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    Forum Purpose
    The Forum exists to provide a safe and friendly place for photographers to learn, share and socialise.
    When you join up, please tell us about yourself by visiting the "Introduce Yourself" section and click on the " + New Topic " button.

    All members must adhere to the following rules when they submit posts and/or photographs on this forum.

    Image Size Requirements
    The following dimensions are required for all posted images.
    Maximum size: 1200 pixels on the longest side.
    Maximum Weight: 300 kb (Kilobytes).

    Click on this link to see How to upload images in your posts


    1. External links must be relevant to the Forums purpose and may be deleted by staff if deemed inappropriate. Members may not post links on behalf of those not entitled to do so.
    Note: Any member - regardless of number of posts - may submit photographs by using the attach file facility.

    2. All members may use the For Sale or Wanted sections. It must only be used to trade members own items and posts must be self-contained - they may not link externally; moreover, the asking price must be clearly referenced. A notice must be posted by the seller, once items are sold.

    3. Members may not seek evaluation or critique of photographs where members have to leave the forum to view the images. All photographs are to be included in the post - either as an uploaded attachment or, where allowed, as a linked image where the image is viewable on the forum

    4. Bad language/profanity is not permitted. As a rule of thumb, if you wouldn't say it in front of a child don't say it here.

    5. Any form of prejudice is not permitted.

    6. No pornography is permitted either explicit or implied. Artistic nudity is acceptable. As a general guidance, no images showing genitalia are permitted. If in doubt, seek advice from a member of staff before posting.

    7. All images submitted to the Forum must have the appropriate permission of the copyright holder. All images submitted remain the property of copyright owners. This is the law. Pieces regarded as derivative works, or compositions based on images from third party sources must include a link or reference back to the original artist/copyright holder with verifiable terms of usage.

    8. By submitting images and posts to the forum (either through direct upload or hyperlink), the copyright holder is providing consent for the images and posts to be stored locally and displayed indefinitely. A request to remove an image or post can be made to any member of staff. Whilst each request will be dealt with compassionately, staff will also consider the impact of such a deletion on both the continuity of the associated thread and on other members.

    9. Any member, who indicates in their user profile that editing of their images is permissible, grants permission for other members to temporarily copy the image to their computers for the sole purpose of editing the image and re-posting the results to the Forum. Any images downloaded for this purpose should then be deleted.

    10. No images are permitted to be copied from the Forum without the express permission of the copyright holder. This is the law.

    11. Spamming is not permitted.

    12. The use of multiple accounts is not permitted.

    13. No member - regardless of status - may advertise products or services without the prior permission of an Administrator. Personal items, for qualifying members, through the For Sale or Wanted sections are exempted. The Forum encourages informal meetings; nevertheless, no member is allowed to advertise events or any fund raiser where there is financial consideration between members.

    14. No postings may be made that supports software piracy in any of its forms. Photographers - more than most - should respect copyright.


    15. Always be considerate to the feelings and aspirations of other members. No rudeness or personal insults are permitted. Note that if someone has gone to the trouble of providing a critique on a photograph, answering a question or providing advice it is deemed inconsiderate not to thank or acknowledge them.

    16. Titles for all posts should be as meaningful as possible.

    17. All images are submitted to the Forum for the purposes of photographic critique. Images submitted to the "Pick It To Pieces" section are likely to attract particularly robust comments. If you do not wish your images to be subject to critique, do not post them here.

    18. Generally, discussions about religion and politics are discouraged due to the downward trend such discussions can take. Forum staff reserve the right to close or remove such discussions should it be deemed they are achieving nothing but disharmony.


    19. It is not possible to consider every eventuality in advance. As general guidance, a breach of the Forum rules may result in an instant and/or permanent ban and a breach of conduct may result in an infraction notice being issued. The final decision in all matters rests with the Forum Moderators and Administrators. All decisions are made with the best interests of the Forum in mind.

    We want all members to actively participate in our friendly forum and enjoy their time here.
    Last edited by Isac; 22-08-2022, 07:23 PM.
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