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Community Rules

BuzzFeed Community is the home for awesome posts created by BuzzFeeders. If you like to make your own quizzes about your favorite TV show or movie, rank your favorite artist’s discography, want to test peoples’ trivia knowledge, or just create a masterpiece about your favorite pop culture topics, 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!

Before you sign up, you should be aware of our Rules and Guidelines. We have just a handful of rules that we outline below, and we’ll break them down. And remember, BuzzFeed Community is subject to BuzzFeed’s general User Agreement, which you can check out here.

1. Community Is Not For Self-Promotion

Community is a place for you to share what you love with others. It’s not a place for self-promotion. Self-promotion on Community means creating an account or post that is at all related to a brand, organization, company, client, blog, YouTube channel, a project with which you're associated, etc. As much as we believe in your awesomeness, Community isn’t the platform for highlighting it.

2. Community Is Not A Place For Politics

Here on Community, we have a strict no-politics rule. If you want to talk about politics, even if it’s in jest or for fun, it’s unfortunately against our guidelines. If you're running for office, you can always update our Politics team with your latest shenanigans and/or antics here.

3. Community Is Not A Place For You To Make Money

We know that you’re enterprising and that some sites allow you to write promotional articles for other people and businesses for a fee. Community is not the platform to feature those articles. If they are spotted, your account will be deleted.

4. Community Is Not A Place For You To Use Others’ Content Without Permission

Community wants you to feature your own original expression — not someone else’s. So please, whether it be text, photos, GIFs, etc., please post only content that you have the rights to post. For our official Community photo guide, click here.

5. Community Is Not A Place To Try Your Hand At Reporting

Community is ~not~ a part of BuzzFeed News, and Community is not soliciting reported articles. If you want to pitch a BuzzFeed News editor on an article idea, check out this article or drop a tip to the News team at tips@buzzfeed.com. News reports or articles featuring false news information will be deleted.

6. Community Is Not A Place To Wage A War

Community is a place to bring people together, not push them apart. To that end, you may not post anything threatening, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, vulgar, or pornographic. If you’re waging a war, please wage it somewhere else.

7. Community Is Not A Place For PR Professionals To Plug Clients

We get it, everybody has a job to do. But, if you’re a PR professional posting something to Community that is intended to promote a client or paying someone to do the same thing, you’re violating our rules.

8. Community Is Not A Place For Spam

Spammy posts are against our guidelines and will result in account deletion. Once we’ve removed an account and its posts, we won’t be able to recover them!

9. Community Is Subject To BuzzFeed’s User Agreement

This part is important: BuzzFeed Community is subject to BuzzFeed’s User Agreement. Please read the User Agreement now. Those rules are important — please note that BuzzFeed reserves the right to deactivate any account that violates these rules or the rules in the User Agreement without notice to the user, and once an account and its posts have been removed, we do not have a way of recovering them!