A little over two years ago, theCHIVE’s submission inbox was hacked. It took us a couple weeks to notice because the person responsible had no malicious intent, he just wanted a front row seat to the engine that powers theCHIVE, the Golden Vault that is our Submission Inbox. (Also, never make your password ChiveOn. Nobody is ever that dumb, right?) But the hack gave us an idea…
We get the question all the time ‘What kind of photos do you reeeeaallly get sent?’ Making the cut isn’t easy. The truth is only about 10% of what we’re sent here ever graces theCHIVE homepage. Photos that are too risqué, too political, not funny, etc… don’t make the cut.
For years we’ve wanted to open up the submission box to the Chivers but we knew we had to go about it the right way. We didn’t want to let you in as a spectator, but rather as participants in the process.
And it must be a game, a grand game. Welcome to iCHIVE.