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    Fotozones Community Guidelines & Rules


    This website has been created for the enjoyment, entertainment and education of persons interested in digital and/or analog image making using any kind of imaging device. 


    Content may be posted to our community forum in a number of different sub-boards. Great content we find posted to the forum may be promoted to the various main zones found on the site so that it can be more easily referenced by visitors and internet search engines. 


    Article Content


    We produce our own content and we also invite contributions from any person who has something to share with our audience.


    We do not pay for content submitted to Fotozones but if a member's content is promoted/accepted into a major publishing zone we do offer the author the opportunity to link back to their own websites, or ask for ad hoc personal crowd funding by means of various monetisation organisations such as Patreon or affiliate links. Links to affiliate commission businesses may be included in promoted material provided that the affiliate approves of your use of links on a 3rd party website such as Fotozones. If you are intending to place affiliate links in contributed material you must indicate that these links benefit you financially either at the beginning or the end of your submitted material. You are responsible for setting up these affiliate links yourself. For more information on contributing this kind of content to Fotozones, please visit this page


    Forum Content


    Our forum has been in existence since April 2006 and was previously known as Nikongear.com. Over the years things changed and we are now a non-brand or format orientated community. We simply like cameras and photos regardless of how they were taken. 


    Fotozones is not a place where trolling is acceptable. If a member posts anything that is deemed to be personally demeaning or baiting to any other member or group, that content will be removed or edited and a warning will be issued to the perpetrator. Multiple warnings may result in a temporary or permanent ban from Fotozones. This is entirely at the discretion of the site owner or appointed persons / moderators. 


    We expect our members to respect one another and especially to respect that opinions on subjects may differ and as such they may also result in disagreement.  


    Any attacks on Fotozones policies, it's owners or appointed helpers will result in the removal of all site access and privileges previously afforded to the account holder. 


    Commercial Activity


    At this time we don't belong to any affiliate programs or advertising programs.


    We may, from time to time, work with various brands on promotions or receive equipment for review purposes. We will never accept money to review any item. The only commercial activity we engage in is the organising of photographic safaris in South Africa and other interesting expeditions and get-togethers designed for photographers. These adventures are prominently featured on our pages and we highly encourage you to join in on one of these trips if you are able to. 

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