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NOTE: All images submitted to VGG are peer reviewed in "GeekMod" - a system where the community (including you) vote to accept or decline new content. The admins do not handle images.
Most of us have had at least one item rejected or returned, especially when we just started learning the ropes. Having any content rejected is discouraging, and not knowing the cause can be very frustrating. The purpose of this guide is to help find the reason for the rejection of your image(s) and then assist in fixing the problem.
Step One: The Decline Notification
When an image is declined you will receive a GeekMail notification with the message title "User Submission Declined". Be sure to read this message! The message body will say: We're sorry that we couldn't use the recent image that you uploaded related to [game title here], and it was removed it from the system. Beneath this will be a list of reasons from GeekModders for the decline along with the percentage of voters who chose to decline it for that reason.
Example of the decline message.
Step Two: Copyright Infringement
There are many good intentioned individuals who try to help out the site by uploading a nice image on an otherwise blank page. Most of our community members upload images they took or scanned themselves, but sometimes we get images lifted from the web. We appreciate the effort everyone puts into the site, but ask that you respect the legal rights of image copyright holders.
Never submit images you found on the web unless:
Occasionally you may see images on the site that never should have passed GeekMod and these images give the wrong impression as to what is permitted on the site; They create a "lead by example" to new users who then assume these types of images are okay. They are not, but once an image passes GeekMod the admins will not step in unless the legal rights holder of the image complains.
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Game galleries have a 24 screenshot limit. Your images may have been perfectly fine but exceeded the limit.
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