Originally Posted by CakeWelder
Sorry to dig up such an old post, I am sure everyone but me knows the answer. I am reletively new here but I have not read the "why" to the photos in cake photos question. I am not trying to challenge any rules here and will abide by any forum rules, I am just the type of guy that likes to know the why behind the answer.
I am on several other forums, mostly truck and welding forums and faces in photos has never even been brought up as a no-no. What if is your own face?
The purpose of this website is to display cakes. There is no reason to post photos of people. I've noticed that, in general, if a photo has people in it then it is usually not a very good photo of the cake.
Secondly, we don't know who is in the photo, whether it is a photo of yourself or someone else or if you have permission to put that person's photo online. There would be too much work involved for the moderators if we were forced to ask who is in the photo and if you have permission to post it. This rule protects children as well since so many cakes are made for children and many parents do not like photos of their children posted online.
It is far easier to have a blanket rule of no people in the photos to protect the users, the website and people who may not want photos of themselves or their family posted online. Again, this website if for displaying cakes only, so that rule keeps it simple and keeps our galleries organized, clean and easy to browse and "all about the cake".