Guidelines

PRODIG is aimed at professional photographers and other image creators/manipulators.

We consider that as full-time professionals Digital imaging (Di) is an essential part of your work and that your livelihood depends on it.

Others…
If you are confident of contributing at the same level as full-time professionals, but Di is not the main focus of your work, please do consider joining the discussion. However, make sure you spend time familiarising yourself with messages in the archive, so that you understand the nature of Prodig, before considering sending a message. Also please understand that if the Listmoms consider that your contributions are not appropriate you will be instructed to stop posting.

Topics

Suitable
Topics and their continuing threads of discussion should reflect and demonstrate aspects that are unique to digital imaging.

Please respect the fact that Prodig is designed as a working tool for professionals – and all posts are expected to reflect that level of discussion

Not suitable
Many aspects allied to Di are also general issues that apply to all computing/business and therefore are probably inappropriate as topics.

Thus you are expected to investigate existing sources of information before sending messages to Prodig.
In these respects we strongly urge Listees to be self-monitoring and self-editing.

Listmoms will occasionally feel it pertinent to intervene. You must respect the instructions you receive. Failure to do so can ultimately lead to your exclusion.

– Listmoms are aware that on rare occasions members might be desperate to call for help* that is Off-Topic when no other avenue is immediately available. In such circumstances you must request that replies be sent off-list. Also be aware that if you post messages of this kind too easily or too often you risk being excluded

* You must check with the Listmom before sending.

[Note: Listmoms are also full-time Di pros who have to earn a living, therefore please understand that they cannot enter into extended personal correspondence]

Message Etiquette
Your conduct is always expected to conform to the best traditions of Netiquette.

[click here to read List Etiquette]

You must NEVER use disrespectful or inflammatory language, even when you strongly disagree with another view.

Listees = subscribers to Prodig
Listmoms = monitoring team
Listowner = Chief administrator & Owner

Click here to CONTACT the Duty LISTMOM

Further guidelines…

VIRUS WARNINGS ARE PROHIBITED
Email viruses are a common occurrence of which you should be aware and taking your own steps to update your knowledge. Therefore they are excluded from the List. Instead, for more information go to one of the Anti-virus information web sites such as:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/
http://www.mcafee.com/

ANNOUNCEMENTS
No announcement are permitted without asking permission and submitting a full copy to the Listmom for consideration. Announcements are rare, so please do not be offended if you are refused.

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
If you are a consultant or someone with a product or service that needs to be referred to as part of an ongoing discussion, do so. If the Listowner finds the posting pushy or you beat the drum too frequently expect to be unsubscribed without warning.

This List does not carry advertising. Direct & pushy promotion of existing products by manufacturers or distributors is not permitted.

However membership of and participation in the list by Manufacturers, Distributors and Service providers is keenly encouraged.

If a user has posted factually incorrect information, manufacturers or distributors should of course correct the facts, and helpful advice and pointers from manufacturers will doubtless influence list members’ perception of them and their products.

New-Product announcements.
If you have a new product , we’d like to know about it (bearing the above in mind). Please keep it very short and include an URL of the web site announcement.

SALES AND WANTS (Digital)
The List is NOT a place for “classified ads”. However occasional postings of privately owned digital-imaging items for sale (or wanted) are permitted if they are relevant to the topic. You MUST prefix the Subject line with “FOR SALE”. If the list owner considers you are abusing this privilege expect to be unsubscribed without warning.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY
The Listowners, monitors/moderators, operators or sponsors are in no way responsible for any direct or indirect damage or consequential loss as a result using this List. Opinions expressed are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of Prodig, its operators or facilitators.
All legalities come under the jurisdiction of the laws of England.

USAGE RIGHTS
Participants who post to this list grant rights to the list owner to include their posts in a searchable archive and grant permission to use the posts solely as part of a complete list archive in other mediums

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