Magazine Posting Etiquette *PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING*

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  1. Estella*

    Estella* a dim capacity for wings

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    To all members:

    When starting a new thread on a magazine, please follow these rules for the thread title:

    1. NO magazine threads should be started without a scan/image of the COVER. NO EXCEPTIONS. Prior to the thread's creation, any textual information about the cover from a third-party source (Magazine, news article/feature, blog , seeing the cover on the newsstand, etc.) or images from within the issue should be placed in the Cover Rumour Thread.


    Images from a photo shoot or on set should be placed in either the model or celebrity's thread in Supporting Cast or Star Style.


    Threads that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.




    2. The name of the magazine goes first. if it's a magazine that comes out in different countries, please include the country/edition name.

    ex. US Vogue, Vogue Italia, Australian Harpers Bazaar



    3. The issue date of the magazine goes second.

    Examples: March 2006, Spring/Summer 2006



    4. The person/cover subject and photographer (if known) goes after the issue name and date.

    Examples:
    Vogue Italia September 06 : Hilary Rhoda by Steven Meisel
    US Glamour May 06 : Eva Longoria

    Please remember the spaces surrounding the colon ( : ) to facilitate searching for a particular cover subject, publication year etc.



    5. In order to conserve space and consolidate threads that usually do not receive as much feedback, certain publications will now belong in generalized or regional threads. Please refer to the following list to see where certain titles belong before starting a thread:

    Elle - Worldwide (With exceptions for selected countries which will continue to have individual threads)
    Cosmopolitan - Worldwide
    Glamour - Worldwide
    InStyle - Worldwide
    Marie Claire - Worldwide
    Miscellaneous Magazines - Asia
    Miscellaneous Magazines - Europe
    Miscellaneous Magazines - Russia
    Miscellaneous Magazines - North America
    Miscellaneous Magazines - South America
    Miscellaneous Magazines - Africa/Australia

    Though new threads are not necessary, please still remember to provide adequate information (Title, Date of issue, Cover subject, Cover photographer) in your post within the thread.



    6. Always properly credit images. Other tFS threads can not be used as image sources. If you get an image from another thread, make sure you note where the image is credited, and use that credit when reposting.



    7. No unsolicited and blatant scan requests.
    Please refrain from making unsolicited, blatant scan requests to scanners who are generously sharing.

    Unacceptable: "Scan this editorial!"

    Acceptable: "I can't wait to see this editorial!"

    Requests of a similar nature for reviews are also subject to deletion.


    8. Please remember to not host images containing nudity at Imageshack.us -- use other online image storage servers that allow for such content instead.

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    Thank you for adhering to these rules...it makes finding an issue much easier through the search function. Any titles that do not match the above will be changed by the moderators.

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  2. kimair

    kimair frozen

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    posting etiquette * PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING & STARTING NEW THREADS * Revised 8.08

    To all members:

    When starting a new thread on a magazine, please follow these rules for the thread title:

    1. NO magazine threads should be started without credible information as to who is going to be on the cover or a scan/image of the cover. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any information from a gossip mag, blog should be placed in the Cover Rumour Thread.

    Examples of credible sources:
    screen grab from E!, extra, entertainment tonight, etc.; WWD, fashionweekdaily, daily newspapers (like NYTimes, Washington Post, etc.), US Weekly (they run a page with covers on it every month), seeing the mag yourself in person

    Examples of not-credible sources:
    Perez Hilton, Page Six, Daily Mirror, blogs that do not credit another source, fashionista.com (they have been wrong in the past)

    Images from a photo shoot or on set should be placed in either the model or celebrity's thread in Supporting Cast or Star Style.


    Threads that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.


    2. The name of the magazine goes first. if it's a magazine that comes out in different countries, please include the country/edition name.

    ex. US Vogue, Vogue Italia, Australian Harpers Bazaar

    3. The issue date of the magazine goes second.

    ex. March 06, March 2006, S/S 2006, F/W 06

    4. The person/cover subject and photographer (if known) goes after the issue name and date.
    ex: Vogue Italia September 06 : Hilary Rhoda by Steven Meisel
    US Glamour May 06 : Eva Longoria
    Please remember the spaces surrounding the colon ( : ) to facilitate searching for a particular cover subject, publication year etc.

    5. Always properly credit images. Other tFS threads can not be used as image sources. If you get an image from another thread, make sure you note where the image is credited, and use that credit when reposting.

    6. No unsolicited and blatant scan requests.

    Please refrain from making unsolicited, blatant scan requests to scanners who are generously sharing.

    Unacceptable: "Scan this editorial!"

    Acceptable: "I can't wait to see this editorial!"

