Rules on PhotoMoment site

Requrements

  1. It is absolutely prohibited to publish pornographic pictures, nude picture of persons under 18 years age, pictures of violence, religious and racial discrimination, pictures that infringe others persons rights, pictures that could be interpreted as propaganda for illegal activities. It is prohibited publishing reproductions of paintings, photos, newspapers and magazines.
  2. On the site it is allowed to publish only photos for which you have copyright. It is allowed to publish derived works with elements on third party works. When publishing pictures of models, the author must have the consent of the model.
  3. It is prohibited to post offenses, public clearing up of relationships, provocation, instigation for illegal activities and conflicts.
  4. It is prohibited to publish advertising matter without the permission of the administrators of the site.
  5. It is prohibited to publish materials in the forums about using pirated software.
  6. If you are writing in Russian or Bulgarian language in the forums or in comments to photos and folders PhotoMoment, it is desirable to use Cyrillic alphabet.

If you violate some of the above rules, the violating content will be deleted immediately and their author will be warned. On second violation the author will be deleted.

Registration

On the site every user have right of only one registration. Every try to make second, third etc. registration etc. will be punished with deletion of duplicate registrations and on second attempt with final deletion of the author from the site.

Private Data Protection

The registration on the site is confirmed with a web-link sent to your e-mail address. Your e-mail address will not be shared with third parties and will be used for communication with you only in the following cases:

  1. Registration confirmation.
  2. In cases of lost password, a link for changing the password will be sent to this address.
  3. When you have explicitly marked that you want to receive to your e-mail the replies for a discussion in the forum or in the marketplace.
  4. When your photo is put on the front page by the administrators of the site you will receive a notice.

Statuses

On the site there are tree statuses of the authors and every one is marked with a sign.

  • First level - it is assigned to every registered user on the site. Users with this status have a vote of 1 point.
  • Second level - it is assigned by administrators to authors with at least 10 uploaded pictures. Users with this status have a vote of 3 point.
  • Third level - it is assigned by administrators by their judgement. Users with this status have a vote of 5 point.

The administrators of the site have the rights to lower the status of the authors in cases of violation of site rules.. In case of manipulation of the scoring system the administrators have the rights to delete the user.

Ratings, recommendations and marks

The ratings on the site are formed by the users of the site through votes, recommendations and picture views. There are galleries with the most rated pictures and the best are marked with distinctive signs for each rating (look on the main page of the site). The ratings are:

  • Editor's choice - pictures selected by the administrators of the site. This is the highest distinction on the site. This pictures are shown on the first page until another one is chosen. There is a distinctive sign associated for each picture in this gallery.
  • PhotoMoment recommends - pictures that the administrators of the site think that deserves more attention. This pictures are shown on the forst page until another one is chosen. There is a distinctive sign associated for each picture in this gallery.
  • Top 40 for 4 hours - this rating contains the 40 most voted pictures published in the last 4 hours. The most voted picture is shown on the front page. Distinctive mark is put on the photos that were on the first position 4 hours after they were uploaded.
  • Top 40 for the day - contains the 40 most voted pictures published in the given day (from 0:00 to 24:00 according for Eastern European Timezone EET). Distinctive mark is put only on the picture that was on first place in the end of the day.
  • Top 40 for the week - contains the 40 most voted pictures published the last week (from Monday to Sunday). Distinctive mark is put on each picture that is in the rating in the end of the week.
  • Top 40 for the month - contains the 40 most voted pictures published the last month. Distinctive mark is put on each picture that is in the rating in the end of the month.
  • Top 40 by visits - contains the 40 most visited pictures published the last 3 months. Distinctive mark is put on each picture that is in the rating 3 months after the moment of its upload.
  • Top 40 by recommendations - contains the 40 most recommended pictures published the last 3 months. Distinctive mark is put on each picture that is in the rating 3 months after the moment of its upload.

Categories

On the site there are 30 categories. For some of them there are additional requirements.

  • Self Portraits - this category is only for self portraits. In cases of non compliance between the picture and the category in which it is published, the administrators of the site have the right to move it in another category without the consent of the author.
  • Nude - the administrators will closely watch the content in this category. They have the right to delete without warning pictures without esthetic values. It is absolutely prohibited to publish nude photos of person under 18 years and pictures with pornographic content! The authors of such a pictures will be deleted without warning!
  • Models - in this category pictures could be published only by model that have the rights to publish them. It is mandatory to note the author name except in the cases when the author does not want. Models could not publish in other categories. The photographers have no right to publish their pictures in category "Models".
  • Panorama - in this category the maximum allowed dimensions of the pictures is 1200x640px.

In cases of non compliance between the picture and the category in which it is published, the administrators of the site have the right to move it in another category without the consent of the author.

Moderation

There is a system on the site for selection of photos that are show in the base galleries. Those photos that are considered insignificant in aesthetical perspective, that lack certain technical level or are significant only for their authors (family photos, flowers, insects etc.), are not shown in the main galleries of the site but can be viewed in the author's profile and site ratings. Genre, author and score of the photo does not make difference . The decision is not personal but is a consensus between two or more moderators and administrators of the site.

PhotoMoment reserves the right to change the rules of the site.