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Old 09-05-2010, 09:17 AM
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Default Final warning about notes.

A large number of images have been posted recently where members are deliberately breaking the rules on notes. One example is the deliberate 'padding' of notes by repeating non-alphabetic keyboard characters. In future, any such image noticed by the moderators will be removed and will not be re-instated under any circumstances.

For those in any doubt - this is the relevant section from the Terms of Service (TOS)

"All photos must contain a note of a minimum of 40 characters in order to be uploaded. Only meaningful notes will be considered, so please do not try to get around the issue by posting nonsense such as " fhgdfhd rthdfjgbnd fgjkfk". The following other nonsensical notes will also be deemed inappropriate: using your camera description/ exif data as a note, clicking the space bar until you have reached 40 characters, repeating the same words or partial phrases over and over e.g.: "this is a flower this is a flower" and finally: notes that merely describe the obvious, e.g. : " this is a man standing in front of a church".Notes that fit any of the above criteria may be subject to deletion by our moderators."
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:23 PM
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Default 40 words

Counting words is a simple matter.
In the same manner that you cannot upload images bigger than 300 Kb why you administrator don't implement the same procedure to notes with less than 40 words.. or whatever...
Old 09-11-2010, 01:46 PM
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The problem isn't in introducing a system. The problem is controlling those who wilfully disregard the Terms of Service by posting meaningless content as described in the initial post. Attempts to do so have fallen on deaf ears which is why we have posted this reminder.
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