Community Guidelines

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AlphaShooters.com accounts are intended for members to share original photos and video that they themselves have created.

These Community Guidelines are here to help you understand what it means to be a member of AlphaShooters.com. Don’t forget that your use of AlphaShooters.com is subject to these Community Guidelines and our Terms of Service.

Things to do

  • English only

    Please only post in the forums using the English language. You can use Google Translate if English isn't your native language.


  • Play nice

    We’re a global community of many types of people, who all have the right to feel comfortable and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe, or see what you see. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members.


  • Only upload content that you have created.

    Respect the copyright of others. This means don’t steal photos or videos that other people have shared and pass them off as your own. (That’s what favorites and galleries are for.)


  • Moderate your content.

    All content on AlphaShooters.com, whether public or private, has to be appropriately moderated using our safety and content filters.


  • Link back to AlphaShooters.com when you post your AlphaShooters.com content elsewhere.

    AlphaShooters.com makes it possible to post content hosted on AlphaShooters.com to other web sites. Pages on other web sites that display content hosted on AlphaShooters.com must provide a link from each photo or video back to its page on AlphaShooters.com. This provides a way to get more information about the content and the photographer.


  • Enjoy AlphaShooters.com!

    This is your community. Celebrate your creativity, be social and share what’s important to you. See the world through others’ eyes, participate, find your muse, and expand your horizons!

Things not to do

Here’s the deal: We like to give second chances. However, when we discover you stepping across any of the lines listed below, we will take action, which may mean deleting your account with or without warning.

  • Don’t upload collections of photos that aren’t yours.

    This includes other people’s photos, video, and/or stuff you’ve copied or collected from around the Internet. Accounts that consist of such collections may be deleted at any time.


  • Don’t violate copyright laws

    If you see photos or videos that you’ve created in another member’s photostream, don’t panic. This is probably just a misunderstanding and not malicious. A good first step is to contact them via private message and politely ask them to remove it. If that doesn’t work, you can contact us and we will take care of it.


  • Don’t forget to moderate your content

    In general, anything containing mature content (e.g. nudity, gore) needs to be moderated appropriately. Sexually explicit photos or videos (e.g. pornography) are not permitted, this includes any images/videos displaying genitalia, female nipples or closeup buttock shots. Images/videos displaying sexual intercourse are also not permitted.


  • Don’t upload trophy hunting images of wildlife

    If you enjoy wildlife trophy hunting then that's up to you, however no trophy hunting images or videos are allowed to be uploaded. Trophy hunting images are also not allowed in profile photos or profile cover photos. You will receive one warning for posting such images/videos, if you continue to do so your account will be deleted.


  • Don’t harm children

    To say that AlphaShooters.com has a zero tolerance policy towards harmful content involving minors would be an understatement. In protecting children from criminal predators, particularly in crimes involving child sexual abuse, we will aggressively report and cooperate with law enforcement with the goal of prosecuting to the full extent of the law. This includes, but is not limited to, images, video, comments, faves, and other communications.


  • Don’t be creepy.

    You know the guy. Don’t be that guy. If you are that guy, your account will be deleted.


  • Don’t upload content that is illegal or prohibited.

    This includes but is not limited to drug use, bestiality, and terrorism. If we find you doing it, your account will be deleted and we’ll take appropriate action, which may include reporting you to law enforcement.


  • Don’t harass other users

    AlphaShooters.com is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, spam, impersonate, or intimidate others. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other users.


  • Don’t violate users’ privacy.

    AlphaShooters.com has a zero tolerance policy towards distributing sexually graphic images of another person without that person’s consent (Non-Consensual Pornography). If you’re a victim, please contact us here. Offenders will be reported to the relevant authorities and held accountable to the full extent of the law.


  • Don’t use hate speech.

    AlphaShooters.com has a zero-tolerance policy towards attacking a person or group based on, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity. Here are some suggestions for confronting hate online.


  • Don’t promote or encourage self-harm.

    We do not tolerate promotion of self-harm or the encouragement of others to do things that might cause them to get hurt.


  • Don’t host web graphics

    AlphaShooters.com is not a place to host generic graphic elements of web page designs, logos, banners, icons, and other non-photographic elements.


  • Don’t spam

    We do not tolerate spam, period. This includes, but is not limited to, excessive favoriting, excessive commenting, deceptive tagging, deceptive photo titles and descriptions, or resource abuse.

In Conclusion

If you don’t feel that you can abide by our Community Guidelines as outlined above, maybe AlphaShooters.com isn’t for you. We’ve crafted these guidelines to ensure that everyone within the AlphaShooters.com community has a good time.

You may also want to check out our Help Center and Privacy Policy. If you ever have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us here.


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