General Rebelscum Photo Hosting Rules
Who The Forum Is For: This section is to give forum members the ability to host photo galleries of collectibles and other merchandise. As the Rebelscum forums are primarily for the discussion of Star Wars collecting members are expected to use the photo hosting section primarily for Star Wars content. This means, so long as your gallery is mostly Star Wars related, it's ok to have non-Star Wars content as well.
Suitability: All images must be considered PG, and so no explicit pictures are allowed. This means no adult-content even when using the galleries for Star Wars related pictures. Multimedia files and text documents are currently not allowed.
Flaming, Arguing and Profanity: It is possible to post comments about member's photos. These are under the same guidelines as the rest of the forums. If you aren't sure what is tolerated please review the Rebelscum forum rules before you post your thoughts and views.
Auctions, Advertisements and Classifieds: As with the rest of the forums, the photo galleries are not for promoting online auctions or advertising other websites. It is permissable to link from an auction page directly to a gallery in order to show more pictures, but using the Rebelscum photo hosting to directly link images on auction pages is not allowed. Using the photo galleries to host images of items for sale in the forum classifieds is encouraged encouraged. Rebelscum reserves the right to add watermarks to all hosted images.
The Final Word: To answer an often asked question about these rules, no, not everything a member could do that would be inappropriate for the forum is listed above. Sometimes, members find new and innovative ways to cause problems. As such, any member who causes problems not specifically listed above will be dealt with in a manner consistent with actions for similar issues in the past.
In any dispute about these rules and their application in the forums, the final say rests in the hands of the Administrators in general, and Philip Wise (Rebelscum’s Webmaster) in specific. If you can't play nice, you don't get to play.
Photo Hosting User Guide
Navigating The Photo Galleries
When you enter the Rebelscum Photo Hosting galleries you are presented with a confusing layout of links and images. Once you know where to look it isn't as complicated as it first seems. Below the forum header and tool bar are the following new areas:
The page space to the right of the sidebar is the main photo gallery area where you will do the bulk of your viewing. The content and layout of this area changes depending on what section you are in.
Viewing Your Photos
From the main page there are two ways to view your own photos:
Using either of these routes you will come to a page of thumbnails. Click on the thumbnail to view the picture in its entirety. From the full image view you can also read and respond to comments from other users (see below).
While viewing a photo of your own you can delete a photo from your gallery. Simply tick the "Delete Photo?" box and click Submit.
Viewing Member's Photos
From the main page there are two ways to view other member's photos:
Using either of these routes you will come to a page of thumbnails. Click on the thumbnail to view the picture in its entirety. From the full image view you can also read and post comments about the image (see below), add it to your favorites, report a photo to admin, view a printable page and enable/disable emails for member's gallery updates.
An album is a sub-gallery of a member's section, and allows for further categorization. This can be done however the member wishes and Rebelscum will not place any restrictions on their usage.
While looking at your own album view (tip: use the My Albums link in the Photo Gallery Tool Bar) you can create new albums and make changes to existing ones.
To add an album to your gallery:
If you make an album private it will not be visible to other members who are looking at your albums listing. However you will see it in your My Albums view, and a URL will be displayed below the album title so that you can copy it for those you wish to allow access to.
Once you have created a new album you must populate it with images (see below) before it is visible to other members.
To edit an existing album:
Please be aware that the first image uploaded to an album will become the default icon for the gallery (i.e. the album cover). Otherwise members do not have the ability to select an image to become an album cover.
It is currently not possible to create albums within albums.
The hosting software automatically limits the dimensions of every image to a maximum 1024 x 768 pixels (width x height), a resolution of 72dpi (dots per inch) and a filesize of 1Mb. If the image you wish to add is below these constraints it will upload without any automatic adjustment. However if the image is larger than these dimensions it will be changed during the upload process. Please note that the resizing tool isn't as sophisticated as the software that you might have on your computer so the finished image might not be to your liking. It is recommended that you resize your picture before you upload.
Since the main purpose of the photo galleries is to host images, then the main tool that will be used is the photo uploading software. To use the Upload Photos link in the Photo Gallery Tool Bar:
These are to be used to make your thoughts and opinions on the content of the image known to other members. Comments will be moderated in the same way that forum posts are. Comments do contribute towards forum post counts.
To post a comment about an image:
To reply to a previous comment click on the Post a Reply link and fill in the subsequent page the same as you would above. Comments are viewed in flat mode even when you have your forum view set up for threaded mode.
If you find a comment you think is unsuitable please click the icon and fill out the page that follows. Once you report the comment you will be returned to the photo you were viewing.
If you wish to receive notification each time a comment is added to an image click on the Receive Email Updates link below the image.