Community Guidelines

Beautiful Things is an open-ended platform adaptable to different needs and styles of uses.

These guidelines are intended to protect Beautiful Things members from harmful behavior without undue restrictions on the types of content and behavior allowed on the platform.

See our Terms of Use for more detailed legal clarification of content and use violations.

Please contact hello@beaultifulthings.xyz to communicate rule-breaking behavior to the team.

Unacceptable content

  • Illegal content, per U.S. law
  • Defamation
  • Copyright infringement
  • Violent or sexually suggestive content involving minors
  • Gore and violent mutilation of any kind
  • Spam or advertising (includes bulk uploading, using Are.na for the sole purpose of promoting a business, soliciting transactions of any kind, posting links and domain names primarily for SEO impact, and posting links to phishing or malware sites)

Unacceptable behavior

  • Harassment Includes emotional abuse, coercion, sustained and/or graphic sexual advances, or threats of any kind
  • Hate speech and discrimination Includes speech, slurs, imagery, or symbolism intended to promote violence, hatred, or discrimination based on race, sexuality, gender identity, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic. Content collected for research or archival purposes that may violate the above guidelines should be accompanied by a verbal disclaimer.
  • Incitement Includes threats of harm, any celebration or promotion of violence, incitement or participation in bullying, brigading, or mobbing on or outside Are.na.
  • Impersonating another person or user
  • Promoting any form of self-harm
  • Posting anyone’s personal information or private content without consent

NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Content

We trust our members’ common sense, and don’t ban graphic or adult content. Categories that contain sexually explicit content or violence should be marked as NSFW. Keep in mind that many people use Beautiful Things at work and mark as NSFW anything you think would be inappropriate in a public and professional setting.

Do not post involuntary pornography, depictions of sexual violence, or sexual content involving or depicting minors. These forms of content violate the rules above and will be removed by Beautiful Things staff.

Collections marked NSFW will be hidden from Discover, and will not be visible in search or on your profile page by anyone who has chosen to hide NSFW content on Beautiful Things. When we see NSFW content in public collections, we will either ask the owner to mark the channel NSFW or do so ourselves.

Moderation and enforcement

Depending on the situation, and whether a user has previously violated our terms or guidelines, the Beautiful Things team may:

  • Ask you to remove content or mark a collection as NSFW
  • Mark collection as NSFW ourselves
  • Remove offending content from Beautiful Things
  • Temporarily or permanently suspend your account
  • Gore and violent mutilation of any kind

If you believe your channel has been unfairly marked as NSFW, your account has been unfairly suspended, or your content erroneously removed, you may contact hello@beautifulthings.xyz to appeal.

Copyright Infringements

A proper DMCA notice must be filed for any moderating actions to take place. In the case that a complaint is filed, the content in question will be assessed and, if found to violate DMCA protections, removed. Users who are found to have uploaded violating content will be provided with information surrounding the complaint, and will have the opportunity to file a DMCA counter-notice of their own.