Rules for r/pics

Rules that visitors must follow to participate. May be used as reasons to report or ban.

R1: no screenshots/added text/comics

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Reported as: R1: no screenshots/added text/comics

No screenshots, No pictures with added/superimposed digital elements. This includes image macros, comics, infographics, maps, MS Paint type scribbles, and most diagrams. Text (e.g. a URL) serving to credit the original author is exempt. Blurring or boxing out of personal information (e.g. faces, license plates, phone numbers) is also exempt. Screenshots includes both actual screencaptures, any image that contains GUI elements, as well as photos of screens.

R2: no porn or gore

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Reported as: R2: no porn or gore

No porn or gore

R3: no personal information / missing persons

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Reported as: R3: no personal information / missing persons

No personal information / No missing-persons requests. Do not witch hunt.

R4: Violates title guidelines

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Reported as: R4: Violates title guidelines

Titles must follow all title guidelines

R5: spam / bad image host

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Reported as: R5: spam / bad image host

Submissions must link directly to a specific image file or to a website with minimal ads. We do not allow blog hosting of images ("blogspam"), but links to albums on image hosting websites are okay. Ads in album titles or descriptions are not allowed.

R6: no animated image posts

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Reported as: R6: no animated image posts

No animated images, no youtube links. This applies to all file types. Animated images in comments are fine.

R7: Civility

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Reported as: R7: Civility

We enforce a standard of common decency and civility here. Please be respectful to others. Personal attacks, bigotry, fighting words, otherwise inappropriate behavior or content, comments that insult or demean a specific user or group of users will be removed. Regular or egregious violations will result in a ban.