Thanks for reviewing the itch.io community rules. These rules apply to all community pages on itch.io, such as message boards and project comments. The moderators of individual communities may set their own additional rules. Those who abuse the rules may have their community privileges removed or their account suspended.
As always, any activity on itch.io is subject to the Terms of Service. Upon participating in any community on itch.io, you must also abide by the following rules.
itch.io is not responsible for any user-generated content posted to the site, and is not responsible for the behavior of any member, including community moderators. We try our best to foster a safe and constructive community, so don’t hesitate to report any content you are not comfortable with.
No flaming, trolling, spamming, or other disruptive behavior
Anything that interrupts or stops the flow of normal conversation, such as numerous lines of one word of text, excessive caps, excessive links, etc., may result in your post being removed. Repeated offenses may result in account suspension.
Do not create posts about sensitive topics that may instigate argument
While we certainly respect free speech, we ask for your consideration of others in the channel and in our community. Avoid posting material that promotes polarizing views about religion, race, gender, politics, or any other groups.
Harassment of any individual, regardless of if they are a member or not, will not be tolerated
Messages containing inflammatory remarks, threats, or other abusive behavior toward another individual will result in account suspension. Posting personally identifying information about others is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: real names, email addresses, photos, phone numbers, and addresses.
Do not attempt to impersonate any user, or pass yourself off as a moderator/administrator.
While we encourage users to assist one another, please do not present yourself as having “official” information or otherwise mislead others.
Do not post unsolicited or bulk advertising/promotion
Comments and communities are not for advertisement or self-promotion unless explicitly specified. If you feel you have something highly relevant and specific, then feel free to share it, but if you're posting only for the sake of advertising, then your posts will be removed, and your posting abilities may be disabled. This also includes signatures or copy-pasted text appended to comments. Focus on creating quality comments and replies, and people will be more likely to click back to your profile to learn more about what you've created.
Do not violate the Terms of Service
This is a living document and may be updated at any time based on the needs of the community. Any changes will be noted on the Announcements forum.
A community moderator is anyone not employed by itch.io who has the ability to edit, delete, or moderate the posts of other users. Anyone who creates a community is a community moderator, and they may select additional moderators.
All community moderators are subject to the same rules as any other member on itch.io. If you see a community moderator abusing their privileges, please contact us.
Community moderators are responsible for maintaining a healthy community and may take any action they see fit within the realm of the rules. If you have any disputes about any decision made by a community moderator, please politely seek them out in private to raise your concerns before contacting an administrator.
If you see something that you're not comfortable with, please don’t hesitate to click the report button below the post. A moderator will review your report as soon as possible. If it’s something that needs to be addressed faster, please contact us via our support email.
If you're a moderator of a community with offending content, you can also delete the content and ban the user if necessary from the report dialog. If you're still having trouble, please get in touch with a site admin via our support email.