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About BuzzFeed Community

BuzzFeed Community is the home for awesome posts created by BuzzFeeders. If you like to share humor, cool stuff you’ve found, insights into identity and fandom, personality and trivia quizzes, and the occasional ode to Taylor Swift, then this is the place for you! To become a part of BuzzFeed’s Community, all you need to do is sign up for an account and make a post! If you think the post would do well on BuzzFeed, then click "Suggest" to suggest your post to our Community editors!

If the post you suggest is good or fun or original or interesting or some glorious combination of those four things, our editors will feature it on the BuzzFeed Community page. You should check out our Community Rules if you have any questions about what Community is for and what it is not for.

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Do you have a question about joining Community? Check out our FAQ section and hopefully we can help!

What is BuzzFeed Community?
How do I sign up?
How do I create a post?
How do I create a quiz?
What is Cat Power?
How do I suggest my post for promotion?
My links and/or video isn’t showing up in my post, even though it showed up in my draft. What’s up?
What if I’m a brand interested in advertising with BuzzFeed?
Where are the rules for what I can and can’t do with Community?
What if I’m a professor or teacher that wants to use Community in class?
My post and/or account seems to be missing. What happened?

What is BuzzFeed Community?

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BuzzFeed Community is a hub for BuzzFeeders to create awesome posts that people love. Whether that’s an appreciation post about The Office, a Harry Potter quiz, or just something that speaks to your identity, we’d be happy to see it! Once you publish, our team of editors will check out your post and promote it on the site if they like it.

How do I sign up?

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That’s easy! Just click here to sign up and you should be good to go. Just note, once you pick a username, you can’t change the URL to your profile, so pick a good one! 😎

How do I create a post?

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Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Click here for a full step-by-step guide on how to create awesome posts. And if you’re interested to see what type of content we’re looking for and how to go viral, check out the featured posts on our Community page. Please remember to respect other creators’ intellectual property rights; you may post only content that you have either created yourself or have gotten permission to run. And always make sure to provide proper credit to the creator. You can find some helpful photo resources here!

How do I create a quiz?

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Quizzes are all the rage; they’re super fun, addicting, and pretty easy to make! How the hell are you going to know which Harry Potter character you are if there’s no BuzzFeed quiz to help you figure it out? If there’s a quiz you’d like to see on the site, whether it’s about your favorite show, something you love, or just about your group of friends, you can now create your own and post it! We have a whole post dedicated to making Polls, Trivia quizzes, Personality quizzes, and Checklist quizzes, so please refer to that for help!

What is Cat Power?

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As you know, the internet is powered primarily by cats, so your Cat Power on BuzzFeed is an official measure of your rank in BuzzFeed’s Community. The more you are featured and the better you get at making awesome posts, the higher your Cat Power will be, and with great Cat Power comes great Cat Responsibility, which, I don’t know what that means, but it’s fun to say. When you first sign up for BuzzFeed, you will have one opportunity to suggest a post each day. After your first post is accepted, your Cat Power will go from 0 to 1, and over time, as more of your posts are accepted, your Cat Power will increase, giving you more opportunities to suggest posts for the Community page in addition to other cool perks and privileges.

How do I suggest my post for promotion?

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When you’re in the CMS, aka in your draft, the "suggest" button will be on the righthand side below the thumbnail uploads. If you’re still confused, look at the GIF above. If the suggest button is not showing up, contact us and we’ll look into it.

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Oops! Sorry about that. You got caught up in our well-meaning but overzealous spam filter. Don’t fret, though! As soon as we have a look at the post (within 24 hours), it will be back. Please be patient — we will fix it as soon as we can!

What if I’m interested in advertising with BuzzFeed?

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Great! All you have to do is visit advertise.buzzfeed.com, fill out the form at the bottom, and someone from the Advertising team will get back to you!

Where are the rules for what I can and can’t do with Community?

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We want everyone to have a good time on Community, so we do have some rules we ask that you abide by. You can check those rules out on our Community Rules page. These rules are important because your account may be deleted if you do not follow them.

What if I’m a professor or teacher that wants to use Community in class?

That’s great! We love hearing that professors want to use BuzzFeed Community in their classes. We’d love it even more if you’d reach out to us beforehand so we can coordinate with you to make your class the best it can be! You can contact us here, or reach out to us personally! Our emails are on the Community masthead! At the very least, it’d be super helpful for your class to label their posts with the class name somewhere in the headline or dek of the post.

My post and/or account seems to be missing. What happened?

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Your account was most likely removed because it violated our Community Rules or BuzzFeed’s User Agreement. Please note that once your account is removed for violating the Community Rules or User Agreement, we cannot reinstate the posts associated with it. It is your responsibility to keep copies of your posts if you want to retain them.

Thanks so much for joining the BuzzFeed Community! If you have any questions, you can contact us here, or reach out to us personally! Our emails are on the masthead. Live long and prosper!