Posting Etiquette* READ BEFORE POSTING **Updated September 2012**
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The Netherlands
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
not good "netiquette"
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:
Please keep the following in mind, regarding hotlinking
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
.. they expire as well..
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
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.
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
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
, you must list that as your credit.
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.
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.
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
, 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
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
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