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There are still some aspect of this list that are rough as some of the rules are currently open for debate. This mainly concerns what changes will take place with the next major update to Listal.

The image rules are changing and will change in the future as the site grows and finds new audiences.

This list will change when those rules change

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Posting To Public Profiles: Posting any type of image to a public profile makes the image subject to the rules of the site and open to public and moderator scrutiny. These images are part of the community and the community can define what is acceptable or what is excessive. If an image is allowed or deleted it is based on the current established rules, the decisions of other Listal members and the judgment of the Listal staff.

Please treat this area with respect to your fellow Listal members.

Posting To Your Images: This is your place to post images that do not fit into any of the official categories of acceptable images. If you are not sure if something is allowed on a public profile, then it is always best to upload your images to this area. The only time your personal images come into question is if they are pornographic/contain nudity, overly sexual or promote excessive hate or violence.
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Here are the current rules found under Listal help:
http://www.listal.com/help/imagerules

- No images promoting hate or racism
- No excessively violent images
- No photo manipulated images beyond what was originally released
- No collages of multiple pictures
- No recoloring or crops of existing photos (e.g. b&w of an existing
color photo)

No overally sexual images which means no:
- Nudity, topless or bottomless photos (includes see-thru clothing and nude images with blurred private parts)
- Sexually explicit poses
- Images with extreme focus on body parts
- Sex toys or related
- References to pornographic sites

Nudity in artwork may be allowed as long as the image is not sexually explicit or pornographic in nature

Duplicate images
- No duplicate images unless the quality is significantly better than the old version.
- No images which are extremely similar to each other.


It is up to the discretion of an individual moderator to judge if these rules have been broken.
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Not Allowed - The Basics

No images promoting hate or racism






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No excessively violent images






Anything that might be considered gore. Usually these are found in screen shots from horror films.
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Cropped Images


Original Image


Cropped Image - Not Allowed


OR


Original Image


Cropped Image - Not Allowed

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Photo Manipulated Images Beyond What Was Originally Released


Original Image


Manipulated Image - Not Allowed

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Recolored Images


Original Image


Recolored Image - Not Allowed


Black & White Recolor - Not Allowed

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Collages of multiple pictures


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Nudity, topless or bottomless photos

This includes see-thru clothing and nude images with blurred private parts.




If the person is nude in an image regardless of the fact that can not see any 'naughty bits' there is still a risk that your image will be deleted.
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Sexually explicit poses





While some might consider this subjective, sexually explicit poses usually refers to models in the adult entertainment industry. The person can be fully 'clothed' and still be considered as inappropriate and excessively sexual.

This includes images of adult internet models, glamor models, and porn stars with an extreme focus on body parts, such as butt, breasts or feet.
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Non-Sexual Nudity


Photographic images revealing any sort of "private parts," whatsoever, are not allowed under any circumstances. This includes tasteful and non-sexual nudes.

Although we are more lenient on skin-showing images which are tasteful and not sexually explicit, if such an image is showing "private parts" of any sort, it is against the rules. This includes movie posters from non-porn films, famous artist's photography and images from fashion magazines.

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References to pornographic sites






Most common form of this are; images with banners, water marks or tags that promote a pornographic site.

The above image was deleted for promoting an adult site... so yes... I did just break the rules by posting the image.
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Watermark - Karin Kallmaker

Watermarked or Tagged Images



That means no images with disruptive watermarks or tags. Images that are discreetly tagged are okay.

If you post images from sites like Eyeprime or JustJared, they may be deleted. Usually such images are available or will soon be available, elsewhere, untagged and in high quality. Please post images in the best quality available, (which usually does not mean from sites such as Eyeprime or JustJared). We don't need galleries to be clogged up with hundreds of tagged and inferior quality images.

We are generally more lenient on rarer images that appear to be only available tagged. This does not include most current paparazzi, magazine/photoshoot, and red carpet event pictures.


The above images would both be deleted for disruptive watermarks



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Not Allowed - Duplicated Images

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Double Indemnity - James M. Cain

No duplicate images unless the quality is significantly better than the old version.


However, if you think you have uploaded a better quality version of an image, you are required to report the older version of the image as a duplicate.


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Double Cross (Alex Cross #13) - James Patterson

Thou Shall Not Repost Images.


