** Talk Photography Rules : Main **
Forum and Site Rules
The important legal bit
This page and subsequent pages form the Terms and Conditions for accessing Talk Photography (the site) and all subdomains and subsections thereof.
By registering and/or using the site, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.
All our terms and conditions apply to any content created by you, either directly or indirectly. This includes, but is not limited to : Registrations, usernames, posts and comments on the forums, private messages, signatures, profiles, events or any other comments on or via the forums.
You agree that any such content you submit to Talk Photography is free from copyright and becomes the property of Slack Media Ltd at the point of submission, unless prior arrangement has been made in writing by Slack Media Ltd.
This does not include any images, graphics and photographs. All images, graphics, and photographs submitted remain copyright of the respective author, and will not be used by Slack Media Ltd without express permission from the author. Submitting images to Talk Photography (either via the website or via an email submission function) is considered express permission.
By submitting content to Talk Photography, you grant Slack Media Ltd and/or its agents irrevocable permission to store, reproduce, backup or re-present in public, in any location or via any media, and/or modify (for editorial purposes only) that content.
You may not directly copy any of the content from this website for inclusion in any other publication, in any form whatsoever.
Slack Media Ltd may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without warning.
Now, our two most important rules on being a Talk Photography member:
Common sense - Apply it, use it, and be guided by it.
The reason for and the spirit in which these rules were written will always outweigh the literal wording.
Respect - ALWAYS act respectfully for everyone else.
If you're respectful, then politeness, friendliness, and a happy forum atmosphere will follow.
Extra rules and guidelines for specific subforums
Tips and guides on how to use the forums
Last edited by Marcel; 01-04-2010 at 04:59. Reason: .
|10-07-2007, 15:14 Thread Starter||#2|
Re: New Rules Thread
You are only permitted one account on talkphotography.co.uk. If you are found to be using multiple accounts, then all relevant accounts may be banned.
Usernames cannot be changed after registration so please think carefully when you choose yours.
Usernames must not contain an email address, URL or business name whose customer base is photographers.
You must have a valid, active email address in your profile at all times. If an email from us to you is 'bounced back' then we may temporarily suspend your account until you resolve this or contact us.
Email addresses will NEVER be passed to a third party, for ANY reason (except where required by law or except as stated in these terms and conditions). We will NEVER sell your details.
We may occasionally email you with site news from time to time. You can opt out of all but extremely important emails, by unticking "Receive email from Administrators" in User CP > Options and clicking save.
Can I delete my account?In short, if you have already posted, then no. If you wish to leave, then you can remove all your details and wish to remove your details, then edit your User Profile and click save. Please note to remove your email address last.
No swearing or offensive language, including partial masking of such. We have an automatic swear filter in place. However it is by no means contains an exhaustive list, so if a word isn't 'caught' by the filter, then please do not assume that it is considered OK to use. If in doubt, leave it out.
No illegal or possibly illegal comments, for example, racist, libellous or threatening remarks.
We do not claim to be child friendly or a 'family forum', but please be thoughtful of others when posting. Just because you are not offended doesn't mean someone else won't be.
Please don't take forum threads "Off Topic".
No 'goodbye' posts. If you wish to leave the forums or site, we regret that you are doing so, but please do so quietly.
Please do not submit the same thread/post in more than one location (Also known as cross-posting)
Trading outside the classifieds forums is prohibited.
'Gauging interest / Test sale' threads are not allowed anywhere on the forum.
Conduct towards other members
Don't be argumentative
Don't be offensive, rude or derogatory
Don't insult, belittle or attack other members
Do have respect and offer courtesy. If you can't say anything in a civil manner...don't say anything at all.
Healthy discussion and disagreement is welcomed and encouraged, but we can all do so without being rude or using nastiness towards each other.
Don't telling members to 'use the search' in an abrupt or rude fashion. Search for them and share your results.
Don't criticise a member if they post something that has already been posted.
Don't question, criticise or discuss moderation decisions publicly. Instead, use the Contact Us link to resolve things privately and amicably.
The following content is prohibited on talkphotography.co.uk.
We only allow established members to ask for photographers. This can be for assistance for an upcoming event or project they are involved in, or to pass on a booking to a fellow professional that they otherwsie cannot fulfil themselves.
We do not allow the following :
If you are unsure of whether a post is allowed or not, please use the Contact Us link to check.
You may select your own custom avatar by editing your User Control Panel.
