needs nukes

There's this user who needs nuking. User link. I hope I don't need to say why he needs to go. Here's the link to the offencive post. (Yes, its the answer)
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Should we encourage / allow comments with helpful advice to questions we know will be closed?

This is a followup to Short answers as comments — please resist the urge and to Removed comment. It is often the case that we get questions asking for camera shopping advice, or which are otherwise ...
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How do I post an image into a question

I have a question on the site about a connector, how do I put a photo or image of the connector into my question?
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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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