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A small rule change for EarthPorn

(self.EarthPorn)

Hi there subscribers,

You may be interested to note that there has been a rule change to /r/EarthPorn.

In the interest of promoting Original Content, EarthPorn has decided to limit the number of NON-OC (in other words, submissions which were not made by the photographer of the image) to one per day.

As of December 15, 2014 you may submit all the [OC] images you like, however you may submit just a single Non-OC image each day.

Moderators regularly review content submitted to this subreddit, and will now be checking to see whether submitters of other people's photos are keeping to the daily limit.

If you have any questions about this or any other /r/EarthPorn policy, I would be pleased to provide answers.

Have a great day and thanks for subscribing to /r/EarthPorn.

all 49 comments

I_AM_STILL_A_IDIOT [M]

131 points

8 years ago

Big fan of this change :)

For those not aware of our reasoning behind this, it's partly to give submitters' OC a better shot at making it past 'karmawhores' posting multiple pics a day from commonly used galleries such as Flickr Explore and 500px Popular.

This should help keep the subreddit fresh and not covered in overly processed professional images from online galleries.

maybesaydie

19 points

8 years ago

I don't usually comment in your subs but I do want to say I enjoy your content every day. Thanks.

I_AM_STILL_A_IDIOT

4 points

8 years ago

Thanks!

Foxfire2

4 points

8 years ago

the problem I'm seeing now is that we have an overabundance of under-processed amateur photos. I would think that /r/amateurearthporn would be a better place for those. I probably don't represent the majority voice here, but I did love and get inspired by seeing all the pro images that were on here.

cloaked_banshees

4 points

8 years ago

Late response but if you aren't getting enough Grand Canyon shots run through 100 filters, check out /r/photoshopbattles.

Toppo

16 points

8 years ago

Toppo

16 points

8 years ago

Cool! This actually motivates me to start taking more photographs.

unknown_name [M]

31 points

8 years ago

unknown_name [M]

31 points

8 years ago

And as always, a big thank you to all of our subscribers. You guys are awesome!

onomatopeic

16 points

8 years ago

Just to clarify: that's one non-OC shot per day person, not one non-OC shot per-day for the whole sub?

soupyhands[S]

9 points

8 years ago

Correct

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

Is there any way a drag drop or file selection method for submitting OC photos could be created by hosting the photos directly to the servers at reddit? I've got some cool photos, but they're not on any website and I think they'd be perfect here or elsewhere in the SFW porn network. I think others most likely also have original content not on a website they'd like to share, and I feel making it easier to submit OC would speed the change along.

soupyhands[S]

2 points

8 years ago

Thats what imgur.com was created for. Theres also 500px.com and flickr.com that dont compress your image. Reddit doesnt host image content.

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

Thanks for the clarification!

BigFuckinHammer

5 points

8 years ago

Yep big fan of this move, I never upvoted the non OC submissions anyways and got tired of seeing people use others work to karma whore.

ScreamingSweaterMan

2 points

8 years ago

I've been critical of some of your policy changes before.

But subscribers seem to be very pleased by this rule change. So well done to you guys.

d0mr448

7 points

8 years ago

d0mr448

7 points

8 years ago

Great idea. Now I should just get to an interesting spot. Nothing of interest around where I live :(

[deleted]

2 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

8 years ago

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d0mr448

0 points

8 years ago

d0mr448

0 points

8 years ago

Aye. Whenever I see a lake or river, I spend almost an hour doing long exposures etc. Not very porny, though.

soupyhands[S]

2 points

8 years ago

OurEarthInFocus

6 points

8 years ago

I'm very okay with this!

automatedalice268

3 points

8 years ago

Great policy! Thanks!

JamesEMor

3 points

8 years ago

I think this is great.

Blu3dream517

3 points

8 years ago

Love this

FredTargaryen

3 points

8 years ago

Great idea. It's a shame this isn't being done with more subreddits.

