Forum Guidelines

  • Be polite and friendly at all times.
  • Please post in the correct forum.
  • Do not write your post in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS LIKE THIS because it is hard for others to read and it looks like you are shouting.
  • Do not write a post that consists only of links, with no information about what the links contain. If you want to share useful links with the community, please explain what the links are about.
  • No spamming (self-promotion or advertising). Please see the section on "Spamming" for more info about what type of behavior constitutes spamming.
  • You are allowed a 1-line signature at the end of your posts that may include a link to your website, but promotional language (such as "Check out my art on my website!") is not allowed.
  • Keep your posts relevant to the original topic. Don't take the thread off-topic; start a new thread if necessary.
  • Don't create a post that is directed to a specific person, because they might not see it and they may be too busy or otherwise unable to respond for whatever reason. It's best to direct your questions to the community in general. If you must communicate with a particular person, send them a private message or post on their wall, but understand that they are under no obligation to respond.
  • If a member appears to make inflammatory posts, ignore them and contact a moderator. Remember that words can get easily misinterpreted when communicating online.
  • Aside from posts in the "Hanging Out in the Studio" forum, all forum posts must be art-related. In the "Hanging Out in the Studio" forum, members can discuss anything under the sun as long the posts do not veer towards religion or politics, which can be potentially divisive and heated topics.
  • If you have any questions about these guidelines, post your question in the Site Help forum.

Last updated by Thaneeya McArdle Aug 26, 2013.


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