Guidelines

Community Guidelines

Our Code of Conduct and your pledge to be an upstanding member of the Wagestolz community.

LAST EDITED April 20th 2020

Our Code of Conduct and your pledge to be an upstanding member of the Wagestolz community.

  1. I will upload only work that I’ve created

Share your own work on Wagestolz.

  • Don’t post others’ work.
  • Don’t take credit for others’ work.
  • Don’t post copyrighted or trademarked content.
  1. I will upload innovation work

Wagestolz is a place to upload what you’re currently working on and portfolio quality work. The members of Wagestolz should be thoughtful about the innovation work they upload.

  • Don’t share content that you would share on a video-sharing platform—including promotional videos, commercials, and tutorials. Video uploads should be used for animation, motion design, 3D explorations and other work of this nature.
  • Don’t share too much text—let your visual impressions tell the story of your work.
  • If you’re using audio to enhance your work, please use it thoughtfully. Make sure you have permission before using audio that’s copyrighted or stick to audio that’s under creative commons.

If your post violates these guidelines, it will be removed from Wagestolz. Note: Per our Terms of Service, Wagestolz has final say over whether content is appropriate.

  1. I won’t post inappropriate content

Wagestolz aspires to be a welcoming and inclusive community. Please don’t post content that is:

  • Illegal
  • Pornographic, mature in content, or gratuitously or overly sexual [1]
  • Racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive
  • Shockingly graphic, grotesque, or obscene
  • Inflammatory (e.g. name-calling, preaching, ranting, stirring up controversy, or venting frustrations)

[1] We realize that nudity can be a gray area. We aim to keep Wagestolz PG-13 and posts violating this guideline will be removed at Wagestolz ‘s discretion.

 

If you post inappropriate content, it may be removed by Wagestolz per our Terms of Service. Wagestolz has final say over whether content is appropriate. If you repost content that’s been removed or continue to post content that violates these guidelines your account may be suspended or removed.

If you notice a Wagestolz member posting inappropriate content, flag the shot or report it by contacting us.

  1. I will follow the following guidelines for my profile
    • Do not include an email address or website url in the description or image on your profile (including the use of special characters)
    • Do not include any profanity, offensive or hurtful language in the masthead description or image of your profile. 
    • Do not post known false information including onsite statistics, follower counts or other misleading information
    • Do not include any inappropriate content in the masthead image on your profile. Inappropriate content includes text and images that are:
      • Illegal
      • Pornographic, mature in content, or gratuitously or overly sexual [1]
      • Racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive
      • Shockingly graphic, grotesque, or obscene
      • Inflammatory (e.g. name-calling, preaching, ranting, stirring up controversy, or venting frustrations)

[1] We realize that nudity can be a gray area. We aim to keep Wagestolz PG-13 and shots violating this guideline will be removed at Wagestolz ‘s discretion.

 

If you post inappropriate content, it may be removed by Wagestolz per our Terms of ServiceWagestolz has final say over whether content is appropriate. If you repost content that’s been removed or continue to post content that violates these guidelines your account may be suspended or removed.

 

  1. I won’t spam other Wagestolz Members

Wagestolz provides many features that allow users to interact with one-another, including messages. Please don’t use these tools indiscriminately to spam or send unsolicited messages to other members. If you’re caught spamming other Wagestolz members, your account may be suspended or removed.

What do we consider spam?

  • Using likes, follows, and other disingenuous social gestures to draw attention to your account
  • Linking to your own work in comments on other members’ projects
  • Leaving many comments that are short on substance to draw attention to your account
  • Misusing site features and functionality in a way that isn’t in line with their core purpose for personal gain

If you see a Wagestolz member spamming others, report it by contacting us.

  1. I will give due credit

If your work is inspired by other work on Wagestolz, make sure to give credit. You can do this by mentioning the Wagestolz member. Know that work that’s inspired by others may be interpreted as stolen.

If you’re the owner of work that has been posted on Wagestolz without your consent, please review our Copyright Policy.

Please link back to Wagestolz when posting Wagestolz content elsewhere.

  1. I will be constructive in my feedback

When providing criticism or feedback to other Wagestolz members—be helpful, not mean.

  1. I will use messages to contact Wagestolz members about serious work inquires only

When sending a message to an innovator, please follow these guidelines:

  • Your message must be a work inquiry regarding an innovation job or project.
  • Please personalize the messages you send—don’t send boilerplate messages. They tend to feel impersonal and lack the detail necessary to be appealing. This means you should use their name, provide a brief description of the work or job for which you’re hiring, and any details you find compelling about the innovator’s work on Wagestolz.
  • Please make sure the innovator you’re contacting is a good fit for your job or project as indicated by the work, bio and skills on their profile. Many innovators also declare the type work in which they’re interested on the message form—so make sure your message conforms with their stated preferences.
  • Have a specific job or project in mind when contacting an innovator. Don’t ask if someone is generally looking for new opportunities or if anyone they know is looking for new opportunities.
  1. I recognize that personal accounts are only to be used for posting my personal work

All work posted under an individual player account represents that account holders personal work and not the work of a team, collective, community or any other group of individuals. If you would like to share work created by a team, create a Team account.

  1. I recognize that Team accounts are for agencies and in-house teams

When creating a Team account please follow these guidelines:

  • The Team account represents an agency or in-house team
  • You are not selling, offering, promoting or receiving compensation of any kind in exchange for seats on your Team account
  • Each person invited to your team works as part of said agency or in-house team
  • You are not using your Team profile to spam the Wagestolz community (See Guideline #4)

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your messaging privileges being suspended or revoked.