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Bjørn Rørslett

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How to Start a Theme and Theme Index *MUST READ*
« on: April 05, 2016, 09:20:28 »
The original Themes board was a great idea, but the board no longer served its purpose because it was used as a parking area for all kinds of stuff not belonging there. We have cleaned up the board and moved many topics to a more appropriate board. It is our hope that by applying stricter control, this board will once again return to its earlier significance.

Do note that this board now may require  Moderator Approval before a NEW topic becomes visible to the general public.

Topic Types & Board Tags
Any topic started on the Themes, Portfolio, PaD or PaW board must fall under one of the following designated types and be marked accordingly with the bracketed tag. The Admins will review and move non-compliant threads to other more appropriate boards.

  • [Theme] An invitation topic following a specific theme defined by the topic starter.
    These themed threads invite all members to participate with their own contributions. Do keep focus on the theme and the photography when posting. Well-defined themes work much better than vague themes.
  • [Portfolio] A topic showing a series from a member's own portfolio.
    Be sure you have material for more than a single introductory post before the thread is initiated. We suggest at least 3 or 4 photos for the first post in a Portfolio topic with a goal to exhibiting at least 10 photos. Please provide some insight into your work for the benefit of viewers. A Portfolio thread should be closed after it has run for a year. You are free to start a new Portfolio topic after your old one has been closed.
  • [PaW] Picture-A-Week. A topic for one member only who posts one photo per week.
    The PoW thread should be closed after it has run for a year. You are free to start a new PaW topic after your old one has closed.
  • [PaD] Picture-A-Day. A topic for one member only who posts one photo per day.
    The thread should be closed after it has run for a year. You are free to start a new PaD topic after your old one has closed.

Theme Length:
  When a Theme grows too long, it might be closed by the Admins. Alternatively, we can choose to split the Theme into separate parts. Thus, for example, let it run for a quarter or a given number of months.

We have yet to determine whether many-paged topics affect the server and database. It is possible some members might experience slow load times for exceptionally long threads. We will work on determining an optimal thread length. Should we happen to close a Theme, members are free to re-start a new Theme on the same subject.

Theme Index:  Consult the Theme Index in the next post to determine whether the Theme you wish to start might already exist and is still open for contributions.

Andrea B.

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Re: How to Start a Theme and Theme Index *MUST READ*
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 16:42:42 »
Theme Index
05 April 2016

