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Posted 29 January 2005 - 09:06 PM

Welcome to the Forum!

I would like to welcome you to this forum and hope you will find it enjoyable and informative.

To make out forum the best it is important that all of you utilizing this forum please assist us in keeping this forum organized and user friendly by adhering to the guidelines.

Let me start by describing what we believe are good common sense guidelines.
1. Please no profanity, young teenagers frequent this site and I do not want them thinking it is okay to use profanity in a public forum. So please refrain from the four letter words even if you hear them on primetime television.

2. Many times we take people posting the wrong way and the first thought is to lash out against the poster. Please use common sense and if you feel someone has offended you :
a.First, re-read the post and make sure you are not reading it wrong.
b.Second, if you feel your assumption is correct either politely ask the posting party if he/she meant the statement as you took it; or send the person a private message asking the same thing. Many times you will find out the person did not mean it the way you took the message and will either re-write the message or he will/should explain the message in a way that is satisfactory to you.
c.Just because we disagree with one another does not give anyone the right to personally exchange little sarcastic messages back in forth. There are other forums that have this kind of behavior and I do not like it.
d.If you still have a problem with someones posting, contact one of the moderators via private message and we can and will handle it.
e.Above all, be a sport.

3. Unwanted threads will be deleted so please adhere to the guidelines.

4. Photo posting in the threads. Every one of us takes our Mona-Lisa or Rembrandt and wants everyone to see it in its full specter. I ask that you limit the size of image postings to no more than 100K at 800x800. The smaller the better. Try to make 100K & 800x800 the limit but I realize that some pictures just can't get that small. If the file is larger than 100k (100,000 bytes) & 800x800, please post it in the appropriate photo gallery at the bottom of Cloudy Nights Forum listings. You can reference your picture from the thread and if people want to see your photo it can easily be found.

There are still many folks that do not have broad band and it shows a lack of concern to the less fortunate status by being a bandwidth hog. So let's be courteous and keep our image size down. (100K max)

Thank You!
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:02 AM

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:35 AM

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:05 PM

Cloudy Nights Image Posting Guidelines:

Image size is restricted to a maximum size of 800x800 pixels and the file size is restricted to no more than 100KB...Please consider our dial-up users when posting an image, the smaller the better. Any image over these 2 parameters will be modified or deleted. Please note that the moderators of each forum within the Cloudy Nights community may further refine this policy in regards to image and file size within their forums. The policy within each forum will govern the posting guideline for that specific forum. If there is no policy posted in particular forum, this policy will be in effect.

Note: You will notice the photo attachment browse window states the attachment limit is ~100,000 bytes. Occasionally, it's necesary to attach a FILE larger than the photo post limit (a PDF or word document for instance). These types of documents do NOT automatically download - the user has to choose to download them. This does not pertain to PHOTOS...please follow the state file size as described here.

Posting Larger Photos:

If you want to post an image larger than these limits allow, please post them to the members gallery, where size limits for pictures in threads do not apply. A link to the image in the gallery can be easily placed in your post, directing the reader to you photograph or sketch, allowing them to view it if they so desire. Doing so is a courtesy to members on dial up connection, as it allows them to chose whether or not to wait for a picture to load. This is actually the preferred method of posting photos here on Cloudy nights. Please make sure that you post "your" photo to your own gallery, not someone else’s. Then any time you want to refer to your photo from a post, you simply link to it. This is a much more efficient way of posting.

Once you post your own photos to your gallery, you can address that photo to appear in either just your gallery or any other gallery, such as the "members photos" gallery or the "equipment gallery". But more importantly, once you have posted your photo to your personal gallery, anytime you want to use that photo again, from anywhere on the internet, all you need to do is link to it.


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