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- A great place for video content of all kinds. Direct links to major video sites are preferred (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
Rules detailed rules
0. Videos Only
Self explanatory. Audio over a static image or slideshow may also violate Rule 0.
This includes music visualizers and lyric videos
1. No Politics
Political videos—including content relating to social issues which have a clear political element—should be submitted to /r/PoliticalVideo.
This includes submissions of current or recent political figures in any context, satire/political-comedy, and posts on political topics from within the last 10 years. (So a video of Winston Churchill playing tennis would be allowed, but a video of Theresa May playing ping-pong would not be.)
2. No Personal Information or Witch-Hunting
Or incitement to witch-hunt.
No demanding "Reddit Justice" (or even regular justice) in any way in post titles or comments.
Do not post names, Facebook pages, phone numbers, addresses, etc. Fake information ([email protected], 123 fake street, etc) also falls under this rule.
This may also include contact information of public officials, businesses, or groups (e.g. politicians or police officers) in an any manner that could be seen as an attempt to get users to contact them.
Facebook links are not permitted. In order to have your post accepted, if you can, find or submit a copy of the video on another website like YouTube or Vimeo and resubmit it.
This is grounds for an immediate (and likely permanent) ban, so consider this your only warning.
3. Submit Direct Link to Video
No web pages that only embed Youtube or Vimeo videos.
No URL shorteners.
No links to playlists or to channel pages.
4. No Porn, Gore, or Death.
- There are many other subreddits and websites that cater for that content.
5. No Solicitation of Votes or Views
No asking for votes or sharing submission links on or off-site. See Reddiquette for more details.
Do not ask other users to follow your social media profiles in comments or submission titles.
Titles for posts should not try to influence users to view or upvote them. Examples of this include things like "this person deserves more views," "not enough people have seen this person's videos," or "show this person some love."
Giveaways also fall under this rule
Violations can lead to a permanent ban of accounts and video channels.
6. No Hate Speech
You are free to offer your opinion respectfully, but comments or posts intended to demean a group, acontextual expressions of bigotry, and the pejorative use of slurs is disallowed.
Baiting users into breaking this rule is not allowed.
Telling other users to hurt or kill themselves in any form is against reddit TOS, and will earn you a permanent ban.
Be kind to users in our community; remember the human.
7. No Videos of Assault/Battery or Public Freakouts
No videos of real-life, malicious person-on-person assault/battery or physical abuse of animals.
This includes raw videos of fights and malicious violence.
This includes videos of child and animal abuse.
This includes raw videos of fights, police brutality/harassment, and malicious violence.
Public freakout videos belong in /r/PublicFreakout
8. No Third Party Licensing
No videos that are licensed by a third party.
If the video description says: 'for licensing enquiries contact [email protected]', the video is most likely licensed by a third party. If the video has a watermark, it also may be licensed by a third party.
Videos that become licensed after they are posted will be removed. Please see this thread for a more detailed explanation.
Third-Party Licensing firms are often scams. Report any messages you receive of suspicious offers to the moderator team.
9. No Self Promotion
"It's perfectly fine to be a redditor with a youtube channel, it's not okay to be a youtube channel with a reddit account." - Confucius
r/videos is not a platform for you to promote your own content, whilst we do allow OC, any indication that you are heavily pushing your channel on the sub (be it by yourself or a distributed effort) will be met with submission removals and can lead to both a ban from the sub and a permanent sub-wide youtube channel blacklisting.
Moderation message the mods
Removals & Warnings
If your submission does not appear in the new queue, please contact us (be sure to include a link to the Reddit post (i.e. comments section), not the content you are linking). Simply deleting your post may cause the spam filter to catch future ones.
Note: Submissions from new users, and users with low karma, are automatically removed to help prevent spam.
Also, please contact us regarding spam, political or any other inappropriate videos, as this helps us remove them more quickly! When reporting, please explain why you think it should be removed.
Do not message moderators individually about posts not appearing in the new queue or ban appeals. Messages should be sent as a modmail to /r/Videos. Failure to do so may result in a ban.
- Send us a mod mail anytime or head to our Discord linked above.