This post is a part of a series of articles which addresses the daily tasks and responsibilities of our Group’s Admin Team. To see all of the posts on Admin responsibilities click here.
In our Group, Members are encouraged to share authentic and original content that they created themselves. The vision of our Community is one in which Members provide a window to their worlds and to their hearts, which is personal and authentic. Stock photos are beautiful too, but in our Group, it’s just not the place to post them.
Our Members, too, have shown concern and care with regards to stock photos being shared in the Group. We thank our Community so much for caring and getting involved!
Our Team invests time and effort in doing our job in a way that will give respect to the creations of others. We do our very best to make sure that content shared in the Group by Members will not infringe copyright, and we invest great time and effort in this matter.
Accordingly, the rules of the Group state:
“Personal & Original Content Only
Upload to the group only personal and original content that you created. The concept of our Group fits best such content. We also respect people’s copyright.”
In another Group rule, Members are requested to “Refrain from sharing stock images…”.
To keep the Group loyal to its nature, the Moderation Team has been using computerized tools to detect stock images. If we see a photo awaiting approval on the pending list, that may be suspected to be stock (and this happens quite often), we run it through software that alerts us as to whether the photo was previously published online or not. With this information, we are able to decide if the post is to be approved or declined. When Admins discover Members who repeatedly violate this rule, we may remove and block the individual from the Group. It is a process that takes time, but it is important.
If we’ve missed any images suspected to be stock, we invite our Members to use the “Report post to group admins” function, to let us know about it. This is also of great help.
In addition to photos, we are also sensitive to the issues of copyrights regarding recorded music, quotes, and other related subjects.
Through our work of Group Moderation, we invest much time and effort in protecting copyrights. Such respect is required to honor the original creator of the work, as well as essential in keeping the loving, authentic and personal spirit of our Community.
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With love, stay safe ❤️