Document: Forum Community Manifesto
The forum community is your space to talk about your passion for mobile photography, problems and progress, ask questions, give and receive support and feedback, share your photos, connect with other members, and generally chat about all things smartphone photography.
 
We want this to be a fun, friendly place to be and that takes your support and help as much as it does mine
So, with that said, here are some guidelines on how to get the most from this community and become an all-star member!
 
Give and Take
The forum community is a place to both ask questions and also to share your wisdom on all things photography. While we want people to feel comfortable asking for help, it's also vital to the success of the community that people give as much (if not more!) than they take.

We have members of all different experience levels, so while you might ask more questions when you first arrive, remember, a few months down the line, to then help out newcomers by sharing your own experiences, answers and links to any Smartphone Photography Training content you found useful when you were starting out!

Remember: sharing is caring, so don't be shy about sharing the details of what photo planning, capture and editing techniques you've been working on or the results of things you've tried. We all love to hear the details, and you never know who you might inspire!

Community is Key
While not everyone has as much time on their hands to spend in the forum as I commit... we don't just want the forum community to be a purely transactional place. We love it when members welcome newcomers, follow each others' progress journeys, share photos for feedback and chat around the water cooler about something they've tried, seen or read recently! Feel free to use this space as a place to connect with your fellow smartphone photographers.

Feedback Good; Judgement Bad
We want the Request Photo Feedback section (within the member area) to be a space for constructive, supportive feedback and therefore we want to keep this positive and judgement-free. Everyone is at different stages and something that seems obvious to you might be completely new to someone else. Try to make your feedback encouraging and practical where possible!

Respect. Always
And last, but by no means least, we want the community to be a place of respect, trust, kindness and camaraderie. As such, no discrimination, hate speech, bullying or degrading comments of any kind will be tolerated.

The forum community has members from all around the world, and all are welcome here regardless of background, race, religion, sexuality or ability. This is an inclusive community and any behaviour that is deemed to go against that will result in a warning or removal.

At the end of the day, we want the forum community to be a space for kind, considerate, constructive supporters and hopefully by all following these guidelines this is what we'll be able to create!

The Fine Print
Photos shared must be captured and edited from a mobile device only. It is a smartphone community! The forum host is not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted expresses the views of their author only. All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the forum may be reviewed by moderators. You agree to post only photos that you have copyright for, or with written permission from the copyright owner. All photos posted continue to be copyrighted to their respective owners. Do not alter, download or share others' photos without explicit written consent from the photo owner. Direct selling or promotion of any product and/or service on the Forum is strictly prohibited. Message bumping is prohibited. You agree to not use the Forum to submit or link to any content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, swearing, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. You are entirely responsible and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of the Forum for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that content or your conduct. Political or religious discussions and promotion of political or religious agendas or ideas in posts, signatures, photos or avatars are prohibited. Promoting any 'ism or ideology unrelated to photography is not allowed.
The community host and/or moderators may remove or modify any content submitted, and terminate your access to all or any part of the forum at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. You are granting us a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your content for promotion of the forum. You retain copyright over the Content. These terms may be changed at any time without notice. Registering and use of the forum community constitutes that you agree and abide by these terms, both stated and unstated. If you wish to close your account, please contact Mike at [email protected]
Phew, that's a lot of words...
Enjoy!
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