Sensitive media policy

General Introduction

Plates strives to be a platform accepting of a wide range of creative works and themes as possible. With creative works featuring sensitive topics such as violent or adult content, the content you post has some boundaries and rules that you must adhere to.

We recognise that some people may not want to be exposed to such content, which is why we balance allowing people to share such content with helping people who want to avoid it. We restrict such content for underage users and users who may not wish to see such type of content.

Under this policy, there are some types of sensitive media content that we don’t allow at all because of the distress that they can cause to users who view them. Below is an overview of content that is allowed and not allowed on the platform and our policy on acting on it’s violation

What is allowed

You are allowed to post adult content, provided that it is consensually created and the subjects are above the legal age of 18 and does not violate are content policy (see section) and copyrights of the media are present with the owner.

Please be aware, that Plates would limit the visibility of such content in front of underage users or users who may not wish to see such types of content.

What is not allowed

Our aim is to limit exposure to sensitive media that can cause distress to users viewing them. For this reason the following type of media is not allowed on Plates

  • Graphical violence: Media depicting death, violence, physical injury, physical child abuse, bodily fluids including blood, semen, feces, wounds, severely injured or mutilated animals, etc. (NOTE: Exceptions maybe made for documentary or educational content)
  • Pornography: Media depicting simulated sexual acts, close-ups of genitals, buttocks, or breasts (excluding content related to breastfeeding). (NOTE: Exceptions may be made for artistic, photography, medical, health, or educational content)
  • Non consensual or underage adult content: For media which involve erotic or sexually provocative content, whether photographic or fictional, visual or written, Plates requires that all subjects be eighteen (18) years of age of older and the act be performed with the explicit consent of all the participants.
  • Sexual violence: Media depicting rape and other forms of sexual assault or acts that occur without the explicit consent of the participants.
  • Gratuitous Gore: Excessively graphic or gruesome content related to death, violence or severe physical harm, or violent content that is shared for sadistic purposes.

What happens if the policy is violated

Plates has zero tolerance towards the violation of the above policy. Any content posted on Plates that is found to be in violation of the same would be removed by our moderation team and might even lead to the author’s account getting suspended.

Report violations of this policy

Anyone can report potential violations of this policy via our dedicated reporting flows. To do this click on the options icon next to a post, a plate or a profile to submit it for a review.

If you believe that your account was suspended in error or your content was in genuinely removed, you can reach out to us at [email protected]