New Pixel Joint Submission Rules


After much discussion, the pixel art submission rules have officially been updated! You can read them at the top of the submission page. Should you have any questions about the interpretation of any of these rules, please contact one of us on your moderation team!

Posted by pyrometal @ 9/9/2018 16:00  |    9


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Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/20/2018 11:36

Fine Rules!!!! 

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/12/2018 19:39

Rule 7 is primarily for preview thumbnails that show up in the feed.  It’s clarification of a previously informal rule that just about everyone already followed.  The guidelines for large pieces (not small files) are unchanged.

Of course there is no objective standard of “tasteful” - the moderators have to rely on a combination of instinct, experience, and user feedback.  But there have been what, two or three users in a decade that have felt censored for explicit content?  So I doubt it will be a common issue.

jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 9/12/2018 04:30

fair enough

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/12/2018 02:42

Fair enough. I don't really see the problem of people leaving the white BG per se, but I suppose it's not worth arguing over.

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 9/12/2018 01:27

If you need your BG in a spesific color, do it.

Rule 8 is for people who fail to remove the white BG they work on.

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/12/2018 01:14

What I was getting at is that you wouldn't necessarily know that (that this background colour is needed), unless you were the artist.

Goodlyay (Level 6 Centaur) @ 9/11/2018 19:54

If you need your background to be a specific flat color so it works regardless of site theme, that's a valid reason, and rule 8 doesn't apply

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/11/2018 14:54

Don't remember what the old ones were like, but seems very good all in all.
Only thing I can say is that in regards to rule 7 I think you should be lenient when it comes enforcing it; I wouldn't classify tasteful nudity and gore, at least when it comes to a painting/art piece, as nsfw, seeing as you can distinguish it pretty easily from real life, and it doesn't evoke the same response as it would from a photo of the same subject, unless it is photorealistic.
I'm also unsure about rule 8, seeing as sometimes you would want your background to be a speicifc flat colour, as opposed to it being trasnparent and hence get the background colour of the site, which may not fit.

nancychopra (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/11/2018 10:37


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