What’s Not Allowed On Bucketbuff
Here are the categories of stuff we don’t allow users to post on bucketbuff – in whatever form, whether words, images, avatars, or links to webpages that contain it:
Hateful abuse: Slurs, epithets, and hateful speech that denigrates people based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, gender expression, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
All writing and images must be your own, or must be used with permission or citation or you can use images from free services provided you have right to do so.
Using images which are small in size in featured images. note your content will not be removed but only images so that it look better for your visitor.
Bucketbuff doesn’t accept advertising but we allow affiliate links. Please don’t over do it or market yourself or other products, feature advertisements, or include requests for donations, or email signups.
Illegal speech: Illegal content of whatever sort, like fraud or phishing.
Threats and calls to violence: Threats and encouragement to commit acts of violence against others.
Abusive names: Usernames, screen names, bios, or avatars that are abusive, fraudulent, racist, demeaning, hateful, needlessly inflammatory, overtly sexual, or impersonating in a way that’s not obviously a parody. Basically, bucketbuff’s username space should be rated G or PG.
Gratuitous sexual explicitness: Words or images that are sexually explicit in a way that’s off-topic or out-of-context.
Trademark and copyright infringement: Speech or links that infringe someone else’s legally protected trademark or copyright, recognizing that fair use is a fundamental element of free speech.
Spam: Off-topic, fraudulent, or deceptive commercial pitches.
Harassment: Repeatedly attacking, bullying, or trolling someone in a targeted manner.
Privacy violations: The posting of someone’s personal or private information.
False flagging: The abusive mis-flagging of comments or users by falsely claiming violations of these guidelines.
What Happens When We Find Something Not Allowed
We will take down any comments or posts, and disable any usernames or screen names, that violate these guidelines. When we take action like that, we will attempt to notify the person who posted it, via email or our web interface, to give her/him a chance to fix the issue or to argue back in case we’re getting it wrong. Where someone repeatedly violates the guidelines, we may restrict, suspend, or terminate the account.
We will do our best to be abundantly clear and consistent in enforcing these rules, to be open and honest about it, and to honor the guidelines in their implementation. Of course, as our lawyerly besties have advised us to state explicitly, we reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, our community guidelines in our sole discretion. These rules create no duty or contractual obligation for us to take any particular action