Are there any qualifications or restrictions?

Yes. While we do not desire to limit free speech, there are some restrictions in place designed to keep the community safe.

Not allowed:

  • Hate speech
  • Nothing that promotes one group of people (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexuality, political party, religious affiliation, ability, etc.) as being better or worse than another. There are plenty of places to express such opinions. This is not one of them.

    Does this mean you can’t blog about who you want for president? Of course it doesn’t! (Although we’re not sure why you would want to discuss politics on your professional site). But the main purpose of your site cannot be political in nature.

    Can you post rap lyrics you’ve written that use the “n word”? Sure. Can characters in your writing use socially unacceptable epithets? Sure, as long as the main purpose of the story isn’t to promote hate. Can you write a post about how you hate black people? No.

    Can you write Christian / Muslim / Jewish / Hindu / (any other religion) fiction? Sure. Can you post about how this religion is superior to another? No.

    Can women be victims of rape in your story? Yes. Can your story glamorize rape? No. Is rape different from S&M? Yes. Can you blog about someone “deserving to be raped”? No.

    Determined at our sole discretion.

  • Harassment or Bullying
  • No targeting any individuals or groups. Determined at our sole discretion.

  • Exploitative content
  • Determined at our sole discretion.

  • Sexually explicit images
  • No pornography! Artistic nudity is okay – determined at our sole discretion.

  • Selling of weapons or illegal items, or using the site to in any way break the law
  • This should be self-explanatory / obvious, but you cannot use our site to sell drugs. Selling weapons (other than cosplay / decorative items) is also prohibited.

These restrictions may be updated at any time and without notice.

Violators may or may not be given the opportunity to remove/adjust restricted content, at our sole discretion. Illegal activities will be reported to the authorities.

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