Community Guidelines

The Short

We want Yodelay to continue to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration, expression and communication. Lead by example to foster this community. Respect others’ creative content and post your own photos and videos. Give credit to content that’s not yours. Always follow the law. Respect people on Yodelay, don’t spam or post inappropriate content.

The Long

Yodelay is a reflection of our diverse community of cultures, ages, and beliefs. We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the different points of view and experiences that create a safe and open environment for everyone.

These Community Guidelines are here so you and your peers can facilitate the building of this world. Help us foster and protect this loving community. By using Yodelay, you agree to these guidelines and our Terms of Use. We’re committed to these guidelines and we hope you are too. A disregard for these boundaries may result in deleted content, disabled accounts, or other restrictions.

Reward authenticity and creative expression.

Give credit where credit is due. Share only photos and videos that you’ve taken or have the right to share. As always, you own the content you post on Yodelay. Remember to post authentic content, and don’t post anything you’ve copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post. We have many brilliant and creative minds on Yodelay, and empowering our diverse user base with support and creative expression is a very large aspect of nourishing this community.

Create a space for genuine interaction.

Help us stay spam-free by not artificially collecting likes, followers, or shares, posting repetitive comments or content, or repeatedly contacting people for commercial purposes without their consent.

Follow the law.

Yodelay is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organized crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling firearms and illegal or prescription drugs (even if it’s legal in your region) is also not allowed. Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy other regulated goods. Accounts promoting online gambling, online real money games of skill or online lotteries must get our prior written permission before using any of our products.

We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.

Respect other members of the Yodelay community.

We want to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages. We do generally allow stronger conversation around people that are featured in the news or have a large public audience due to their profession or chosen activities. We do not filter or remove news articles unless there is explicit propaganda or targeting of a group.

It’s never OK to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.

Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety will be reported to the relevant federal party. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.

Maintain our supportive environment by not glorifying self-injury. The Yodelay community cares for each other, and is often a place where people facing difficult issues such as eating disorders, cutting, or other kinds of self-injury come together to create awareness or find support. We try to do our part by providing education in the app and adding information in the Help Center so people can get the help they need.

Encouraging or urging people to embrace self-injury goes against a community built on support and love. We’ll remove it or disable accounts if it’s reported to us. We may also remove content identifying victims or survivors of self-injury if the content targets them for attack or humor.

Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events.

We understand that many people use Yodelay to share important and newsworthy events. Some of these issues can involve graphic images. Because many different people and age groups use Yodelay, we may remove videos of intense, graphic violence to make sure Yodelay stays appropriate for everyone.

We understand that people often share this kind of content to condemn, raise awareness or educate. We ask that you remain thoughtful about the audiences that may view these photos. Please reconsider whether intensely violent or graphic imagery is necessary in order to bring an event to light. We also encourage you to caption your photo with a warning about graphic violence.

Sharing graphic images for sadistic pleasure or to glorify violence is never allowed.

Help us keep the community strong.

Each of us is an important part of the Yodelay community. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, please help us by using our built-in reporting option. We have a team that reviews these reports and works as quickly as possible to remove content that doesn’t meet our guidelines. Even if you or someone you know doesn’t have an Yodelay account, you can still file a report. When you complete the report, try to provide as much information as possible, such as links, usernames, and descriptions of the content, so we can find and review it quickly. We may remove entire posts if either the imagery or associated captions violate our guidelines.

You may find content you don’t like, but doesn’t violate the Community Guidelines. If that happens, you can block the person who posted it. If there’s something you don’t like in a comment on one of your posts, you can delete that comment and/or the whole post. Many disputes and misunderstandings can be resolved directly between members of the community.

If one of your photos or videos was posted by someone else, you could try commenting on the post and asking the person to take it down. If that doesn’t work, you can file a copyright report. If you believe someone is violating your trademark, you can file a trademark report. Don’t target the person who posted it by posting screenshots and drawing attention to the situation because that may be classified as harassment.

We may work with law enforcement, including when we believe that there’s risk of physical harm or threat to public safety. For more information, please review our Terms of Use.

Thank you for helping us create a new way to Be Together

Team Yodelay