The rule about not allowing photos of ourselves is being relaxed in a new part of the photo forums called 'Family, Friends and Me
'. One of the reasons for not allowing this in the past was written in a previous post
and that still stands for Photo-a-Day. However, there is sometimes a wish to show photos of ourselves, family or friends and now it can be done. Photos can be taken by
family or friends and displayed in the new forum. Just a few points to observe or think about before posting;1.
Please only show photos that you are happy for the World to see. Photos of ourselves, children, family and friends can be seen by anyone passing by as well as the membership here.2.
Please make sure that all family or friends shown in photos consent to having their picture placed on the Internet.3.
In particular, children in photographs MUST belong to the member, or specific permission MUST have been obtained by the child's parents before displaying their photograph here. Possible exceptions to this being:*
Very young fully clad babies being shown off by proud Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.*
Children in a group situation where the child isn't a specific subject of the photo. For instance, if you take a photo of your child winning a race in the school sports, perhaps you wouldn't need to ask each parent whose child is in the photo. However, you wouldn't identify the school so that the children were at risk.4.
Remember this is a family site, so no scantily clad glamour or hunk photos please.5.
I can't think that family or friends photos would have copyright issues but we always look out for that in all photos shown in the photo forums just in case.6.
As with Photo-a-Day, please only post one photo per day. The same photo size limit applies.
From the above, it might be seen why personal photos haven't been particularly encouraged up to now. There are pitfalls to be thought about. If any photograph does give rise to doubt, it may have to be temporarily removed while enquiries are made (it can always be reinstated later). Nonetheless, we are trying to make it possible to post personal photos since it seems members might like to show shots of themselves, friends and family. Please just consider the points mentioned here before posting and we hope all will be well.
Comment welcome here.