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Community Rules - PLEASE READ!

1. Content
All requests and contributions MUST follow the community theme, any requests, offers or other contributions that are not directly related to mothers/children/family will be deleted without notice.Additionally, any requests or contributions that do not adhere to the LiveJournal Terms of Service will be removed without notice.
b). Not all child/family related content belongs here. This community is for graphics and some photography. This is not a place to talk about your day and post pictures of you and your kids. This is not the place to post that funny meme that's been going around your friends list or post links to the latest toy recalls or amber alerts,instead please try . Posts not related to graphics or photos will be deleted without notice. Members who continue to post off-topic entries or comments will be removed from the community.
c). No promotions! If you are not an approved maker or mod you are not allowed to promo another community in posts or in comments - period!Linking to resources in other communities, however, is allowed

2. Conduct
The _proudmomma moderators have ZERO tolerance for drama of any kind. "Snarking" or creating drama about members, graphics, pictures, etc... is prohibited. Additionally, no posting pictures or graphics belonging to other members anywhere for any reason,they're not yours don't touch them. This community is designed to be a safe place for members to participate without worrying about being teased. If caught trash talking members or makers of this community either here, or in other places on LJ, or sites affiliated with LJDrama circles(ljdrama.org, ljusersecrets, etc), you will be banned without notice. This goes for makers as well.
b). Critiques on others graphic work or photography is welcome and encouraged if requested, but do so positively. No personal attacks on any other member(s) or maker(s), or their work, for any reason is allowed. If something offends you please direct it towards the Moderators and we will do our best to reach a resolution. Members who create problems in this community, or participate in drama - even if started by someone else - are subject to being banned without warning.

3. Requesting
a).Family and children come first before this community and anything else!Do not harass makers, or expect anything to be filled with lightening speed. We all have children, families and/or jobs to take care of before we can even think about about icons and banners.
If you are making a request please be clear, allow time, do not cross-post the request to another community and only request graphics for yourself, never for friends, other family members, or businesses/organizations. When you have picked up a graphic, please let the maker know you got it and when you use it credit the maker appropriately if asked.
c). The graphics you request here must be used, do not request if you're not going to use it. If it will be used somewhere other than LJ(myspace, GJ, printed, etc) please get permission from the maker to use it elsewhere.
d). Do not request from EVERY offer!Please remember that we are a large community with over 650 members,some of whom work all day and don't get online as much as others, they would like graphics as well. Do not request from the same maker two offers in a row, and do not request more than once a day period.

4. Contact
Keep all communication to our mods and makers within the _proudmomma & _proudmods communities. Do not EVER follow a mod or maker to a personal journal to ask questions. If you want to make a private complaint, please email one of the moderators.
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MOD POST - Membership Rejection FAQs

This post is to specifically address the frequently asked questions about why your request to join our community was rejected. This is not a complete list, as there are often variables as to why certain individuals aren't accepted, but these are the main guidelines the mods follow when reviewing requests.

It is likely your join request will be rejected if:

  • Your journal is less than 6 months old - This helps us weed out most of the fakes.

  • You have had your journal for over 6 months, but have made very few entries in it in proportion to how old the journal is - We don't expect you to be attached to the computer 24/7, but if your journal was created in 2001 and only has 150 entries in it, we're going to assume that you don't use LJ very often. We're trying to avoid fakes and trolls, but more importantly we want active members in our community and on LJ in general, since most makers here require that their graphics are used on LJ only and are not taken to other sites like greatestjournal or myspace.

  • You have very few friends, or you have lots of friends but are in lots of "add me" communities - Again, we're trying to avoid fakes and trolls. Let your journal mature a while, make some posts, get active, and we'll probably reconsider.

  • You have little or no information in your user info, and you have very few public entries of little information - if we can't see who you are and that you're real, we'll pass.

  • You have little or no information in your user info, and your journal is locked - if we can't see who you are and that you're real, we'll pass

  • You have no personal pictures, icons, graphics, or links listed in your profile - if we can't see that you're actually a real person we usually will not accept your application even if you are compliant with all the other points listed here. This isn't a freebies community, nearly all of the offers are custom made with member's photos - having personal images is important.

  • You have information about yourself in your info, but you do not indicate that you are a mother/pregnant/ttc - This community is for those who are actively; mothers, step mothers, trying to conceive, or pregnant only. This community is not for Daddies, Aunts, Cousins, Neighbors, or people planning to start families "down the line" or "one day".

  • You have multiple "drama" communities added on your profile page - We don't like drama, we don't tolerate it, and we want to keep it far away from our community.

  • You have been caught stealing graphics OR photographs, or you're a member of graphic stealing communities - Our makers don't appreciate making for members who go around stealing others' work.

  • You have uncredited graphics in your icons, info, or journal that you did not make - Give credit where credit is due, if someone took the time to make you something, you should have the courtesy to stick their name up.

  • You have been previously banned from -proudmomma or one of our affiliates under your current name or a new one - It takes a lot to get banned from here, if you're banned, you're banned for good.

    What to do if your request is rejected:

  • If your journal is new, you have to wait for the six month mark to pass.
  • Fix any other problems listed above that may prevent you from having your application accepted and then apply again after a week.
  • Contact the mods lola_dark(deannabalestra @ gmail.com) and/or serenityone(serenityone @ livejournal.com). provide your username and let us know about your problem. We'll try to sort it out ASAP.

    What NOT to do if your request is rejected:

  • Don't go to any maker or mod private journals to ask why. Doing so will get you banned.
  • Do not post comments on the maker's public sample & bio pages in this community. The makers have no control over accepted/rejected requests.
  • Don't post in another community about getting rejected here, that's just annoying.