Forum Rules

  1. Do not advertise. A single link to your personal design portfolio, website or blog are acceptable when they contribute to the discussion.

  2. Do not attack or bully. Discussions sometimes get heated, but keep your comments civil.

  3. Do not discuss illegal activities, including, but not limited to, pirated software or how to steal fonts.

  4. Do not request free work. Graphic design is how we earn a living.

  5. Do not make the same or similar posts in multiple forum areas.

  6. We will delete overly short posts from new forum members that do not contribute to the discussions.

  7. Keep all discussions on pricing to general terms. Do not discuss specific prices for services.

  8. Do not take work posted for critique and redo it. If your critique is difficult to explain in words, a supporting sketch or example to clarify your words is acceptable.

  9. Do not post someone else’s design for critique. The exception is when an organization’s design efforts become newsworthy, such as the announcement of a new Olympics logo or a change in a major company’s branding.

  10. Do not plagiarize. Do not copy and paste written materials from elsewhere without fully crediting the source. Always avoid violating copyright and intellectual property laws.

  11. Do not post or include links to nudity. Do not use vulgar language or make posts with sexual themes. If you post something that would still be considered Not Safe For Work please begin your post title with NSFW in order to give folks a heads up.

  12. We do not allow linking to, advocating, or promoting crowdsourcing contests, as they promote unethical practices. They are filled with spec work and the lack of compensation is staggering.

  13. We reserve the right to delete or alter any post for any reason we deem necessary.

  14. Flagrant or repeated violations of forum rules may result in warnings, suspensions or banishment from the forum.

  15. Do not use AI to write your posts for you. We want to know your thoughts, not those of a robot.