Guidelines for Nikon Forum Wednesday Image Threads

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by shuncheung, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Thanks to Jose Angel's original idea and Matt Laur's weekly thread initiation, our Wednesday image threads have been very popular for well over a year. This link points to the original guidelines in a JPEG image: http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboard/00T/00TXZt-140227584.jpg
    While the guidelines are still the same, I'd like to use this opportunity to clarify some issues:
    1. Please only attach JPEG images. Each image must be captured with some sort of Nikon equipment such as Nikon digital cameras, Fuji or Kodak digital SLRs modified from Nikon bodies, Nikon lenses, or film (captured with any camera brand) scanned with a Nikon scanner. For example, images captured with Canon EOS bodies with Nikon lenses mounted via an adapter are within the guideline, so are images captured with Hasselblad film cameras and scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 9000.
    2. Large images should be downsized to no more than 7001000 pixels horizontally as well as veritcally and within 300K bytes. Typically 100K to 200K is sufficient for web display. Since we have over 100 images every week, after a day or so, it is already taking a lot of time to download the entire thread due to the many images inside.
    3. Each member should post no more than onethree images per week. Double/multiple exposure, panorama images stitched together, HDR or stack-focus images merged together from multiple captures such that there is no visible border between images is still considered one image. However, image collages that are combined from several images with visible borders within the frame such as the example below is considered multiple images; i.e., we consider these four images:
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      Starting from September, 2012, Nikon Wednesday thread #36 in 2012, we are going to let each member post up to three images per Wednesday thread.
      • photo.net takes image copyright seriously. Any image you post must have been captured by you, not by your spouse, partner, friend, or anybody else. For example, images of you with your children captured by your spouse are not appropriate.
      • Our forum is viewed all over the world by people with different cultures and backgrounds. Please only post images of good taste and suitable for viewing by children and in the office. For example, images similar to those typically in swimsuit issues and underwear catalogs are probably not a good idea.
      • If you make a mistake, such as your image does not attach, it is best to post again with all the information and caption. It is much easier for the moderators to just delete the earlier wrong post. It is more work for us to transfer your text from the earlier post to the later, correct one, especially when we need to do that over and over for many members.
      • You can find photo.net's Community Guidelines here: http://www.photo.net/info/guidelines/ Generally photo.net suggests that attached images should be no more than 100K bytes. We allow 300K for the Wednesday threads due to popular demand.
      • Most importantly, as Jose says, join the Wednesday threads and have fun.
    Since Jose started these threads in 2008, I think I have received one complaint because of an image showing a woman who dresses provocatively. Occasionally there are some images that are like 500K bytes and there are a couple of: This is an image of my granddaughter captured by my son (not captured by the poster). I typically send a reminder about the guidelines via e-mail. Thanks to everybody’s cooperation, I don’t think I have deleted even one image because the content is not appropriate. Let’s keep things that way.
    I am going to close the thread. If you have questions, please feel free to send me e-mail: shun AT photo.net.
     
  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Some people still have difficulty attaching images to their posts. Occasionally there are network glitches; in such case please try again. Otherwise, you have the option to use HTML to link in your image hosted by another site. If you would like to upload your image to the post, please follow this procedure.
    After you submit your post, you should see the "success" page as shown below. From that page, you have the option to upload an image that is on your computer:
    1. Click on the Browse button to locate that JPEG image file.
    2. Enter a caption for your image. It could be a descriptive title or the camera and lens used with exposure information. If you do not provide any caption, your image will appear as a link rather than appearing in line with your text. Any image wider than 700 pixels will always appear as a link, with or without caption..
    3. Click on the Upload button.
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  3. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Our Wednesday image threads tend to be very long with about 120 to 150 posts every week, most of them with an image attached. By default, photo.net will display long threads on multiple web pages. There is a user-settable option to control how many posts are shown per page from each member's "My Workspace" area. For more information, please see this Site Help thread: About threads in several pages.
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  4. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

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