CODE OF CONDUCT

OwlSlate members share their passion for reading and writing by sharing write-ups and interacting with each other through comments, chat and club discussions. The way we treat one another shapes the type of community we are building together. The Code of Conduct is designed to ensure that everyone understands what the OwlSlate community is all about and the values we treasure. Our goal is to create a safe, fun and caring environment for readers.

  • Do Be Generous

Please show your generous support and appreciation to the writers, who worked so hard on the write up, by voting, leaving encouraging comments and tell others how much you’ve enjoyed the write up. Wait patiently for their next post. Be generous to the readers who have invested their precious time in reading and commenting on the write up. Let them enjoy the next chapters as soon as you can.

  • Do Give Constructive and Supportive Feedback

Constructive comments are welcomed, as long as they are specific and are given in a respectful and supportive manner. It is okay if you do not find the piece of work to your taste. Simply stop reading the story and find one that does suit your taste. However, it is not okay to leave rude and insulting feedback. These comments will be removed without notice.

  • Do Respect The Privacy And Safety Of Others

Revealing personally identifying information about someone else, such as their name, address email address or phone number is strictly prohibited. Behavior that endangers the safety and integrity of the OwlSlate community or is in any way malicious may result in permanent banning.

  • Do Respect Others Views And Opinions

Please show your generous support and appreciation to the writers, who worked so hard on the write up, by voting, leaving encouraging comments and tell others how much you’ve enjoyed the write up. Wait patiently for their next post. Be generous to the readers who have invested their precious time in reading and commenting on the write up. Let them enjoy the next chapters as soon as you can.

  • Do Rate and Categorize Your write up Appropriately

Violence and sexuality described in story contents may not be suitable for all readers. Appropriately rated and categorized write up will allow readers to discover write up of their interest. Story ratings are not only based on the textual content, but also the images and videos associated with the story. Pornography and erotica are not permitted on OwlSlate. OwlSlate encourages writers to rate their own write up. Please refer to the content guidelines for the definitions of the different ratings.

  • Don't Share write up That Aren't Yours to Share

Only share write up that you have written or have permission to share. If you did not write the write up yourself, make sure you have permission from the rights holders before sharing. If you are unsure whether you can share something, check out our Copyright Information page.

  • Don't Spam

There’s a fine line between promoting your write up and spamming. The more you can make your message personal and relevant, the less likely you are to be reported for spam. Don’t promote your write up as a comment on other people’s write up. Do not link to e-commerce or other similar sites, or post comments to promote other products or services; we consider this spam and nobody likes spam.

  • Don't Rant, Flame, Troll and Fight

 OwlSlate is a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy. It's not the place for you to express rage from other parts of your life. Inappropriate behavior, including abusive, defamatory, obscene, racist or offensive comments, will result in having your account deleted. 

  • Don't Vote Trade

 Earn the votes by working hard and improving your writing. If readers enjoy your works, they will vote. Vote trading is unfair to those who to not participate in such activity. 

  • Don't Pretend To Be Somebody Else

Please don’t register accounts in the name of another person, or using someone else’s logo (trademark), even if this is meant as a tribute. If you feel that someone is impersonating you on OwlSlate, or is infringing your trademark, you can tell us about it by submitting a request on support.OwlSlate.com.

  • Don't Vote Trade

Please take these rules seriously. Flag any inappropriate content you see. Inappropriate content will be removed along with any replies. Repeat offenders will have their accounts deleted. In most cases, we'll send you a warning before we take other measures. Remember, OwlSlate is a fun and caring community where everyone feels comfortable and respected - it’s up to all of us to make sure this happens. We think this is fair but if you don't agree, maybe OwlSlate is not the place for you.