We understand that now and then everyone will repost an image or two by accident. But users habitually and carelessly reposting tons of images is unacceptable. This sort of reposting would easily be avoided if the user would first check through the gallery, even just the last 5-10 pages, to make sure the image they intend to upload is not already there.

Users who habitually and carelessly repost images may be suspended from image posting privileges for a set amount of time.
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Some Tips for How to Avoid Posting Duplicate Images


1. If a gallery has thousands of images and you have an older photo you want to upload, odds are that it has probably already been posted.

2. For newly released images, one can easily tell if it has been uploaded already by checking the first 5-10 pages in the gallery.

3. Looking at the first five pages of the 'top voted' images will give you an idea of what has been uploaded and from what photo shoots or events. Most duplicates are found in the first 5-6 pages. If you see an image that is similar to, then there is a good chance that the other images from that collection have also been uploaded.

4. Depending on how many images have been uploaded to a profile you may want to search ten pages of the 'most viewed' images. This is similar to the top voted but most high school photos or early publicity photos are poor quality and don't get many votes but do get plenty of people viewing the image.

5. Be careful when uploading random images of a celeb you find on someone's tumblr or blog. Just because they have been newly posted on a blog or tumblr, it doesn't mean that they are actually new. Lots of images on such sites are photoshopped, manipulated or cropped versions of the original image, which are not allowed on Listal.

6. If you need an image for your list, but don't want to bother to check through the gallery to see if it has already been posted, upload it instead into your personal profile gallery.
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No images which are extremely similar to each other.


This includes images of celebrities at events in similar poses taken within seconds of each other.


This also includes paparazzi photos of celebrities in similar poses taken within seconds of each other.


Please do not clog galleries by posting dozens of similar images of celebrities at the same event or outing. That is considered spamming on Listal.
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Note

Please post images in the highest quality available.


Listal is essentially an archive of content and information, therefore we want to have the best quality images and content available for our community.
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Blurry Lines - Allowed & Not Allowed

~ Allowed In Next Update ~
Art Work and Caricatures from notable sources.


These may be posted under "Art Work" in the upcoming Listal 2.0.




Note: When uploading these images please provide the name of the artist or possibly a link to the artists gallery.
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~ Allowed In Next Update ~
Commissioned Artwork of Movie Posters


When the additional categories are introduced. Commissioned artwork of movie posters or any other type of movie posters that were not released by the original studio, should be placed under 'Art Work'.

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~ Allowed In Next Update ~
Animated Images


These may be posted under "Animated" in the upcoming Listal 2.0.



Animated images and animated images with a quote from the film might be allowed. Animated images with other types of quotes will not be allowed. You are free to post these to your personal image gallery.
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~ Allowed ~
Tasteful Borderline Nudity

Images of clothesless celebs that do not show any private parts and are not sexually explicit.





Generally, the types of images considered tasteful are ones from photoshoots of mainstream US celebs, images from fashion magazines and other fashion related photos. If it's of an adult or glamor model, odds are that it's probably not considered tasteful on Listal.

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~ Not Allowed ~
Fan Art, Parodies, Cartoons, Photo Manipulation



Fan Art

Photo manipulation

Photo manipulation



Again anything that might be considered an Internet Meme. Please post your humors or funny images to your personal image area.
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Not Allowed - Sort of Obvious

~ Not Allowed ~
Images of Products
Posted in Films or Under Actors Profiles




This includes, toys, games, clothing, card games, collectible cards or any other type of product or collectible. There is a product category for all such items.

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~ Most Likely Not Allowed ~
Images of Action Figures
Posted in Films or Under Actors Profiles







This falls under the same rules that apply to all products.
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Too Many Toys - David Shannon

~ Most Likely Not Allowed ~
Images of Lego Sets
Official sets or hand created








This falls under the same rules that apply to products.
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Images from a stage play based on the Movie


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Fan Art - Collages


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Fan Art - Internet Memes






This covers any image that has custom made text imposed on the image.
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Any art work or image that would be considered
derogatory or hateful.


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Images and art work that can be viewed as serving
a personal or political agenda.


The public image galleries are to be used by everyone. This is not the place to promote your political ideologies or beliefs.