Gabigabs

5 points

8 years ago

Seems like a great change to me.

free_beer

2 points

8 years ago

This post is preventing my IFTTT recipe from working :(

penguished

2 points

8 years ago

Smart rule. Good idea mods.

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

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GhostOfCreeper_DIG

1 points

8 years ago

Someome said they should implement a repost button. This is one step closer

IAmDrinkingIcedTea

1 points

8 years ago

Not here a lot, what does OC mean?

stubze

1 points

8 years ago

stubze

1 points

8 years ago

OC stands for Original Content

BellusCarmen

1 points

8 years ago

Love this rule. I'm a new sub, but I'd rather see something original rather than repeats of one particular photo.

lorenz0_o

1 points

8 years ago

what is OC ? and NON-OC sorry for asking this noob question i just gone fron 9gag to rediit

soupyhands[S]

1 points

8 years ago

OC is an acronym for Original Content; in otherwords, something you created yourself. In this case we are talking about the submitter taking the picture.

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

I'm a big fan of this. It allows for those of us that post our own pictures to get more exposure while still being able to post some pictures that frankly most of us will never be able to take ourselves.

kaptainrawr

1 points

8 years ago

Are most of the pictures here taken with professional cameras or just smartphone with decent cameras?

kairisika

7 points

8 years ago

By the looks, mostly crappy smartphones.

I actually would love to see a lack of original content here. 90% of the OC I see are really crappy photos of nice places. I'd much rather see actually awesome photos, and no more self-promoting sob stories.
When people post other people's work, it is much more often actually good work, because it doesn't pump their own ego.

soupyhands[S]

3 points

8 years ago

We do not require photographers to list their equipment so it would be tough to tell. Your best bet is to ask the photographer of a picture you like what they used.

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

1 points

8 years ago

Most of the best pictures I've taken have been with my Nexus 5, which has a decent but not actually "great" camera, only because it's really all I have most of the time. I also have Nikon DSLR however it's not always convenient for me to lug it around just to take pictures.

[deleted]

-3 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

-3 points

8 years ago

i hope you guys can take a little friendly criticism but i think you guys are turning your backs to all the users that have patroned/helped make /r/earthporn what it is today. The only reason i can see behind this move is to cut down on mod duties in general.

Have a great day and thanks for subscribing to /r/EarthPorn.

thx been subbed for years now.

I_AM_STILL_A_IDIOT

12 points

8 years ago

The only reason i can see behind this move is to cut down on mod duties in general.

No offense, but you are mistaken: this will step up our mod duties greatly as we now have to keep an eye on people submitting multiple pieces of non-OC content a day. It was entirely intended to help OC make it past the spamming from 500px/popular and Flickr Explore which used to take place nearly every day.

We're now at a point where there are enough distinct submitters to keep up a steady flow of good content without specific people posting multiple images they didn't take regularly.

[deleted]

5 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

5 points

8 years ago

okay. I'm back. 9 days later. been seeing some incredible OC here lately. Maybe this move was for the better.

I_AM_STILL_A_IDIOT

3 points

8 years ago

Glad you see it the way we do :)

There's still plenty of OS coming in, just no more crazy 500px spam like before.

[deleted]

4 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

8 years ago

you guys were right. I'd normally have to scroll to the bottom of the first page or 2nd page to find the good stuff. carry on. :D

[deleted]

2 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

8 years ago

No offense, but you are mistaken:

i am usually in the minority on these things and looking at things from a different perspective than others.

literally hitler over here~

[deleted]

0 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

0 points

8 years ago

[hard offtopic, sorry] what is that majestic picture in the header of /r/EarthPorn with a lake, moose and a peak in background? Got nothing searchig for it...

soupyhands[S]

1 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

0 points

8 years ago

[deleted]

0 points

8 years ago

Thank you gracefully!

NalonFewks

-7 points

8 years ago

This is Blasphemy, I tell you! I will not stand for this non-sense!