Community Guidelines
Updated on February 5, 2018

Identity Misrepresentation

The creation of fake pages is prohibited. Fake pages are those pages which claim to represent an individual or group that did not give permission for the page to be created.

Only Creators Receive Funds

On MakerSupport, donations can only be received by people who are truly funding some specific creative work through the platform. The use of the platform in order to raise funds for any of the following purposes is prohibited, and will result in the violating account being unable to receive donations:

  • Raising money for no specific reason
  • Raising money for legal defense or lawsuits
  • Raising money to cover personal expenses (medical, school, disability, etc.)

On the other hand, here are some examples of creative works which are monetizable:

  • YouTube video creation
  • Artwork
  • Podcasts
  • Music production
  • Robotics projects

Illegal Activity

Conducting illegal activity on or through MakerSupport is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, any of the following activities:

  • Child pornography
  • Money laundering
  • Sale of illegal substances
  • Any other activity illegal under State law in the State of Indiana or under federal law in the United States.

This rule applies even if the user who engaged in the activity is not a United States citizen. Accounts and pages engaged in such activity are subject to termination without advance notice.

Adult Content

A limited subset of adult content is permitted, while the vast majority of adult content is not permitted. The following content is not permitted in any case:

  • Pornography:
    • Photos, videos, or audio including real people or depicted characters engaging in sexual acts
  • Sexual services:
    • Prostitution
    • Escort services
    • Adult webcam shows
  • Content including themes of bestiality, incest, rape, or exploitation of children

If content falls into any of the above categories, it may not be posted on MakerSupport in any capacity. Additionally, the creation of such content cannot be funded through MakerSupport, even if the content is not posted directly on MakerSupport itself.

On the other hand, we do permit some adult content. In these limited cases, the content should typically be marked as NSFW when posted on MakerSupport. Profiles posting this content should be marked as NSFW as well.

The following content is permitted in most cases:

  • Cartoon depictions of scantily clad, but not nude, characters
  • Depictions of nudity within a very clearly artistic context:
    • Historical paintings
  • Informative content about rape or child exploitation
    • Survivor stories
    • Crime statistics
    • Efforts to raise awareness
  • Writing including sexual topics, as long as they don't include themes of bestiality, incest, rape, or child exploitation:
    • 50 Shades of Grey

Enforcement of Guidelines

We believe in a policy of "innocent until proven guilty" with regards to the serious penalty of content deletion. However, we retain the right to remove content at any time, with or without advance notice. This is not a power we intend to exercise carelessly, but it is one we must reserve for the most extreme of circumstances.