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Not Allowed - It needed to be said

Just an Image of Someone's shoes




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Just an Image of Someone's handbag




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The Back of Someone's Head





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Craft Projects




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Celebrity Perfume/Cologne




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Random People in a Costume




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Random pets and animals in a costume


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Ticket stubs to theaters or concerts



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Definitions

Reference to Terms Used in This List



Fan Art

Fan art is a term describing unauthorised artistic representations of elements or characters in an original work of fiction, usually created by amateur enthusiasts for their own amusement. Fan art is created by someone other than the owner of the intellectual property rights in the original work or a permitted licensee. Typically, the work of fiction is some popular book, comic book/graphic novel, movie, TV show or computer game.

Fan art is a legal minefield, and this page can do no more than provide some general guidance. Each fan art file must be considered individually on its merits. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)


Internet Meme

An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media that gains popularity and spreads rapidly via the Internet. An Internet meme is often helped along by social networking sites and blogs that post and repost popular memes and, in doing so, reinforce the popularity of the memes.

These are also known as Internet fads or Internet phenomenon.(Source: Techopedia)

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The purpose of the list is to provide a more clear and detailed information about the rules as they have already been stated.

It also includes some of rules that have gone unstated. Many of these 'rules' felt like something where the moderators didn't need to state what we felt was rather obvious.

Personal Note: I can't express my gratitude enough to brazilfashion for all the work and effort that she has put into this list. What started as a rough idea would have never made it beyond my silly ramblings. It has been a pleasure to work together so well with another co-writer and editor.

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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 7 23:05
You guys are doing an amazing job on this list. It's very in depth. I think that everyone should have to read it.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 14 20:34
When this "Listal 2.0" is gonna be released?

Nice list jaytoast, well done!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 16 20:39
I really don't know when Listal 2.0 is going to be released. There are quite a number of updates and changes that are expected.

It all depends on what changes need to be made and how long it takes Tom to make those changes. So, not even an official guess right now.

"Listal 2.0" is just what we are calling the next big update to the Listal site.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 18 7:03
Great list and very thorough, I think. I've noticed tons of those duplicate paparazzi photos (as in #18 on your list) and it just kills me why someone would even want to post those in the first place.

In regards to posting duplicates (of better quality), that would include those of a larger size when the former is extremely small, yes? I've noticed (a few) images that I liked were of icon size, basically, and I've uploaded a larger size - mainly because I wished to use it in a list.

I really didn't understand why someone would upload something that small when there were larger ones available (as is the 500/600 range). Anyway, thanks for posting this, as well. Can't wait to see the big update. I'm sure it will make Listal even better.
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Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 19 5:39
^ Yes, that includes ones that are larger versions of the one already posted. We want the largest size and the best quality possible. Just report the old one as a duplicate and we will delete it :)

I agree with everything else you say. I just don't get it. I guess people just want lots of points or to be the first one to post an image they think will get votes. Either way, its dumb and a complete waste of time. Doing stuff just to get points is silly. They mean nothing in real life.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 23 15:34
Wonderful! If people just can follow it now. :)
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 24 5:37
Good one.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 24 6:26
Very informative and thorough list, I just hope I don't accidentally forget any of these rules.....
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 24 12:14
#18 happens ALL. THE. TIME. And interpretation of nudity still seems highly subjective.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 24 12:54
Great read! Well done.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 24 13:28
Thanks for making this list. Hopefully it will help eliminate any confusion or excuses some may have.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 24 15:07
Awesome and informative! I really agree with #16 & #18.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 3 0:07
OK, sorry there was a little back and forth about if images of products would be allowed. At this point in time the answer is "No". These are something that you are free to post in your own images.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 5 14:17
Very thorough job! :)

Just a couple of remarks if I may.

17. Some Tips for How to Avoid Posting Duplicate Images


One more way, when a profile has hundreds or thousands of pics, is to check with Google Images. Click on the Camera icon and enter the new image link. Google will find all the occurrences of the same image on the web, including those on listal.com if any.


