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14-01-2006
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Posting Etiquette* READ BEFORE POSTING **Updated September 2012**
Starting New Threads


Before Posting a new thread:
  • Kindly avoid starting new threads on specific shows before you have any pictures from the event.
  • Kindly use the search function before posting a new topic.
  • Livestreams will be discussed in one general and seasonal thread (e.g. Livestream F/W 12.13). Keep in mind that starting threads for each designer presentation will result in the thread being merged into the main livestream thread.
Requirements for starting a New Thread about a Collection:

Threads for new collections may not be started until at least 1 clear runway, presentation or lookbook picture becomes available. However, when posting from a set of official runway pictures (ex: style.com, catwalking, vogue.it, nowfashion, etc.) please be sure to wait and post a minimal of 4 pictures from the collection. Our goal is not timeliness, but rather completeness.

This means that the following is not acceptable to start a thread:
  • Blurry pictures that do not clearly show the collection do not suffice to start a new thread. The clothes, or parts of the presentation (such as accessories, pictures of the designer's bow, shoes, or other close-ups) must be clearly visible at all times in the first picture.
  • Backstage pictures are also not allowed as the first picture of a thread, unless they show the models fully dressed and made-up for the show.
  • Quotes or comments on shows and collections via Twitter or any other source are not enough to start a thread.
  • The only exception to all the above is when a fashion show is broadcast live on the internet. In this case, please add a link to where the show is being broadcast.
Example: This is not an acceptable image to start a thread (too blurry, not any detail of the garment) :


twitpic.com/htxnx



Choosing a New Thread Title:
  • Please use correct titles when you want to make a thread on a show. Which means F/W 12.13 or for couture S/S 12. All other variations will be edited to match this guideline. Why F/W collections are listed with two years. Industrywise, fw seasons are always described as both 12 and 13, since winter lasts 'officially' until after the January sales.
  • When you post a show from the menswear fashion weeks, please include this in the title. The correct addition to the titles is Mens. All other variations will be edited to match this guideline.
  • When you post a show from the haute couture fashion week, please include this in the title.
  • When posting a show/collection from the pre-season fashion weeks: please make sure that all Resort/Cruise/Pre-spring collections are all labeled as Resort, and that the year is listed for next spring. Pre-Fall collections should be labeled that way, and the year should be listed as the current year.
  • When you post a show from the womenswear fashion weeks, this does not need to be added to the title. If you create a thread for a collection from a fashion house which also shows couture, it might be handy to add RTW to the title, though. This is not necessary.
  • Always add the city to the title where the show was held.
For example, you want to create a thread for Dolce & Gabbana mens. The one and only correct title will be:
Dolce & Gabbana Mens* F/W 06.07 Milan

If you want to create a thread for Chanel couture:
Chanel Haute Couture S/S 06 Paris

And to create a thread for a pre-season collection:
Lanvin Pre-Fall 2009 or Lanvin Resort 2010

For any other RTW show it will be:
Donna Karan F/W 06.07 New York

* Uomo and Homme are not correct, because tFS' main language is English and we strive to include that in our titles.




Guidelines for any designers wishing to start a thread for their line.


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These are the requirements for designers wishing to have their own topic in Designers and Collections;
  • Your work should be in production.
  • Your designs should be sold somewhere other than a website or online store (a boutique, dept. store or your own namesake shop are all acceptable).
  • T-Shirt companies do not qualify.
  • Please, include more that just a link to the site where we can see your work. Post images within the thread as it encourages discussion.
Please note, any designer who wishes to have a topic about their work should contact one of the D&C moderators to provide the information we require before starting a thread.

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The following is not allowed;
  • You may not repeatedly post links to their own sites in posts, nor try to direct traffic to that site.
  • Unless your collection is presented during one of the international fashion weeks every season, please do not create a new topic for each seasonal collection that comes out. Please keep it organized in one specific thread.
  • You may not try to make any sales on tFS.
  • You may not have a site logo as an avatar.
  • Excessive posts of any type that are clearly for the purpose of self promotion are considered to be spam and will be removed.


Last edited by Psylocke; 03-09-2012 at 01:32 AM.
 
 
22-01-2006
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Guidelines about posting pictures:


Please avoid Hotlinking:

"Hotlinking" means copying the URL of a picture from an external site instead of uploading the image to an image hosting site.

We all want to see pictures, not red X's. We usually lose images from sites when a member has directly "hotlinked" to them, and the site has deleted them to move on to new subjects.

We would like to remind all members that hotlinking is not good "netiquette" and is not welcomed here or by the sites whose images are being hotlinked. When you hotlink from a site, you are using their bandwidth. Each time someone loads the image you hotlink, that uses the originating site's bandwidth. This costs them money. Additionally, many sites delete images or change their links after a short time, causing your hotlinked images to disappear.

Moderators will edit or delete posts with dead links when we find them, and on occasion, will delete images that are hotlinked and deemed to be using too much bandwidth from the other site.

