Getting Started On This Site
Q. How can I become a member of this site?
A. Click the Register link in the top navigation area. Alternatively, you can follow this link: Register for a new Account
Q. I´ve created an account but I can´t figure out how to begin adding images. Where do I start? (Feature - Currently Unavailable For Freelance Photographers)
A. First, sign in to your account. Click the Add Images/Pages button to begin uploading images, and create a gallery page to place your images on. This takes you to the Upload Images page, which has a browse button near the top. Click this browse button and browse your computer´s drives for a JPEG (.jpg) image to upload. Once you have selected your image, click the large button labeled "Click Here to Upload Your Images". Click the button only once and wait patiently, the upload process could take several minutes depending on your internet connection speed.
Help with Your Account
Q. I can´t remember my password. Can you send it to me?
A. On the sign in page you will see a link that says Forgot your Password? Have it emailed to you. Click that link and enter the same email address you used to create your account.
Q. I don´t remember which email address I used to create my account.
A. You will need to contact me with a link to your gallery so I can look up your email address.
Q. How do I d elete my account?
A. Simply d elete all of the pages out of your gallery and you will disappear off the site.
Q. I want to change my name on this site. Do I need to start a new account?
A. No! You can change your Display Name on the Account Settings page. You can also change your email address and password there.
Rules and Limits
Q. Is there a limit to the number of photos I can post?
A. Nope, you can add as many images as you like.
Q. What´s the maximum size/resolution image I can upload?
A. You can upload any .jpg image not larger than 1MB, however any image with a height or width greater than 1024 will be reduced such that its longest side is 1024. For this reason its very advisable for you to reduce your images to 1024 prior to uploading them as this will save you a LOT of time uploading.
Q. Can I upload images that are off-topic?
A. Generally, images should be at least somehow related to this site. However, its totally fine to have a few here and there that are off topic... but it MUST meet the standards to be considered as a Quality-Photography which is the general theme of this site, basically your photos could be things that inspire you, anything that lets a person browsing your gallery get to know you better. If your gallery has a large percentage of off-topic images and/or they seem to detract you may be asked to remove some or all of them.
Q. How does the Content Rating field work?
A. If you are uploading content that is otherwise relevant and allowed on this site, you must ensure that it is uploaded on the appropriate category where such images is depicted.. In particular this applies to any photo or artwork depicting nudity, including the display of female nipples, or private part areas. Certain pages containing such depictions will still be displayed in most places on the site, however each user will have to confirm their age before viewing the page. Keep in mind that the same rules of this site still apply to pages marked as Adult Content
See the next FAQ for more information.
Q. What types of content may not be posted on this site?
A. The following are STRICTLY PROHIBITED on this website and will result in the IMMEDIATE REMOVAL AND PERMANENT BAN OF YOUR ACCOUNT.
- Content protected by copyright, which you do not have the necessary legal rights to publish on this site.
- Violent content, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization
- Pornography (Erotic Artwork is OK if posted at the appropriate adult content category)
- Hacking/cracking content
- Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia
- Excessive profanity
- Gambling or casino-related content
- Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking on ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites, or reading emails
- Excessive, repetitive, or irrelevant keywords
- Sales or promotion of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, fighting knives, stun guns)
- Sales or promotion of beer or hard alcohol
- Sales or promotion of tobacco or tobacco-related products
- Sales or promotion of prescription drugs
- Sales or promotion of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods
- Sales or distribution of term papers or student essays
- Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others
Q. How do I get my gallery page featured?
A. The criteria by which pages are evaluated for featuring is outlined on the Gallery Tips page.
Q. Who decides which pages get featured?
A. Ultimately, photostocksge.com Staff do. Besides the staff, some members of this site have been designated as moderators. Some of them can nominate pages to be featured, and some of them can actually feature pages. See the Site Moderators section of the FAQs for more info.
Q. How do I get into the Top 100 list?
A. The Top 100 list is chosen and sorted by an automated scoring algorithm. The specifics of this algorithm are kept secret, however there are lots of good hints on the Gallery Tips page that will help you improve the quality of your gallery and, in turn, your potential ranking in the top 100.
Q. Can gallery pages get featured after they have d ropped off the front page list?
A. Yes. I often feature pages which are old and no longer on the front page.
Q. Another user is posting harassing comments on my page. What should I do?
A. Harassing, hateful, derogatory, or otherwise detractive comments are not permitted on this site. If you´re posting them, you´re an asshole. Quit it! If another member of this site is sending them to you, please contact me with a link to the page where they posted the comment.