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Deleted photo and site rules compliance vkelman (4)::2005-08-11 11:39
Yesterday one of my pictures (I've just opened account here) were inactivated by admin. I got the email with following explanation:

"Your photo titled, "Misty Of Chincoteague" (photo24371.htm) seems to
violate the TrekNature terms of service and therefore has been inactivated.
The reason is: Domesticated Animal or Cultivated Plant"

I replied (two times) saying that,

"These horses ARE NOT domesticated. You probably was misleaded by this picture's title/description. This horses are really wild - they
became wild about hundred years ago as you can find out on many places,
for example here http://www.atbeach.com/mdstpark/horses.html or here
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0762417757/002-9364139-7568058?v=glance
or here
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/16/g912/wildhorses.html"

Could someone help me? I was going to post a series of pictures about wild horses of Assateague/Chincoteague here.

Thank you.
Re: Deleted photo and site rules compliance AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)::2005-08-11 13:42
Unfortunately an animal doesn't become wild again after it's been loose for a certain timespan - they're still man made hybrids caused by selective breeding. From Dictionary.com: "Wild ... not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed."

The correct term for something that's been set loose and is breeding of its own accord would be feral. From Dictionary.com: "Having returned to an untamed state from domestication."

Incidentally TOS = Terms Of Service, they're the rules you post under :)

Hope that helps to clear up any confusion!

Also it's worth remembering that just because information is posted on the web, that doesn't mean it's accurate. If I state here that the sky is green, it's still not green, no matter how many times I say so ;)
Re: Deleted photo and site rules compliance vkelman (4)::2005-08-11 13:56
National Park Service - Assateague Island says here: "Since they take care of themselves in all seasons without help from people. The ponies are considered wild animals. The term "feral" is also applied to the ponies, meaning they are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state."

Also, do TrekNature rooles say that posting pictures of "feral" anumals is prohibited?
Re: Deleted photo and site rules compliance vkelman (4)::2005-08-11 14:06
By the way, are "feral" horses pictures sutable for publishing on TrekLens? I really do not care much of on what "Trek" gallery to publish my pictures.
Re: Deleted photo and site rules compliance AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 185 N: 215] (710)::2005-08-11 16:50
You can post most things to TrekLens, even pets and heavily post processed images!

If the shot is a landscape with horses, or people interacting with horses then TrekEarth would be a good site too :)
Re: Deleted photo and site rules compliance vkelman (4)::2005-08-11 16:56
OK. I will probably wait for Adam's approval and then move theme to TrekLens. It would be nice to get a title and description of inactivted picture, so that it will be easier to post it there.