Aminus3 Community Guidelines
Last updated: Jan 3, 2013
Aminus3 is a photography community where photographers from over 100 countries share their life through images each day. As an international community, we respect and encourage diversity, tolerance, and kindness. In addition to our Terms of Service, these guidelines should be adhered to by all Aminus3 visitors and members. Please read them carefully and follow them.
Play nice, have fun and treat others as you would like to be treated.
Do respect others
Respecting others means that you have tolerance for diversity and differing opinions from your own. This might be in artistic style or vision, in cultural expression, and in any other way you might interact with another Aminus3 member or visitor on this site.
Do moderate your content
If you post an image that contains adult content (nudity, drug use, excessive violence, etc.) we ask that you mark this image by setting "Contains Nudity" to Yes on the image upload page. You are responsible for setting this option on your own images if they may be deemed inappropriate for a younger audience (under 16). Failure to moderate your content can result in the removal of your image or other disciplinary action.
Do make friendly comments
Posting helpful, constructive feedback on another member's photos can be an invaluable and encouraging way for them to improve their artistry. Some members prefer strong criticism while others may find it offensive. If you are unsure how a member will react to criticism, get to know them first or contact them and simply ask.
Do interact with the community
Make friends with people from around the corner or around the world. Many are here because of a passion for photography which transcends borders and cultures. Take the opportunity to learn more about your fellow photographers.
Do honor the personal space of others
If for any reason, a member asks you not to contact them or interact on their site, please respect their decision and keep away. Posting comments or linking to their site after they have asked you to stay away will be considered harassment and may result in suspension or termination of your account.
The Do Not's
Members who violate the Community Guidelines or the Terms of Service are at risk for review and possible termination of their Aminus3 account without warning.
Do not harass or spam other members
Do not abuse, intimidate or impersonate other Aminus3 members for any reason. This includes naming or linking to other Aminus3 members with negative intent, posting comments of an offensive or provocative nature, commenting or messaging a member after they have asked you not to, rating their images negatively, or any other form of personal attack.
Do not use Aminus3 for personal Complaints or Grievances
Aminus3 is first and foremost a website for sharing and discussing photography. When you create a post or comment on Aminus3, this should be the primary focus. Do not post an image or comment solely for the purpose of airing a grievance, complaining, making a cause, criticizing the operations of Aminus3 or its staff, defaming another, or any other intentional disturbance of the peaceful use of Aminus3. These posts may be removed without notice and could result in suspension or termination of your account.
Do not upload copyrighted material
We take copyright very seriously. For all content you post to Aminus3, you must be the copyright owner or have the explicit permission of the original copyright owner. Do not collect images or text from around the Internet and post them on your site.
Do not post illegal or malicious content
On or off Aminus3 you are subject to the laws of your country/state/province/city. Do not post anything that would be considered illegal in your country (or by international law).
Do not exploit the community
Your Aminus3 account should not be used to promote products or services unrelated to your photography. You should not contact other Aminus3 members with the intent to solicit them into buying a product or service. Aminus3 is not a free billboard to advertise your site or service. Any accounts setup for the purposes of SEO or product advertising will be swiftly removed.
As a community of creatives, there can at times be disagreements or interpersonal conflict. If you feel that someone is being abusive, you may submit a claim on our Abuse Portal.
In the heat of a dispute, it is often tempting to escalate the situation further by continuing to provoke, attack or enlist others to join the conflict. This type of escalation is highly discouraged and will be met with a much more severe set of consequences including suspension or termination of your account.
Firstly, please be aware that there is an option on your settings page to "Hide images that contain adult content" which will prevent these images from displaying for you on public community pages. (Note, however, that this will not hide the images if you visit the blog directly.) If you feel that there is content which has not been correctly flagged as "Contains Nudity" or goes beyond the mission of this site, please visit the Abuse Portal and follow the instructions for reporting offensive images.
If you notice another member posting images or content that you suspect of being copyrighted (or otherwise in violation of our Terms of Service) please visit the Abuse Portal and follow the instructions for reporting a Copyright Infringement. .
The strength of our community is in the members who have come to appreciate the culture and vision of Aminus3. We understand that people have different ideas about what they want in a website and we do our best to meet those demands while encouraging all forms of creativity.
For any other questions, thoughts or suggestions, please send a message to our Contact Page.