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There's a page I once saw on Geograph, and I can't find it again!
Who built this marvellous site?
What's the easiest way to find out if any of my photos have featured on "Today's photo" ?
How can I change the text size, or make the page easier to read?
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?

Viewing Images

Counties, I'm confused, which do you display?
I've seen little thumbs-up symbols around the site, what are they?
How are the recent photos on the RH side of main page generated? Is it hamsters or humans?
Where do I find 'this day in the past' feature?
Who decides which photos go in the "Gallery" section and on what basis ?
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?
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

I would be interested in using Geograph content, is that possible?
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

How do I find which squares need photographing?
I've had a complaint about one of my pictures. What should I do?
I've got a photo of an unknown castle (harbour, sheepfold,...) - do you know where it is?
Where can I find the reference number of a photo?
How do I delete a photo sent in by error?
How long does a photograph stay pending?
Can I change my name to a pseudonym on a submission ?
I once had a forgotten location verified by Geograph. Does this facility still exist?
Has any of my pictures ever featured as the front page picture?
How do I add a shared description to a submited photo?
Can I use someone else's text in my description?
How do I get a list of my photos as a CSV?
How can I retrieve pictures from Geograph to replace those lost from my home computer?
Where do I find squares where points are available?
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?
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?
How do l drag multiple images into the multi-upload tool?
My image is in correct orientation in all programs like windows photo viewer geograph rotates it on upload
There are too many steps in the submission process. Can I do it all in one go?
What are shared descriptions, and how can I add them?
How do I put web links, URL's or links to geograph pictures into descriptions?
How do I enable the Geographical Context based Submission process?
My connection is slow. Can I upload while I'm away and fill in the details later?
Is there a way to enter latitude and longitude directly when submitting?

Points and Moderation

What are TPoints, how do they work?
Is there a table of how many new points I acquire per month?
Is there a list of all the squares that I got personal points for?

Finding way in the forum

How do I start a new discussion?
I've got a picture of an insect (plant, pillbox, locomotive...). Can you help identify it for me?
Can I suggest a photo for the front page of Geograph?
How can I show a picture on the forum?


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