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Community guidelines

Effective July 2, 2017.

Welcome to FreeStartr! We strive to build a broad community of artists, film makers, journalists, podcasters, event organizers, heroes, and more, based on the principle of free speech as defined by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

First, please be sure to read our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. And further, please respect the following guidelines to help us achieve that goal:

Spam

We all know what spam is. Do not spam FreeStartr. Spamming any part of FreeStartr, including Campaign comments sections, in any manner is strictly forbidden. To be clear, do not spam manually, do not spam using bots, and don’t spam any other way. Do not take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on FreeStartr’s infrastructure.

Authenticity

Do not try to lie to, scam, or defraud people. Fake and fraudulent creators and campaigns will be removed in accordance with our Terms of Use as quickly as we are alerted to them by the community.

“Hate speech”

Do not hate on individuals or groups, including on account of their sex, height, race, religion, lack of religion, sexual preferences or—wait, of course we’re kidding. There is no such thing as prohibited hate speech. It’s a term that censorship advocates have invented to justify their censorship. Love speech, hate speech and indifferent speech is all “free speech.” Hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, as the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled, including just a few weeks before FreeStartr was launched. Follow our rules, for sure, but censorship of your art and speech isn’t American and it isn’t FreeStartr. ‘Nuff said.

Illegal activity

Do not do anything illegal on FreeStartr, and don’t incite others to do anything illegal. Don’t encourage or direct violence against anyone – it can be a crime (as opposed to the non-sense concept of ‘hate speech’). Don’t threaten politicians with violence or death, it will earn you a knock on the door from the Secret Service, as well as possible suspension by us. Follow any and all applicable laws when creating or contributing to a campaign. Illegal activity of any kind will be removed from FreeStartr and reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities as quickly as we are alerted to it.

So we’re serious about there being no illegality here. But rest assured, we at Freestartr have the highest respect for freedom of speech and freedom of association. That’s our business plan, and that’s probably why you are here in the first place. We aren’t going to act like social justice warriors here. In return, we ask (actually, we demand) that you not do or promote illegal things. Fair trade? We think so. If not, then leave.

Enforcement of community guidelines

Users who violate these guidelines may be banned from FreeStartr at FreeStartr’s sole discretion. If you see a creator, campaign, or user that you think violates these guidelines, let us know at [email protected].