Community Guidelines

Welcome to Inkbury, a vibrant community of writers and readers who share a passion for storytelling and literature. These community guidelines help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Remember, we all love books here.

Don’t be a villain. #

We value diversity and encourage open-mindedness. Treat all members with respect, kindness, and empathy. We will not tolerate discrimination, hate speech, harassment, or any form of bullying.

No plagiarism. #

Do not plagiarize or infringe on the intellectual property of others. Please report plagiarism immediately.

No spam. #

Avoid spam, irrelevant posts, or excessive self-promotion. Yes, we want to hear about your book release. Just not ten times a day.

Report violations. #

We provide moderation tools for reporting inappropriate content, behavior, or groups. If you encounter any violations of these guidelines, please report them.

One account. #

Do not create multiple accounts, and don’t impersonate anyone else.

Groups #

Inkbury groups are run by individual members, and each has its own set of rules and expectations. All groups must abide by these rules.

  • Lead with kindness: Group organizers are responsible for maintaining a respectful and inclusive environment within their groups.
  • No group fees: Organizers are not permitted to charge any kind of membership fee or request financial contributions from group members.
  • No promotion: With the exception of Author Fan Clubs, groups should not be created for the purpose of promoting products or services.

Events #

Inkbury’s primary purpose is helping writers and readers connect locally. Please use your best judgment when attending events hosted by groups or individuals.

  • Public venues: Events should take place in public spaces.
  • Stay healthy: Follow any local or venue-specific health guidelines or restrictions related to COVID-19.

Forums #

The Inkbury forums are a great place to connect with readers and writers. Please keep these rules in mind when posting.

  • Keep spam in the can: Do not spam the forums with advertisements or promotional content. Excessive self-promotion is discouraged.
  • Don’t overshare: Respect the privacy of others and refrain from sharing personal information in public forums. Remember that even private forums are visible to anyone with a free Inkbury account.
  • Follow the rules: Some forums may have specific rules or guidelines. Be sure to follow them.

Thank you for helping make Inkbury a safe, fun place to connect with writers and readers!

Was this article helpful?