Creations


DO NOT POST SCREENSHOTS, PHOTOS OR ITEMS THAT FILL UP THE CANVAS

Combyne is a creative space, where people work hard on their creations and express themselves through their sense of fashion. Posting screenshots of other people’s creations is not allowed, because you’re stealing their hard work and you’re not being genuine to yourself. Why not save some of the items you like from that post and create an original outfit?

This goes the same with posting photos or filling up the canvas with a single item to make it look like a photo. Posting photos doesn’t allow you to get creative with fashion, and so it’s not allowed.

  • You are allowed to make mood boards and collages, which include multiple (3 or more) photos or items.

  • You are allowed to ‘dress up’ wallpapers/background photos, like adding a new t-shirt and pants on a photo.

What matters is intention. If, for example, someone uploads a photo and simply adds a top and pants in the corner of the photo, the intention is to show off the photo rather than the outfit they created.

DO NOT POST SEXUAL, VULGAR, OFFENSIVE, OR THREATENING ITEMS

Keep Combyne a safe space for all by only uploading appropriate items. If you think it’s too inappropriate or offensive, then it probably is. Do not upload anything that is sexual, vulgar, offensive, or threatening.

Items that are photos are allowed on Combyne, but only if they are safe for everyone to see.

  • Any form of nudity is not allowed.

  • Explicit sexual content is not allowed.

  • Content portraying stimulation is not allowed.

  • Violent content is not allowed, including explicit gore or any harm to humans and/or animals.

  • Content portraying self-harm or other bodily harm is now allowed.

  • Racist, sexist, homophobic, and all discriminatory content is not allowed.


Copying


IF YOU ARE INSPIRED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S OUTFIT, TRY TO CREDIT THEM

Lots of creators are inspired by each other every day! Sometimes, creators create similar outfits, and that’s okay! A creator who is inspired by someone’s layout or combination of clothes can shout-out the person who inspired them.

How to credit someone:

  • If you are inspired by someone else’s post, tag them in the description.

  • Explain that they inspired you to create your post!

  • This way, they won’t feel like you’re copying them and you may be able to make a friend along the way.

  • It’s okay if you can’t remember who inspired you. If you mention that you can’t remember and would like to find them again, the community may help you find them!

Inspiration does not relate to copying! Find out more about copying here.

DO NOT COPY OTHER CREATORS

Do not copy other creators. Copying is when you screenshot or replicate an outfit from another creator. Find out more here.


Impersonation


DO NOT IMPERSONATE BADGE-HOLDERS OR TEAM MEMBERS

When on Combyne, be yourself! You don’t have to pretend to be other people. Originality is totally awesome, and the community loves to see all sorts of diverse people!

Impersonating another person can include:

  • Having the same profile picture.

  • A similar display name or username.

  • The same bio.

  • Falsely stating that your account is the second account of the person you’re pretending to be.

If you impersonate someone, especially a badge-holder, it may not work out the way you want it to.

  • People will know you’re not the real badge-holder or team member on Combyne.

  • If you trick someone into believing that you are, then they may come to you with their problems instead of the team members.

  • It harms both reputations of you and the person you’re impersonating.

  • It makes the person who you’re impersonating uncomfortable.


Comments and messages


NO HATE COMMENTS

Combyne is a positive space where we can lift each other up, give feedback, and give advice. It’s really cool to have a community that helps each other improve with their styles.

What isn’t so cool is to check the comments section and see something like “I don’t like it.”

Expressing your opinion is okay, but it should always be done with the intention of making someone feel good about their work.

Instead of saying that you don’t like the post or spamming throw-up emojis, try commenting things like:

  • “It’s not my style, but I like the hard work you put into it!”

  • “You have improved a lot. Keep practicing!”

  • “It would be better if you matched the color of the bag with the shoes!”

  • “I think some of the items you used didn’t quite match. I have some items saved that I can send to you!”

If you have nothing useful to say, then don’t comment.

DO NOT MAKE DISCRIMINATORY, RACIST, SEXIST, OR OFFENSIVE COMMENTS

Combyne is a positive and safe space for everyone. We simply do not allow anything that is discriminatory. This includes, and is not limited to:

  • Racism.

