Content Guidelines

At Opntrip.com, we love stories. Our goal is to be facilitators, not gatekeepers, for your reading and writing experience. We want to create a safe and comfortable space for everyone, and part of that is ensuring that everyone is fully aware of the type of content they’re about to read and the type of content they’re able to post. Before posting any content on Opntrip.com, make sure  it meets the following guidelines:

  • The story content and all associated images, video, or media is appropriate for the community and has been rated correctly. See: Content Guidelines.
  • The content is entirely your own original work or you have the author’s permission to post it onto your profile. See: Copyrights.
  • The story has been placed in the correct category (i.e. Romance, Science Fiction, Fanfiction, etc.).

PROHIBITED CONTENT
The following types of content are NOT appropriate for Opntrip.com and apply to any uploaded stories, images, video, and audio. Content in violation of this policy will be removed without notice.

Hate Speech
Don’t post any content that actively promotes violence or hatred against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

Cyber-bullying and Threats
Don’t post any content that is intended to bully, threaten, or harass others. We aim to create a safe community for everyone on Opntrip.com, so be kind, respectful, and treat others as you would want to be treated.

Pornographic Material
Don’t post any explicit content that is solely intended to arouse. This includes written material, as well as visual material such as images, videos, or media that display nudity or sexual activity.

Rape, Sex-Slavery, and Non-consensual Sex
Don’t post any content that glorifies sexual abuse, sexual assault, or any other illegal sexual acts.

Pedophilia and Harm to Minors
Don’t post or solicit any content related to minors that is sexually suggestive.

Glorification of Self-harm and Suicide
Don’t post content that promotes, supports, or graphically describes any type of self-harm. This includes content that urges or encourages others to injure themselves, embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders, or commit suicidal acts.

Violation of Privacy
Don’t post any content that reveals any personally identifying or confidential information, including real names, addresses, other contact information, physical descriptions, or private photographs/videos.

Pirated Works
Don’t post anything you didn’t write on Opntrip.com without the explicit permission of the person who did write it. Don’t upload pirated versions of published works, or any other content that belongs to someone else. Posting plagiarised and pirated works of any kind is illegal and punishable by law.

Any other Inappropriate or Illegal Content
Don’t post, advertise, or solicit any type of illegal content or behavior.

 

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL
At Opntrip.com we value the incredible amount of dedication and commitment that goes into the creation process, so helping creators protect their rights is our top priority. Posting the copyrighted works of others without their legal consent is strictly prohibited. This applies to all stories, images, and media. Any works posted in violation of these rights will be promptly removed and multiple violations may result in immediate account closure. For more information on our Copyright Policy, please see our Terms of Service.

CONTENT MATURITY
Over the next few months we’ll be making some changes to simplify the way we rate content
. All writers on Opntrip.com are expected to rate their stories according to the guidelines provided below. If you come across a story that has been rated incorrectly, you can also let us know by clicking the ‘Report’ button. Please note that we reserve the right to override content ratings as necessary.

All Audiences (Ages Below13)
This content is generally suitable for everyone on Opntrip.com. Stories will not contain use of strong language, and non-graphic mentions of sex, violence, and/or drug use. Please note that stories appropriate for all audiences will not be labeled with any content warnings.

Teen Audiences (Ages 13-18)
This content is generally suitable for Teen Audiences on Opntrip.com. Stories may contain some use of strong language, and non-graphic mentions of sex, violence, and/or drug use. Please note that stories appropriate for teen audiences will not be labeled with any content warnings.

 

Mature Content (Ages 18+)
This content is generally suitable for ages 18 and up. Stories labeled with ‘Mature Content’ may contain frequent use of strong language and graphic depictions of violence, sexuality, and drug use. Stories where explicit sexual activity is the sole premise of the story are not permitted on Opntrip.com.