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Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
Who built this marvellous site?
What makes a good Geograph?

Viewing Images

I've seen little thumbs-up symbols around the site, what are they?
What are those little thumbs to the right of the images about?
Who decides which photos go in the "Gallery" section and on what basis ?

Photo Contributors

Why must I agree to allow commercial use of my image?
Any rule about cloning out? Should one blurr out faces of people in the photo? What about ugly wires, aerials?
Can I use someone else's text in my description?
I've had a complaint about one of my pictures. What should I do?
Can I find out which of my images have been re-used on other websites?

Photo Contributors :: Contributing

My images seem to be rotated when I upload them. How can I avoid that?
One of my shots only awarded supplemental, I think should be a geograph.
How do l drag multiple images into the multi-upload tool?
What are shared descriptions, and how can I add them?

Points and Moderation

Is there a table of how many new points I acquire per month?
family snap

Finding way in the forum

How are contributions scored in the Photo of the Week \ Year competitions?

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