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What makes a good Geograph?

General

What is Geographing?
There's a page I once saw on Geograph, and I can't find it again!
What do all these strange words mean?
Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
Who built this marvellous site?
I don't understand Grid References - are there any sites to help me?
What makes a good Geograph?
Are there any Geograph specific terminology?
How can I change the text size, or make the page easier to read?
Which squares have the most pictures on Geograph?
What the lettuce have hamsters to do with Geograph?
Something seems to be broken - where can I report bugs?
I have changed my email address. Can I change the existing email address or do I have to reregister?
Why are you introducing Geographical Context?

Viewing Images

I disagree with the location or title of an image - what can I do?
Counties, I'm confused, which do you display?
I've seen little thumbs-up symbols around the site, what are they?
I'm concerned about a photo or comment I have seen on the site.
I use AOL, and the images look terrible!
Many thumbnails seem to be missing, any idea of the cause?
What are those little thumbs to the right of the images about?
How are the recent photos on the RH side of main page generated? Is it hamsters or humans?
The search interface seem complicated, where can I find a simple introduction?
Can I see the distribution of pictures within a gridsquare?
Why can I only get to page 20 of search results?
How can I find out which of my photos have Tpoints?
I've spotted a mistake. What should I do?
Can I subscribe to a square and receive a notification when new photos are added to it?
Are images on Geograph automatically uploaded to Google Earth as well?
What is the "community showcase"?

Reusing Geograph Content

Do you have an RSS feed?
I would be interested in using Geograph content, is that possible?
I'm an artist and would like to use a scene from a geograph in a painting. Is that acceptable?
Can I use photos in publication?
Can I use a Geograph-er's text along with their pictures?
Can I re-use a Geograph article elsewhere? How about copyright?

Photo Contributors

What makes a good Geograph?
How do I find which squares need photographing?
What are my legal rights when taking photographs?
Why must I agree to allow commercial use of my image?
I've got a photo of an unknown castle (harbour, sheepfold,...) - do you know where it is?
Does Geograph accept interior photographs?
How does a viewer/subscriber find the grid squares which have few or no photos?
Has any of my pictures ever featured as the front page picture?
Can I use someone else's text in my description?
Can I ask for a fee if someone would like to use my images in a publication?
By what date should I upload my photo if I want it to be entered in Photo of the Week \ Year competition?
I've had a complaint about one of my pictures. What should I do?
How do i close my account?
How do I get a list of my photos as a CSV?
I've uploaded a picture, why is the square still green on my personal map?
Where do I find squares where points are available?
Can I find out which of my images have been re-used on other websites?
I'm a competitive pub (trigpoint, peacock, door knocker...) collector. Is there a specific leaderboard for me?

Photo Contributors :: Contributing

Do I need to resize my photos? Are there size limits?
I made a mistake on my submission, how do I change it?
What's the ideal size for an image submitted to Geograph?
Can I see a demonstration of the Photo Submission process?
How do I upload a photo in Portrait to display correctly? It uploads to landscape.
I'd like to see what the submission process looks like before I try it out. Can you show me?
I have licensed an image larger than I intended, can I remove it?
My images seem to be rotated when I upload them. How can I avoid that?
How can I improve a photo?
There are too many steps in the submission process. Can I do it all in one go?
I have an interesting old photograph/postcard, can I submit it to Geograph?
What are shared descriptions, and how can I add them?
I need to remove a picture I uploaded, is this possible?
How do I create links between my pics and between my pics and other pics
How do I put web links, URL's or links to geograph pictures into descriptions?
How accurate do I have to locate photos to submit to Geograph?
How do I choose tags for my images?
How do I enable the Geographical Context based Submission process?
Is there a way to enter latitude and longitude directly when submitting?
How can I take better photos?
My connection is slow. Can I upload while I'm away and fill in the details later?
How do different image editing applications compare?
Is there a way to enter latitude and longitude directly when submitting?
Can I upload an annotated version of a photograph to point out particular features?
Can I upload pictures I have inherited from a deceased relative?

Points and Moderation

Do you accept multiple images per square?
What is a Supplemental image?
How do I get a Geograph point for my image?
What are TPoints, how do they work?
how can I tell which of my submissions gained a Tpoint
Why do only some photos get a Geograph point?
Is there a table of how many new points I acquire per month?
Is it possible to get a point for a "supplemental"?
Are all photo's taken outside of a grid square supplementals?
family snap
I've had a photo made a 'supplemental' - what does that mean?
Why have I gained an extra point without uploading a picture?
Is there a list of all the squares that I got personal points for?

Finding way in the forum

How are contributions scored in the Photo of the Week \ Year competitions?
What is the Photo of the Week \ Year competition?
I've got a picture of an insect (plant, pillbox, locomotive...). Can you help identify it for me?
Can I edit my post on the discussion forum?
Can I suggest a photo for the front page of Geograph?
How can I show a picture on the forum?

Other

What is Geograph's cookie policy?
How do I upload a photo in Portrait to display correctly? It uploads to landscape.

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