VERY IMPORTANT - Forum Rules - YOU MUST READ THIS
Welcome to Art Fortune, the Worlds Premier Art Community. We have plenty of ways to research, buy, sell and collect art. Whether you are looking for a local museum, the best art schools or want to exhibit your art to the world, contact us at Art Fortune and learn more about our services.
Currently, you have found the Art Fortune Forum and we welcome all artists, exhibitors, researchers, amateurs, professionals and all walks of artists and enthusiasts to join and post. Although the Forums are FREE to access, and discuss topics, we do ask that you register before posting. Below are a few rules we ask that you follow. Not following the rules will/can/may result in banning your registration, disabling your account, deleting posts, infractions and warnings. We ask you to follow these rules to help make this the greatest art forum in the world. If at anytime you have questions, comments or concerns regarding Art Fortune, rules and/or policies; please don't hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com and we will do our best to reply as soon as possible.
- NO OFF SUBJECT DEBATING/DISCUSSION! STAY ON TARGET
- While debating and discussion is fine, we will not tolerate rudeness, insulting posts, personal attacks or purposeless inflammatory posts. Our decision is final in these matters.
- Please refrain from posting meaningless threads, one word (or short) non-sense posts, or the such.
- Multiple or repeated posting in order to increase your post count is not allowed.
- Advertising, spamming and trolling is not allowed. This includes using the forum, email, visitor messages, blog comments, picture comments and private message systems to spam other members. This results in automatic suspension. Sorry, but advertising is something we would be happy to discuss if you would like to promote your business or art, etc.
- We also do not allow posts or links to sites that are sexual in nature or violate community standards and morals. The ArtFortune team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and what does not violate community standards.
- Discussion of illegal activities such as software and music piracy and other intellectual property violations are not allowed.
- Each member is allowed one login account. Registering with multiple accounts is not allowed.
- While we are quite happy to have constructive comparative conversations about competitor's products, we will not tolerate blatant adverts or the sort of 'ooh look, yet another art site' threads. Also, we would appreciate it if you refrain from blatant bashing of other sites. Those posts wont last long as we monitor all threads 24 hours a day.
- We reserve the right to remove offensive posts without notice.
- Also while these rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently we reserve the right to take any actions we deem appropriate to ensure these forums are not disrupted or abused in any way.
- You cannot post any affiliate or referral links, or post anything asking for a referral. Such posts will be subject to removal.
You cannot post advertisements or notices for contests. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to promote a business.
- We also reserve the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules, as access to our forums is a privilege and not a right.
Advertising Services and Solicitation
- Please do not risk banned memberships and permanent bans because you wanted to plug your business without paying for it. Please contact email@example.com if you have an interest in gaining maximum exposure for your business. We offer many membership levels at reasonable prices to help accomodate any artist, gallery or business.
- We do not allow people to post threads or to send private messages or emails to users here that advertise or solicit any products, services, funds or donations. Explicit advertising and solicitating in signatures is also prohibited.
- We do not allow selling any services, products, art, etc; as we offer this service already as a priced membership with features and benefits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You should never give out your username or password to anyone, and you should not disclose server logins and/or passwords to anyone.
- We do not allow links of any kind at this time. If you are interested in obtaining a FREE link from Art Fortune, please visit the Partners page and scroll to the bottom and read the rules regarding link exchanges.
- Links on the forum, in the body, in the signature are not allowed in any post. Paid subscribers (Silver, Gold, Platinum members, etc.) are allowed to post links. Contact email@example.com for more details.
- please do not try and bend the rules with posts that might supersede the html ban like "Visit My Site www dot websitename dot com" These will be deleted and your IP address and URL will more than likely receive a permanent ban. We don't like being the bad guys but rules are rules.
- please do not post art for sale. We have an entire section of Art Fortune dedicated to this, the classifieds, the auctions, the galleries, etc. Please just discuss art and art related topics here. Not following this rule will result in a deleted post. Constant infractions regarding this will result in possible ban.
Keep in mind that these rules are subject to change and we appreciate feedback and support, questions and concerns. Email firstname.lastname@example.org