I took a few photos of a grandfather clock inside a building, and I would like to know if anyone has seen it. I can't find the best site to ask my question. What do you recommend?

  • I was informed that I needed five XP on Area51, but I would be able to post a link to this question. Unfortunately, it said that the post could not be found, or that it wasn't linked to the current users. As far as I know, this URL does work, and I'm logged into the same account. So I don't know why it's giving me that error. Jan 27, 2018 at 4:16
  • Which URL are you talking about? You gain your first 50 rep on Area 51 by confirming your email address. Jan 27, 2018 at 4:24
  • I never received a link to confirm my e-mail in my inbox or spam folder. I do remember seeing a message about unlocking some sort of badge that would allow me to comment everywhere. Previously, I created this account using Facebook, so a while back I asked how I could add my e-mail address to this account so I can use my e-mail and password to log in. Jan 27, 2018 at 4:28
  • Which post could not be found? This site is not Area 51, but Meta. (You asked your question in the right place, though.) Jan 27, 2018 at 4:29
  • Okay, this is what I did. I clicked on ask question in Area51. It said I needed 5 reputation to ask a question, but I could paste the URL of my question. I assumed it wanted me to paste the meta stack exchange URL leading to this question, so that's what I did. It is meta.stackexchange.com/questions/306280/… Jan 27, 2018 at 4:35
  • I was able to go to my Area51 profile and saw the message to verify my e-mail, so that was fixed. Jan 27, 2018 at 5:17
  • SIte recs seem on topic here
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:15
  • as an aside, and I feel a little bad for asking this - how does a blind person take photos? Even focus aside (and many people who can see .... do a horrible job) but actually going "there's a thing there, and I need a visual representation of it"?
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:55

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In the current form - I'm not sure its a "good" question. "Has anyone seen foo?" dosen't make a good question. Identification questions especially of the nature of "here's a photo of a thing- what is it?" don't work well - accessibility aside, they're not very searchable.

In theory the correct field to ask about such things is horology but alas, the SE site for that never made its way out of our new site creation process.

If its questions about a specific clock (and its somehow distinctive) and its history, and its old enough you might be able to shoehorn it into a history.se question. You might want to check there and its meta cause this feels slightly like a stretch

I'm of the opinion there's no really good fit for the question though as far as I can tell.

  • I'll try wedging it into one of the history sites. I am looking for anyone who may have seen this style of clocks, but I also want to know how it produces the chimes, which may be a scientific oor physical answer as well. I posted on Area51 about adding horology again. Also, what did you mean by, 'Has anyone seen foo' is not a good question? Of course I want to know if anyone knows what kind of clock this is. Jan 27, 2018 at 6:57
  • ooh, that seems like pretty deep horology but if you can find out about it, its a start. Sadly history isn't one of the sites I'm active on so I have no idea how such wedging can be done.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Jan 27, 2018 at 6:58

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