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Here at Ultimate-Guitar.com, we value your thoughts and opinions. We encourage you to comment on every article you read and every video you watch. An honest comment and a fair rating can be very helpful to writers and other users. Put simply, a good comment can easily make someone's day.
And here at UG we are against both abuse and misuse of this system. New writers should be encouraged to improve, but angry comments easily discourage them from writing altogether. In the same vein, insulting bands and users promotes hostility in the columns, thus discouraging readers from sharing their opinions. As such, the following areas of the site are carefully moderated:
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Here at Ultimate-Guitar.com, we value your opinions and encourage you to comment on every shot you watch. An honest comment, supportive or with constructive criticism, can be very helpful for artists. Put simply, a good comment can easily make someone's day.
But posting comments against the following rules is not allowed:
1. NO SPAM
2. NO TOXIC BEHAVIOUR
3. NO FLAMING OR BASHING
4. NO TROLLING
Posting prohibited content is a bannable offense here on UG.
Therefore, we have a special moderation process to avoid prohibited content in Shots.
If your video was marked by our algorithm as potentially unacceptable, it will be automatically queued for moderators review. The reviewing process can take from several minutes to 48 hours, depending on the total number of uploaded shots, day of the week, and other factors.
If your shot falls into the moderation queue, you will be informed about it. While your shot remains in moderation mode, you have an option to save it to your camera roll or delete it.
If your shot somehow ended up in the moderation queue while it doesn't offer any prohibited content, there's no reason to worry. As soon as the shot passes moderation by our team, it will appear in your profile and in the general shots feed. While we understand it may cause inconvenience at times, this algorithm prevents millions of users from seeing NSFW content in shots. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
UG and shots in particular is a place for expressing yourself. But unlike other platforms it focuses on musicians and music. This is why most of your content has to be music related with you playing instruments, singing, or reviewing gear or music albums. Note that the UG moderators reserve the right to remove non-musical shots if they receive reports from the UG community.
Prohibited non-musical videos include the following: