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Tinkercad's "Be Nice" Policy.

 

We are so stoked that most of the Tinkercad user base creates superb designs and models, and makes them public to share their designs with other users to push the limits of creativity.  However, within any awesome community, nastiness will occasionally surface.  It can take the form of abusive comments, inappropriate models or even spamming.  

The first line of defense against nastiness is the Report Abuse button, at the bottom of every design's page or next to every comment, that you can click to let us know if something is problematic. This is the fastest way to ensure we can respond to anything that goes against the spirit of Tinkercad.

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Here are some insights into what we consider Abuse and the best ways to get banned.  Allow us to present a few simple guidelines for Tinkercad here; great ways to be awesome in the Tinkercad community.

Top 10 Ways to "Be Nice" on Tinkercad

  1. Keep it clean.

    Swearing and offensive language is the best way to get booted.

  2. By any other name...

    Similar to Number 1, but be polite - don't resort to name-calling.

  3. No spamming.

    No one cares how many comments you can make in a row, or wants to see repeated links to your designs with instructions to "drop a like".  It's just rude.

  4. Bikini-bits.

    If it's normally covered by a bikini, it doesn't need to be shown in the Tinkercad gallery.  No dirty-birdies, please keep the privates private.

  5. Don't use Tinkercad as forum for political discussion.

    Nothing divides people faster than religious and political beliefs. We don't restrict anyone's models on the basis of belief, but they inevitably lead to conflict in the comments.  

  6. If you Copy, attribute the original creator.

    Expanding on or remixing another user's model is awesome, just don't claim it as your original creation.  There's also a section at the top of the comments that very clearly shows if a model has been "remixed".  We don't ban for copying models, but be honest.

  7. Don't cry wolf.

    Reporting abuse doesn't automatically do anything, it just sends us an alert.  Reporting someone because you don't like them doesn't do anything. But we can see who does the report.

  8. Use a real email.

    If we can't contact you, we can't send you stuff like shirts and buttons. On the other end, if you're naughty, we have to go straight to a ban without warning.

  9. Don't make us turn this car around.

    The Tinkercad Team works hard every day to improve Tinkercad and the website so you can make cool stuff.  They're working on sweet features, and making them stop all that to babysit... is a wet diaper.

  10. Be nice.

    The best experiences - and in turn the best models - in Tinkercad come from collaboration and support from within the community.

So there you go, some pretty simple guidelines.  We also understand that the moment can get away from even the most well behaved of us, so before you enter that comment or make that model public, just consider whether it falls in line with the spirit of Tinkercad.  Or, to be a little silly, "What Would Peter Do?".

For a more technical explanation of our "Be Nice" policy, please see section 5 of our Terms of Service.

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