Yarn is based on mutual respect and was designed to be a welcoming space for communities to come together to share ideas, tell stories together and be creative.

To make sure all our users feel safe and comfortable on Yarn we ask that you abide by a few simple rules. By following these basic rules we can help ensure that we treat everyone equally, respect their views and develop a community where all users feel valued and protected.

Yarn is moderated and there are report abuse buttons on every page, but we really want to avoid having to use them and hope that we can trust each other to work responsibly.

A few simple rules

  1. You must be over 13.
  2. Please treat people as you would like to be treated yourself- respect their views and they will respect yours.
  3. If you disagree, do so in a friendly and supportive manner. There’s no place for trolls here.
  4. Please do not use offensive language or terms - you will be reported and your account could be closed. Please take special care not to use defamatory or racially/sexually abusive terms - you could be breaking the law and could face legal action.
  5. Help protect vulnerable people - think about who you include in your stories and don’t identify anyone who is not able to give consent - for example children. Always respect the privacy of others.
  6. Please don’t bully or harass people on this site.
  7. Do not post sexually explicit images or images of violence.
  8. This is your site and your community. If you see something that breaks any of these rules, please report it to us.
  9. Be a positive and supportive member. Take an active interest in the work of others.
  10. Make sure you provide acknowledgements for material you post - especially if it isn’t yours. A web link is fine!
  11. Have fun!

The legal stuff

Please be aware that the posting of racist, homophobic, sexist or disablist material could be illegal. It will be removed and you could face legal action. The same goes for pornographic images.

Please take every attempt to indicate where material comes from - if you are using something that is taken from another website please provide a link in your story.

1. Copyright Notice

Except where otherwise stated, copyright of all materials resides with Yarn.

2. Legal Notice

The information made available by Yarn over the World Wide Web does not form part of any contract. Changing circumstances may cause these provisions to be changed at any time. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, we cannot accept responsibility for errors.

3. Junk mail

No email addresses obtained from this site may be used for unsolicited mailings (junk mail) or given to third parties.