Community Guidelines


Community Guidelines

We strongly believes in freedom of speech. We have a vast audience spread across many cultures, countries and backgrounds with varying values and our service is designed to let users freely express any ideas and opinions without us censoring or endorsing them. That being said, there are a few categories of content and behavior that we don’t permit because we consider them harmful to the community.

To be transparent about what is and isn’t allowed on the site, we’ve put together this set of guidelines. The following activity and material isn’t allowed on the site.

Illegal content and conduct.

Intellectual property infringement.
We are a publishing platform, so we recognize that copyrighted materials are often used in fair use context.

Sexually explicit material.
We know that there may be different definitions of this, but generally, we define sexually explicit material as visual depictions of sexually explicit acts.

Discussing gambling isn’t a problem. However, operating an online gambling service (including poker) or linking to other gambling sites, we consider this spam, and a breach of the community guidelines.

Technologically harmful content.
Please don’t upload or link to malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious or destructive code.

Don’t claim to be a person or organization you’re not. (Parody and satire are ok though!)

Directly threatening material.
Do not post direct and realistic threats of violence. That is, you cannot post a genuine call for violence—or death—against an individual person, or groups of persons.

Posting private information.
Don’t share someone’s personal information without their consent.

Advertising isn’t permitted unless you had purchased ad placements or have a paid account plan that allows ad networks.

Your user account shouldn’t host files that will only be used on other sites.

Spam or machine-generated content.
You know what this is, but in general, sites such as those primarily dedicated to drive traffic to third party sites, boost SEO, phish, spoof, or promote affiliate marketing aren’t cool. We don’t want you to pollute the web outside of this site either, so we ask you to please avoid sending unwanted or unsolicited promotions or emails about your site, even if it’s not on this site.

Bear in mind that these are just guidelines — interpretations are solely up to us. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.

If you believe a user has violated our Terms of Service or any of these policies, please report the user. We aim to promptly review and investigate all complaints that we receive, but if and how we respond will depend on a variety of factors, such as the information available to us and the type of violation. We may also contact the user to inform him/her of the complaint.

If we’re not in a position to make a determination (for example, whether something is defamatory or not), we defer to the judgment of a court.