Hi! A question about adding background images to a project-protected profile (PPP) was recently discussed in the Leaders group. The consensus was that cosmetic changes don't really fall under the PPP admonition to discuss significant changes in advance, but that image changes should be discussed beforehand since opinions vary greatly & there is a concern about copyright issues.
The following unofficial guideline is what came out of those discussions:
a background image is ok if all the profile managers are ok with it, but if one objects, default is to remove it, and that a background image should not be added without prior discussion/unanimous agreement.
I would like to specifically include the addition of a primary photo to that unofficial guideline. The primary photo is the thumbnail pic that appears at the top left of a profile page, but it is also the image shown in many tree widgets. One of my pet peeves is the use of non-portrait primary photos. I prefer to have the default male/female image unless there's an image of the person that can be used instead. (I really, really do not like tombstones or document images as the primary photo, with the exception of effigies or an image with the person's own signature). So, I propose
Selecting an image to be set as the primary photo or as the background photo should be discussed with the profile's managers beforehand and added (or changed) only if there are no objections.
Sound ok to y'all?
For example, based on that last proposed guideline, I was ok when I removed the document image as the primary photo for Drury-727, since I'm a manager and I objected. But I need to discuss "un-setting" Stith-10's primary photo, since I'm not a manager, even though I'm a lineal descendant and dislike seeing the document as representing John when it shows up in my family tree. (sorry - I was trying to remain neutral, but... ack ptui <grin> - but it goes the other way too, in that lots of folks really like the pop added by a background image & enjoy seeing one on the profiles of their ancestors even if they're not on the profile's trusted list.)
edit was to correct typo in "question in one sentence" field
see comment in response to Chris's answer for edit to proposed guideline