Good manners and simple courtesy are paramount on this site. Heated arguments will not be tolerated, however serious intelligent discussion is encouraged. Flaming another member is considered very poor form and may be deleted, or the member responsible may be banned if he/she persists.
Please refrain from expressing political and religious views (except in the forum titled 'Digital Dynax Diner'.)Fonts, colour etc
Readability of the forums is enhanced by using plain fonts such as Arial or Verdana. Please do not use fancy fonts or script fonts. They can be difficult to read and only hinder communication. Use upper and lower case. Using ALL CAPITALS is generally interpreted as shouting, and should be avoided (including in thread titles). If you must use colour, use it sparingly and only for strong emphasis. Do not use coloured text for your entire post.
Clear descriptive subject headings, such as "Help. My pictures are underexposed" will receive more attention than just "Help"Monthly Challenges
Moderators will initiate monthly challenges. Members may also start their own challenges, providing they clear it with the moderators first. A moderator will assist you if required. Once permission is granted, the rules must be in accordance with these guidelines. Commenting on others photos is forbidden as it can lead to the challenge threads becoming a discussion thread and may influence unfair voting. A strict time frame for posting photos will be determined and adhered to. A time frame for voting will be determined and will usually be around one week. Commenting on the pictures will then be allowed after the voting is closed. The moderator appointed to oversee the challenge will be in charge of collating the votes. This will be done by sending a pm or email to the moderator with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite choice and a reason if you wish. If the challenge is popular, more than one moderator may be assigned to count votes.Copyright
We recognize and expect that all pictures posted on this site are the copyright of the poster. If you wish to post a picture that you do not own the copyright to, you must state that fact and credit the author. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.Unacceptable Photographs and/or topics
All photographs or posts considered to be pornographic or that contain illegal content or wording considered offensive, will be deleted. Any member who feels that this rule has been violated should alert a moderator, who will delete the offending post.Acceptable topics
All Photographic related topics or posts are acceptable providing they do not infringe on the above paragraph. To be more specific, topics asking questions on how to repair a malfunctioning computer, as the computer is an essential photographic tool when post processing, are totally acceptable and should be posted in the General Photography Talk section. However topics on how to repair your Automobile would be considered non-photographic.Photo critiques
Photos for critique or simply for sharing may be posted in the forum section titled 'Show Your Image's.' Members who wish for specific critique or help with an image, should say so. When asking for advice, please provide a reasonable amount of information about the image. This could be as follows:
- Camera used (and film type and make if non digital camera.)
- Shutter speed.
- Lens used.
- Focal length of lens.
- White Balance setting
This information can be obtained from the Exif data attached to all digital files. More information can be given if the poster feels the need. The above minimum is only required to help the critic make an accurate assessment of the picture.
All photos submitted to this site can be as shot in the camera, or retouched in a photo editor to your heart’s desire. We do ask that you briefly state what retouching you have performed, as a learning tool for others.Equipment For Sale
Photographic items, or items related to photography, may be offered for sale to members of this forum.
This is not a forum for businesses to post items for sale. If you are a business and have an offer that might be suitable for the forum members, please contact an administrator or moderator with the details before posting in this forum.
The sales area is only available to established members of the community (minimum 25 posts). The Administrators reserve the right to restrict members’ access to the sales area without notice. When posting an item for sale, please follow these basic guidelines:
- Include in the title a brief description of the item.
- Images of the item, posted in accordance with the guidelines, must be included.
- The poster must check his post at regular intervals, to answer member’s questions.
- Items for sale must be your own property.
- Links to good deals you find on eBay or other photo outlets is encouraged (on the external sales sub-board). You may NOT post an item on this forum if it is posted elsewhere, such as eBay. However, you may link to your own sales on external sites
- If/when the item is sold, please edit the thread 'subject' with the word 'SOLD' at the beginning. Please also inform a moderator, in order that the thread may be locked.
- Any complaints against other members, or the administration team, can be made to the forum administrators or moderators before posting them in a thread. The administration team would rather settle differences behind the scenes via email or pm.
All sales threads are checked before being made visible on the forum. Save yourself time by following these guidelines, to avoid having your sale rejected and having to start again. Sales rules are described in more detail here – please read this before starting a sale.
The Administrators and Moderators will not accept responsibility for any problems arising from the sale of equipment.