  • Sexism. This includes both misogyny and misandry.

  • Homophobia, transphobia, or any other hatred towards the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Any comments or content to do with supremacy of any type.

  • Any hatred towards religious groups or minorities.

  • Any bullying of any type.

If you come across anyone behaving this way, remember to report and block them.

DO NOT BULLY, HARASS, INTIMIDATE, OR IMITATE OTHER CREATORS

Imagine how you would feel if you were out in the ocean, surrounded by hungry sharks. Not fun, right? Don’t be a shark. If you think your actions are causing someone distress, then you know you should stop.

Check out this article about Bullying.

If someone wants you to leave them alone, please leave them alone.

  • Do not spam someone’s chat.

  • Do not spam someone’s comment section.

  • Be kind and respectful when interacting with others.

  • Do not make call-out posts or posts aimed to make someone look bad.

  • If a creator blocks you, don’t create a new account to harass them more. The more emails you use to access Combyne, the more ways we can ban you.

  • Do not send unsolicited sexual or violent messages or comments.

If you’re pretending to be someone, make sure to get their permission first. The person who you’re pretending to be would most likely be very uncomfortable to see that you’re a duplicate of their account.

SPAM COMMENTS

Comment sections are amazing to read feedback about an outfit or find out what other people think. The last thing anyone wants to see are comments like “follow for follow” and “like for like”. It’s irritating for creators who are looking for feedback to improve their outfits, and none of the spam comments are helpful. Plus, it takes away the attention from the person who actually created the outfit to the person asking for, well, attention.

Comment something nice, like “I like your outfit” or “You seem really cool”. Making friends is a great way for people to check out your profile without you actually saying “check out my profile”.


Groups


GROUPS MAY NOT BE DISCRIMINATORY, OFFENSIVE, THREATENING, BULLYING, OR SEXUAL

Just like the rest of the Community Guidelines, group themes must also follow them. Groups cannot be:

  • Hateful, bullying, harassing, intimidating;

  • Discriminatory, sexist, homophobic, racist;

  • Sexual, vulgar;

  • Threatening, violent;

  • Or generally offensive.

A group is not discriminatory when:

  • A group is specifically for a country, language, or culture, and only accepts people who live in these environments or talk that language.

  • A group is made specifically for a gender or a minority of people, and only accepts those sorts of people.

  • A group is created for a specific audience, and only that audience is allowed to be in the group.

EXTRA GUIDELINES WRITTEN BY THE GROUP OWNER SHOULD BE RESPECTED

Naturally, creators must follow the Community Guidelines by default, but they should also respect any extra guidelines a group owner introduces. If you see any additional guidelines or rules in the group description, they are not optional and the group owner can kick you out of a group for not following them.

  • Groups can have extra guidelines so that its members stick to a theme or topic.

  • Groups must not have any guidelines that contradict the official Community Guidelines. (Group members must follow the Community Guidelines.)

  • Groups could have extra guidelines for safety reasons, like “no bad words”.

Whatever the extra guidelines are, make sure that you stick by them and respect each other.

GROUP ADMINS ARE RESPONSIBLE

Group admins must take care of their groups and make sure that the group theme and any extra guidelines follow the Community Guidelines. Group admins are not responsible for the individual behavior of their group members. However, they are responsible for their group members if the group, collectively, is acting against the Community Guidelines.

  • Inappropriate group themes and groups about things that are against the Community Guidelines are forbidden.

  • The content of the group should be monitored so that things like bullying, mean comments, and other misbehavior is reported.

Group admins are responsible for their groups. If the group as a whole acts against the guidelines (whether thematically or culturally), the group will be deleted.

GROUP MEMBERS WHO DON’T FOLLOW OUR GUIDELINES CAN BE KICKED FROM THE GROUP

Group members are not ‘protected’ by the group, and the Community Guidelines still apply to them. Group admins are able to kick them from the group for misbehavior or breaching the guidelines.

  • Do not bully, harass, or intimidate others.

  • Do not make offensive comments or posts.

  • Do not copy other creators’ outfits.

  • Do not post photos to a public group.

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