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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
Michael C's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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Are upvoted comments auto removed?

I'm not aware of any systems that auto-delete comments. If sufficient users flag a comment it will be auto-deleted or moderators can do cleanup manually, but I think that's it. I couldn't find ...
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Request: rename site to "camera-gear.stackexchange.com"

Renaming the site and creating a new site is not a viable or desirable outcome. There are two big things that can be done to fix this site instead and help it be more welcoming to non-gear questions. ...
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On the Questions list, why do some questions have a grey background?

The grey highlights questions that are tagged with any of your favorite tags. That question is tagged with [lightroom], so unless I'm mistaken, you have [lightroom] as a favorite tag? I imagine the ...
MikeW's user avatar
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Main chat room has been frozen

To clarify on what Joanne said kind of indirectly, chat will freeze unless there is user generated content within the last 14 days. Automatic posts such as the triggered question posts as well as any ...
AJ Henderson's user avatar
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Can I see all my deleted questions?

Is there some way to see all my deleted questions? No, not unless you have enough rep to see deleted questions. There is a question I want to ask on Photography Stack Exchange, but I have a vague ...
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Why is money.stackexchange.com the top referring site?

So, looking over it briefly, I'd suggest taking that page with a grain of salt as there appears to be some kind of issue with the data filtering. I'll try to look in to it a bit more and I can't go ...
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Can a new user downvote answers, and is that flagged as question activity?

marg's "answer" was a question asking for help installing Nik software. It was flagged as not-an-answer, and I deleted it. Regarding the downvote on your answer to the same question, it wasn'...
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Name mixup on photo of the week

Crap. My sincerest apologies to both you and dmkonlinux on the mixup. Logging the Hall of Fame winners is a completely manual process, lots of copy/pasting. I was probably moving too fast, and forgot ...
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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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Can I ask about how to develop this specific photograph?

Yes, these types of questions are on scope and welcomed here provided one uses a descriptive title and also describes what exact attribute in the image it is that one wishes to understand and/or ...
Michael C's user avatar
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How to know how many members a certain stackexchange communitiy has?

If you go to the site list and click on any of the sites you'll see the total number of questions, answers, users etc.
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Main chat room has been frozen

The last user submitted message was quite a while ago, Feb 12th, so that's why it was frozen. I'm a bit surprised about that, given that it's the site chat, but I've now unfrozen it.
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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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