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Equipment recommendation

In general we try to avoid product reviews on the site. There are a few reasons... There are already sites that are dedicated to the purpose of photography equipment review and so provide a great ...
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Request: rename site to "camera-gear.stackexchange.com"

Or we could just follow our charter and nurture such questions here.
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How can I also show the people see a big version of the photograph I send in?

I think you're talking about the photo contest, correct? The syntax to make an image link somewhere else is: [![image alt (hover) text][embedded-image]][linked-image] [embedded-image]: https://...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

Too much about the contest is being conducted in order to be "site acceptable" instead of for the purpose of running a contest: Contest on Meta...cool, let's put the thing that's going to suck in and ...
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The difference between main and meta photography stack exchange sites.

The help dropdown at the top of the Meta site actually has a link to answer this for you... However: https://photo.stackexchange.com/help/whats-meta as a shortcut. :)
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How to handle/dispute a declined flag?

There is no way to remove the declined flag. You can mention it on meta or in chat as feeling it was an error, but the most that can be done is to take action despite the declined flag. The flag ...
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Why was the 2020 Election Nomination Period Extended?

The nomination period for the 2020 election on Photography has been extended for a week so that we can have more nominations. While the existing nominations are appreciated, for this to election to ...
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Can we kill the "beginner" tag?

Yes. This serves no real purpose and should be removed.
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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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Are framing questions on topic?

Yes, as long as you are framing a photograph. However, you'll get better expertise here if the question is directly related to something about the photograph itself — either to do with matching the ...
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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

All she's refer to the primary photographer with whom the discussion occured. If you have questions that either don't fit in comments or if comments are disabled, then you can hop in chat and ask ...
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Are moderators using different standards with new users vs. old users who have been on the site a lot?

...every time I post my first question I get down-voted, criticised, put on hold, but later, for other questions, this never happens, and I get up-votes, positive comments, etc. At this point I do not ...
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Are moderators using different standards with new users vs. old users who have been on the site a lot?

To add to what Joanne said. The views of the communities on particular sites change over time. What was ok at one point in the past, may not be okay later as the community evolves (or something that ...
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Are moderators using different standards with new users vs. old users who have been on the site a lot?

Not sure I see the "attitude" that you're describing. You may not agree with the decision, but the entire purpose of the "on hold" model is to allow for correction. If, as moderator, I didn't think ...
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Can I ask "find me x" questions regarding stock photography with specific rights?

No. This is a question and answer site. The goal is to increase knowledge. What you're looking for isn't really an answer — it is a specific thing. And, it's not really a question — it's a request ...
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Can I ask "find me x" questions regarding stock photography with specific rights?

This site is aimed primarily at producing photos and issues related to what is needed to create a specific type of photo such as the one you described. It is not concerned with finding such images ...
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Can I ask "find me x" questions regarding stock photography with specific rights?

Generally, no. That type of question is really going to get shut down pretty quick around here and usually without a moderator doing it.
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Can a moderator fix the "bellow" tag?

SE isn't supposed to allow you to add tags that differ only in pluralization, but it let me add bellows as a tag synonym, make it the "master" and retag a question, so I'll do the other 10 and see how ...
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Is there any way we can migrate an old but good question?

Not by a moderator, either. If the question is too old to move, a moderator can close it and then lock it permanently as "historically significant" which tells people that it's an older question, but ...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

Part of the problem may be the appearance of posts not being able to get to the top due to the large backlog. Perhaps we should consider doing a one time restart of the contest with new submissions. ...
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Contest is definitely dead. Now what?

For what it's worth, I think Proposal: Rules for *New* Photo Contest on Main Site is still the best proposal on the table. It: Was the result of several people collaborating to find a solution ...
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Clarification about affiliates

For avoidance of doubt, this answer is not an official statement of Stack Exchange policy; it is simply my understanding of how the site works. So long as you are attempting to actually answer the ...
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How to handle/dispute a declined flag?

AJ has the right of it. If a moderator looks at the flag, they have a few basic options for decline and that's one of them. In general, I would tend to decline a "not an answer" flag if the person ...
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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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I downvoted an answer in error and would like to undo that. Can I, and how?

Yes. If the question or answer is edited, you can change the vote. And, that's true even if you are the editor. It'd probably be bad to do this all the time, but look for some small thing that can be ...
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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

Comments asking for question clarity are okay and would normally only get deleted when the reason for them was resolved or it was clear that the target of the comment wasn't going to do anything. The ...
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Am I able to remove "possible duplicate" tag from my question?

So, the question has now been closed as a duplicate. That message does show up for everyone. That's not necessarily permanent, though. If you edit the question to clarify more obviously how the ...
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Am I able to remove "possible duplicate" tag from my question?

That message is only visible to you and is there t alert you tothe fact that there might already be answers to your question on that thread, or that it is not particularly obvious why your question is ...
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Searching for posts with photos

This isn't possible with the current Stack Exchange search setup. I'm trying to find a search engine that will do this for us, but coming up empty so far. Let me know if you stumble on anything.
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