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GENERAL ETIQUETTE POLICY
PhoneBin does not tolerate remarks or photographs that are in any form of bigotry. These include but are not limited to;
a) Racist Slurs
b) Anti-Semitic or other derogatory remarks about philosophies and religions.
c) Offensive remarks based on gender or sexual preference.
Violation of community etiquette policy will result in a warning, sent via email.
Administration will take further steps, including banning an account, as situation deems necessary.
POLICIES ON PHOTOGRAPHS CONTAINING NUDITY
The following guidelines shall be used to determine whether a photograph containing nudity will remain in the PhoneBin gallery:
a) The submitter must be the original photographer of the piece, the photograph must not contain copy written material for which the photographer has not received permission.
b) The submission must not explicitly depict intercourse, masturbation, excretory functions, or exhibition of the genitals.
c) The individual depicted must be over the age of 18.
Should the webmaster deem the photograph to fail any of these rules,
we reserve the right to remove the photograph without notifying the photographer.
POLICY ON COMMENT POSTING
While PhoneBin does allow for all users to speak their minds freely there are certain rules that must be adhered to within the commenting sections.
a) All posts within a particular comment must stay on topic to the photograph that they are being posted to.
b) The posting of comments is highly encouraged; however, these posts must remain constructive.
c) Attempts to "sidestep" any PhoneBin policy (which is to be ascertained by the webmaster based on the context of the post or previous posts) is strictly forbidden.
The failure to follow any of the aforementioned rules will result in the thread
being closed and possible administrative actions concerning the users involved, in
accordance with the rules described to and agreed to by all users. It is up to the
webmaster to interpret the intent of each post.
If you feel that a photograph does not meet the terms and conditions or the
etiquette policy of the site, please notify the webmaster via firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following information:
a) Link to the photograph.
b) The reason you feel it should be removed.
Removal request are handled on a case by case basis.
PhoneBin will not tolerate plagiarism or "rips" - taking another
image from the internet or any other source and posting it as your own.
Ripping is image plagiarism and theft.
PhoneBin considers the following image theft and plagiarism:
a) Posting another photographers material found inside the website or outside the website and claiming it as your own.
b) Posting a photograph from any source other than a photo-phone
If an photographer feels that they have been ripped, or is aware that another photographer has been ripped,
please notify the webmaster via email@example.com with the following information:
a) Link to the original photograph.
b) Link to the "ripped" photograph.
c) Whether this is a constant problem with the ripper.
d) Name of the ripper.
Ripping allegations are very serious, and handled on a case by case basis.
As a general rule, should the offender receive a warning for their first infraction,
any continued theft will result in a ban.
PhoneBin will not tolerate attempts to exploit or disrupt the layout, navigability or
general use of the site. Other intentional misuse will be treated as an exploit.
Such actions disrupt the ability of the website to access and view photographs, and are considered Site Abuse.
PhoneBin will issue no warnings for violations of this nature.
Violators will be banned immediately upon the discovery of disruption or abuse.
All infractions are handled on a case-by-case basis. Warnings are sent via the email.
Banishment may be removed upon the webmasters review in such cases determined eligible by the webmaster,
and the webmaster alone. Requests to be unbanned from PhoneBin will be ignored.
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