Who Can Register
PHSNE members may register at the forum. Others may register, but registrations and posts may be moderated. Once registered you will be allowed to post to the Forum. Due to the problem of spam on the Internet, registrations on this board are moderated and subject to approval by the administrator and PHSNE Board of Directors. It generally will take 1 to 2 days for your registration request to be processed.
To facilitate registration verification, a current, valid e-mail address must be used for registration. You may keep your e-mail hidden from the public by selecting the option "Hide email address from public" when you register or by editing the option in your profile if already registered.
Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and include upper and lower case letters and numbers. We also strongly recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft. You should maintain the privacy of your password.
PHSNE desires to encourage topics of interest to its members and others interested in photographica. We only ask that members post topics and responses on photographica likely to be of interest to the group. Postings should be polite, respectful of other members and the general public.
If in the opinion of the administrator, moderators, or PHSNE Board of Directors, Forum members make inappropriate posts, these posts may be edited or removed if they are not corrected by the member.
Commercial advertising is not permitted on the Forum. Members may place personal notices of their interest in selling, buying, or trading photographica items among members. To sell to the wider public, sign up for a table at Photographica or use one of the established auction sites. Or participate in the member's mini-trade show prior to each monthly meeting.
Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries.
Posts may be removed from the forum as part of routine editorial and maintenance activities to maintain the current relevance of topics and control the size of the forum database and resources it uses in operation.
Posters should be aware that their posts are, in most forums, public and may be indexed for searching and archived by Internet search engines. Even if you delete a post an internet archive or search engine may have already saved a copy. (At present the Forum is not public, but this may change in the future.)
After you register and login to this forum, you will are able to fill out a detailed profile. This profile will be visible to other registered forum members. You may restrict your e-mail address so that only administrators and moderators can see it.
Please note that in addition to the content each post, your IP address is recorded by the Forum. Your IP address is only shown to you, moderators, and administrators of the Forum. Other regular users of the Forum can not see IP addresses of posters. The IP address may be used by forum staff to diagnose technical problems or identify, and control, sources of spam.
Also note that the Forum places a cookie, a file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cookie storage. This is only used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other information to your computer other than that necessary to display the Forum contents on your computer or download files you may request.