The Terms and conditions for posting are important and should be read
and accepted before you choose to participate. We encourage
contributors who are courteous, polite and respectful. We discourage
those who choose to behave in a disrespectful and/or irresponsible
manner. We, our staff and volunteer moderators will take appropriate
steps to ensure discussions adhere to these guidelines.
In general, we will leave it to you, the community, to manage your own
conduct. We ask that you treat other forum participants with respect.
Please remember that this is a public venue read by many people of all
ages, from around the world, spanning all walks of life. Occasionally,
our forum moderators will need to use their discretion to determine the
best course of action. We have entrusted out moderators to do what is
best for the global community, including regional communities, when
appropriate. Moderators assist with focusing topics of discussion and
will gently enforce guidelines, as needed. They can edit/delete posts,
move, and close or delete threads, and temporarily moderate users posts.
1. Only one account per user is permitted and Membership to CPA is at the choice of administrators.
2. You must be the photographer and copyright holder of all material posted
3. You retain the full copyright of the pictures and content posted by
you, but you grant CPA the right to use your images for display
anywhere on this site.
Critiques and Comments
Critiques are to be used for any critical or praiseworthy comments
about the critiqued photo. Members are encouraged to give constructive
criticism and feedback for how photos can be improved. For all intended
purposes, constructive criticism will be defined as “criticism or
advice that is useful and intended to help or improve something, often
with an offer of possible solutions” In other words “This photo sucks”
is not considered constructive criticism. Critiques should include
specific reasons as to why a photo is either good or needs improvement.
Overly general critiques i.e. Nice shot, Great, I like it a lot! etc.
are to be avoided.
Photographer's Notes are to be used for general or technical descriptions about the photo.
Personal attacks, harassing, intimidating, stalking or threatening
other community members are not permitted and will not be tolerated.
Heated discussions are permissible; however keep it under control and
respectful at all times. Do not flame people, and do not instigate
fights. Replies are allowed, but remember that respectful conduct is
expected. If you disagree with a post, just state your own opinion and
reasons for thinking so. Do not intentionally start or perpetuate
antagonistic or inflammatory threads, particularly those directed at
another member. In particular, when someone posts personal insults or
attacks, it is better NOT to reply (which can escalate the hostility),
but rather, to report the post to a moderator. Remember: attack ideas
but not fellow members!
Moderators will actively follow up on complaints raised about any of
the above issues, and will take actions up to and including the
deletion of the account of the offender. Moderators or administrators
noticing anyone breaking the forum rules will edit, lock or delete the
post. Moderators and administrators have final say in all situations
where a post is edited, locked or deleted. You may not delete or
publicly question moderator reminders in a post you have written.
However, you can always contact moderators and admins by sending them a
private message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moderators / Admins reserve the right to temporarily or permanently ban
user accounts at any time. Retaliation against such actions will not be
tolerated and removed!
Creative photo artist reserves the right to terminate without notice
your membership at any time, for any reason, including your violation
of any of these guidelines