YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY RADDLE.ME SERVICES SIGNIFIES THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OUTLINED BELOW.
By accessing or using any Services, you are declaring that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms on behalf of yourself and any party you represent in connection with your use of any Services. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to use any Services and should cease the registration process, or if you have already created an account, delete it immediately.
You must be 16 years of age or older to create an account on this Site.
Mature content must be clearly marked by the submitter using the [NSFW] tag in the title of the submission. Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted to view this content. Mature content includes anything of a graphically violent or sexual nature.
What sets this site apart from others is our no-tolerance policy for bigotry and far-right ideology. Users that demonstrate a pattern of intolerance or attempt to use raddle.me as a platform for fascistic ideas and bigotry will be seen as violating these Terms of Service and will be banned from using this site.
Creating multiple accounts to evade bans or avoid restrictions is prohibited.
Raddle is Not a Business and the Users Are Not Customers
Please note that raddle is a free service provided by volunteers who pay all the costs out of their own pockets. They choose to devote countless hours of their time to maintaining this website as a useful public resource. This does not mean you can bark orders at them or otherwise abuse them. Do not make unreasonable demands of the site admins or moderators and do not harass them. They have lives off of the site and they don't simply exist to serve you. If you can't be respectful of the volunteers, then use a for-profit site like reddit where the admins are paid to answer to your demands.
List of administrators:
The administrators of this site will not cooperate with any court, government or law enforcement agency, or provide any private data from our Site to anyone. We are not Americans and are not subject to American law. We will not appoint any American administrators because of the oppressive data retention and data seizure laws that country places on its citizens. We will not store raddle.me on a server located inside the USA.
We will delete the entire site and its content before allowing your data to fall into the hands of any third party.
You can delete all of your own posts and comments if you like at any time, individually or all at once following this wiki.
The source code is open source and released under the zlib license. The zlib license has been approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a free software licence, and by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an open source license. It is compatible with the GNU General Public License.
You can view and contribute to it here:
The administrators of this site provide a warrant canary that is updated at regular intervals. You can access it in the wiki.
Any User that creates a subforum becomes a moderator automatically. Users can also be offered moderator positions by existing moderators or administrators, or request that they be appointed moderators of specific forums.
By becoming a moderator on raddle.me, you must agree to remove instances of deliberate spam, bigotry and oppression, or you will run the risk of being removed as a moderator by the administrators of the site.
Moderators that 'squat' forums but do not contribute to their maintenance may be removed as moderators at the discretion of the site administrators. Moderators that demonstrate support for oppressive rhetoric will not be tolerated.
Moderators must ban users from their forums who violate the site-wide user requirements, until such time as they are banned from the entire website by an admin.
No shared account can have moderator privileges because it would damage accountability.
It is every moderator's responsibility to ensure the Content Policy outlined below is upheld.
Content is prohibited if it is bigotry i.e.
Promotes white supremacy, queerphobia, transphobia, misogyny, classism, ableism, body shaming, antisemitism, Islamophobia, colonialism, speciesism or age discrimination.
For definitions of these forms of bigotry, see w/defining_our_terms
Is "spam" (an advertisement) i.e. promotes goods or services or otherwise aims to generate profit or monetize raddle's user-base in some manner.
Content is also prohibited if it
Sexualizes minors or promotes adults having sex with minors.
Trivializes or makes light of rape.
Apologizes for police or military brutality, imperialism, eugenics, genocide.
Apologizes for violence towards children.
Is a pornographic image/video (however, nudity is permitted if it's non-pornographic).
Is wilful copyright infringement (however fair use is acceptable).
Is a "dox" i.e. personally revealing information about a person or persons including but not limited to name, identification number, address, phone number, photograph.
Advocates for arson, bombing and/or killing people.
Is instructions on how to design and/or produce explosives.
Moderators are able to delete content and give warnings or subforum bans to Users that violate the site-wide Terms of Service, or a subforum's individual rules. Warnings or temporary bans are recommended for minor offences if the user is participating in good faith. Permanent bans are recommended if the user has displayed a continued pattern of bigotry.
Administrators are able to delete content, give subforum bans, site-wide bans, IP bans and account deletions to Users that violate the site-wide Terms of Service or a subforum's individual rules.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was updated on November 21, 2017 - a no-pornography rule was added due to popular demand.
This document was updated on December 28, 2017. Tequila_Wolf was added to the list of admins.
This document was updated on March 7, 2018. emma left the list of admins.
This document was updated on April 8, 2018. ziq left the list of admins and leftous was added.
This document was updated on April 22, 2018. leftous left the list of admins and Fossidarity was added.
This document was updated on July 16, 2018. GrimWillow was added to the list of admins.
This document was updated on July 25, 2018. - A rule was added suggesting that moderators must ban violators of the TOS from the forum that they moderate. The discussion can be found here.
This document was updated on October 5, 2018. The section saying that administrators would delete accounts was deleted and replaced with an updated version including a wiki on how to delete your own posts, as well as how PMs are undeletable.
This document was updated on February 18, 2019. /u/ziq was re-added to the list of admins.
This document was updated on April 19, 2019 to remove this line:
As things stand, there is no way to delete private messages. You can now also delete your private messages.
This document was updated on September 12, 2019. u/Fossidarity left the list of admins.
This document was updated on November 16, 2019 to update the link to the Postmill git. A few redundant words were removed from the content policy e.g. "misogyny or patriarchy" was changed to simply "misogyny". "Homophobia" was changed to "queerphobia". The following text was added to the moderator enforcement section: "Warnings or temporary bans are recommended for minor offences if the user is participating in good faith. Permanent bans are recommended if the user has displayed a continued pattern of bigotry."
This document was updated on November 27, 2019 to add this line to the end of the content policy: For definitions of these forms of bigotry, see w/defining_our_terms*
This document was updated on February 27, 2020 to remove this line: "Admins will retire your empty account if you like, which just amounts to making the username available to others." Users can now delete or rename their own accounts.
This document was updated on February 27, 2020 to add the "Raddle is not a business and the users are not customers" section.
This document was updated on October 26, 2020 to add this line to the content policy: "Is wilful copyright infringement (however fair use is acceptable)."
This document was updated on March 20, 2021 to add 'speciesism' to the Content policy.
This document was updated on April 22, 2022 to formalize the rules against doxing and the promotion of terrorism.
This document was updated on May 26, 2022 to clearly define what is meant by "spam".