Matters Community

Matters is a self-governed community, and we let the community in charge. Matters.Town is built up and owned by the vibrant faces of creators. Any registered Matters user can participate in the community in the following ways:

1. Participate in various activities in Matters.Town

One of the characteristics of Matters is the rich and diverse range of creative activities available. Need some inspiration for creating the next masterpiece? Click here to see all ongoing activities.

If you have just landed in Matters.Town, it’s highly recommended that you participate in these activities as it will allow you to experience the openness and embrace of Matters Community, and get to know authors, readers worldwide who are enthusiastic about exchanging ideas.

2. Matters Discord

Another co-learning hub is Matters Discord (Join here), where you can interact with fellow Matters citizens in real-time, attend various AMA topics, learn about the latest trends in Web3 and the creator economy, and share daily life experiences.

3. Community Governance

Autonomous Community

Matters community is a self-regulated space and it practices community autonomy. If users believe there are behaviors that violate community consensus, they have the rights to initiate lawsuits and instigate community trials. Once a consensus in favor of "disciplinary measures" is established, the prescribed sanctions is implemented. Furthermore, these cases serve as precedents for community governance and are incorporated into the community regulations.

How to initiate a lawsuit? For specific methods, please click here.

Community Regulations

Based on applicable laws and community autonomy precedents, you agree that Matters, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to take necessary actions, include but are not limited to removing and discarding posts, imposing restrictions on posting, suspending or terminatibng accounts if you violate the following regulations:

  1. Publishing extreme discrimination [1],highly insulting language, and hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable speech, including threats and provocations that incite violence.
  2. Any content that involves the sexual exploitation or any violent exploitation and sexual depictions of minors, including the dissemination of child pornography.
  3. Intentional plagiarism without indicating the source or original author, including unauthorized copying, use of copyrighted images, trademark infringement, and any other harmful, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy content that may incur civil or criminal liability under applicable laws and regulations on Matters.
  4. Infringing on the legitimate rights of others, including but not limited to spreading deceptive information by impersonating others, infringing on any patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights, or violating the rights of any other individuals.
  5. Attempting to unauthorizedly access, interfere with, disrupt, or damage the servers of the platform, services, any related websites, or storage platforms; or engaging in any behavior that may render webpages invalid, overloaded, damaged, or impaired, or that may disrupt the normal operation of the platform and/or services.
  6. Maliciously registering bulk accounts, engaging in excessive liking or flooding of posts, repeatedly posting highly similar content that causes an overwhelming volume of posts or user harassment, or partaking in any other behaviors that adversely affect the interests of the community and its members.
  7. Posting commercial advertisements with profit-oriented external links, including but not limited to gambling, pornography, drug-related advertisements, or other commercial activities that have been determined through community lawsuits as inappropriate for the Matters community.
  8. Becoming a manager of public Tags [2],but failing to uphold the Tags in a fair and objective manner and refusing to transfer tag ownership. (For community discussions on public Tags, please clickhere.)

In order to ensure the sustainable and positive operation of the community, Matters fosters and safeguards rational, friendly, and sincere conduct that shape a rational. Matters retains the authority to address content and conduct that detrimentally affect the community.

If users come across any suspected violations of the community guidelines and wish to report them to the platform, they can leave a comment directly below this post. Thank you for your collaboration in creating a safe and inclusive space in Matters.

[1] Definition of discriminatory behavior: Verbal attacks targeting protected characteristics of individuals, including ethnicity, race, nationality, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, caste, gender, gender identity, and severe diseases or disabilities.

[2] Public Tags refer to Tags that were created before the launch of the Tag management feature (i.e., before July 27, 2020) and have been used by 40 or more authors.