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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Some way to automatically handle "What's this effect?" questions. So many people come in expecting that an example they like was the result of some digital filter or app. This then requires a tedious ...
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Can we have MathJax please to format mathematical formulas?

100% in favor of enabling MathJax. 31 Stack Exchange sites support MathJax (https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/216607/175991) Tables: LaTeX arrays can be used for table data. (ex: https://rpg....
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Request: Reduce the number of votes to close & reopen questions from 5 to 3 for Photo-SE

Yes – the number of close & reopen votes should be reduced to 3
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Can we please inline images?

I don't think it is a question of ability, its a question of legality. I'm not sure that we can just do that depending on the images attribution and licensing. For that reason I usually stay away ...
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Can we please inline images?

Useful, yes. But possibly in violation of the image owner's copyright. Unless the linked image is explicitly licensed CC-BY-SA, I don't think we should do it. Mods and editors should not be in the ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

I flagged this for a moderator to mark as "featured", and it took over a week for that flag to be reviewed, Soooo one thing we could maybe use is a couple of more active moderators. (I'm not saying ...
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Is it possible to feature a meta question on the main site?

Up to 3 meta posts can be featured on the sidebar of the main site at any time. Mods can adjust this at will using a "featured" tag.
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Better visibility for the photo contest and better presentation of results. See Is the weekly featured image contest running as desired? from 2015 — it needed work then and nothing has happened. And ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

If we don't use the contest to attract photograph-focused questions, we need some other way to attract subjective photo-critique questions and high-quality answers.
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Tooling to help do more general photo critique rather than focusing on specific technical problems. Possibly even a separate sub-site just for this. See Counter-Proposal: Leave contest on meta. Add ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

A more visuals-forward front page — could we have thumbnails of images next to questions, for example?
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After the SE header redesign, links to Help Center are not obvious. Is there a way to make them prominent again?

The bar is altered based on reputation. If you view the site in incognito mode or while logged out, you will notice that a question mark icon is featured prominently on the top bar and links to the ...
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Can we have MathJax please to format mathematical formulas?

Another "better late than never" classic... :) MathJax has been enabled, using \$ for inline delimiters as suggested. Please let us know if you see any ...
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Ask question on photography difficult to read

Largely, shrug. I agree it's not the greatest piece of visual design in the world, but we (both photo.SE and the SE devs) have bigger problems to worry about. For avoidance of doubt, I would care if ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Some better handling (and possibly automatic migration for) programming and computer vision and measurement questions which use cameras but are not about photography. This is a constant struggle ...
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Suggestions to improve the Ask a Question & Help Center pages in regards to the policy on shopping questions

I don't think I disagree with any of this. However, please see this very recent post from Stack Exchange staff on the chances of ever getting any improvements to this site implemented — the odds are ...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

I want to really nurture and baby re-creation questions: lighting, post pro, I don't really care. We all see inspiration and sometimes people come here and ask how to get the same "look." Well, let'...
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Some site-specific badges that encourage photography-community behaviors? Posting images comes to mind as obvious. Also maybe badges could be given for the contest in some way.
mattdm's user avatar
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Should the featured photo be shown on meta?

Meta does not support adding the custom side bar currently. This would require development by Stack Exchange developers to implement.
AJ Henderson's user avatar
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How to make sure that people understand SE is a Q&A website?

Having just started using this community, I think this might be a UX issue. The "ask question" link is surprisingly hard to find. It's obvious when you know where it is (on every page, at the bottom ...
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Why isn't there an Apple Photos tag?

What do you mean, I see one... (j/k I just created it for you.)
AJ Henderson's user avatar
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When flagging a question as off-topic, is there a way to suggest another SE site

How can I suggest "GraphicDesign" (for PS/Gimp questions) or SuperUser (for general computer questions, such as recovering files). Flag for moderator attention. Or can these be added by the Powers ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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Is there some way that we can help new users to add EXIF data to their photo?

Edit: I opened a feature request at Meta-SE for this feature: Site-specific need for image uploader to paste EXIF exposure information into post along with image URL You have a great idea. However, ...
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Enable MathJax for formatting mathematical formulas?

Yes – we should enable MathJax The benefits of LaTeX formatting will make it easier to produce clear and well-formatted mathematical formulas. This will make the questions and answers that take ...
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Why isn't there an Apple Photos tag?

The main reason was that no one had yet created one. This site, like all of the stack exchange network, is made up of user created content. If you see a need for something that isn't here, feel free ...
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Image of the week: how to see more info?

Good idea. There are sometimes some comments, exposure info or link to a larger version of the image. We could probably copy that info to the Hall of Fame.
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Can we add some way to semi-automatically add a "please DESCRIBE your desired effect" block to _those_ questions?

Although not ideal, it is better than nothing. You can copy/paste the following into a comment to an offending question that asks, "How do I get this effect/filter/editing?" To copy/paste with the ...
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Would it make sense to build a wiki of generic accessories?

I'm not sure how maintainable such a listing would be and it sounds a bit like product recommendations which aren't really what a Q/A site is ideal for. A lot of off brand stuff can come and go ...
AJ Henderson's user avatar
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Possibly a sub-site for "what camera should I buy" and "what lens should I get next" questions. These are objectively "bad" questions for the site (opinion based, time sensitive, and invite brand ...
mattdm's user avatar
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What can Stack Exchange do to better build a photography community of practice here?

Change the badge icons to something site-specific (see this that's just been sitting here with no designer attention at all) Let's change the Photo-SE badge icons to something specific to ...
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