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Screenshot

Posting a screenshot of FetLife content that identifies another member in order to non-consensually attack, shame, mock, or humiliate them is not permitted.

What is in violation of this guideline?

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Screenshot posted to non-consensually attack, shame, mock, or humiliate another member where the other member’s name, member number, or profile picture is visible enough to be able to identify them

What is not in violation of this guideline?

Examples include:

  • Screenshot posted to non-consensually attack, shame, mock, or humiliate another member where the member’s name, member number, or profile picture has been fully edited out
  • Screenshot of your own content where nobody else's content is visible
  • Screenshot where no one is being attacked
  • Screenshot including the member account name or the legal name of someone who has been removed from the site based on our Registered Sex Offender Guideline

How do I report a potential violation of this guideline?

You can report a potential Screenshot as follows:

  1. Visit the page with the potential infringing content
  2. Select "...", “More”, or “Options”
  3. Select “Report”
  4. Select "Content Not Permitted"
  5. Select "Next"
  6. Provide why you believe the material should not be allowed
  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 they believe might fall under this guideline.

What happens if someone violates this guideline?

If someone posts a screenshot of another member to non-consensually attack, shame, mock, or humiliate them, and does not remove all identifying information, they get a warning.

After a member gets three warnings, they are given a one-day timeout on the fourth violation of this guideline. For each subsequent violation, the person's timeout increases in length, up to a maximum of a one-week timeout.