- What is /r/Pics?
- Rule 1: No Screenshots
- Rule 2: No Digital Elements/Added Text
- Rule 3: No Pornography or Gore
- Rule 4: No Doxxing or Witch-Hunts
- Rule 5: Title Rules
- Rule 6: Only Allowed Image-Hosts
- Rule 7: No GIFs or Videos
- Rule 8: Civility
- Rule 9: No Progress Pics
- Rule 10: No FCoO or Flooding
- Rule 11: Repost Limitations
- Rule 12: Self-Promotion Limitations
- Additional/Temporary Rules
What is /r/Pics?
/r/Pics is a place to share all kinds of photographs and pictures. Feel free to post your own, but please read all of the below rules first. Also, please note that we are not a catch-all community for all images. (Comics, maps, and screenshots are not allowed, for example.)
Rule 1: No Screenshots
No screenshots. No pictures wherein the only focus is a screen.
Images with unnecessary margins of any colour will be assumed to be screenshots.
Pictures which include screens can be permitted, but said screens must not be the sole or primary foci of the photographs.
Rule 2: No Digital Elements/Added Text
No pictures with added or superimposed digital text, emojis, or "MS Paint"-like scribbles.
"Added text" is extended to all drawings, whether done digitally or by hand. A hand-drawn comic with text, for example, would be removed, whereas as a photograph of a person holding a sign would be allowed.
Photoshopped or otherwise manipulated images are allowed.
While we do allow watermarks, they have to be inconspicuous.
We also allow faces and anything else you may consider to be personal information to be blurred, boxed out, or otherwise covered.
Rule 3: No Pornography or Gore
No pornography or gore. NSFW comment links must be tagged. Posting gratuitous materials may result in an immediate and permanent ban.
Artistic nudity (NSFW link) is allowed, but must be tagged with "NSFW."
Anything that is focused solely on displaying nudity is not allowed.
If genitals are displayed within a photograph, it will generally be treated as pornography, but this is up to the discretion of the acting moderator.
No pictures which include excessive blood or inside-the-flesh details made visible via any form of laceration.
This includes any pictures which depict the results of violent or injurious acts that we feel are not appropriate.
Rule 4: No Doxxing or Witch-Hunts
No personal information may be offered in posts or comments.
Personal information includes (but is not limited to) names not in the public domain, names in yearbooks, invoices, receipts, identifying account-numbers, home addresses, or telephone numbers. Even if an address or telephone number is publicly available, avoid putting it in any of your comments for any reason.
For spam-related and doxxing-centric reasons, we do not allow direct links to any social media sites other than Twitter. However, we do allow comments to mention social media handles, provided that no links are included.
Subreddit-related meta-drama, stalking, harassment, witch-hunting, or doxxing will not be tolerated and will result in an immediate ban.
Please don't post any missing/found posts for people or property. Try your local subreddit for that.
As license plates are public information, we do not regard them as personal information.
Rule 5: Title Rules
All posts must follow the title rules. Those are detailed here.
Rule 6: Only Allowed Image-Hosts
Submissions must link directly to a specific image file or to one of the allowed image-hosts.
You can upload your picture either directly to Reddit or to one of the following image-hosts: Imgur.com, Flickr.com or 500px.org.
Additionally, we allow any direct link to a picture, provided that the URL ends in .png, .jpg, or .jpeg.
URL-shorteners are prohibited, as are URLs in image-descriptions or album-descriptions.
Rule 7: No GIFs or Videos
No GIFs, videos, or animated media.
Rule 8: Civility
We enforce a standard of common decency and civility here. Please be respectful to others.
Inappropriate behavior or content will be removed and can result in a ban. This includes (but is not limited to) personal attacks, fighting words, or comments that insult or demean a specific user or group of users.
Bigotry, hate, and racism are not allowed. We are a strictly anti-bigotry community. Any explicit or implicit racism or slurs (such as referencing crime statistics as a justification for racism, intentional misgendering, or identifying a whole group by the bad behavior of single individuals) can lead to the removal of your comment and the banning of your account.
We allow and welcome the discussion of controversial topics. However, we expect that everyone participates in good faith and not with the intent to troll or spread bigotry.
Any comments that advocate, make fun of, or glorify violence, death, or suicide are against our and Reddit's site-wide rules, and will therefore result in a permanent ban.
Optimally, the level of discourse here should be at the level you'd find between you and your teacher, or between you and professional colleagues. Obviously, we're going to allow various types of humor here, but if it would make someone you respect lose respect for you, then you're best off avoiding it.
We also have a zero-tolerance policy towards COVID misinformation. Anyone engaging in such behavior will be banned.
Please be aware that uncivil comments against public figures – especially politicians – are mostly exempt from the incivility-specific part of this rule.
More information can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/wiki/rule8
Rule 9: No Progress Pics
No submissions featuring before-and-after depictions of personal health-progress or achievement, and no standalone images of personal achievement objects.
Progress pictures are only prohibited if they show clear health progress or achievement. For example, before-and-after pictures of weight-loss, sobriety, or muscle-gain are not allowed, whereas images showing a person's young self and old self are allowed, as getting older isn't health-progress or achievement.
Standalone images of medals, tokens, certificates, and awards are similarly disallowed, save for when the items are being presented as historical curiosities.
Title: It has been eight months since my last drink. Post: Picture of a sobriety coin.
Title: My daughter won second place in her school's spelling bee! Post: Picture of a ribbon.
Title: I'm officially cancer-free! Post: Picture of medical test results.
Title: As of today, I am a published author. Post: Picture of an author with their book.
Title: This is the cake that made me a winner. Post: Picture of a baker holding a trophy next to a cake.
Title: My grandmother got to ring the bell at Saint Lucifer's Hospital today! Post: Picture of a woman in a wheelchair ringing the cancer-free bell.
Rule 10: No FCoO or Flooding
No false claims of ownership (FCoO) or flooding.
False claims of ownership (FCoO) – posting pictures that aren't yours but pretending like they are – will result in a ban.
Flooding (more than four posts in a rolling twenty-four-hour window) will also result in a ban.
Rule 11: Repost Limitations
Reposts of images on the front page or within the set limit of /r/pics/top will be removed.
To keep our subreddit fresh and to avoid having the same content constantly pop up, we currently remove reposts of images that are currently on the front page of /r/Pics.
Additionally, we remove reposts of the top 25 images posted this year, and the top 50 of all time.
Rule 12: Self-Promotion Limitations
Submitters may offer only one self-promotional link per post.
Content-creators are only allowed to offer one self-promotional link per post. Breaking or circumventing this rule may result in temporary or permanent bans.
Accounts that exist solely to advertise or promote will be banned, regardless of how or where the promotion itself occurs.
Examples of unacceptable self-promotion include (but are not limited to) the following:
- More than 10% of an account's total posts are to sites or channels which they own or operate.
- An account has a stickied or otherwise highlighted piece of self-promotion on its profile page.
- More than 10% of an account's standalone comments include links or references to external content.
- An account offers frequent or repeated calls to follow them.
Bots of any kind are not allowed, as they clutter comment sections and are usually more spam-like than helpful.
We don't allow fundraising posts or comments of any kind.
Serial reposters may be filtered or banned.
We prefer that new users post original content, not pictures sourced from the Internet. Reposting as a very new account might get you banned.
All posts by new users require moderator approval. This is an anti-spam measure.
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