February 20th, 2004

The Phred is in the Building

Reminder to all members from the moderator: stay on-topic and play nice.

While my definitions of both "urban" and "decay" are quite broad, there have been a few photographs posted recently in this community that make me scratch my head a little, wondering how they fit into both categories.

Please bear in mind that images posted should represent "urban decay" to the casual observer.

Additionally, this community is primarily a photo community, certainly an image community, and text-only posts without a relevant link are generally not appropriate here. [The irony of this statement is not lost on me, thank you.]

The community rules also request that some detail about the property in question - at the very least, the city in which it is located - be posted with the image. You're only going to have to identify it in the comments anyway.

Finally, there has been some impassioned controversy recently about what does and doesn't constitute urban decay. As far as I'm concerned, if something is potentially borderline, then it is up to the community to decide - which they do, through the comments.

If I were to find that a majority of reasoned comments were negative, then I would delete the post. I have never had to delete a post for that reason.

I reiterate what I've posted before, however: attacking someone personally ("flaming", insulting, swearing) is not appropriate. If it gets out of hand I can and will ban people.

Please treat this community, and the members and viewers of it, with the respect you yourself expect.