All of the media you'll be adding to nin.com will be hosted by Flickr and YouTube right now, so anything you post must adhere to their terms of service.
The same rules of conduct used in the discussion forum apply to comments and other interactions in the galleries. In short: Be respectful, don't post hateful/racist/bigoted remarks or personal attacks.
When choosing media to contribute, aim for quality over quantity. If you took 200 versions of the exact same photo with your digital camera, don't add them all, just pick the best one. Your contributor rating on the site will be determined by how much quality content you post, as rated by other members.
Do not post spam, or any content that doesn't belong in the specific gallery you're adding it to. If you intentionally spam you will be immediately banned from contributing content.
NSFW content is allowed, as long as it falls in line with Flickr and/or YouTube's terms of service. If you post any NSFW content, you must tag it with "NSFW". When the galleries are out of beta you will have the option to filter out NSFW content.
Note that with regards to fan art and Photoshopping, the same rules apply that have been set here in the forum - no sexually explicit renderings of NIN members/crew. I don't want to see Justin and Robin having buttsecks any more than you do.
Tag your content carefully and meticulously. Tagging is going to be very important in keeping the site usable and well-organized. Read more about tagging in the tagging guidelines. If your tags get modified by the mods, don't get upset, we're just trying to keep everything uniform.
These actions will result in a warning, followed by a ban from participation in the galleries:
Here are some guidelines for tagging - this will obviously evolve with growing community input:
Names: Use full names for all the people who appear prominently (blurred out in the distance and barely visible doesn't really count) in the image or video. If there's a nin.com member in the photo, tag it with their exact nin.com username, not their real name.
Examples: "trent reznor" "robin finck" "josh freese" "alessandro cortini" "justin meldal-johnsen" "atticus ross" "peter murphy" "leo herrera"
Song titles: Tag song-specific images or videos with the exact song title as it appears on the album. So, you would use "Help Me I Am In Hell" rather than "Help Me I'm in Hell." Only tag a live photo with a song title if you're absolutely sure the photo was taken during that song. If you're not sure what song it was taken during, just don't add a song title tag.
Examples: survivalism "terrible lie" vessel "the warning" "head like a hole"
Descriptive tags: Try not to get too specific, but you can use general words or phrases which may connect your media with other similar media. For example, we've been using the tag "band" to describe images in which the whole band appears. "Festival" could be used for media taken at festival shows. "Painting" could be used if you're displaying an image you painted. Don't get carried away describing your media, though - tags like "cool" and "red" and "pretty" just clutter up the site.
Locations: It's probably acceptible in some situations to tag with locations. In this case names of cities, states/provinces, and countries should be exact, and listed as separate tags. So you'd tag it with "Seattle" and "Washington" instead of "Seattle WA"
Examples: Chicago Utah Germany "British Columbia"
Tour galleries: Galleries related to a specific tour date are for photos/video taken at that show only. The photos could be of the band, or of fans at the show. Photos of you and your friends having lunch before the show, goofing around waiting for doors to open, or driving to the venue should NOT go here.
Fan photo gallery/Fan video gallery: This is the place to post photos and videos of you, your friends, and other fans doing more or less anything somewhat NIN-related. This would be where you'd show off the sign you made for the show, or the tailgate party you had in the venue parking lot, or other NIN moments in your life. If you're posting media of yourself or other nin.com users, try to tag your media with nin.com usernames so we know who everyone is.
Fan art: This is where you can post anything you've made - image or video - inspired by or related to NIN.
Photoshop creations: For all the crazy NIN-related Photoshoppings that go on around here. This can be for funny or serious Photoshop work, although you may prefer to add serious Photoshop creations to the "fan art" gallery.
NIN tattoo gallery: Post pictures of your NIN tattoos!
Fan-created wallpapers: NIN wallpapers you've made. Needs to be mostly original content, not just a wallpaper version of a photo or unaltered album cover. Please upload these at the highest resolution available - the full size image is always accessible through the "view full size" button.
Your music: Post videos of your personal music projects, your band, etc. Just a place to show off your musical creations. Does not have to be NIN-related.
Ghosts I-IV Film Festival: Add your entries to the film festival.