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Community Guidelines
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We value our community and aim for a positive and respectful experience on Jodel. Please follow our rules, which embody our values and ensure a safe, welcoming space for all Jodelers.

§1 Disclosure of personal information

We do not permit the disclosure of personal information leading to the identification of a private person or the circulation of private information involving a public figure. The right to privacy is our guiding principle at Jodel!

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✅ Allowed

  • Names or nicknames of people of public interest or fictional characters.

  • Initials provided with a positive context.

  • Sharing contact information and social media accounts of organizations that will help users in distress in a positive context.

  • Pictures/Videos of groups of people, people/license plates in the background, etc.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Any names or nicknames of private persons.

  • Sharing social media accounts or email-addresses containing personal data.

  • Private phone numbers.

  • Pictures/Videos focused on one clearly identifiable person who did not want to be or was not aware of being in the picture.

  • Pictures/Videos focusing on a specific, completely visible license plate.

§2 Discrimination, Harassment or Inciting Violence

Any kind of insult, harassment or threats against individuals or groups of people or the promotion of violence have no place on Jodel. We are protective of our users!

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✅ Allowed

  • Minor injuries, scientific pictures/videos or pictures/videos documenting a healing process.

  • Documentation of the conditions under which animals are kept.

  • Pictures/Videos of animals doing natural things without the intention of shocking someone.

  • Personal opinions and personal experiences, as long as they are stated in a constructive way without harming others, unnecessary generalizations, polemics or provocations.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Any posts including harassment, threats, defamation, hate speech and/or bullying.

  • Any posts promoting violence or threatening other users or third persons.

  • Any pictures/videos containing cruelty and/or violence against others, animals or oneself.

  • Any post targeting a person or group based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

§3 Spamming

Spam is not welcome in our community because it disrupts meaningful conversations. This includes posting the same or similar content from different locations or spamming the same hashtags.

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✅ Allowed

  • Daily posts that contribute to our communities in a positive way, i.e., weather forecasts, local news, etc.

  • Discussions and posts about news, events or reality TV shows taking place right now.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Spamming the same content, hashtag or posts about the same topic in the feed or replies in a short period of time.

  • Any daily posts whose creator has the intention to annoy others.

  • Posting the same post in different cities.

  • Spamming “jokes” in different posts or forcing “jokes” on others

§4 Spoilers

We all enjoy a spoiler-free, excited discussion about the new content we are obsessed with. Of course, you can discuss older movies, books, shows, or live events; just don't ruin the fun for others and make sure to mark potential spoilers.

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✅ Allowed

  • Discussions and posts about news, events or reality TV shows taking place right now.

  • Spoilers in the replies to a thread that was clearly marked as containing spoilers.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Any information about the plot of a movie, TV series, etc. that spoils a viewer’s sense of surprise or suspense, including trolling with fake spoilers.

  • Any spoilers as replies after someone explicitly mentioned that he/she hasn’t seen the movie, etc. before.

§5 Trolling and disruptive behavior

You can't troll, be mean for no reason, or ruin other people's fun on our platform.

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✅ Allowed

  • Sharing what you think in a nice and helpful way.

  • Sharing quotes, but make sure it's clear they are quotes.

  • Replying in a friendly and helpful way.

  • Making funny posts that don't aim to hurt anyone.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Any post that is mean for no reason or very negative towards other members or groups in our community.

  • Posts that try to mess up or take over a good conversation.

  • Pretending to be someone else or doing things like catfishing.

  • Posts under #question or #serious that don't help the conversation, like just saying 'google it'.

  • Using #question or #serious to troll.

§6 Date & Sexdate requests

Asking for a date is only allowed if you do it in the appropriate channel. Make sure to share some information about yourself and always stay friendly and polite.

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✅ Allowed

  • Asking for a date, sexdate, or F+ in the respective channels.

  • Sharing a limited amount of personal information (e.g., age, gender, what you’re looking for).

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Asking for dates, sexdates or F+ outside of the respective channels.

  • Asking bluntly without providing any information or context.

  • Being vulgar, unfriendly, or pushy.

§7 Pushy sexual behavior

Pushy sexual behavior that might be harassing other users is not tolerated. Be respectful and approach Jodelers with dignity and humanity!

