Community Standards

MovieChat was born out of a desire to encourage free speech and open discussion amongst all media and entertainment fans. That being said, MovieChat is a large and growing online community with new members every day. To protect our users and ensure the community is a safe and welcoming place for all – both today and in the future – we ask users to abide by the following set of simple and straightforward Standards. By using MovieChat, you agree to the Standards listed on this page in addition to our Terms and Conditions.



Standards


  1. Do not post or link to Prohibited Content as defined below
  2. No trolling, flaming, spamming or unsolicited advertising
  3. Do not impersonate other users, including Moderators, in a misleading or deceptive manner
  4. Do not attempt to hack or crack MovieChat, including attempting to manipulate post count, attempting to bypass posting quotas, attempting to inject malicious code, attempting to manipulate the Trending section, or any other attempts to break, manipulate, or use the service in a way that was not intended by MovieChat
  5. Do not attempt to evade these Standards or the enforcement thereof by creating multiple accounts, using different IP addresses or proxies, or any other means of evasion
Prohibited Content:
  1. Pornography, adult or mature content
  2. Content that threatens or advocates for harm on oneself or others, or otherwise violent content
  3. Content that harasses, intimidates or bullies an individual or group of individuals
  4. Content that incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization
  5. Excessive profanity
  6. Hacking/cracking content
  7. Malware, adware, or other malicious software or content
  8. Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
  9. Content protected by copyright law unless you have the necessary legal rights to display that content. This includes pirated content, such as illegal torrents and streaming websites
  10. Personal and confidential information, such as another user's name or contact information, unless you have express consent to post that information
  11. Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others


Enforcement


MovieChat's community Standards are actively enforced by our team of dedicated moderators. If you suspect a violation of these Standards, you can use the report button in the bottom right of a post to notify our moderators. Our moderators may also be contacted at [email protected]. Additionally, you may ignore a user by clicking the ignore button in the bottom right of a post or on that user's profile page, thereby hiding all posts from that user.

Our team of moderators have several tools at their disposal to enforce the Standards, including:
  1. Warning you over private message or in reply to your post that you have violated the Standards
  2. Removing or deleting your post that violated the Standards
  3. Temporarily or permanently suspending your ability to post

What happens if you break a rule? In most circumstances, you will receive a warning from one of our moderators citing which rule you have broken. Depending on the severity of the violation, the offending post may also be removed, or you may be asked to edit it. If you continue to break the Standards and repeatedly ignore warnings, you risk having your ability to post temporarily or permanently suspended. However, you will always be able to view and read MovieChat. To appeal a suspension, please email [email protected]