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Abbie Shores

8 Years Ago

Discussion Rules

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Welcome to the community. We aim for a self governing community. So we have a code of conduct for everyone to follow

Although we know that people come on in a bad mood, or perhaps with other things on their mind, we try and aim for a code of conduct for all so we ask that you leave your bad day at the door and not bring it in with you.


CODE OF CONDUCT


1 Be constructive. The community is a welcoming place to all. We expect you to welcome others and share your tips and helpful hints.

2 Think before you post. Is your post respectful? If not, do not post.

3 Do not respond to people who are rude, insulting or anything else non-community minded. You will have to be removed along with them. Sorry but if you are responding then you are arguing.

4 Stay on topic when posting in an existing thread. Going off on a tangent for a bit is fine and understandable in most cases, but completely changing the topic should be avoided.

5 Search to see if a topic already exists, or if your question has an answer. If asking a question always thank those giving their time to help you. It is only polite. Do not keep posting if you are not responded to quickly. We are all in different time zones and may not actually be on when you are asking first.

6 If somebody comes on asking for help who is from other country and not speaking English, use http://translate.google.com to help them

7 The main discussions area is for discussions. Keep your images in your galleries and the groups.

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The above are guidelines and we ask that you keep to them. These next are set in stone rules.....

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8 Do not swear or upload any images or links that may be adult only. The site has all ages on it. Restrict adult language and content to adult sites. 

9. Do not tell people what you think will sell or not. Nor how much images are worth. Just technical aspects that may help them be chosen by buyers.
The more buyers (and artists) who visit and are happy, the more will follow. That is good for all of us. 

10. No religion or politics in the main discussion area.

11 Only open threads that have a proper topic to discuss. 

12. Do not load images or content which is not yours, or ask about copyright theft in the forum. We have a legal team for that. Please read the DMCA section under the Terms of Use https://fineartamerica.com/termsofuse.html
This includes naming people who may upload images not belonging to them. Or linking to the images. Keep that between you and staff only. 

13 Do not spam about yourself or other sites. We do not need posts about your work. We can click through if we like what you are discussing.

14 Do not discuss other competing sites. If you have a query about one, just go to their forums and ask there. We discuss all things FAA and Pixels, not other POD sites. This includes sending enquirers to other places to purchase what we sell here.

15. if adding a signature to your post you may use one link only

16. Thread crossover is not allowed. Ie if you have something to say in one thread, say it there. If a thread is closed by a moderator then do not reactivate the topic in another thread. Do not open new threads on subjects already active.

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If you now use the forum, we take it that you have read our rules and are willing to comply with them.
Unless otherwise stipulated by a group administrator, their discussion rules follow the same code of conduct. Please read their group homepage for details of what they expect


How our staff enforces the above

We rely on members to report bad behaviour on the forum or the site as a whole. We are not actively looking for members to 'tell off' as we have nicer duties. So if you see someone breaking site rules we hope that someone will come along and let us know.

We will answer private messages and e-mails as soon as we can but due to the volume and different types of messages we get, we can't always promise we'll get back to every message or e-mail we receive. Also note that the best place for help with your account itself is in Technical Support....or with a print purchase, Customer Support

We believe you are all adults. We think that you can therefore accept if you are in the wrong and learn by your actions.

Any breaking of our code of conduct will probably result in the editing or removal of posts/threads, or even a suspension or total ban from the community altogether

Suspensions

We can suspend you from the community if:

You are going against our site Terms of Use or the discussions Code of Conduct
If you have been contacted and continue to ignore the moderators requests

Suspensions are time-based, from a day (24hrs) to permanent. The bans, small or large, cover all discussion areas across the site so you would be banned form the groups also if banned from the main discussion area.

Suspended members can still read the forums or contact moderators

Disputes

In the event of disputes or clarification on any of the guidelines the Community Admin Team have the final say. We will not discuss individual details of any of our moderation decisions on the public forums. At all.

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Updating of the guidelines: Please note this page is subject to updates without notice. We urge members to check the page on a regular basis.

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Abbie Shores

7 Years Ago

NEW RULE
5th May 2011
18:16 GMT 10:17 Pacific

12. Due to numerous spam posts about products for sale on other sites, we have stopped allowing this. There are several posts already open promoting other stores on other sites, etc, so please find one of these in Search and add to that with your stores URL. If you wish to promote your other sites goods, please use your own bio area or website off FAA. If there is not a post about your stores site then do not open one.

 

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7 Years Ago

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6 Years Ago

This is not a rule but a request.

We do ask that people thank buyers in the comments of the image sold, where the buyer will see it, not on the forum, where they will not.

The forum is rarely visited by non members.

 

Abbie Shores

6 Years Ago

11. Religion and Politics threads DUE TO THE GOOD THREADS RAISED TO DATE AND THE LACK OF ABUSE. THIS RULE IS NOW RESCINDED. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.

 

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11. Religion and Politics threads are banned forthwith. They cause too much negativity which spreads into other threads. Any religious or political threads will be closed.

This is non negotiable and any threads opened to discuss this will also be closed.

 

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If you do not understand anything in these rules please feel free to contact me direct. http://fineartamerica.com/controlpanel/emailsinternal.html?tab=newmessage&action=emailmember&memberidtype=artistid&memberid=15153

 

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RULES UPDATED 5 May 2013

 

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RULES UPDATED 6th June 2013 after talking with forum members.

These are now set

 

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Note.. we will not discuss action taken with any other member than the one concerned.

 

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Abbie Shores

2 Years Ago

We have had several rules broken this week. I am therefore bumping this up so you can re-read and be aware of what we allow here and what we do not.

The rules apply to ALL community areas and not just the main forums.

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Abbie Shores

10 Months Ago

We have changed rule 11 temporarily

 

Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

Hello everyone

As our community has grown over the last few months, and yet shrunk due to the premium only aspect of the main discussions, we have had new situations arise.

We have therefore felt the need to tidy up our code of conduct and make it as clear as we can for everyone.

In today's update, I have just re-iterated the need for respect towards other members and moderators on the site. Also there are is a new break

Code of Conduct
Rules

Code of Conduct we expect members to help new people know what these are and gently point in the right direction if they stray
Rules are not to be broken

It's our hope the more experienced members will continue to support the discussions and help the lesser experienced members learn about their art and the site so they, in turn, end up helping others.

Many thanks for your continued posts, article shares and marketing tips!! Most of all, thank you for being so supportive of our moderators and 'newbies'.

Best regards,

Abbie
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Community & Technical Support Manager
“As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance” - Calvin & Hobbes

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Bumping up as some people do not read the message at the top of the discussions

 

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