Our Comments Policy

Comments Policy – The Lost Years Project

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Creating a USER ACCOUNT
    1. Comment/User Name
    2. Valid Email Address
    3. Using your own URL
    4. Language and Etiquette
    5. Adding Value
    6. Limiting embedded links
    7. Abuse
    8. Comment Thread Closure
    9. Comment Editing
    10. All Rights Reserved
    11. Indemnity
  3. Comments FAQ
  4. Notes

  5. Introduction:

    We’ve put together this Comments Policy for us to help you. Please read on:

    In the realm of photography and supporting services like digital image processing and DAM {Digital Asset Management], we have quite a lot to offer. Through the various services on our Site, we hope to offer you insights to broaden your own photography experiences and to enhance your own photography expertise.

    As a means of “spreading the word”, we have comment boxes on our JOURNAL blog posts on which you can write and post comments. On our Shop page, each product has a place where you can post reviews.

    In order to facilitate and advance a dialogue and discourse of sorts, we have put together this COMMENTS POLICY to facilitate this dialogue, to combat SPAM and to maintain a level of decorum on this Site.

    While we appreciate each and every comment, if your comments are not consistent with our COMMENTS POLICY, those comments may be queued for further review and, if needs be, removed.

    Continuous abuse of our COMMENTS POLICY may result in a permanent ban of the IP address, domain, and the email address associated with errant comments.

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    Our Comments Policy:

      1. Comment/User Name: This is a required field. Please use your real name or a suitable nickname for commenting or posting a review on this Site. Please note the following:
        • We do not allow keyword stuffing in the name field.
        • User names using keywords such as “runescape adamant gold trimmed armour” or something similar are NOT likely to pass muster and will be flagged as SPAM and deleted.

      2. Valid Email Address: This is a required field. A valid email address is required for commenting or posting product reviews and such. Your email address will not be published. Nor will it be shared or sold on to other third parties [please read our privacy policy].
      3. Email addresses that look spurious will be flagged as SPAM and deleted. Here is a good example: wkqlgrhzkws-at-gmail.com.
    2. YOUR URL:

      This detail is discretionary. If you have something to say or to share and you want people to check out what you’re about, go for it – include your website URL. Your URL is a little bit of click bait [AKA, “Link Love”] and it helps us to help you.

      1. The preferred language on this website is English. So, please use English while posting comments and/or reviews. And, if English is not your first language, no matter. There’s never a need to apologise – we are all learning.
      2. This is a “family friendly” website. Thus, any comment using offensive or inappropriate language, and/or considered abusive by the editor will be deleted.
      3. This is also a friendly community, so play it NICE.
      1. Any comment not adding to the conversation and one that either subverts the the thread or goes off topic or becomes libellous or slanderous and thus “killing” the conversation may be deleted. All SPAM comments will be deleted.
    5. ABUSE:
      1. In the interests of maintaining a certain level of decorum on this site, personal attacks of any sort posted on this Site’s blog posts and comments will NOT be tolerated.
      2. While you have every right to question or contest my opinions or those expressed by others in this Site’s comments, please keep your comments within the bounds of respectability.
      3. We are all for encouraging you to add something to the conversation, to add something of value. In doing so please show some self-respect and respect the views of others. The use of profanities, cursing, verbal abuse and intolerance are not part of this remit.
      4. If such comments become personal and offensive, the affected thread will be closed and such comments will be removed.
      • While we would prefer to keep any forms of editing to a minimum, the editor reserves the right to edit comments in keeping with our COMMENTS POLICY.
      • The editor reserves the right to close comments and comment threads as and when this may deemed appropriate.
      • We reserve the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any comments not following our COMMENTS POLICY.
      • We also reserve the right to suspend and/or block access to any individual or group who persistently and flagrantly violate this COMMENTS POLICY.
      • All comments and reviews posted on this site are the ultimate responsibility of the comment author. By submitting a comment on our Journal pages or photo galleries or reviews on our Shop product pages, you agree that the comment content is your own. You also agree to hold blameless the editor and the proprietors of this website from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability that may so arise from the comments you have posted on this site.

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    Comments FAQ:

    1. “How do I get support for a problem?” – If you have a general query regarding the subject of a comment, a tip or a tutorial that we may have posted, please consider posting a comment under that particular post.
    2. “What to do if my comment doesn’t appear?” – If you have posted a comment to an entry posted on our Journal page or on one of the Photo Galleries and, if it doesn’t appear within a reasonable time period (5 working days) and, you know it doesn’t violate any of our COMMENTS POLICY, please contact us using our contact form.
    3. If your comment contains Personal Information or you post a personal question using any of the comments forms on our Site, we will delete your comment and, instead, use your email address to contact you regarding the question.
    4. If your question is about something more specific, please use our Contact Us form.


    Your considerations and cooperation in this regard would be appreciated.

    If you have any questions regarding the policy, you may contact us by using our Contact Us form.

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