Community Standards

UKChatters gives its members the power to share their own stories, see the world through the eyes of many other people, and connect and share with new people. The conversation that happens on UKChatters – and the opinions expressed here – mirror the diversity of the people who use our service.

To balance the needs and interests of all of our members, UKChatters has created a list of standards we expect all of our members to adhere to, we hope this page will help you understand what type of expression is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.

 

Arguments, fighting & trolling

It is ok to disagree with someone as long as the conversation remains civil and polite. People have disagreements from time to time and a quarrel is nothing to worry about until it goes on too long, gets out of hand, or steps up in intensity. Being rude to other members will not be tolerated, regardless of who started the argument. 

Prejudice / Hate Speech

We do not permit individuals to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.

Violence & Threats

Safety is our top priority. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. You may not credibly threaten others, or organize acts of real-world violence.  We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism.

Self harm

We take threats of self-harm very seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders or hard drug abuse. 

Images

All images must be family-friendly. Holiday pictures are fine, underwear and nudity are not. If the picture suggests you are naked, you should not upload it either. We also don’t allow any images that contain links or contact information.

Adult, sexual and crude content

Announcements of sexual or crude nature will not be tolerated in any public area of the site, the only exception to this is humorous and mild sexual content in 18+ chat rooms or “Friends only” status updates.

Profanity

Profanity (swearing), obscenity or vulgar language will not be tolerated in any public area of the site, the only exception to this rule are 18+ Chat rooms, and “Friends only” status updates.

Links

Safe links are allowed to be posted, but linking to any content that violates our content guidelines, such as pornographic or hateful content is not allowed and may result in suspension. We don’t allow any links to other social or chat room websites to be posted in any public area of the site.

Contact information

For your own protection, we don't allow the posting of private contact information in any public area of the site. This includes but is not limited to emails, phone numbers, and contact information to instant messaging services.

Multiple accounts

Do not create multiple accounts as this may result in the automatic deletion of all of your accounts. 

Spamming

This can be defined in many ways: (1) it can be done in the sense of 'flooding' or sending lines repeatedly; (2) it can be defined as posting the same announcement or URL continually with no change or input into the room or forum; you can be suspended without warning.

Solicitation

No advertising or solicitation of any kind. This is not a website for the sale of goods and services. This will result in an instant suspension and possible ban of your account.

 

Private Messaging

All private messages are logged and accessible by senior administrators and above in order to respond to reports, ensure user safety and to be able to comply with law enforcement requests and investigations.

If you would like to report a private message you have received or feel uncomfortable by its content please send a report. Please be aware that this reporting tool is only for messages of an illegal or abusive/harassing nature. We won't get involved in run of the mill arguments or similar, for this please user our ignore function in chat.

Senior and Chat Room Hosts won't be able to take or deal with reports involving private messages as they are unable to access logs.

Further Information

The policies listed are not exhaustive. users may be removed from rooms or the entire service for any act or statement which we judge to be contrary to the good running of UKChatters, or the image that we wish to portray. UKChatters reserves the right to remove anyone with or without notification and/or reason. This is a free service and all staff reserve the right to remove access to this service.

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