Nouncy's Community Guidelines

Nouncy is committed to supporting and protecting freedom of speech. At the same time, we draw lines around a few narrowly-defined but deeply important categories of content and behavior that jeopardize our users, threaten our infrastructure, or damage our community.

What Nouncy is for

Nouncy is a website/tool/application/platform for announcing any type of news and building a network of online ambassadors.

What Nouncy is not for

Malicious Bigotry

Don't actively promote violence or extreme hatred against individuals or groups, on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation. While we firmly believe that the best response to hateful speech is not censorship but more speech, we will take down malicious bigotry, as defined here.

Harm to Minors

Be thoughtful when posting anything involving a minor. Don't post anything relating to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don't bully minors, even if you are one. Life as a teenager is hard enough without the fear, anguish, and isolation caused by online bullying.

Promotion and Glorification of Self-Harm

Don't post content that actively promotes or glorifies self-harm. This includes content that urges or encourages readers to cut or injure themselves; embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or commit suicide rather than, e.g., seeking counseling or treatment, or joining together in supportive conversation with those suffering or recovering from depression or other conditions. Dialogue about these behaviors is incredibly important and online communities can be extraordinarily helpful to people struggling with these difficult conditions. We aim to sustain Nouncy as a place that facilitates awareness, support and recovery, and to remove only those blogs that cross the line into active promotion or glorification of self-harm.

Gore and Mutilation Content

Don't post gore just to be shocking. Don't showcase the mutilation or torture of human beings, animals, or their remains.

Unflagged NSFW content

Nouncy is home to millions of readers and bloggers from a variety of locations, cultures, and backgrounds with different points of view concerning adult-oriented content. If you regularly post sexual or adult-oriented content, respect the choices of people in our community who would rather not see such content by flagging your blog (which you can do from the Settings page of each blog) as Not Suitable for Work ("NSFW"). This action does not prevent you and your readers from using any of Nouncy's social features, but rather allows Nouncy users who don't want to see NSFW content to avoid seeing it.

Uploading Sexually Explicit Video

You can embed anything as long as it follows the other guidelines on this page. But please don't use Nouncy's Upload Video feature to host any sexually explicit videos. We're not in the business of profiting from adult-oriented videos and hosting this stuff is fucking expensive. You can use services likexHamster to host those instead.

Non-Genuine Social Gesture Schemes

Don't participate in schemes to gain non-genuine gestures like follows or reblogs. Don't orchestrate or engage in "follow trains," where users are encouraged to follow lists of other users to gain more followers for themselves. Don't scatter deceptive links to your blog or Follow pages. Don't make bulk or indiscriminate use of messaging features like Fan Mail or Asks to bait followers.

Username and URL Abuse

Nouncy's URLs (usernames) are for the use and enjoyment of our users. Don't squat, hoard, collect, trade, or sell Nouncy URLs, and don't register a URL for the purpose of impersonating an individual, organization, or brand.

Spam

Don't abuse social gestures, send unwanted messages, or aggregate content in a less-than-meaningful way. Don't put tags on your posts that will mislead or deceive searchers (for example, tagging a photo of your car with "#lady gaga" and "#britney spears"); of course, meaningful uses are always fine (for example, ironic "punchline" tags that add to or playfully subvert a post itself). Don't put deceptive links or dubious code in your posts. That includes using Javascript to inject unwanted ads in blogs, or embedding links to interstitial or pop-up ad services. Don't use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or create blogs with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing. Spam doesn't belong on Nouncy.

Mass Registration and Automation

Don't register accounts or post content automatically, systematically, or programmatically.

Unauthorized Contests, Sweepstakes, or Giveaways

Take a look at our guidelinesfor contests, sweepstakes, and giveaways, which are incorporated here by reference, for more information.

Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. If you aren't authorized to use someone else's copyrighted or trademarked work (either expressly or by legal exceptions and limitations like fair use), don't. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as per our Terms of Service and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Impersonation, Stalking, or Harassment

Treat the community the way you'd like to be treated. Don't attempt to circumvent the Block feature. If you want to parody or ridicule a public figure (and who doesn't?), don't try to trick readers into thinking you are actually that public figure.

Privacy Violations

Don't use Nouncy to deceptively obtain personal information. Don't post content that violates anyone's privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, unlisted contact information, or private photos of your ex's junk (no matter how attractive).

Disruptions, Exploits, and Resource Abuse

Our servers and the valiant engineers who support them work hard for you. Don't attempt unauthorized use, disruption, or exploitation of Nouncy.com or our other products and services, or otherwise abuse Nouncy's resources.

Unlawful Uses and Content

This one's pretty obvious, but Nouncy is not a place for illegal behavior, including fraud, phishing, or illegally inciting violence.

If we conclude you are violating these policies,

your account may be suspended and/or your IP address may be blocked. We do our best to ensure fair outcomes, but in all cases we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies in our sole discretion, and these policies don't create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner. We also reserve the right to amend these policies using the procedures set forth in our Terms of Service.

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