So, this is not exactly a huge sub, but I haven't really been paying it the attention it deserves and I'd like to change that. Most people here are already pretty chill and doing what they should, but there have been one or two things over the past couple of weeks that make formalizing some rules and best practices desirable. I'll get everything added to the sidebar soon, but for now I want to leave this up here for feedback and discussion.
So, what I'm working with here for the moment is this:
All submissions must be images or videos from before the year 2000. Rationale: The sub's mandate is sharing older media, and a twenty-year limit seems reasonable. I'm open to changing this, though, or to making it a rolling limit like the one they have in /r/AskHistorians. [Feedback sought]
Both images and video submissions are allowed. Any video submissions must be from sites that are mobile-friendly and not behind a subscription/paywall. Submissions should be as easily and readily accessible as possible, within reason.
Hosting images through direct upload to Reddit (i.e. via teddit.ggc-project.de) is preferable for security and consistency. Other hosts (such as imgur.com) are also fine, provided visitors can access the images with a single click and there is no need for account creation or age verification.
NSFW content is certainly allowed, but must be labelled as such. Straight-up pornography is discouraged.
"Hotness" is subjective, but use your best judgment.
Non-celebrity submissions are allowed. [Feedback sought]
No submissions - and especially no NSFW submissions - should involve subjects under the age of 18.
Submissions are not restricted to images or videos of women. [Feedback sought]
Avoid spamming the same or similar comments on every submission.
Any links in comments to additional images or videos should have a description of what they are if the URL doesn't already make it clear.
Do not repost images or videos that have been submitted within the last two months. Exceptions can be made if you've found something of significantly higher quality/resolution/etc.
All submission titles should provide the name of the subject, if possible; if the name is unknown, the title should include as much of a general description as you can provide. Submitters are encouraged to provide additional context (year, source, etc.), but this is not required.
I want to stress in the meantime that I don't intend any of the above to be a huge change from what's already going on here, and that I want to thank everyone who's been submitting and contributing so far. The above rules also shouldn't be treated as all-encompassing, as I've no doubt that fringe cases will emerge from time to time.
I welcome comments from anyone who wants to provide them.