There are 2 types of rules for Disqus communities
- Disqus: Terms of Service (TOS) & Basic Rules
- Channel: Community Guidelines
Terms of ServiceOur TOS apply to every person that uses the Disqus product, on any site. They cover a lot technical and/or legal situations. If you're being really bad and all else fails, we invoke these.
Basic RulesThe Basic Rules also apply to anyone using Disqus, but cover more community-focused behaviors. These are not allowed across all communities on Disqus.
- Targeted harassment or encouraging others to do so
- Direct threat of harm
- Personally identifiable information posted without consent
- Inappropriate profile content
Channel-specific Community GuidelinesSome channels may have established a set of community guidelines that outline things regarding proper etiquette, rules for posting, and more. It's like when you visit a friend's house, and they ask you to remove your shoes before coming inside. One place you can find them in a channel is under the channel's description in the sidebar:
If you're not sure where to find them, be sure to contact the channel's moderators.
Related: How to Create Community Guidelines
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