Guidelines

What can i publish?
You can submit news reports, articles, op-eds, photo stories, videos, infographics, poems, interviews and personal stories on issues of importance. However, we do not publish fiction.

Categories: culture & society, earth & environment, politics, gender & sexuality, books & education, entrepreneurship and stories of social change, science & technology, social issues, campus watch, animal rights, life, careers & growth, women empowerment, sports & entertainment, inspiration, human & disability rights.

Personal attacks:
No personal attacks are allowed, Anything that violates or infringes upon someone else’ rights and attacks them personally for their beliefs and choices will not be accepted.

Discriminatory in nature:
We have all kinds of people belonging to different faiths, nationalities and all across the gender and sexuality spectrum contributing to our community. And we love ‘em and are proud of all of them. Which also means, no content that is in any way discriminatory in nature towards any community shall be tolerated on the platform.

Allegations and rants:
Somethings and some people can really piss one off. And we know that feeling where you just want to vent! But content of this kind seldom leads to meaningful debates. It’s great for personal sharing but here, let’s just stick to substantiated stuff that people can engage with.

No threats of violence:
C’mon, you know this is wrong. We know context means a lot and so we will keep that in mind, but at no point will anything that suggests violence be put on the platform.

Campaigns:
If you’d like to run a campaign on something that you or your organisation is doing, that you can publish, and we will be happy to associate and support you.

Copyright content:
Copying content from others is nothing less than stealing. Any post found to have been copied will be taken down.

Not allowed:
No incorrect facts or unreliable sources
If you are using facts/stats/data/quotes from external sources, make you sure add a link to the source either at the end of the post, or hyperlink the relevant words. In case your source is not online, mention full name in footnotes.

Pornography:
It is not accepted to create, display, distribute, import, or publish pornography or obscene materials.

Spam:
Do not spam, or use tags or links or misleading information about what you have posted. Don’t embed code in your posts to generate revenues or traffic. Don’t write posts aimed at affiliate marketing.

Privacy Violations:
Don’t post content that violates others’ privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or non-public contact information.

Deceptive Impersonation:
Don’t impersonate someone else to deceive people. Parody is fine, but make that clear.

Any content that violates the above guidelines will be taken down when it comes to our notice. In some case, we will also take down specific lines, words of phrases in your posts that violate these guidelines.

Fairness and the freedom of speech and expression are core to YI’s existence. And we do believe that the best way to counter opposing ideas is to battle ‘em out with more ideas. Censorship is not the solution.

However, while trying our best to implement the above, we do reserve the right to remove any comment or post without prior notice, for reasons, especially to protect the rights of other community members and our services. These are guidelines only and do not place any obligation on us to act a certain way.

If you find a post that violates these guidelines and has not been taken down, please “Report” the post immediately to us, using the report option or email us at hello@youngindia.com