Codes of Conduct

We want everyone who uses Guardian Whisker’s Taradiddle website to have a safe, fun experience. Below are some things to keep in mind when using our site.

By agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, you also agree to these guidelines. They apply specifically to stories, social media posts, and profile information.

If you have questions or aren’t sure about something, email a moderator. We’re here to help!

Respect.

No matter what, we expect everyone to treat each other (and themselves) with respect.

We do not allow racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, hate speech, harassment, personal attacks, or bullying.

Keep it clean.

Don’t post things that you wouldn’t want your parents or teachers to see, including bad language, adult content, or criminal topics. This includes links to other websites that feature stuff like this.

Avoid discussions of violence, including self-harm and imaginary violence to others.

Keep it legal.

Only post something if you know you have the right to do so. If it’s not yours, don’t post it! This includes pictures, writing, songs, etc. Only share your own writing and content. If you do have permission, make sure you include credit.

No discussion of illegal activity will be allowed, even jokingly. Don’t encourage anyone to do anything that’s illegal.

Stay safe.

Don’t share specific, personal information. This includes your exact location, addresses, phone numbers, etc. In general, it’s best not to get more specific than states or provinces.

Be polite.

This is a big, diverse community. We have different ideas and different lives. Be polite, even when you disagree. Don’t do things with the intent of upsetting or interrupting other people. Treat others how you would want to be treated!

Because this is primarily a writing website contest, we do not allow serious political or cultural debates. While you’re free to talk thoughtfully about your beliefs, please don’t try and convince others that what they believe is wrong.

Be inclusive.

The Taradiddle website and social media sites are the perfect place to get to know all kinds of people. Whether you’re involved in a role-play or a brainstorming session, don’t exclude anyone who is acting in line with these guidelines.

Be kind.

Help others. Be encouraging and supportive.

Be smart.

While we want to believe everyone is telling the truth, some people like to make up things when they’re online. Keep your brain engaged, and be smart about what you read.

How to Report

To report a story or action that you believe is in violation of the codes of our Codes of Conduct, email a moderator. Include the name and copy and paste the text so we can review it.

Moderators will edit or remove any post or profile that violates the guidelines above. Continued violation will result in termination of involvement in the Taradiddle Young Writers Contests.