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    Thank you for adhering to these rules...it makes finding an issue much easier through the search function. Any titles that do not match the above will be changed by the moderators.

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    #2 kimair, Feb 9, 2007
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  3. iluvjeisa

    iluvjeisa clever ain't wise

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    Please note the latest edition to the magazine forum etiquette (see post #1 above:(

    Thanks :flower:
     
  4. kimair

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    an addendum to iluvjeisa's post above...

    Please refrain from requesting scans. We all need to remember that no one is obligated to scan anything for us. Scanners are doing us a huge favor by taking time out of their busy lives to provide us with images and we should be thankful for what they do scan for us rather than complaining about what they failed to scan or constantly requesting for certain images. Reminders and warnings will be issued to those who cannot abide by this. We do not want to lose the scanning resources we have.

    Thank you for your cooperation.
     
  5. Luxx

    Luxx oh me, oh my

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    Important Changes To Scanning Rules

    In light of member concerns and our own discussions there have been a few changes to our rules about scanning. As many of you know the previous rule only allowed for one set of scans to be posted. Now we are opening up to allow for lower quality images posted on tFS to be rescanned in HQ. This is an addendum but I think it will be a welcome one.

    Just to break it down so that there are no misunderstandings. All scans are appreciated, we understand that people want to see the images as soon as possible - however if a LQ or preview is posted it's OK for a set of HQs to be posted as well.

    What counts as LQ?

    1. Smaller than 1000 px in either direction
    2. Grainy / Damaged / Uncropped Scans

    In case anyone requires a visual.

    Examples.

    a) Low quality image
    Note the the picture is small, the resolution is poor and it is not aligned or cropped properly. You can also see the folds of the magazine within the image.


    [​IMG]

    b) Larger image yet still low quality
    This picture is bigger but it still has some of the problems depicted in the smaller image. The scan isn't clean, it remains grainy and is aligned poorly. In spite of it's size it would still qualify as a low quality image.

    [​IMG]


    c) HQ scan
    This scan is of a decent quality. It's not perfect but it's larger, fairly clear and has been cleaned up a little. If this were posted odds are it would not require any rescanning.


    [​IMG]


    So if one set of low quality images has been posted. A set of HQs can be posted in addition.
    Once HQs of an editorial have been posted there is no need for another set.


    Please feel free to ask any questions about this here. :flower:

    Image Credit | Scanned by Me from Bazaar January 08

     
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  6. Faith Akiyama

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    Hello everyone,

    After some recent discussion, the moderators have decided to modify the first rule to starting threads in the Magazines forum. Please take note of this change:

    1. NO magazine threads should be started without a clear scan/image of the COVER. NO EXCEPTIONS. Prior to the thread's creation, any textual information about the cover from a third-party source (Magazine, news article/feature, blog , seeing the cover on the newsstand, etc.) or images from within the issue should be placed in the Cover Rumour Thread.

    This should be self-explanatory, but in case you do not remember the original rule, the change from before is that the Magazines forum will now require the actual cover image of the issue within the first post in order for its thread to be started. If without the cover itself, even reliable news about the cover star and/or images/outtakes from the main editorial still need to be placed in the Cover Rumor thread instead (Whereas before we usually accepted them as thread-starters).

    Thank you for your cooperation! :flower:

    ETA: We will begin to enforce this rule as of right now, so if you just started a thread yesterday or today that didn't follow it...we'll still let it slide :wink:
     
    #6 Faith Akiyama, Nov 7, 2009
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  7. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    Moderators Note:

    To everyone posting images of editorials......

    Please post ALL credits when posting images-as follows...

    Magazine: Month and Year
    Photographer:
    Stylist/Fashion Editor:
    Hair:
    Make Up:
    Model:


    Please do it in this order-
    This forum is about the photogs, stylists, & hair and make up team.
    The model's name should be listed last.


    *Pass it around...Thank you!
     
  8. tarsha

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    ^ I'm here for 3 years already and I've never knew this was forum about stylists, hair & make-up team.
    I think this rule should be active in their own forum, I mean Behind The Lens forum and not here, in Magazine forum.
    Don't you think that posting all this credits are making the forum more official and many members might not post the eds when they know they have so many credits to find and it takes longer time.

    Questions :

    1. When the picture is little and the other credits can't be seen than photographer and model and the site (source) also doesn't have this credits what can we do?

    2. Does this rule also active when we start threads? Because in many cases, we have just low quality snaps/preview of the cover and if someone doesn't have magazine, we can't find the detailed credits.
     
    #8 tarsha, Sep 3, 2011
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  9. Psylocke

    Psylocke Active Member

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    I also have a question about the "new" rules. If you say we should only post 6 images per post do you mean when we post the full size images or does that apply to thumbnails, too?
     
