Due to much misunderstanding recently, I'm finding it necessary to display NING's rules on sexual content. Violating them can mean the removal of this site. I am asking all individuals and group moderators to please adhere to them.
There are many old, sexually related groups on this site. These were spawned at a time when this site had little or no moderation and it was the creation of so many such groups on the NING network as a whole that caused them to implement these stricter guidelines. I never closed or removed the old groups because the nature of our membership when I took ownership of this site gave me no reason to do so. The members were content to let the groups die without me having to remove the posts of previous members. Had I realized that there would one day be a sudden influx of new members who were unaware of NING's policies, I would have made certain that these groups were made inaccessible to the incoming people.
I want to make sure that everyone is aware of the nature of this site, before they get settled-in. This is not just a TeeBeeDee thing...it is much bigger than that.
One additional note. Many of the groups created here claim that they are without rules or guidelines. This is untrue. Every active group on the site is subject to the guidelines put forth by NING and the TeeBeeDee social networking site.
We believe in freedom of expression and Ning, as a broad-based service, is designed to respect many different perspectives and enable them to co-exist seamlessly and effortlessly. With that said, we do not permit pornography, adult content or nudity. To clarify what we define as adult content, nudity or pornography, networks that contain the following would clearly NOT be allowed:
- Depictions or images of sexual acts or implied sexual activity
- Nudity (exposed or see-though coverage of areas typically covered by a bathing suit or underwear)
- Graphic photos or videos
Assuming the content mentioned above is not included, the following are examples of topics and content that would NOT be classified as adult content, nudity or pornography:
- Ning Networks for heterosexual, gay, lesbian or transgender individuals
- Breast Feeding networks, provided that there is no visible nipple or areola
- Educational networks promoting safe sex
We recognize that the actions of one member do not reflect the intentions of an entire network or the Network Creator, however, we ask that you please take advantage of the many tools built in to your network to ensure that all of the content and members on your network fit within our rules, and yours!