Hello,

Can I use testimonials from other members on my site? for example, a screenshot of a post, etc. I want to highlight successful members. Do I need to ask permission from the members?

Thank you and stay safe and healthy!

Ana

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lesabre Premium
Hi Ana, I think it would be a professional courtesy to as the member for permission to share anything posted by them, perhaps via a PM. I also see hmommers has given you a good idea with @member as a form of recognization.

Best wishes,
Michael
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AnaB7 Premium
Hello,

yes, thanks so much for the feedback. I appreciate it. :)

Take care!
Ana
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lesabre Premium
You are welcome Ana.

Best wishes,
Michael
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
I think it would only be right to ask permission or it's almost like stealing.
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AnaB7 Premium
It is always a good idea to ask for permission! I agree.

Thank you for the message. :)
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hmommers Premium
The copyright law states that everything you make is yours. An idea will not be protected by that law, but as soon as that idea is put into a drawing or text, it will be. Even your grocery list falls under copyright according to the description of the law.

And of course there are exceptions. There are always exceptions :-D

So you are allowed to quote. Hence people that quote a text from a writer don't have to ask for permission. Unless they quote the whole book.

Unless a screenshot is of the whole page, it's like @LousieBT says, you can do that legally. But I would ask it too, as most probably people will be flattered when you ask and annoyed when they find out later.

xxx
Hannie
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AnaB7 Premium
Thank you, Hannie! good points, and yes it is good to let people know you will use their info on a screenshot.

Thank you for taking the time to share. :)
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LouiseBT Premium Plus
Hi Ana
I don't think you do need permission from them from a legal perspective. I contacted the people I wanted to feature via PM and asked just out of courtesy :-)
Blessings
Louise
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AnaB7 Premium
Thank you, Louise!
That is what I thought, but was wondering if there was something in writing somewhere in here in WA, but couldn't find it.

I'll send them a quick note.

Have a great day or night!

Ana
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, yes it would be courtesy.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You can use screenshots however not content as you may know or aware of already. That would count as duplicate content and we are not permitted to do so.


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AnaB7 Premium
Hello Abie,

I only need their screenshots of certain posts with their success to add to my site. I know many other members do. I wanted to ensure to find an answer to see if WA had something posted. I don't want to go ahead and take a screenshot of other members without asking.
Thank you for the list. It would be nice if there was an FAQ section and a list for all the posts by year somewhere on the site. Yes, trying to find a list is kind of tricky.


Thank you, kindly!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We have noted it and would look into it.

Thanks once again.
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