DPReview is a site run by and for photography enthusiasts. Our mission is to provide our readers with the most accurate and valuable information about the photography industry on the Internet, and we want you to be a part of the conversation. Below are some simple guidelines for how you can participate in our community:
If you enjoy what we do at DPReview, we encourage you to become a member of the site. There are a number of ways for DPReview members to get involved:
We’re committed to fostering a welcoming, valuable environment for our readers, in which photography-related stories and ideas can be discussed. While we welcome robust debate, we do require that you keep your contributions civil and constructive.
DPReview’s community is looked after by our in-house staff and a team of community moderators. We operate a multi-tiered moderation system, depending on the forum and type of content that we make available for discussion. If you see a post which you think breaks the rules outlined below, flag it.
Hopefully you’ve read Rule #1 and you won’t. But just in case, here are some examples of behaviour that we do not tolerate on DPReview. This is not an exhaustive list.
Note that the guidelines above refer to all user interactions on DPReview, which include not only the written content of comments and forum posts, but also private messages and the content (visual and/or textual) of uploaded or linked images. We aim to be as transparent as possible about our moderation practises and the reasons behind them, but it is not DPReview’s policy to discuss individual moderation decisions.
We have options for you — if you want to illustrate a point, or you’re just looking for feedback on an image, we provide the option for you to embed images in forum posts, and upload your photos to your own personal gallery.
When you post or upload content to DPReview you are voluntarily making that content public, as described in our terms and conditions. Neither dpreview.com nor its owners or webmaster are responsible for anything posted on these forums. Account closure requests will be honored, and if requested, we will delete your username and disassociate it from any historical content posted to DPReview. Please note that we cannot guarantee this process will remove your username entirely from historical posts, particularly in cases where your posts have been quoted by other users in the same thread. Requests to remove personal data contained within that content will be dealt with by our site administrators on a case by case basis.