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2. Don't try to sell stuff.
3. No yelling.
4. Don't be cute with thread titles.
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6. Don't be a bummer 100% of the time.
7. No politics, no religion. You have the rest of the internet for that.
8. Pursue copyright issues in private, not on the forum.
9. Search the forum for your question before posting.
10. Moderators will moderate the board. Don't act surprised when they do.
11. No new image threads to be opened for a temporary period.
12. See #1.
13. Don't ask for critique unless you're ready to hear it.
14. Don't discuss other print-on-demand websites or services.
15. See #2.


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Head Moderator - J C Findley
Forum Moderator - Susan Maxwell Schmidt
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Community Manager - Isabella Abbie Shores
Head Moderator - J C Findley
Forum Moderator - Susan Maxwell Schmidt
Groups Liaison - Ludwig Keck

All rule violations are subject to a minimum of a 24 hour ban and a maximum 365 days at the discretion of the admin on duty

1. Do not flame, abuse, or insult another user by harassment or by referring to sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, national origin, or disability. Nor any other insult. Arguments that go beyond reasonable debate will be removed from the forum.
Do not troll.

In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.


Posting replies just for the sake of posting.
Posting comments irrelevant to the topic.
Posting ridicule because someone said something that was wrong.

Do not disrespect Moderators, Administrators or other Members, on the open board, or in private messages.

2. No Spamming or Flooding This includes signature links in posts into which members may add one link per thread.

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4. Members should use an appropriate, descriptive subject when posting a new topic

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Some examples of links you shouldn't be posting:

Links that make your browser crash, or otherwise act strange.
Links to other harmful content such as Trojans and/or Viruses.
Links to Phishing sites.
Users should not link to or seek information on warez, crackz, or to reprint copyrighted material without permission.

6. People who consistently come on just to post negative threads will be removed from the forum. Statements about the site that are untrue will lead to a ban.

7. Please leave your religious and political arguments at the door. If you wish to discuss these topics you may in a special group, Everything in Moderation run by Sydne. Subjects can broach onto these subjects if about art. Life subjects are fine.... animals, climate, etc but leave all arguments at the door.

8. Members will respect the copyright of other users, sites, media, etc. Please be careful about calling people out over infringement as they may have the licence to use someone's image.

Members who have a question about a potentially offensive, illegal, or flaming post or thread should immediately notify Moderators via private message, or at the contact link in the above ABOUT menu. You need TECH SUPPORT. Do not give trolls, trouble makers, or infringers the publicity they wish by calling them out in public

If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a Notice with the following information to the Website's Copyright Agent:

1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

2. A detailed description of the copyright work that You claim has been infringed;

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4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;

5. A statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;

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9. Please use the search before posting. The chances are that the question is already answered on the front page of the discussions if a new issue. Only the first persons thread on an issue will be kept open. All others will have a link to that original post and then be closed. No warning will be given if a link has already been added by other members.

10. Forum moderators reserve the right to close and remove posts and threads, and to ban offenders from the forum, temporarily or permanently, without warning. Any ban can and will be at moderator discretion. Disciplinary action will NOT be discussed on the forum. The Community Manager will make the final decision in any rules dispute or disciplinary action. Do not open new threads about these closures or they too will be closed

11.. Image Threads. We are not allowing any new image threads for a while. We have a lot that take over the front page of the discussions

Natalie Holland runs a monthly traditional art thread and Jessica Jenney runs the monthly photography thread.

Contact them to find out where they are if you cannot find them

12.. We expect Members to treat others as they expect to be treated. Our leading word in this forum is RESPECT. Respect for staff, other members AND yourself.

13.. If you ask for feedback you WILL get it, good and bad. Please do not run to Moderators when people have respectfully given you what you asked for. Be warned.

14. Please do not discuss, or ask questions about, competitor sites on the forum. If you would like to ask questions about them or discuss them please use their forums.

15. Due to an unfortunate number of fraudsters, we do not allow the selling of gift cards in the forum.

These rules are for groups also and any area where members discuss things.

Please keep checking back as these rules are subject to change at admin discretion.


You can always find these rules on the Help Tab on the main forum

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5th May 2011
18:16 GMT 10:17 Pacific

12. Due to numerous spam posts about products for sale on other sites, we have stopped allowing this. There are several posts already open promoting other stores on other sites, etc, so please find one of these in Search and add to that with your stores URL. If you wish to promote your other sites goods, please use your own bio area or website off FAA. If there is not a post about your stores site then do not open one.


This is not a rule but a request.

We do ask that people thank buyers in the comments of the image sold, where the buyer will see it, not on the forum, where they will not.

The forum is rarely visited by non members.


11. Religion and Politics threads DUE TO THE GOOD THREADS RAISED TO DATE AND THE LACK OF ABUSE. THIS RULE IS NOW RESCINDED. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.


11. Religion and Politics threads are banned forthwith. They cause too much negativity which spreads into other threads. Any religious or political threads will be closed.

This is non negotiable and any threads opened to discuss this will also be closed.




RULES UPDATED 6th June 2013 after talking with forum members.

These are now set


Please read

Note.. we will not discuss action taken with any other member than the one concerned.


Bump up


We have had several rules broken this week. I am therefore bumping this up so you can re-read and be aware of what we allow here and what we do not.

The rules apply to ALL community areas and not just the main forums.

Community & Technical Support Manager



We have changed rule 11 temporarily


This discussion is closed.