Instead of hotlinking, please take advantage of the attachments feature or use an image hosting site. More information about these options can be found in the Member Support & Feedback thread: ttp://forums.thefashionspot.com/f44/


Please keep the following in mind, regarding hotlinking:
  • Pictures from yahoo.com expire after a certain period of time. If you do not want them to disappear from the thread, you might want to post them as an attachment or via an online picture sharer.
  • Same goes for pictures from nymag.com and style.it .. they expire as well..
  • Pictures from GettyImages will not show up via hotlinking most of the time. In order to avoid this, see above.
  • Never hotlink from Twitter or Twitpic. The pictures will mostly not show up.
  • In addition, we have received a complaint from nowfashion.com and they have stated that they will soon be blocking the images so that they don't show up here.
  • Never hotlink from catwalking.com. Viewing these pictures will require a log-in. Members without an account will be unable to view the entire page of the thread.
Crediting:
  • Always credit the pictures you post. Photo crediting is the professional thing to do, its good manners to give credit where credit is due.
    All images that are not properly credited will have to be removed. What constitutes proper crediting read here
  • Please be advised that simply posting 'Yahoo' is not sufficient crediting.
    As you probably know we do not allow 'Google' or 'Google Image Search' as credit, and by the same token cannot allow 'Yahoo'.
    If you have gathered the pictures form Yahoo News, you must list that as your credit.
Reader-friendly posting:
  • Separate posted images with a space or a break to avoid endless long horizontal lines of pictures which makes the page format very difficult to view.
  • When you post pictures, try not to post more pictures than about 6 in each post. This way it is easier for members to read and review the threads.
  • Please post medium-sized images instead of thumbnails when posting collections, unless they are high-resolution images, so that members do not have to click after click each thumbnail to see the picture. Images should be approximately 800 to 1000 pixels to fit the page well.
  • Resize images that are too large to fit the site layout. Images should be approximately 800 to 1000 pixels wide.
  • For High Quality Images, it is best to use thumbnails.
  • Do not "quote" pictures. If you quote someone's post, do not forget to remove the images from it. Please keep in mind that Reposts - do not help our bandwidth draw, at all.
  • Competitive behavior is discouraged and is considered Power Posting, which is not allowed. Examples: If you just posted some pictures and a minute later you find new ones, please do not add them to your post. In popular threads this could lead to double-posts and competitive behavior. Instead, post them in a new post. Do not rush to be the first to post new pictures. Doing so will result in too many posting errors. We prefer quality over quantity.
On Topic / Off Topic in Collections Threads:
  • Please keep conversation about the collection.
  • Do not post pics of the front row or celebrities at the shows. Photos and discussions about celebrities should be posted in StarStyle if it's about fashion or in Rumour Has It if it's about anything personal.
  • Do not discuss the presence/absence of a certain model. Model talk belongs in Supporting Cast.
  • Any Off Topic Discussion or photos will be deleted.


Last edited by Psylocke; 01-09-2012 at 02:33 PM. Reason: revised
 
07-09-2008
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our search engine doesn't recognize words of less than three letters, so when posting collections showing in new york, be sure to type out "new york" or "new york city" in the title...
thank you!

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21-09-2009
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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: New rules concerning opening threads on new collections
These new rules concerning opening threads for new collections are effective IMMEDIATLY and must be followed as of now. All threads that do not adhere to these rules will be deleted.

In order to keep the threads on new collections as organized as possible and not fill up the first pages with off-topic discussions, threads for new collections may not be started untill at least 1 clear runway, presentation or lookbook picture becomes available. This means that:
  • Blurry pictures that do not clearly show the collection do not suffice to start a new thread. The clothes, or parts of the presentation (such as accessoiries, pictures of the designer's bow, shoes, or other close-ups) must be clearly visible at all times in the first picture.
  • Backstage pictures are also not allowed as the first picture of a thread, unless they show the models fully dressed and made-up for the show.
  • Quotes or comments on shows and collections via Twitter or any other source are not enough to start a thread.
  • The only exception to all the above is when a fashion show is broadcast live on the internet. In this case, please add a link to where the show is being broadcast.
As an example of what would be considered too unclear, vague or blurry, please take a look at this picture:



twitpic.com/htxnx

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24-01-2012
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Hotlinking - Don't!
We would like to remind all members that hotlinking is not good "netiquette" and is not welcomed here or by the sites whose images are being hotlinked.

Please remember that when you hotlink from a site, you are using their bandwidth. Each time someone loads the image you hotlink, that uses the originating site's bandwidth. This costs them money. We recently were advised by a popular fashion site that they would be blocking hotlinking from now on because of how high the usage was from the Fashion Spot.

Additionally, many sites delete images or change their links after a short time, causing your hotlinked images to disappear. Moderators will edit or delete posts with dead links when we find them, since anything referring to missing images is of no use and clutters the forum.

Please take advantage of the attachments feature or use an image hosting site. More information about these options can be found in the Member Support & Feedback thread: http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f44/

Thank you for your contributions to a better Fashion Spot and a better web.

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03-09-2012
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Please note that the guidelines in post #1 and #2 have been updated. We have added new rules about how to start threads and revised the instructions regarding hotlinking. But please review the full guidelines to make sure you are aware of all rules for this forum. Thank you and enjoy the upcoming show season!

 
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