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Impersonating a Team Member

For the safety and protection of our members, we do not allow anyone to impersonate or make false claims about being a past or present member of the FetLife Team.

What is in violation of this guideline?

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Telling someone you were or are a member of the FetLife Team when you never were a member of the team
  • Impersonating a current or former member of the FetLife Team

How do I report a potential violation of this guideline?

You can report potential Impersonation of a Team Member as follows:

  1. Visit the page where the impersonation is taking place
  2. Select "...", “more”, “options”
  3. Select “Report”
  4. Select "Content Not Permitted" or “Other Reason”
  5. Select "Next"
  6. Add any additional information that you think is important
  7. Select "Report"

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

Who can report a potential violation of this guideline?

Anyone who comes across content that they believe might fall under this guideline.

What happens if someone violates this guideline?

If someone is reported for Impersonating a Team Member, the report is escalated to the Caretaker Coordinator team for review.

If a member impersonates a FetLife Team Member to blackmail, extort, gain personal information, or harm another member, their account is permanently removed from the site.

If a member impersonates a FetLife Team Member to one-up another member in an argument, they get a minimum of a two week timeout and risk permanently losing their account.