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Thats My Cuz (#48113240)
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LAWS (such as copyright laws for photos and obituaries) supercede all opinions of ALL others and those that violate such HAVE NO BUSINESS telling me OR ANYBODY about other site rules, suggestions, guidelines and the like when THEY BREAK ACTUAL LAWS (which is ALSO a violation of site rules etc) or the privacy of those left behind and I do not care how long you have been here (1 day, 6+ years or even up to being here from day 1 of this site) OR how many memorials you have (none or 6 digits worth; but only say 4 digits worth of flowers; so making it seem that accumulating a large amount of memorials appears to be the driving force and not the people for whom the memorials are for) than stop doing it to me AND OTHERS because I know that certain members do this to multiple other members!

If I send an edit to have an obituary truncated to at least remove the names of the living or have a photo removed and that edit is ignored or rejected I will then ask the site to remove the WHOLE obituary or photo from that memorial. In general, I will usually only (there may be exceptions) do this for memorials that are linked to or related to memorials that I have made because there is no point in me following the copyright laws and respecting the privacy of the surviving family members and friends named in the obituaries if memorials linked or related to mine violate those same laws and privacy. I do not want to be connected to breaking the law and this includes other members sneaking in obituaries in photo postings or flowers onto my memorials.

Please, Please, Please people do not assume that the locations you find on the Social Security Death Index listed with the date of death is where they actually died.

Those locations are only where the person was living when they died and is not given by the SSDI as to where the person actually died so to use those locations as to where they actually died is factually incorrect not just a matter of style of creating a memorial.

Members, who as a matter of course, post copyrighted obituaries and or photos onto memorials (in violation of copyright laws and or privacy) should not presume to tell me how to do my memorials for their creditability is tarnished and to push me on it would only result in me not accepting any edits for any part of a memorial (from top to bottom) from those types of people unless another member with untarnished creditability tells me the same edit.

Please do not post copyrighted photos (specifically, BUT NOT ONLY, those that are photos taken by professional studios-professional photographers) on my memorials UNLESS YOU are the copyright holder (YOU took the photo OR you purchased rights to it OR were given DIRECT PERMISSION from the person that really took the photo). The site forbids such postings due to copyright laws. IF NEED BE, I will ask the site to remove them. I do not want to be a party to copyright infringement. Using information found in obituaries to help you make a memorial is not a copyright violation but to copy and paste or "print-screen" a copy and post it as a photograph is a violation.

But for those that I do not send an edit about the obituary please people if you are going to be lazy enough to just copy and paste the obituary in the bio field please do not be even more lazy and not fill-in the locations in the date fields and I see certain members habitually violate copyright laws and site rules with obituaries in bio fields and then are also habitually too lazy to fill in the location fields or even post a flower! To me, that just implies that they are a "Numbers" member and or are lazy.

To manually use an edit sent to you (in other words ACCEPT an edit without using the accept function) and then use the 'decline' function for the same edit is dishonest. The next time I see it happen I may then go back to the memorial at a later time and state in a flower what was done and I may also disregard or reject any future edits sent to me by that person I feel acted dishonestly because I would be unable to trust them in the future since they had already behaved dishonestly. It would have been better if the 'ignore' function had been used instead. [I specifically placed this paragraph due to an edit situation from April.]

Just as some other members here have, I claim complete copyright of any memorial I make and the information formatted therein and it is not to be moved word by word onto a different memorial number unless my memorial from which it was taken from it is still here and identified by memorial number and that I researched it AND posted it here 1st.

There are no rules restricting what goes into the nickname field.
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