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Which posts or types of posts to migrate in?

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Following from the previous related question, Migrate posts in?, and from the site proposal, we have decided to be selective about which questions, or at categories of questions, to import from Photo-SE.

So, let's start figuring out what to import. I suggest let's figure out types of posts (by subject, tag, etc?). I anticipate that there are several "singleton", important posts that might not fit a category. In those cases, let's just identify them as the singletons, and perhaps start to list them.

I'm not sure the Q&A format will work well to list the several tens or hundreds of posts, but's let's start here and see how it goes.

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contrary to what I was I thinking when I asked the question, it seems I'm just creating lists of individual questions. Hmm... scottbb about 1 month ago

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Specific Suggestion: What do all those cryptic number and letter codes in a lens name mean?

I suggest this question be broken up into individual questions per manufacturer, and set up as a bunch of FAQs. So it would look something like:

  • What do the letters and numbers mean in the names of Nikon lenses?
  • What do the letters and numbers mean in the names of Canon lenses?
  • What do the letters and numbers mean in the names of Sony lenses?
  • What do the letters and numbers mean in the names of Pentax lenses?
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As well as another few FAQs to point to those Q&As, by feature:

  • How are lenses for crop-sensor bodies identified?
  • How are lenses with image stabilization identified?
  • How are lenses with special optical features identified?

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+1 -- let's do it! mattdm 25 days ago

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Fundamentals / Basics

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I think these are good basics, but I have some specific caveats. The top answers to the ISO one went in a weird direction about specific technology, and I'd rather we cover the basic first. mattdm 25 days ago

And second, maybe we can make "exposure triangle" less prominent — let's pick What is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed? instead. mattdm 25 days ago

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Which posts or types of posts to migrate in?

None of them.

For this site to be successful, it needs to have activity here. Copying posts from SE only creates the illusion of activity, then becomes worse than useless when people realize after reading the whole question, that it was was asked and answered years ago.

For people to come here, the site needs to be better than elsewhere. Obviously copying content from elsewhere doesn't achieve that.

This site is dying due to lack of activity. If you want to save it, create some real activity. Invite people interested in photography to come here, and to spread the word that this is a good place to get answers. Have the experts you invite each write a few home-grown canonical questions to get things started. These can be similar to those they have written elsewhere, but re-writing gives the opportunity to clean them up, clarify a little, etc.

I was already here on Codidact for other reasons. I keep checking this site, but it's been feeling more and more like a waste of time. The latest activity in most catagories is days to weeks old.

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+1 and so much this. What's the strategy for getting people onto this site? Any ad budget to target people via FB or spreading the word on other more image based photography sites? Hueco about 18 hours ago

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Singleton/Canonical Posts

These are the highest-valued, often-referenced, no-need-to-rewrite questions and answers. Having the highest vote doesn't necessarily automatically mean the question should be included, it's a good filter. Is the question/answers often referenced or cited? Good chance it belongs here.

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