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Prompt Submission Guidelines

1. Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to inform you about the types of prompt submissions that are allowed on PromptGoGo. By following these guidelines, you can submit your prompts quickly and have them published promptly.

2. Approved Prompts

2.1 Introduction

This section on approved prompts will guide you as to what prompts are most likely to get accepted onto PromptGoGo. We are ideally looking for templatable prompts, that have a high use-case, or produce unique styles.

2.2 Prompt templates

At PromptGoGo, we approve only prompt templates that allow for customization, rather than prompts that generate a single specific output. A prompt template includes editable areas within the prompt, enclosed in [square brackets], that enable buyers to adapt your prompt to their own requirements.

For instance, here is an example of a prompt template that generates Children’s Book Cover:

cute [deer] baby and mama love in the style of watercolor illustration and Etsy --no canvas --no frame

Using this prompt template, a user can generate their own book cover by filling in the editable field with their desired keyword, resulting in an icon with the same specifications but a different subject matter.

By creating templatable prompts, you can reach a wider audience compared to a prompt that creates a single output with no room for customization.

However, "random generator prompts" are an exception to this rule. These prompts consistently produce output in the same style, but the subject matter within the output changes each time. For example, a prompt that generates wallpaper patterns might produce unique designs in a consistent style on every run without the need for variables.

2.3 High use-case factor

At PromptGoGo, we consider the use-case factor of a prompt as a crucial metric in its assessment. For instance, in the case of text-to-image prompts, the use-case factor could be for designing logos, creating imagery for a blog, or designing album artwork.

As a seller, the more usable your prompt is for other users, the more sales you are likely to receive. The best-selling prompts on PromptGoGo generally have a high use-case factor.

Here are some examples of high use-case prompts:

2.4 Unique styles

The most popular category of prompts on PromptGoGo is "unique styles". These are usually text-to-image prompts that create a particular effect or style that is difficult to achieve through generative AI models.

Here are a few examples:

3. Decline Reasons

3.1 Introduction

Having a prompt declined can be frustrating, but with some tweaking, it can often be approved. In this section, we will discuss why a prompt may be declined and how to fix it.

3.2 Why PromptGoGo Declines Prompts

As the first website to monetize the exchange of prompts, we have an obligation to ensure that the prompts sold on PromptGoGo meet a high quality standard for our customers, prompt engineering field, and other sellers on the website.

We operate a rigorous review process to maintain this standard and instill trust in our users, resulting in more sales for sellers on our platform.

3.3 No Use Case

If your prompt was declined due to "No use case," it means that we have not deemed the prompt to have enough value for a potential buyer to be sold on PromptGoGo.

As prompt exchange is monetized on our platform, your prompt needs to provide enough value to a potential buyer to be listed on the marketplace.

3.3.1 How to Fix a No Use Case Prompt

Unfortunately, this is a rare decline reason that cannot be fixed as it is more of an issue with the prompt's idea than the prompt itself. Please refer to our guidelines on high use-case factor to gain a better understanding of what prompts are accepted.

3.4 Too Specific

If your prompt was declined for being too specific, it usually means that the scope of the prompt can be widened to improve its overall value.

For example, if your prompt generates high-quality pictures of bagels, you could generalize it to produce high-quality images of sandwiches, toasties, and other baked goods.

Similarly, if your prompt generates cute illustrations of sleeping foxes, you could broaden the scope to produce illustrations in the same style but for all animal types.

We also decline prompts that are overly niched, such as a prompt that generates 3D doctor animals with mustaches. A general rule of thumb is that a prompt is too niche if it tries to combine more than three ideas, or has three ideas but one of them is too niche.

In the prompt "3D doctor animals with mustaches," the prompt explores four ideas, with two of them being too niche (3D: broad, animals: broad, doctors: niche, mustaches: niche). Changing the prompt to "3D doctor animals" with a variable to add mustaches would be an improvement, but still too niche (3D: broad, animals: broad, doctors: niche).

An even better prompt would be "3D animals with jobs," allowing the use case of the prompt to be broadened even further (3D: broad, animals: broad, jobs: broad).

3.4.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We decline these types of prompts for two reasons:

  1. Your prompt will have more value for a buyer if it is generalized, allowing them to produce any subject in the same style as your prompt.
  2. We want to prevent users from submitting the same prompts repeatedly with slight variations. This can lower prompt quality, overburden our review team, and clutter the website with similar prompts. For instance, instead of having separate prompts for "green-haired wizards," "blue-haired wizards," and "red-haired wizards," a single "Wizards" prompt with a changeable [hair] variable would be more effective.

