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Yahoo Community Guidelines

Just like any other community, Yahoo communities include people from a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds, and mindsets. We take pride in the fact that our communities give this diversity of membership an interesting place to interact, share, learn, and grow.

Participation in Yahoo communities is subject to the Yahoo Terms of Service and the Community Guidelines. Violations may result in warnings, or in extreme cases, the immediate termination of your Yahoo ID, and consequently, access to all other Yahoo services.

The community depends on each member to help keep it a safe, fun, and positive place for everyone. Help take care of your community by reporting abusive behavior when you see it.

Things to do:

Share what you know.

Chances are, someone could benefit from your knowledge, opinions, or personal experiences. Sharing what you know is one of many ways you can make a positive contribution to the community.

Be courteous.

Remember, we're a diverse community of people with diverse opinions. Everyone wants to be treated with respect, and showing respect to others makes the community better for all members.

Be a good citizen.

You have the opportunity to be a stakeholder in creating a positive community. Be an upstander not a bystander by reporting abusive content when you see it. We're committed to doing our best to stop abuse on Yahoo, and, with your help, we can make a difference.

Moderate your content.

You need to take responsibility for ensuring that what you post or upload is appropriate for the community. If you’re unsure whether content is appropriate or consistent with the Community Guidelines or the Yahoo Terms of Service, please err on the side of caution and do not post it on Yahoo.

Have a good time

When people behave responsibly and respectfully the community thrives and everybody wins.

Things not to do:

Don’t use hate speech.

Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation/gender identity. We are a community of people with diverse beliefs, opinions, and backgrounds, so please be respectful and keep hateful and incendiary comments off of Yahoo. Please read tips for confronting hate speech from the Anti-Defamation League.

Don’t bully or harass members of the community.

Yahoo communities aren’t a place to harass, bully, abuse, impersonate, or intimidate others. Being a valued member of our community includes being considerate and respectful of others.

Don’t forget the children and teens.

Remember that children and teenagers are a part of the community too. Think before you post content. If you would hesitate to show what you're about to post to a teenager, your mother, or Uncle Bob, that means you probably shouldn't post it on Yahoo. So please take a moment to think about who might see your content. Moderate accordingly.

Don’t be obscene.

Sexually explicit and vulgar language and images are not welcome on the site. Also not welcome are belligerence, insults, slurs and generally objectionable speech. If you wouldn't say it in public, don't post it on Yahoo.

Don’t violate the law.

Members of Yahoo communities are not above the law, so don't post anything that violates the laws of your country, state, province, or city. Don't try to trick people into sharing their personal information, steal anything (like copyright or trademark material), or break into places you shouldn't be. Don't threaten, harass, impersonate, or hurt others, and don't invade other people's privacy.

Don’t behave maliciously.

Don't post links to sites that contain viruses or malicious programs or that interfere with the operation of Yahoo. Yahoo does not edit content posted in our communities.

Yahoo may, in our sole discretion, take action against users who post material or engage in activity that violates these principles or the Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable. Such action may include , without notice, termination of your Yahoo ID and everything associated with it, including email accounts, groups, posts, pages, and profiles. For specific rules, refer to the community guidelines of the service you are using – however nothing found elsewhere may override these basic principles.

Please report any violations to our Customer Care Team.

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