Hate Speech / Hate Symbols
Hate speech is not allowed on Free Jinger. While we value free speech, this is a privately owned site and this matter is not up for debate. FJ will NOT be considered a hate site because some people can't control themselves.
Hate speech is defined as speech that offends, threatens, or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits.
This means we do NOT tolerate the use of words like nigger, faggot (or fag unless you are from a country that uses that term for cigarettes and are using it in that manner), retard or retarded, gay as an insult (ie: that is so gay), etc.
The fact that I had to make this an actual rule disappoints me greatly. There will be ONE warning given for violation of this rule. If that warning is ignored, the member will be placed on an indefinite Journey To The Heart until they realize they are not the special snowflakes they think they are.
No symbols of hate
Avatars, cover photos and blog headers may not include “symbols of hate.” This includes swastikas. Yes, we know that they were good luck symbols before being appropriated by the Nazis. Today, they are considered a symbol of hate and not allowed here. They will be deleted without any notice, just like any other symbol of hate. For further information see: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/us/29hate.html?_r=0 and http://archive.adl.org/hate_symbols/default.asp
Avatar, cover photo and blog header guidelines
Avatars, cover photos and blog headers may be used. Avatars cannot exceed 120x120 pixels. You can upload avatars, cover photos and blog headers or link to them from off-site (no hotlinking). No animated/moving avatars. Avatars, cover photos and blog headers that violate the TOU will be deleted.
Repeated use of images that violate the ToU will result in loss of ability to change these images and you will be given a default image made for people that have problems following rules. It will also earn you a trip to JTTH.