3.4.2 How can I resolve this?

Fixing prompts that are too specific is usually simple - just add editable variables in [square brackets] to your prompt. If you make this adjustment, be sure to submit new images that demonstrate how your prompt can generate different images with the new variable. For instance, if you are changing "cute illustrations of sleeping foxes" to "cute illustrations of sleeping animals," include images with other animals (not just foxes) when you resubmit your prompt.

If your prompt already includes [square bracket] variables, you can broaden the scope of the prompt and resubmit it.

3.5 Inconsistent style

If your prompt was declined for having an inconsistent style, it means that either the style or subject of the image changes too much for the prompt to be usable.

For instance, if your prompt generates food imagery, but in one image the food is a 3D render, in another, it's a cartoon, and in yet another, it's a photograph, the style is too inconsistent.

Similarly, if your prompt generates portraits of supermodels, but in one image, the model is on a catwalk, in another, they are on a speedboat, and in another, it's a photograph of a supermodel on a magazine cover, then the subject is too inconsistent.

Ideally, we look for prompts that generate consistently styled images where the subject can be changed but remains in a consistent style. For example, in the prompt FLOWER IN A VASE below, the style of the image remains consistent (cinematic flower on a black background), but the subject can be changed to present different flowers in the same style.

3.5.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We decline these prompts because they often suggest that the prompt is unstable. As buyers will be using your prompt, they need to be confident that they can generate images or text consistently in the same way as demonstrated in the examples before making a purchase.

3.5.2 How can I resolve this?

Inconsistently styled prompts can be resolved by refining your prompt further to generate images consistently in the same style.

3.6 Low quality output

Prompts may be declined if the quality of the images or text generated is not of a high enough standard. For instance, if the images are distorted or malformed. We anticipate that this will become less of an issue in the future as text-to-image models improve.

3.6.1 Why are these prompts declined?

Even if a prompt has a good and usable idea behind it, it cannot be sold on PromptGoGo if it generates low-quality output from a generative AI model. This is because such output will not be usable by other users.

3.6.2 How can I resolve this?

To resolve this, you can improve your prompt further to generate higher-quality output from the generative AI model.

3.7 Bad test generations

When you submit a prompt to PromptGoGo, our review team tests it to verify whether it produces output in the same way as the examples you provide. We do this to check if your prompt works consistently and to ensure that a buyer can reproduce output in the same style as the examples they see before purchasing.

While we understand that generative AI models do not always produce identical output, they should be able to generate similar output to your examples if the prompt is well-engineered.

If we cannot produce similar output to your examples during testing, we will decline your prompt.

3.7.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We decline these prompts because we need to ensure that your prompt works in the same way as promised on your store page. If a buyer purchases your prompt and it doesn't function correctly, it will harm the sales of all other sellers on the marketplace.

3.7.2 How can I resolve this?

Often, these decline reasons occur because a user has accidentally submitted the wrong prompt. In such cases, you need to edit your prompt with an updated one. In other cases, further refinement of your prompt will ensure that it generates images or text more consistently and passes our testing.

3.8 Test Prompt Guidelines

When submitting a prompt on PromptGoGo, you'll need to include a "test prompt", which is an example of your prompt with all variables filled in. This allows our review team to test your prompt and ensure it works as intended.

Here's an example of a prompt and its corresponding test prompt:


Create a [COLOR] background with [SHAPE] shape and [TEXTURE] texture.

Test Prompt:

Create a red background with square shape and rough texture.

Please note that a bad test prompt can result in prompt rejection. To avoid this, make sure your test prompt follows these guidelines:

  • Include only one prompt. Multiple prompts within the test prompt can result in rejection.
  • Avoid instructions within the test prompt, such as "substitute [KEYWORD] -> Koala". This will result in the literal use of the instructions as the test prompt.
  • Fill in all variables within the prompt. A test prompt with missing variables will result in rejection.

Keep in mind that the test prompt is for internal use only and won't be visible to buyers.

3.8.1 Why would my prompt be declined due to a bad test prompt?

A test prompt is required to ensure that your prompt generates the intended results. It's an example of your prompt with all variables filled in. If a bad test prompt is submitted, it can lead to the decline of your prompt. For example, if you include instructions or multiple prompts within the test prompt, it will fail.

3.8.2 How can I resolve this issue?

To resolve this issue, you need to submit a clean test prompt with one example that has all the variables filled in correctly. You can refer to the example provided above for guidance. Simply edit your prompt and resubmit it with a correct test prompt.

3.9 Example images too similar

If the example images submitted alongside your prompt are too similar, we will decline it. For instance, if your prompt is "adorable watercolor animals," and you submit four images of sheep and five images of foxes, we will decline the prompt.

