Q: Why did I have to enter my e-mail address to upload photos and post comments? Will I start getting spam and junk mail?
Q: What types of image files can I upload to the Community Upload?A: Easier to say what images you cannot upload to the Community Upload, actually. the Community Upload images must be jpg files of photos that you've taken. No uploading images that are retouched in any way. Do not upload your non-photo artwork, photos that you've found on the web, stock or celebrity photos, stuff that appears to be copyrighted by someone else, screenshots, panoramic or oddly sized photos. No content that's inappropriate for public areas or nudity. Nudity, even tasteful, is probably not going to make the cut. Nothing out of focus, underexposed or overexposed, unless it's done artfully. Please pay attention to composition. Photos should be crisp, not too dark or blown out. We encourage good photography and a good viewing experience for the Community Upload community.
Q: What information should I include in my caption?A: Please include the location where the photo was taken and the circumstances if appropriate. Do not use the caption field to advertise your website. Photos of this nature will be removed.
Q: What size images may I upload to the Community Upload?
A: The Community Upload only supports jpgs. They can be of any size.
Q: I uploaded a photo to an album. Why isn't it showing up?A: All photos go through an approval process before they appear on the site. If you've uploaded an image that falls into a category we don't accept (as specified above), we won't approve it. Otherwise, it will show up in the appropriate album once it is approved.
Q: I commented on a photo. Why isn't it showing up?A: It is probably waiting on approval. But if your comment contains profanity or hate, it's not going up.
Q: How often do photos get approved?A: Photos are approved on a variable schedule. If you have specific questions about approval, e-mail your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I suggest a new album or category to the Community Upload section?A: Send us a suggestion to email@example.com.. In the subject line, type "How about a new category?" We'll look it over and if it works for us, we'll create that album on the Community Upload section.
Q: Is registration required on strausnews.com for me to comment, upload photos to the Community Upload section or vote a photo as "Best"?
A: No. But you must enter a user name and email address to comment and to upload photos. User name and password are not required to vote for a photo as "Best."
Q: How do I know if someone has commented on one of my photos?A: You will be notified by email, sent to the address you entered to submit your original comment.
Q: How do I vote for a photo?A: To vote for your favorite. Click on a picture. It will open a new window. From here you can vote for it as your favorite, email it to a friend, leave comments & read comments that others have written.