The rules are simple...
Follow these rules and you're good to go.
Act like a jerk and you're out!
Note: Thoughtful debate and constructive feedback is encouraged, just keep it clean and to the point.
PFRE community forums help build a strong community of creatives by fostering discussion and sharing information. Messages posted by PFRE community members are solely the opinion and responsibility of the person posting the message. All users posting to the PFRE forums must adhere to this Forum Posting Policy.
Posting to the forums constitutes your agreement to the terms outlined in this Forum Posting Policy.
Please treat all Community members with respect. As volunteers who are helping other users in the PFRE Community Forums, all members and moderators deserve your courtesy as much as we feel you deserve theirs. While we're the first to admit we're not perfect, we strive to be impartial and conduct ourselves in the fairest manner as possible for all. In order to provide you with a safe and positive experience on our forums, some moderation actions taken in the forums by our Community moderators may not be explicitly covered under these guidelines if we feel certain posts are not in the best interest of our community. If at any time you feel a community member or moderator treats you unfairly or inappropriately, please let us know.
By Following the "Policies and Guidelines," you help to ensure that the PFRE Community Forums remain an enjoyable environment for everyone. Violating these rules may result in your removal from the forums as well as other PFRE services. The following Policies and Guidelines apply to "public" threads, private messages, visitor messages on user profiles, social groups, and any other form of communication within the PFRE Community Forums:
Misunderstandings on forums are quite common often due to the difficulty in understanding the implied tone in another user's remarks. In fact, quite often something you may interpret as being harshly worded or rude may just be someone else's form of offering you support. Take extra care to be kind in your comments to other users and never react negatively to comments you perceive as rude or otherwise objectionable. Instead, it's always wiser to either end the discussion, ignore the comment entirely, or in more severe cases report the offense to our moderators.
Disagreements or conflict may arise in the course of a discussion. Please remember to be courteous when disagreeing with others. Debate on differing opinions is appropriate and encouraged. Personal attacks against other users, however, are not allowed.
The following behaviors are examples of what will not be tolerated in the PFRE Community forums.
This list is non-exhaustive. ANY behavior that is patently offensive is also forbidden.
New members should feel welcome to post their questions, no matter how well-informed. Do not harass them for asking questions or treat them poorly for not knowing an answer. Remember, we were all new once! Please welcome them to our boards and help them find the information they are looking for.
Chances are if you have a problem or question, you're not the first. Someone may have posted the same question before you and received an answer or PFRE staff may have covered the subject in an Announcement. Read through the forums or do a keyword search on your question on the forum search page. This can save you and our community time and effort and add your thoughts to a larger existing discussion.
If you're having a problem and need direct assistance you may post a message in the forums detailing the problem and we will address your concern as soon as possible.
Please respect the privacy of others. Do not give out or re-post ANYONE'S personal information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, etc. This applies to your own information and that of other users, PFRE employees, family members, etc.
This includes conversations between PFRE Customer Support, community members, moderators, employees, or partners of PFRE on these forums or any other site.
Publicizing any private correspondence such as support tickets, email, Private Message (PM) correspondence, or chat logs is not permitted without prior permission.
If you do not agree with a moderator's decision, you may send a private message to the moderator or community administrator. You may NOT start a thread or post complaining that your post was removed. Nor may you post private correspondence from moderators, such as infraction or warning notices. Questions or comments concerning warnings and suspensions (site or forum) should be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging.
Below are examples of prohibited non-constructive posts:
You are prohibited from impersonating anyone, including those named above, on the forum or the PFRE site.
These forums are for and about PFRE Photography for Real Estate. We do, however, allow non-disruptive off-topic discussion in our forums as fitting with the community of posters who frequent them. Constructive discussion about other sites (comparing and contrasting) is allowed at the discretion of PFRE. Likewise, any topics (such as politics or religion) that are volatile or disruptive are discouraged and can be removed at our discretion. Please contact a moderator if you have questions about a topic being permitted on the forums.
While at times it's not always clear where to post your comments, do your best to post to the most appropriate forum. And don't forget; posting of promotional material or review requests are prohibited.
Advertising of any kind for other companies on these forums is strictly prohibited.
Posting on behalf of a suspended user is not allowed. Working around a suspension through other people's accounts, the creation of new accounts or use of secondary accounts to continue posting is also prohibited. You are personally responsible for your conduct on the forums. If you create a new account to continue posting after your account has been suspended, any forum and accounts involved can be permanently banned. Forum and site suspensions generally apply to a person, rather than a specific account. Threads designed to announce, appeal or contest a forum or site suspension decision on behalf of a third party will also be removed without notice. If you do not understand why you were suspended or have further questions, you must contact support.
Using the forums or Private Messages for encouraging, promoting, endorsing, or inciting any kind of legal action, reporting, or boycott endeavor against anyone is strictly prohibited.
This includes any information covered by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or beta testing agreement. Any information about PFRE or a third party covered by an NDA or Beta Testing Agreement that is posted will be removed. Posters of the information may be banned from all PFRE Services and may face legal action.
You may post images on the forums as long as they are of an appropriate and non-offensive nature and do not otherwise infringe the intellectual property rights of any party. The following images (or links pointing to such images) are examples what may not be posted:
Immediate suspensions from the forum can result from any of the following: the posting of pornography; remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; or vulgar which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; provide links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned.
The PFRE Community Forums are private message boards administered by PFRE. All message board content is allowed at the discretion of PFRE. PFRE reserves the right to remove any message board content without notice and for any reason.
PFRE will respond to clear notices of alleged copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights infringement. For more information, please visit our Terms of Service.
PFRE shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of these Policies and may take any action deemed appropriate.
Your use of the PFRE Community Forums is conditioned upon your compliance with the Forum Policies and Guidelines as. Failure to comply with these Policies and Guidelines shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and may result in PFRE taking any or all of the following actions:
PFRE excludes all liability for:
PFRE may revise the Forum Policies and Guidelines at any time by making changes to this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes as they are legally binding. Provisions contained within these Policies and Guidelines may be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Photography for Real Estate site.