There are two reasons why we decline such prompts:

  1. As a buyer, it is helpful to see varied example images to understand what the prompt can do. If all the example images are the same, it is less likely that the prompt will be purchased.
  2. We need to assess the prompt's quality and ensure that it is generalizable to create similar images with different subjects. Similar example images suggest that the prompt may be too specific and designed to generate only one image. Refer to our guidelines on prompt templates and prompts that are too specific for more information.

To resolve this issue, add [square brackets] to your prompt and use it to generate more varied example images. If your prompt is well-engineered, it should be able to generate more example images in the same style.

3.10 Edits and collages

We will decline any text-to-image prompt if we suspect any edits have been made to the example images submitted alongside the prompt. This can include cropping, filters, or adding text to images.

We will also decline any prompts that contain image collages submitted along with the prompt. With Midjourney, this includes the 2x2 default image collages that get generated before upscaling. Make sure you upscale your images and submit those instead.

3.10.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We require the raw output from a generative AI model submitted as examples to demonstrate to a buyer what they can expect if they were to purchase and use the prompt.

In the case of collages and text on images, we require clean images in order to generate thumbnails for your prompt, and to create our own collages to promote your prompt across social media.

If you submit 9 images of the same aspect ratio alongside your prompt, we will automatically generate a collage for you and display it as the first image alongside your prompt.

3.10.2 How can I resolve this?

Re-submit your prompt only with the raw outputs from a generative AI model as examples.

3.11 Prompt too simple or guessable

At PromptGoGo, we have reviewed thousands of prompts and can confidently say that prompt engineering requires a high level of skill. However, some prompts are too simple to be sold on our marketplace.

If we believe that a user can quickly reproduce images or text in the same way just by looking at the title or example outputs of your prompt, then we will decline it.

It is important to note that the word count of a prompt does not always determine its complexity. Some short prompts can be complex and effective, while some longer prompts may be overly complex when a simpler prompt can achieve the same or better output.

3.11.1 Why are these prompts declined?

Simple or easily guessable prompts have low value to potential buyers and cannot be sold on our marketplace.

3.11.2 How can I resolve this?

If your prompt is declined for being too simple or guessable, we will likely not accept further edits to it.

3.12 Non-English prompts

At PromptGoGo, we welcome sellers from all over the world, but we currently only accept prompts written in English.

3.12.1 Why are these prompts declined?

There are two main reasons why we decline non-English prompts:

  1. Most AI models are optimized for use with English language prompts, so prompts written in other languages may result in lower quality outputs.
  2. Our website is currently only available in English, so buyers expect to see prompts written in English as well.

3.12.2 How can I resolve this?

To resolve this issue, simply rewrite your prompt in English and resubmit it.

3.13 Matches an existing prompt

PromptGoGo uses AI to assess the similarity between submitted prompts and those already available on our marketplace. If your prompt is too similar to an existing prompt, we will decline it.

It's important to note that this only applies to the prompt file itself, not the idea behind the prompt. Multiple prompts with similar themes are acceptable as long as they have different underlying prompts.

3.13.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We decline prompts that are too similar to existing prompts on our marketplace to protect the originality of our users. It also prevents spam, duplication, and confusion on our platform.

We also don't allow users to re-upload the same prompts again as this causes the same issues.

3.13.2 How can I resolve this?

Submit original prompts that you have created yourself and ensure that they are differentiated enough from any of your previously submitted prompts. If you want to remix an existing prompt for a different use case, consider expanding the scope of the existing prompt instead of creating a new one.

3.14 Unsafe Prompts

We take the safety of our users very seriously at PromptGoGo. Therefore, we will decline any prompt that has the potential to cause harm, such as chatbot prompts that provide medical advice or prompts that promote illegal activities.

3.14.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We want to promote responsible and ethical use of generative AI models. Unsafe prompts that have the potential to cause harm to users go against our core values and principles.

Additionally, some users may not have the knowledge or experience to identify unsafe prompts, so we want to ensure their safety and well-being while using our platform.

3.14.2 How can I resolve this?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow unsafe prompts to be listed on PromptGoGo. Please review and edit your prompt to ensure it does not violate any safety guidelines or promote illegal activities.

3.15 Violates model rules

At PromptGoGo, we will decline any prompt that violates the rules set by the creators of the generative AI model. For instance, generating content that contains explicit nudity where the model prohibits it or exploiting models to perform unintended actions.

3.15.1 Why are these prompts declined?

We have great respect for the guidelines set by the creators of the generative AI models that we use on our platform. As such, we do not allow prompts that violate these guidelines to be sold on our platform.

3.15.2 How can I resolve this?

Unfortunately, in these cases, we cannot allow your prompt to be listed on PromptGoGo.

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