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[–]I_AM_STILL_A_IDIOT[M] 128 points129 points  (4 children)

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 17 points18 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Foxfire2 3 points4 points  (1 child)

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 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Toppo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

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

[–]unknown_name[M] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

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

[–]onomatopeic 13 points14 points  (4 children)

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] 10 points11 points  (3 children)


[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

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] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the clarification!

[–]BigFuckinHammer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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 6 points7 points  (3 children)

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

[–]OurEarthInFocus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'm very okay with this!

[–]automatedalice268 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great policy! Thanks!

[–]JamesEMor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think this is great.

[–]Blu3dream517 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love this

[–]FredTargaryen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Gabigabs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Seems like a great change to me.

[–]free_beer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This post is preventing my IFTTT recipe from working :(

[–]penguished 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Smart rule. Good idea mods.

[–]GhostOfCreeper_DIG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]IAmDrinkingIcedTea 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Not here a lot, what does OC mean?

[–]stubze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OC stands for Original Content

[–]BellusCarmen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]lorenz0_o 0 points1 point  (1 child)

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

[–].soupyhands[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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 0 points1 point  (4 children)

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

[–]kairisika 8 points9 points  (0 children)

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] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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] -4 points-3 points  (6 children)

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 10 points11 points  (5 children)

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] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

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 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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] -1 points0 points  (2 children)

[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...