Code of Conduct

The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is mostly common sense, and used to resolve any issues or disputes that may arise. Violating the AUP may prohibit you from using TransAdvice.org and its services. The AUP is as follows:

TransAdvice.org is a web service provided for users to connect, research, and share information about transgender and transsexual life, activities, concerns, transition, and a community to gain support.

Such a community will have diverse members, with different experiences, ideas, beliefs and opinions about themselves and others.

TransAdvice.org does not seek to limit one's identity, or the expression of that identity, in regards to how one conducts their lives and shares with people on this site, insofar as it does not limit or invalidate another person's identity or expression of their identity.

As this site deals with gender, respecting another's gender identity is vital. If you do not know someone's gender, you may ask them how they wish to be referred to and respect their wishes.

As such, we request that you respect the ethos of this site by not posting or engaging in any of the following while using this site:

  1. Speech which is patently offensive, promotes or incites racism, sexism, ablism, and reverse-’isms’ such as, but not limited to, reverse racism, reverse sexism or cisphobia. As well as bigotry, hatred or physical harm against any group or individual, or is sexually or violently exploitative.
  2. Deliberate or intentional misgendering, and its ilk, is not tolerated in any form.
  3. Harassment or advocating harassment of another person, on or off the site.
  4. Encouraging self destructive or harmful behavior.
  5. Non-consensual sexual attention and inappropriately assumed intimacy with others.
  6. Conducting or plotting illegal activity.
  7. Soliciting personal information from minors.
  8. Publicly posting private and/or personal information of other people without their expressed permission, including but not limited to, real names, birth names, birth gender/sex, addresses, phone numbers, email and instant message addresses, physical location, photographs, recordings, internet properties, businesses, places of work, and/or other information that may lead someone to another person
  9. Posting copyrighted work without the copyright owner's expressed permission and credit.
  10. Spam, phishing, and/or other activities intended to coerce people to give up otherwise private and personal information.
  11. Trolling, social engineering, and other forms of net-abuse are highly frowned upon. Just because you meant something to be funny, does not make it okay to say or do.
  12. Patterns of intentional disruptive or inflammatory behaviour.
  13. Complaints about criticism of racist, sexist and otherwise inflammatory behaviour or rhetoric.

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If you're a federal, state, or local government employee or official, you are forbidden to use this site if at any time during the past 50 years, you took any action or made any statement, verbal or written, that may violate or impinge on anyone's rights as defined by the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Evidence of actual violation of or impingement on a specific person's right is not required for AUP infringement.

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