must convey accurate information
must not ask for votes
must not be about a "cake day"
must not request a photoshop/edit
must not ask for general information or feedback
must not be "designed to elicit sympathy"
must not be cliched/forbidden title, located at /r/pics/wiki/titles/forbidden
must directly relate to the event in the picture.
must not be addressed to other redditors
Concerns, questions, etc
If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please send us a message. We would be happy to clear your title beforehand if you are not sure.
Rules of separation
A common helpful identifier for violation of guideline 6, is the "Two Steps of Separation" rule (coined by our mod Ramses).
As an example:
"I took this picture at Comic Con" is one step of separation, because it provides relevant information that can't necessarily be gleaned from the image itself.
"Conventions always bring out the best in people" is two steps of separation.
"My brother loved going to conventions. RIP, buddy." That's three steps, and also would violate guideline 6. Note that anything three steps removed does not automatically violate guideline 6, and titles under 3 steps don't automatically pass it. It depends in all situations. This is simply a good rule of thumb/thing to look out for.
Relation to events
Regarding guideline 8 above; pictures should generally relate to the title itself. While we do allow some leniency in this regard, you should be sure that the contents of your title match the content of your picture. Some examples of pictures that do violate this rule are below:
Portrait of a man smiling
- This is Juan Deag, last week he saved 15 puppies from a burning building.
Stock photo of a celebrity
- <Celebrity> once did this amazing thing!
Generic image of random river in America
- Water pollution is out of control!
For each example, the image should better relate to the title, either by changing the image to a relevant one, or changing the title.
This rule is intended to curb stock photo post, virtue signaling, etc.. This rule is not intended to punish good-faith original content posters, however, everyone still must abide by this guideline.
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