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✅ Allowed

  • Contact other Jodelers via the chat feature in a respectful way

  • General questions about sex

  • Posts discussing a fetish in general terms and sharing your experiences are allowed, but only in appropriate channels. Such content is not allowed in @main!

  • Asking appropriately for a date in specific channels only.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Sexual harassment, asking (repeatedly) to hook up if a user said no or asked to stop.

  • Making sexual comments about someone’s body or clothing, or sending them unwanted sexual messages or pictures. (”Your picture makes me so horny”). Except on specific channels.

  • Spamming Jodelers randomly with chat requests to find dates

  • Any post containing mindlessly sexualized content that brings no value to anyone (“I am so horny”, “I just masturbated”, etc.)

  • Any post asking or offering sexual services in exchange for any form of payment (selling underwear, sex, etc.)

§8 Graphic violent and/or explicit sexual content

Any kind of graphic violent and/or explicit sexual content (written or visual form) are not permitted. Pictures showing people in underwear or swimwear are allowed as long as intimate body parts/genitals are covered (including female breasts).

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✅ Allowed

  • Pictures of underwear/bathing suits.

  • Art, or body parts if either in a public setting, with no sexual context and / or with the main focus on something different (landscape, joke, accessoires, dress, clothes, taking a bath, body development due to sport or pregnancy, etc). More information under here.

  • Any non explicit pictures/videos taken in public settings with a non sexual context (e.g. a streaker at a game, fashion show for underwear, etc).

  • Posting unused sex toys in respective channels.

🚫 Not Allowed

  • Pornographic content.

  • Direct exposure of genitalia, including suggestive shadows or visible outlines through clothing.

  • Any video or audio material containing sexual activities such as masturbation, moaning, or similar is meant for the general sexual arousal of its audience.

  • Pictures showing female breasts with exposed nipples.

  • Posting explicit content containing used sex toys or body fluids.

§9 Third-party applications & content

The use of third-party applications and sharing copyrighted content are not allowed on Jodel. Accounts in violation will be automatically banned!

§10 Commercial posts

“Professional advertisement” is not allowed. If you are a business and want to advertise on Jodel, please get in touch with us. Small private (classified style) ads in fitting channels are okay.

§11 Illegal activities

You are not allowed to promote, plan, or encourage illegal activities that violate your regional laws.

§12 Other

Any other post or content that might be interpreted as against the general community values of Jodel can be subject to moderation.


Special rules

Here are some rules that apply to Jodel-specific features and functionalities. Please make sure to follow them so that everyone can have the best experience possible.

Channels

Channels, unless clearly stated otherwise below, are subject to the general rules and guidelines of Jodel. Use the relevant Jodel channels for your content and be aware of and follow the channel-specific guidelines, if they apply.

Channels are a place to meet Jodeleres with shared interests – some special rules might apply here.

  • In some language- and country-specific channels, the respective language is allowed.

  • @dating – You are allowed to ask for a date in this channel. No sex date or “friends with benefits”!

In the channels below, our rules around sex-related content are more relaxed to allow for a free discussion about the topic.

  • @sexdate, @bdsmdating, and other sexdate-related channels – Asking for sex dates (including “friends with benefits”) is allowed.

  • @sex, @gaysex, @cuckold, @sextalk, and other sex/fetish related channels – Posting sex-related written or visual content is allowed. Pornographic image and video material as described under §8 is still prohibited.

Reporting

Report only content that violates our community guidelines with the appropriate reporting reason.

Be fair and help us enhance our moderation system in the process.

Pictures/Videos of others

Pictures/videos of public places are okay, but we do not allow pictures or videos that clearly focus on people who are not aware of or are clearly disagreeing with being recorded.

Picture and video posts are a lot of fun, but only if everyone involved consents.

Moderation

All content, regardless of whether you share the same opinion or not, must be moderated according to the guidelines. If the flag reason is wrong but it’s still violating Jodel’s guidelines, block it anyway.

Making sure that we can all enjoy the Jodel community is the responsibility and the privilege of our community of moderators.

Emergency, Suicide Threats & General Safety

When you come across an imminent danger on Jodel, please contact us as soon as possible by flagging the post as an "Emergency".

We aim to create a safe space for our community, and we take potential threats to our members' safety extremely seriously. Abusing this flag for obvious, non-life-threatening cases can lead to a ban of your account.

This dynamic document is continually evolving and may be updated over time.

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