• Three weeks ago we posted a preview of our new Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Community Guidelines to get your feedback.

      We’ve been delighted to read all of the thoughtful feedback you’ve sent to our policy team, and have hopefully answered every single email. Please let us know if we missed you.

      Based on all your notes, we’ve made a few tweaks to the upcoming policies. Here’s a short summary of the changes:

      • We’ve clarified that our policy against “tag spam” doesn’t apply to creative and meaningful uses of tags. You should tag your posts with any useful tag you can think of and feel free to use them for punchlines. #britneyspears
      • We’ve overhauled our policy on contests, sweepstakes, and giveaways, making it a separate policy that is, we hope, easier to understand.

      You can review every change to the policies, letter for letter, on GitHub.

      Finally, we strive to apply all our policies fairly. When there’s a concern that a user is violating a policy, our team will evaluate the situation carefully before taking appropriate action. Accounts are only suspended in cases where a violation is particularly severe or where warnings have been ignored.

      Thanks again to everyone who took the time to write in. We’ll be rolling out the updated terms and policies later today.