Forum Rules

zac Staff zac
Created: 5 years and 2 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 9 months ago
Thanks to the community leaders and members who helped update the forum rules. The discussion period is over and the updated rules can be found below. Cheers! :)

Forum Rules

Welcome to, the official DuckDuckGo community! To make your stay here as fun and enjoyable as possible, please respect and follow these forum rules:

1. Be nice.
Please respect each other. Insulting or harassing others on this forum is prohibited.

2. Keep it clean and legal.
Do not post (or link to any website that contains) sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, or gory content. In addition, please do not discuss illegal activities such as pirating.

3. No advertisements or spam.
Trolling, spamming, or posting with the purpose of advertising or promoting a product/service is prohibited.

4. Read before you post.
Before posting, take a minute to visit the help pages and search the forum to see if your topic has been previously discussed and answered.

5. Please stay on-topic.
All responses to a topic should be related to the original post. If you would like to discuss something else, please start a new topic.

6. Think before you delete.

Please use caution when deleting your older posts as doing so might disrupt the flow of conversation.

7. Be active.
This community relies on the kindness and expertise of many different people around the world. If you have a question, please ask it! If you know an answer, please comment! Also, if you see something that violates these forum rules, please use the, “report” button on the posts/comments to flag them for removal.

8. One account per user.

9. A word on licensing.
When you post an idea, graphic, or other creation on this forum, you grant that DuckDuckGo may use that asset freely without any restrictions. Your rights to that asset are waived, and no royalties may be charged for its use.

**These forums are monitored by DuckDuckGo Community Leaders and staff. Any topics/posts found breaking these rules are subject to edit or deletion.
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Updated post to reflect comleader/employee changes.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 8 months ago Link
Edit: added new staff members.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 3 months ago Link
Edit: New community leader: (slingshot)
posted by zac Staff4 years and 2 months ago Link