Thursday, 25 April 2024

Content Policy

Maxm.Network and Maxm.Social Content Policy


The goal of Maxm websites (Maxm.Network) is to have fair, transparent and constitutional moderation practices.

To ensure that decisions are made as fairly as possible, we developed a Jury System based on the Santa Clara Principles to review appeals. A Jury consists of 12 randomly selected unique active Maxm users who are notd to the user under review. Each juror selected is provided with the option to participate, pass or opt-out of the Jury pool entirely. If 75% or more of the Jury members vote to accept the appeal of a strike, the administrative action is overturned.

If less than 75% of the Jury members vote accept the appeal, the administrative action is upheld. The decision of the Jury will be final. For more information about the jury system, read our blog.

The current content moderation system functions as follows:

User reports content or channel
Maxm staff accepts or rejects report
If accepted, user is notified and given chance to appeal
If appealed, a jury of Maxm users votes on appeal
Strike Offense
Users will receive a strike for certain violations of the Content Policy. Users will be notified about the strike, which term was violated, and which piece of content was in violation. All strikes can be appealed to a Maxm Jury. Individual strikes will expire after 90 days.

The following violations will result in a strike:

Untagged NSFW Post (three strikes required for each individual NSFW category)

Strike 1 - Warning
Strike 2 - 2nd Warning
Strike 3 - Full channel marked with NSFW category
Harassment and Spam

Strike 1 - Warning
Strike 2 - 2nd Warning
Strike 3 - Ban
NSFW (not safe for work) is defined as content containing nudity, pornography, profanity, violence, gore, or sensitive commentary on race, religion, or gender. In general terms, it is defined as content which a reasonable viewer may not want to be seen accessing, in a public setting, such as in a workplace. These tags can be applied to individual content or any group or channel. The full channel will not be marked with a NSFW category until it has received 3 strikes in a single NSFW category.

Spam on Maxm is generally defined as repeated, unwanted, and/or unsolicited actions, automated or manual, that negatively affect Maxm users, groups, and/or Maxm itself. Spam also includes content that is designed to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing). Spam may result in an immediate ban if determined to be malicious or by use of a bot.

Spam may result in an immediate ban if determined to be malicious or by use of a bot.

Immediate Ban Offense
Users will be immediately banned for certain violations of the Content Policy. Users will be notified about the ban and which term was violated, but they will not be able to see the content that was in violation as it will have to be removed from Maxm. Appeals on immediate bans will be reviewed by the Maxm admins and not a jury due to the nature of the content.

Illegal (terrorism, paedophilia, extortion, fraud, revenge porn, sex trafficking)
Personal and confidential information (doxxing)
Malware
Token manipulation
Impersonation
Incites a true threat of violence
Boost Policy
Boost is the advertising network on Maxm. Users may exchange Maxm Tokens to “Boost” their content and receive views from the network. Users may not Boost any content that is in violation of our Content Policy. Additionally, users may not Boost content that:

Spam Policy

Spam is not allowed on Maxm websites. Spam may take many forms, and our rules are intended to cover a range of prohibited behavior, including: Repeated, unwanted, and/or unsolicited actions, automated or manual, that negatively affect Maxm users, groups, and/or Maxm itself; Content that is designed to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing); Commercially-motivated spam, that typically aims to drive traffic from Maxm over to another website, service or initiative through backlinking or other inauthentic methods; Inauthentic engagements, that try to make channels or content appear more popular than they are; Coordinated activity, that attempts to artificially influence opinion through the use of multiple accounts, fake accounts, and/or scripting or automation In most cases, spam will result in a strike for your channel. In cases where the behavior is deemed to be malicious or harmful, the account will result in an immediate ban.