You may upload an image of your own choosing, with a maximum size of 80x80 pixels, and filesize of 20k.
Animated avatars are not allowed.
You may select a signature to appear under your posts by editing your User Control Panel.
Your signature can be an image up to a maximum of 500 pixels wide, 100 pixels high, with a maximum filesize of 20k, text only or a mixture of text and a smaller image.
In any case your signature may not exceed the equivalent height of 6 lines of normal sized forum text on an average monitor screen.
Signatures may NOT contain any dynamic code (eg, PHP code or rotating signatures).
Animated signatures are not allowed.
Related FAQ : Why does my signature not show in my post?
You may include links to your photography portfolio website or photographer services (amateur/professional), facebook and twitter accounts, flickr photostream (or other photosharing sites).
You may not include any commercial links, names or descriptions. This is especially applicable if that service is relevant to photographers or the photography industry is in any way a target audience.
Members have the use of the forums Private Messaging system. This must not be used to contravene site rules.
This facility will only be available once a member has made a post in a forum other than Classifieds or Out of Focus. This is an anti-spam measurement.
Private messages between moderators and members are to be kept private.
Moderators may discuss the content of forum related Private Messages with other moderators.
Site staff cannot routinely read your Private Messages.
You may include images / photos in your posts.
Images displayed in posts should be no larger than 1024 pixels along their longest side, and if hosted by us in our free gallery, also have a maximum filesize of 200kb. There is no file size restriction on images hosted offsite, although we urge users to be sensible, we reserve the right to break links to images we feel may take too long to download.
There is a system in place to automatically shrink large images down for easier viewing. The default value is to shrink to 800x800 pixels.
If you would like to lower this value or maybe increase it to the maximum 1024x1024, then you can enter a different size in your User Control Panel > Options.
While we can not stop people saving, copying or distributing any images shown here, we expect our members to respect the owner’s rights.
Any images that are 18+ or may offend must be marked as such, with a warning in the thread title.
Editing Other Members Photos
If you would like to edit a photo that another member has displayed on Talk Photography, with the intention of helping improve their photo or photography, then you may only do so if they have chosen to allow it. This choice is displayed by the use of an icon in their profile, which looks like this . If this is displayed, then any photos they post on the forum, may be edited and then reposted on Talk Photography only.
However, this is if the following conditions are met and agreed to:
Last edited by Marcel; 01-04-2010 at 05:00. Reason: .
|10-07-2007, 15:27 Thread Starter||#3|
Re: New Rules Thread
Extra rules and guidelines for specific subforums
(Please note these are in addition to all the above "Forum and Site Rules")
Photo Sharing & Critique
Images displayed in the Photo sharing and Critique forums must belong to the poster or be posted with the copyright holder’s permission.
Any images that contain nudity, must only be displayed in the specific Nudes and Glamour Photography forum
Nudes & Glamour Photography
Obviously nudity is acceptable, as before.
As such imagery is now in its own specific forum, we now allow full frontal nudity to be shown. However, we will still not tolerate any graphically sexual images, nor any that focus attention on genitalia. This includes, but is not limited to, genitalia closeups.
Admin reserve the right to decide, on a case by case basis, whether an image posted fits the above criteria or not.
Please keep all comments restricted to the photography.
Comments pertaining to the model must relate to the photograph/photography, and also must be polite and respectful. We will remove any posts we feel are not suitable
If admin think that a photo may be in breach of the rules, we may remove the image, and request proof of age.
All admin decisions are final.
Buying from advertisers on Talk Photography
Please note that advertisers on Talk Photography are not endorsed by Slack Media Ltd.
It is also the buyer's responsibility to be fully aware of, and comply with, any local laws and regulations when purchasing, especially with regards to overseas purchases and imports.
The specific Classified's rules have now been moved to a new thread...... HERE
Final Words : While we may not have accounted for every single situation, the spirit of these rules is clear and evident, and will be enforced and interpreted as such by the moderation team.
Tips and guides on using the Forums
We have put together a few small FAQ's and tutorials on how to use the more common features of the Talk Photography forums.
You can find all these in their own section by clicking here.
Last edited by Marcel; 05-02-2012 at 07:29. Reason: Rule changes.
|21-11-2007, 21:57 Thread Starter||#6|
Re: *** Talk Photography Rules ***
21/11/07 - Added clarification of the "Classifieds" rules.
|10-05-2009, 22:44 Thread Starter||#13|
Added clarification to the bumping rule