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# ** .gif, .gifv, .ogg, .mp4 and .webm format Please send in! **
# ** Entries must not contain any sound **
** If there is a violation of the rules, * please * click the “Report” button and leave a report [message the moderator team](http://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2Fgifs) and report the problem if more details are required. **
1. ** Reposts and Crossposts: **
* Do not post gifs that have already appeared on / r / gifs. Moderators can allow gifs that have had extremely low scores in the past, but * this cannot be guaranteed. *
* Do not post gifs that have scored more than 1500 points on reddit * in the past two weeks *. This includes videos that have been converted to GIF formats. Crossposts after this time are allowed.
**[Please use Karma Decay to see if your gif has already been submitted.](http://karmadecay.com/)**
** Frequent violations of this rule can lead to a ban. **
Please help us enforce this rule by reporting offensive posts. Please include a link to the original reddit submission in your report or Modmail, if you have one.
* This rule is meant to keep things fresh. Reposts are removed, but a good GIF that did very poorly the first time may get a second chance. We also don’t want to discourage cross-posting in general (it is even promoted by Reddiquette), but if something recently became popular elsewhere, we’d like to leave the original post alone for a while before it comes to / r /. gifs. *
* Please note that the cross post rule applies * *** at the time of publication ***. * We do not want to punish users who have followed the rules when they are published. For example, if a post has 1000 points elsewhere and someone cross-posts here, but a few hours later the original post exceeded 1500 points, that’s fine. *
2. ** No reaction, HIFW, analogy, cake day or upvote gifs. ** There are already subreddits that are more suitable for this type of content. (This rule does not apply to comments.)
*The [/r/reactiongifs wiki](https://www.reddit.com/r/reactiongifs/wiki/index#wiki_what_is_a_reaction_gif.3F) explains this well. Just because a gif contains a reaction is not a reaction gif. *
3. Don’t post gifs that should be videos. Incredibly long gifs or content that is more suitable for video formats are removed. ** Maximum duration 20 seconds. ** (This rule does not apply to comments.)
* Gifs are short formats. If a gif is of no use or if a video format is preferred, this is not permitted. For example, these can be removed … *
* * Gifs that require audio to be estimated correctly. *
* * Gifs with many cuts to different scenes. *
* * Gifs with a file size over 15 MB. *
4. ** Direct image links REQUIRED **. No links to picture pages or albums are allowed. Your submission must be a single GIF image. ** Direct links that end in .gif, .gifv, .ogg, .mp4 and .webm format only. ** URL shortening is not allowed in posts or comments **!
* Image / gallery pages are vulnerable to malicious ads or spam processing in the text areas. We therefore need direct links to prevent this. URL shorteners are enabled in the reddit spam filter for the entire website, since you can hide everything in a URL shortener and users have no idea what their browser will open. *
5. ** No representation of harassment or assault in real life in posts or comments. ** There are other subreddits dedicated to this type of content.
6. ** No witch hunts or brigades in posts or comments. ** Do not promote harassment on the Internet or in real life and do not encourage anyone to vote on other posts / comments.
* This includes trying to annoy people about another reddit user’s activity. There are always many sides to everything, and we’ve seen reddit chase the wrong person many times. *
7. *** Nudity, pornography, sex and other obscene material are not permitted in posts or comments. – No exceptions. *** In the event of non-compliance, posts will be removed and blocked. There are other subreddits for NSFW content. ** Please mark risqué posts and comments as NSFW. **
* Risqué posts (girls in bikinis for example) are fine as long as they are marked NSFW and are not too sexual. Porn, blood, nudity and sexuality are prohibited in posts or comments. Anything that causes serious bodily harm or death is considered gore, even if no gore is shown. *
8. ** Titles must be descriptive. ** No submissions titled “This”, “This is my favorite GIF”, etc.
9. ** No hate speech of any kind in posts or comments. ** Racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise abusive contributions or comments lead to an immediate ban.
* If you make fun of a person or people or belittle them based on race, gender, gender, sexual preference, disability or other characteristics, you are likely to be banned. A language that goes beyond the usual “internet hard guy” conversation can, depending on the severity, lead to removal or blocking. *
10. ** Please familiarize yourself with that [official rules](http://www.reddit.com/rules/) and [reddiquette](http://www.reddit.com/wiki/reddiquette).** We remove any posts or comments that violate reddit’s official rules (spam, personal information, manipulation of votes, etc.) and reddiquette does reddit easy to visit a better place.
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