No real people / bands etc, unless they have pop culture significance.
No professional wrestlers. Ever.
No politicians. Ever.
But ... You also have to have a feel for what has Pop Culture significance and where the lines are.
Example: The professional Wrestler "Sgt. Slaughter" was a real professional wrestler AND a also appeared as a character in the G.I Joe Cartoon series. Therefore, "Sgt. Slaughter" is acceptable assuming the pic that is used is from the GI Joe cartoon series.
Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler, but he also has pop culture significance.
KISS is a rock band (you know, the four guys in the white and black face makeup) BUT they also have both a comic book series and a movie based on them having powers in their stage get-up. Therefore KISS is acceptable.
Steve Irwin in a real person, Mr. T is a real person. Both have pop culture significance. *uncreative* is a real person of no real interest to us because we don't do contests comparing Mass Murderers. Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and other murderers are of no interest. We do not want them.
Julius Ceasar, Romel the Desert Fox and Napolean *might* be of interest to us because of their supposed historical tactical genius.
But basically, mostly, we deal with fictional characters.
In the case of Duos please don't add them. In the case of full on teams (e.g The Avengers) please continue to add them.
IMBD is kind of a cop-out link. Often times I can google up a replacement in 10 seconds that's much better.
In the other hand, IMDB has the advantage of always being there (not a dead link). But still, not great.
Please don't put parenthetical 'notes' for a character in the name when you submit them!
To quote Sir Exal: "For crying out loud people, we know Trevalyn is from Bond and Near is from DeathNote. Don't bother putting in the parentheses for the place. If people don't know, they can look at the sources."
Parenthesis should only be used for characters in the DB with the same names. Ie, Angel is already in the DB from Buffy. Someone submitted the Marvel mutant X-man as Angel (Marvel). That is acceptable and the only use for parenthesis.
Trevalyn (James Bond 006), for example, is unnecessary. As is something like Optimus Prime (Transformers).
Please watch out for that. We'll likely be editing characters in the DB with unnecessary parenthesis when the admin tools for that come online.
Is there a limit to the size (as long as its under 1 MB) or number of pictures in a character's gallery?
Not really. Gigantic is OK as long as it is a good image of high quality.
As long as we are dealing with good images there's no issue. Too Small or crappy images just deny.
It's intended for really good images or scans or portraits or good 200x200 sized potential battle images.
And as always, please remember that serge and all the other administrators who work on the CBUB do it on their own time. It can take a few days to get a character or graphic reviewed by an admin, especially when there are a lot of characters to go through.
The general rule is to wait a week (7 days) before you ask "what happened to my submission?!"