[Portfolio] aerial photography  By [schwett]  Views [435]  Posts [22]
[Portfolio] Driving Classic Cars in England  By [PeterN]  Views [124]  Posts [9]
[Portfolio] Entering contemplative mode  By [admin]  Views [201]  Posts [3]
[Portfolio] Flamenco dancer, street shots  By [golunvolo]  Views [427]  Posts [10]
[Portfolio] Impromptus - H  By [Olivier]  Views [2067]  Posts [76]
[Portfolio] More Old Stuff - Street  By [Gary]  Views [2666]  Posts [114]
[Portfolio] Old Stuff  By [Gary]  Views [10443]  Posts [417]
[Portfolio] Recent work, flamenco show (image heavy)  By [golunvolo]  Views [202]  Posts [12]
[Portfolio] Some Recent Work  By [Patrick P]  Views [669]  Posts [10]
[Portfolio] The Year That Once Was - 52 Top Photos from 2012  By [admin]  Views [751]  Posts [24]
[Theme] Autumn Color 2015  By [FrankF]  Views [5176]  Posts [211]
[Theme] b&w's  By [Fons Baerken]  Views [5172]  Posts [247]
[Theme] Books and Libraries  By []  Views [304]  Posts [18]
[Theme] Clouds  By [FastGlassLover]  Views [1290]  Posts [93]
[Theme] Death & Decay (warning, contains graphic images!!!)  By [FastGlassLover]  Views [645]  Posts [40]
[Theme] Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6  By []  Views [8330]  Posts [275]
[Theme] Do you have a stitched photo?  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [4233]  Posts [155]
[Theme] Emotion: Joy  By [FrankF]  Views [1886]  Posts [61]
[Theme] Feet  By [Alaun]  Views [1516]  Posts [63]
[Theme] Fire and flames....please show yours  By [tommiejeep]  Views [758]  Posts [41]
[Theme] Funniest photo?  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [634]  Posts [23]
[Theme] Got pets???  By [Mike Wallace]  Views [873]  Posts [82]
[Theme] hats  By [Fons Baerken]  Views [36]  Posts [2]
[Theme] have you got a thing that can fly?  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [5402]  Posts [240]
[Theme] Hay images  By [HCS]  Views [819]  Posts [15]
[Theme] How about photographers in action ?   By [armando_m]  Views [11488]  Posts [438]
[Theme] I'd like to see your selfies!  By [smusesuse]  Views [7411]  Posts [240]
[Theme] In search of spring, 2016  By [BW]  Views [765]  Posts [66]
[Theme] Industrial images  By []  Views [1572]  Posts [133]
[Theme] Lens Flare  By [Chip Chipowski]  Views [4905]  Posts [186]
[Theme] Light stars anyone?  By [armando_m]  Views [1382]  Posts [31]
[Theme] Long Exposure Thread  By [Chip Chipowski]  Views [2271]  Posts [104]
[Theme] Made with Extensions  By [charlie]  Views [172]  Posts [3]
[Theme] Masters of Light: Backlit Images  By [Jan Anne]  Views [1658]  Posts [101]
[Theme] Masters of Light: Center-Weighted Exposures  By [Jan Anne]  Views [352]  Posts [14]
[Theme] Masters of Light: Statues  By [Jan Anne]  Views [743]  Posts [53]
[Theme] minimalist images  By []  Views [14840]  Posts [714]
[Theme] Monochrome colour scenes (not black and white conversions)  By [FrankF]  Views [2422]  Posts [156]
[Theme] Multiple-exposure, image-overlay from your camera, please share yours.  By [jeoprix]  Views [519]  Posts [38]
[Theme] Music  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [2813]  Posts [78]
[Theme] Night sky shots  By [armando_m]  Views [944]  Posts [37]
[Theme] pattern - show your subtle structures of order  By [lumofisk]  Views [4092]  Posts [177]
[Theme] Photos shot at Airports  By []  Views [2220]  Posts [87]
[Theme] Pictorial UV  By [charlie]  Views [1186]  Posts [98]
[Theme] Planes, Trains and Automobiles    By [Mike Wallace]  Views [193]  Posts [14]
[Theme] Post your invisible people  By [tommiejeep]  Views [487]  Posts [14]
[Theme] Shoe fetish anyone?  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [467]  Posts [16]
[Theme] Show Birds  By [Chip Chipowski]  Views [5859]  Posts [221]
[Theme] Show me your eyes!  By [Billie Jean]  Views [596]  Posts [45]
[Theme] Show us your 'Old World Market' shots  By []  Views [1885]  Posts [49]
[Theme] Show us your best moon images  By []  Views [5015]  Posts [186]
[Theme] Show us your desktop  By [admin]  Views [1044]  Posts [27]
[Theme] Show us your last few shots of 2015  By []  Views [605]  Posts [24]
[Theme] Show us your self-portraits  By []  Views [717]  Posts [36]
[Theme] Show us your smartphone images  By [Jan Anne]  Views [1663]  Posts [69]
[Theme] Show us your Star Trails!!!  By [Jan Anne]  Views [1396]  Posts [41]
[Theme] Silhouettes  By [golunvolo]  Views [570]  Posts [16]
[Theme] Stained or Colored Glass  By [FrankF]  Views [1008]  Posts [29]
[Theme] Stairs  By [Alaun]  Views [1138]  Posts [52]
[Theme] Star Trail Backgrounds to Classic Scenes  By [Seapy]  Views [338]  Posts [17]
[Theme] Strange Walls  By [Ron Scubadiver]  Views [130]  Posts [9]
[Theme] Sunrise to Sunset  By [Mike Wallace]  Views [294]  Posts [33]
[Theme] Test theme so I can refine sql query  By [annedi]  Views [9]  Posts [1]
[Theme] The decisive moment....  By [Kitanikkor]  Views [962]  Posts [24]
[Theme] The Number 13  By [golunvolo]  Views [780]  Posts [48]
[Theme] The Organ Thread  By [FrankF]  Views [5021]  Posts [208]
[Theme] The yummy thread...(food photography)  By [rosko]  Views [968]  Posts [86]
[Theme] this winter...  By [lumofisk]  Views [2588]  Posts [108]
[Theme] Trains and boats (no planes)  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [6001]  Posts [316]
[Theme] Urban Landscapes  By [Chip Chipowski]  Views [1739]  Posts [103]
[Theme] urban nature close-up  By [HCS]  Views [2274]  Posts [75]
[Theme] Where's your Big 5?  By [elsa hoffmann]  Views [498]  Posts [23]
[Theme] Your best shots with the 58/1.2 Noct  By [Airy]  Views [171]  Posts [4]
[Theme] Your best unsharp photo  By [lucy]  Views [11086]  Posts [380]