#3 VS. #12.
Official Listal image posting rules, as in #3, say
"Nudity in artwork may be allowed as long as the image is not sexually explicit or pornographic in nature"

but in #12 you seem to give a stricter rule, by saying

"Photographic images revealing any sort of "private parts," whatsoever, are not allowed under any circumstances. This includes tasteful and non-sexual nudes."
"Although we are more lenient on skin-showing images which are tasteful and not sexually explicit, if such an image is showing "private parts" of any sort, it is against the rules. This includes movie posters from non-porn films, famous artist's photography and images from fashion magazines."
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 5 14:20
It is very very hard for duplicate photos. I always search for a long time, but if I post for models or top celebrities with over...what like 500000+ images then it gets really hard, it does sometimes happen. Though I would like to see something done about these paparazzi shots that clog up the galleries, it's very annoying. I would like that to stop. They're useless photos.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 5 19:59
@The O.P.

I have used Google image search to search for duplicates. There is a way to get to to search only listal.com but I'm rather clumsy with that function. I'll play around with it a little more and perhaps add that and the other tips to avoiding duplicates to the faq.

Thanks for noting the difference in #3 and #12. #3 refers to paintings and sculptures and #12 deals with photographic images specifically. I will clear up the wording or provide better examples on #12 and a few of the other entries.

@Rebekka The next update of Listal (date unknown) should introduce categories for images of people just as with films. That should help with finding images. Alas, obviously there is going to take time to sort all those images into their correct category.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Mar 14 23:13
@phillydude The same thing happened to me but they were actual reports from Listal members.

However, Tom is working on adding a feature to find duplicate images. As I under stand the feature it will only find images that are visual the same and also the same size and resolution. So, this won't cover all instances of duplicate images but it will help in the long run.

So, yep almost every most likely got images deleted today.

Also, the 'duplicate image deleted' notification has been turned back on. Yay!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 5 12:00
Brilliant work, although I bet the majority of Listal users will ignore it
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 7 8:52
Great list! I wish that all members on Listal had read this list. The information is very important. I'm new here on Listal, and this list answered all of my questions and worries about the image rules. Excellent job! Thank you very much :)
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 7 9:27
Thank you for this! I hope and think that this will change the site for the better.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 7 10:29
I'm glad somebody has the energy to make the effort to change things and attitudes. Thank you.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 2 9:04
nice job!
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at May 18 17:54
This cleared up any questions I've had. Thanks!
Posted: 4 years ago at Jul 25 17:24
I guess I read it carefully, but still don't understand why they deleted a ton of rare behind the scenes pictures from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate factory and Lord of the Rings, like this
http://www.listal.com/viewimage/1817871

The worst thing, I don't remember where I got them! :(
Posted: 4 years ago at Jul 25 19:11
@Aira I just sent you a message regarding that issue.
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 12 20:24
Jay, regarding #8 - the colorized images: I do some photography on the side and, to test some software, I downloaded some pic of a classic celeb (Cyd Charisse, I think) and ran the pic through a filter to eliminate all that pinkish tint that appears over time from data degradation. Can I report the "cleaned" images without getting into trouble with "reposting?"
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 17 9:32

~ Not Allowed ~
Images of Products


The new Listal has product categories, though :)
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 24 1:40
@The O.P. Yep, I changed it to reflect the new category.
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 2 19:54
Ive never seen a site with so many rules and restrictions. Most of these are just plain ridiculous.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 10 10:40
Are images being deleted on a regular basis or only if they are reported? Because there are some galleries that are full of way too similar pictures. For example Taylor Swift has from some events 1-2 pages of the same outfit/poses. I was just wondering since I am still pretty new to this site.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 22 17:06
I really hope that something is done with images that are used for political agenda. Say that everthing is political and I donĀ“t know is ridiculous.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 17 5:34
What does "other" refer to as a reason when an image you have uploaded has been deleted?
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Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 1 22:21
A picture I've uploaded of Monica Alvarez got removed from the site and the reason was 'Other'. But why? I didn't see nudity or anything else that isn't allowed.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 1 22:53
I've just had a look, and it seems it was deleted because it was two pictures in one, which is not allowed.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 19 22:46
And what is other i don't know if anyone knows what it is. i had deleted a number of pic's because they where duplicates and that's what I said, and one time I wrote a comment to someone that had a pic that was not of the person it was under and they deleted it.





Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 19 22:48
Could you tell me what this is to please?

Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Apr 23 0:05
@Mdewman, that last one means the mods have her marked as an adult-only model or actress, so members are restricted to 3 pics per person.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 18 9:08
i saw lots of images violating the listal rules like-
1. croping from original image
2. color change
3. sexually abusive
Posted: 1 month ago at Jul 17 13:18
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