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Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the ‘I agree’ checkbox and press the ‘Complete Registration’ button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

Although the administrators and moderators of TheCameraForum.Com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of TheCameraForum.Com nor its sponsors will be held responsible for the content of any message.

“The Forums” here on TheCameraForum.Com are designed for you, our forum users.  That being said, each one of you have a different and quite diverse set of beliefs, ideas, opinions, and individual perspectives.  We all need to recognize and respect the many different views possible besides our own.  Sometimes you may feel unhappy, or unfulfilled.  Other times enlightened.  Each of us also experience these same ups and downs.  Welcome to the wonders and the frustrations of being a part of a community of interested and passionate photographers!  Please do onto others as you would have them do onto you.

Because “The Forums” is an online space shared by us all, and we want all ideas cultivated and nurtured, we’ve established a few forum rules that we ask each of you to agree to in order to join our community as a poster.  So that we don’t have to censor our content, we ask that all of you readers vote and comment regularly on posts, to help us keep the trolls and rule breakers at bay.

Copyrights and Trademarks

When you post something on TheCameraForum.Com, it is yours.  We will not re-syndicate or redistribute your content, however we do reserve the right to share it across our social channels and include it in our newsletters, email campaigns, and social media feeds for all of our readers to see.  That said, we want to make it perfectly clear that it is YOUR CONTENT, OWNED 100% BY YOU.  We ask that you please respect the copyrights and trademarks of others.  Unless you are authorized to use someone else’s copyrighted or trademarked work expressly by license or rights grant, or by legal exceptions and limitations such as fair use, DO NOT USE IT!  Our policy requires us to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Hate Speech

One of our fundamental principals here at TheCameraForum.Com is freedom of speech, so we will not take that away from you.  However, if you post hateful language targeting race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, or appearance, you are engaging in hate speech.  While more conversation is often called for, or clarification sought, we reserve the right to remove any hateful slurs.  Continued abuse will be cause to ban the poster.

Bullying

You may not bully or harass people on TheCameraForum.Com.  Please speak freely on subjects and people of public interest, but we have a strict zero tolerance policy for abusive behavior targeted at private individuals.

Harm To Minors

It should go without saying, but just to be perfectly clear for all, do NOT post any photos, or other material related to minors or containing images of minors that is inappropriately sexual or violent.  Don’t even go there.  Violation of this rule will subject the violated to immediate banning for life, and the deletion of your account and every post you have ever made.

Spam

We are an enlightened community of individuals who will down vote you if you spam.  Don’t waste our time or yours.  Misleading links, titles, and tags are not permitted in posts.  Deceptive means to generate revenue or direct affiliate marketing are also not permitted.  Abuse of our community by spamming will make your account subject to deletion and your IP address banned.

Deceptive Impersonations

Do not impersonate somebody else in a deceitful way.  We understand parody and ridicule, this is fine and expected, however be perfectly clear to all that this is what you are doing.

Privacy Violations

Do not use TheCameraForum.Com to fish for personal information in deceitful ways.  Don’t post content that violates others privacy, including but not limited to personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or any non-public record contact information of any kind.  Likewise, you should not ever post your own information unless you wish for it to be viewed by the general public.

If You Break The Rules

If you violate these policies, you may receive a notice vial email.  If you don’t explain yourself or fix the problem, your account may be suspended and your IP address may be blocked.  We do our best to act fairly, but we always reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, and community.  We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies at our sole discretion, and these policies do not create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any specific way or particular manner.

We also reserve the right to change these rules and procedures when and as we feel it necessary to do so.  This is how eve believe we will develop, grow, and maintain a fair and healthy working community.  If you have feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to let us know by way of the “Contact” menu option at the top of this post.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners of TheCameraForum.Com reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.