  10. blueorchid

    blueorchid you soft and only

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    Also, why does the order they're in matter?
     
  11. mikel

    mikel Well-Known Member

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    And shouldn't we also post who designed the set, did the nails etc etc... and shouldn't we post all the clothing credits for every seperate picture as well?
     
  12. tarsha

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    ^ Coming soon, I guess.
    If someone is interested in that details, there's designscene.net
     
  13. Chanelcouture09

    Chanelcouture09 Some Like It Hot

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    Thanks for the new update, Softgrey! i think it's very appropriate that we credit, it helps people who aren't just interested in models identify a certain stylists work ect ect.
     
  14. kokobombon

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    I agree with Tarsha, it takes too much time to credit so many people. I´ll be thinking it twice before I post editorials from now on... I made multiple posts yesterday and spent too much time writing all those names.
    I understand the need to credit the photographer and stylist but the hair and makeup people as well?

    About the 6 images rules, I´d like to know as well if it applies to thumbnails. Again, it takes too much time to make two or three posts of one editorial, specially with the 15 secs delay between each post.
     
  15. Bezimienna

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    completely agreed with Tarsha.
    Crediting each and every person is okay and important but when you can't post anything then it will slow down our work, because the information usually comes later when we scan images directly from the magazine. TFS is first when it comes to the newest pics, covers etc. Usually names of the rest are given anyway in the threads, mods can change the first post anytime, so what's wrong? Focus on Behind The Lens thread or what, it's pretty neglected and that's the major thread for people interested in hair stylist and make up artist too.
    Unnecessary issue tbh.
     
  16. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    Right-
    we have a lot of questions ...
    i'll try to answer them all...

    First- The entire section Visualizing Fashion is about the entire team who works on creating fashion imagery...that is what it was set up for, period. Understanding who those teams are is an important part of understanding how these images come about.

    Second- All magazines credit the entire team-it is industry standard-this is not a big deal. So yes, if they credit a set designer and manicurist-it's fine to include that info as well. [The order we ask for is the same order that any magazine uses- though, tbh-they don't even credit models]

    Third- It would be great to credit all the clothing as well- but that is impractical- so we don't require it. Hopefully you can see the clothing credits on page when you view the story.

    If you don't have the credits-
    You can wait to post the image until you find them-
    OR- you can post in that thread asking for help from other members with the credits.

    *With older images and vintage mags, it is understandable that credits will be more difficult to find so we can overlook some of that, but with current editorials, there simply is no excuse for not posting credits because they are readily available.

    Regarding the number of images-
    It has always been the standard rule in the Designers and Collections forum to post 6 images full size per post. It keeps the threads neat and uniform and very nice to look at for everyone interested in viewing them. So it only makes sense that this should be the rule thoughout the forums.
    Thumbnails are a bit different, we don't have a set rule for that, but 10 is the usual number we accept.
    * but use your judgement-
    if it's a 12 page story-10 images in one post and 2 in the next is not cute-
    2 posts with 6 images each works much better.

    We expect that everyone is making thoughtful contributions to the forums and not just 'dumping' images haphazardly. And if 15 seconds is too long to wait- well...i can't really help you there, sorry.

    Thank you all for your questions and concerns. Your contributions are very much appreciated.
    Hope this clarifies why this is not anything new or arbitrary and why it is important for everyone who enjoys fashion imagery.
     
    #16 softgrey, Sep 3, 2011
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  17. Psylocke

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    @Bezimienna: But the thing is, how would people know what to post in stylist/make up artist's/etc. threads if the people aren't being credited? I assume the reason these forums aren't as active is because their work is so hard to find due to people not properly crediting them
    Maybe the mods can allow people to post LQ pictures without credits until we get the HQs from which we can get all the credits?
    If you're taking the effort to scan an editorial then I'm sure it's not too much of a hassle to also write down the credits while you're scanning, no? I think the new rules make sense though I agree it's a bit harsh to delete all the posts of the recent days that don't include all the credits.


    ETA: Thanks for clarifying, softgrey :flower:
     
  18. kokobombon

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    Thanks, Softgrey.
     
  19. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    you're very welcome...

    honestly- I'd rather not have to delete anymore posts-

    i know it takes time and effort to post these stories and we are very glad that you guys are doing it...
    so if we can all get on board with this format and help spread the word, it would be nice for everyone...

    thanks!
     
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  20. burbuja8910

    burbuja8910 Well-Known Member

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    For example if i post the photoshot of the album of a band/singer taken by very famous fashion photographer & is too hard to find the stylist. makeup & hair artist? ,is probably than my post will be delete?
     

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