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Clickbait

In an effort to maintain the focus of community on FetLife, we actively moderate posts that primarily aim to divert members to other sites.

What is in violation of this guideline?

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Content posted with the goal of getting members to go to other sites
  • Asking people to love their content (e.g. Love this if you…)
  • Fishing post (e.g. "I’m so horny, who’s coming over?")

What is not in violation of this guideline?

Examples include:

  • Asking members to support a charity, fundraiser, etc. hosted on another site
  • Links to other websites, whether personal or professional, in the Websites section of a member's profile

How do I report a potential violation of this guideline?

You can report potential Clickbait as follows:

  1. Visit the page with the potential Clickbait
  2. Select "...", “More”, or “Options”, then select “Report”
  3. Select "Content is Not Permitted"
  4. Select "Next"
  5. Add any additional information that you think is important
  6. Select "Report"

For more information, you can refer to Submitting a Report.

Who can report a potential violation of this guideline?

Any member who comes across potential Clickbait can report the content.

What happens if someone is in violation of this guideline?

Pictures, videos, and writings determined to be clickbait are de-trended, while comments are removed.

In the case of links to intermediary pages saying a person is in your city and they are not, we delete the link.