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General

What do all these strange words mean?
Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
I don't understand Grid References - are there any sites to help me?
What makes a good Geograph?
Are there any Geograph specific terminology?
What the lettuce have hamsters to do with Geograph?

Viewing Images

I've spotted a mistake. What should I do?

Reusing Geograph Content

Do you have an RSS feed?
I would be interested in using Geograph content, is that possible?
Can I create my own photo collection based on a theme of my choice - if so, how ?
Does Geograph have an API?
Can I re-use a Geograph article elsewhere? How about copyright?

Photo Contributors

Does Geograph accept interior photographs?
How do I write a word in italics for the scientific name of an organism?
Has any of my pictures ever featured as the front page picture?
How do I add a shared description to a submited photo?

Photo Contributors :: Contributing

Do I need to resize my photos? Are there size limits?
One of my shots only awarded supplemental, I think should be a geograph.
What are shared descriptions, and how can I add them?
How do I choose tags for my images?
Can I upload an annotated version of a photograph to point out particular features?

Points and Moderation

What is a Supplemental image?
Why do only some photos get a Geograph point?
Is it possible to get a point for a "supplemental"?
Are all photo's taken outside of a grid square "cross-grids"?
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?

Other

What is Geograph's cookie policy?

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