"i.e." used incorrectly on information/help page

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The abbreviation "i.e." is used incorrectly on the Help page for Images and Image Tags


"i.e." means "id est", used to introduce a more specific description or naming of something
that might be ambiguous. On the above-noted page, it is being used to introduce examples,
which is incorrect.
What is needed is "e.g.", which is short for "exempli gratia", or, in English, "for the sake
of example". The instances are near the top of the page, when the instructions are
noting the types of photos that are (now) permitted to be posted.
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Gerald Jones, Ph.D.

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Hi Gerald -

Thanks for pointing out these grammatical abbreviation issues.  The Image Submission Guide will be updated on the site shortly.  Cheers!