Fiberly Community Guidelines
Fiberly has a few, simple community guidelines that all users must follow. We reserve the right to remove any user for violating community guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to create a high quality, reliable and safe community. If you feel that any user has violated these rights, you can report them here: Report a Designer or Report a Tester.
Guidelines in Short
- Be timely in your communications.
- Don’t be rude, remember that there is a human on the other side of that email or message.
- Do not send inappropriate content.
- Do what you said you would do.
- Always respect copyright.
- Always follow CAN-SPAM laws.
If you are found in violation of these rules, you will receive a warning. After two violations you will be removed from the platform.
After you have connected with a tester or designer, be timely in your responses. This means that you should be checking your line of communication every 3 – 5 days at minimum. And you should respond to all messages with a confirmation that you have read it.
There is a human being on the other side of the message you are sending. Fiberly does not tolerate attacks, harassment, or threats. Violating this policy may result in an immediate removal from the platform.
Inappropriate Solicitation – Content
Do not send or post unsolicited sexual content or images of nudity or violence.
Violating this policy may result in an immediate removal from the platform.
Inappropriate Solicitation – Marketing
Do not send Fiberly users advertisements or marketing for other businesses, especially those businesses outside of the fiber arts industry. Those users have trusted you with their contact information, respect it.
You may engage in “marketing in context”. For example, if a user asks you a question or has expressed an interest, and it is appropriate, you may point them to a business you own.
If you use affiliate links in you patterns or communications, please disclose them.
Do What You Said You Would Do
If you promise to pay a tester, then pay the tester what you promised. If you say that you will deliver something by a specific date, deliver it by that date.
We consider late delivery to be more than 1 week past due, with no notification that the tester is running behind.
For cases of non-payment to testers, we consider a reasonable time period to be 2 weeks after the job has been completed.
Fiberly takes Copyright violations very seriously. DO NOT publicly share patterns (paid, free, or gifted). DO NOT publish images that you don’t own, unless you have permission from the owner of those images.
Follow CAN-SPAM Laws
You are legally required to have express permission before adding a person to an email list. It is against CAN-SPAM laws to add users to your email marketing list without asking them first.
If you have been added to a list that you did not sign up for, please report the email as SPAM and unsubscribe from the list.