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Gallery Photo Rules

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I've deleted an album of shop photos after an admin deleted four of the six I'd uploaded. The new Announcement of Photo Rules explained why the photos weren't wanted, but I wonder if these rules shouldn't be included in Steve Worchester's FAQ about forum rules also. Before posting the shop album, I checked and saw no restrictions to keep gallery photos to completed work, so I apologize for that. I"ve always enjoyed seeing photos of where others work, as it often gives us ideas for storage and different machinery stands. But now I've read the announcement and will keep any photo listings to current work only.
 

John Van Domelen

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Was working on doing just that, clarified.

Please feel free to start a thread and repost as many images as you would like in a forum thread.

I enjoy seeing others workspaces as well.
 

Bill Boehme

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Barb, I think that the forum rules have been consolidated into a single sticky thread to eliminate discrepencies. Previously, tbe limit was four images per day, but with over eleven thousand images, the cost of server storage space can be a big expense for a site that does not have advertising income. While not explicitly stated in the rules, it has been generally understood that the gallery serves as a place to view member's woodturning creations. I think that it is good that John clarified that purpose. I did enjoy seeing the photos of your shop, but I think that they would fit better within the context of a thread. Also, some members have their images hosted on a photo sharing site such as SmugMug, Flickr, or PBase with a link in their signature block.
 
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Barb, I think that the forum rules have been consolidated into a single sticky thread to eliminate discrepencies. Previously, tbe limit was four images per day, but with over eleven thousand images, the cost of server storage space can be a big expense for a site that does not have advertising income. While not explicitly stated in the rules, it has been generally understood that the gallery serves as a place to view member's woodturning creations. I think that it is good that John clarified that purpose. I did enjoy seeing the photos of your shop, but I think that they would fit better within the context of a thread. Also, some members have their images hosted on a photo sharing site such as SmugMug, Flickr, or PBase with a link in their signature block.

Ah, I see. Thank you for that explanation Bill. I'll look into setting up an account elsewhere and linking to it rather than using up space in the Gallery feature. In due time...
 
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