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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

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.
Here are the current rules found under Listal help:

- 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

No excessively violent images

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

Cropped Images

Original Image

Cropped Image - Not Allowed


Original Image

Cropped Image - Not Allowed

Photo Manipulated Images Beyond What Was Originally Released

Original Image

Manipulated Image - Not Allowed

Recolored Images

Original Image

Recolored Image - Not Allowed

Black & White Recolor - Not Allowed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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'.

~ 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.

~ 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.

~ 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.

Images from a stage play based on the Movie

Fan Art - Internet Memes

This covers any image that has custom made text imposed on the image.

Any art work or image that would be considered
derogatory or hateful.

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

Just an Image of Someone's handbag

Celebrity Perfume/Cologne

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Random People in a Costume

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Random pets and animals in a costume

Ticket stubs to theaters or concerts

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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)

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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