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Let's change the Photo-SE badge icons to something specific to photography!

Camera pictogram from open clip art: Could be cleaned up a little bit; the lens looks good large but doesn't scale down so well.
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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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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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6 votes
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Auto-updating link to Image of the Week

This probably wouldn't effectively be possible. It might be possible to make a link that would be updated with the header version of the image, but it would be far too small to use as a background. ...
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Should the Weekly Online Photography Contest be held only for Meta Photography users above 5 reps?

The contest is available to everyone. The only bar is a very low amount of site participation. If we had the ability to do so (without disrupting the rest of meta!) I'd actually like to raise the ...
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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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Can we add some way to semi-automatically add a "please DESCRIBE your desired effect" block to _those_ questions?

We can try to make this situation better by doing one of two things: We can make it so that a block/prompt appears next to the text box for inputting the question, asking the users to be more ...
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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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Do we scare off new users?

For what it's worth, I'm probably what you'd call a new member and a relative newcomer to serious photography. I've asked a few questions and got valuable actionable answers on a level that I could ...
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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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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?

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?

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?

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?

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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How to deal with image links, uploads, reliability and copyright when editing?

The upload functionality used on the Stack sites does have a licensing requirement that you need to be able to satisfy before uploading. If you don't the ability to do that, as was the case here, then ...
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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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Let's change the Photo-SE badge icons to something specific to photography!

Another option (and one that I have a bias towards) would be little film canisters like so. Again, you'd need to fill with the proper colors.
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Let's change the Photo-SE badge icons to something specific to photography!

How about APERTURE as the icon? It could be a cliche, but IMHO, it does fit well. While there is no denying that photography is an art that is a culmination of many things, the camera, the ...
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Should the Weekly Online Photography Contest be held only for Meta Photography users above 5 reps?

Meta is where site management questions are asked and answered. The photo contest is a good example of such a contest, it's not appropriate for the main site since it's not a photography question ...
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Banner Picture for Meta?

I'm struggling to see what real benefit this would provide - meta isn't that place which needs to be shiny to attract new users and get them to stay. Let's focus or efforts on things which improve the ...
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Can we modify the "shopping" close reason to include more than just "out-of-date quickly"?

How about something like: Questions seeking specific product or service recommendations, where the answer is likely to be either entirely personal or short-lived as a result of changing markets, ...
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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.)
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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 ...
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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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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.
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