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Rules sections

Board rules

These rules are disclosed to clarify the various responsibilities of all community members here on photoMENTORIS. They shall be adhered to by everyone to ensure that our board runs smoothly and provides a fun and productive experience for all of our community members and visitors.

  1. User Guide

    1. General Rules
      1. The general rules of the Terms Of Service applies to all forums, boards and User Groups. The rules of general fair play and professional conduct will also apply in all forums and user groups on photoMENTORIS.
      2. photoMENTORIS is a user moderated community with one goal. That goal is to further the growth and education of photographers around he world. photoMENTORIS is a place where professionals and enthusiasts alike can come together with that single goal in mind. It is a place where it is not uncommon for the teacher to still be the student. Mutual respect for all is the general rule of the land. So be polite and constructive in all your postings on photoMENTORIS and you will help this community grow and flourish.
      3. If offering a critique do not focus solely on the negatives but also define the positives in the images. If the image poster disagrees with your critique, let it be, move on and do not insist that they accept you are correct. Different people learn at different rates not all members are ready for deep image debilitating critiques so start out slow and above all be polite. No badgering, overt nit picking, insistent harassment, name calling or attributing negative opinions to unidentifiable "others." If you express an opinion own it, if you can not own it do not express it.
      4. TROLLING these forums will not be tolerated and may result in suspension or your posting privileges.
      5. SPAMMING These Forums will result in a no notice ban of the username an IP of the Spammer.
    2. Image Rights
      1. By posting your images on photoMENTORIS you are granting us the right to display those images, within the context and spirit of this forum, for the length of the life of that post.
      2. No other rights are implied nor should they be taken as such. Images remain the creative property of the individual holding said copyright.
      3. DO NOT POST SOMEONE ELSE'S IMAGES and pass them off as your own. If a posted image is found to be plagiarized that image will be promptly removed and the offending poster will be dealt with accordingly.
    3. Glamour Board
      1. The Glamour board allows the posting of nude, semi nude and implied nude photos up to "Playboy" style nudes.
      2. No pornography, sexual contact, actual or implied sexual acts, masturbation or "Hustler" style nudes. Spread-leg images or erect penises are also not allowed. No nude, semi nude or implied nudes of minors are allowed.
      3. Images must be model released and must be the creation of the person posting them.
      4. Members are responsible for all their own 2147 records compliance.
    4. Marketplace Board
      1. The Marketplace board is offered as a service to photoMENTORIS members for the buying, selling and trading of tangible goods among its membership. Please do not abuse this privilege.
      2. The actual contract for the transfer of goods is solely between the seller and buyer. photoMENTORIS simply provides a platform for communicating between sellers and buyers (a service).
      3. photoMENTORIS, its owners, moderators or assigns can not be held liable for any personal member transactions arriving from the use of this service.
      4. By using this service you agree to hold photoMENTORIS, its owners, moderators and assigns harmless from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by your participation on this board, including, but not limited to, misrepresentation of services or goods posted, theft of monies or goods, damaged or stolen goods and anything relating to personal transactions between one photoMENTORIS member and another.