NSFW usernames

Hi everyone,

As you can probably see from my username, it’s a little nsfw. As in it has a typically taboo word in it.

I chose it because I liked how it looked, sounded and highlighted something about me that I think is beautiful.

However I’m scared in the future my account may be banned due to the nature of the incorporated word.

I just saw a new user with the n-word in their name and I feel like that is a completely different wavelength than mine.

So, ultimately, what’s the policy around it?

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It should be fine for you. As long as you are not posting anything too crazy on the app or the forums such as pornography or gore etc. you will prolly be ok. And ppl with the n word usernames got banned cuz of the n word lol. Your user is much more mild so to say so ull prolly be ok. Hope that helps.

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Hi!

Thanks for your reply. Can confirm, not posting pornography at ALL hahahaha.

Ah okay, I’m glad that username wasn’t allowed.

Thanks for clarifying!

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Well this is what the guidelines say.

Nudity and pornography are not allowed on byte. Don’t post content showing sexual acts, genitals, close-ups of fully-nude butts, female nipples (except in cases of breastfeeding or discussing post-surgery scarring). Animated content of this nature is also not allowed.

We are deeply committed to the safety of children and will not tolerate predatory or grooming behavior. Don’t post content showing nude or partially nude children, regardless of intention.

A word about this policy: Our nudity ban is not a value judgment. While we are very aware of the potential for platforms to be used for sex trafficking and abuse, we are also very aware of the impact that policies like these have on equality, body- and sex-positivity, sex-worker rights, and artistic expression. Ideally we end up in a place where legal, consensual, artful nudity is allowed, but we want to be careful about how we get there. To do a good job on this, we need more resources than we currently have (literally money and people) to help us resolve difficult cases of consensuality and legality. We feel a responsibility to get this right, which is why we’re casting a somewhat wide net in the meantime.

For more info you can look at https://byte.co/guidelines

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Yes I had a look at them! It didn’t quite answer my question to a tee, so that’s why I posted hoping to get bit more clarification

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For now Pornography of any kind is not allowed due to the fact that the Byte team does not have enough people to determine whats ok and not. At this point in time unfortunately thats whats its gonna be like…

All good, am not planning on posting anything nude…

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#freethebeautitties but on a serious note I don’t feel like your username would be a problem esp seeing as plenty of people make dick and sex jokes on this platform lol

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Hahaha! I’m trying to get my hands on @mikaela (my dream tbh) - I’ve messaged the girl who has it as she’s not active, asking if there is a possibility to transfer. I tried her on her insta but it doesn’t look like she’s active so I’ve just messaged her twitter. Fingers crossed. But in the meantime, #freethebeautitties

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hopefully in the future there will be a way to claim inactive usernames for sure

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@beautitties Honestly, when I first read your name, I was like…Hahaha! That’s creatively hilarious. I don’t find it offensive in any way and no one else should. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Thanks for your input! Glad it gave you a laugh :yum:

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NSFW usernames are usually fine on most social media, unless you’re using slurs in it, then that’s going to get you banned. For example: unless your account features actual cock and ball torture on it, having the username of @cockandballtorture isn’t going to get you banned.

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Thank you for that very specific example! Seems a bit clearer now :slight_smile:

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Haha at first look at your username, it’s not even that bad. In fact it was like, funny, witty, and quirky. In fact, that’s already a common term (for me at least) and I see nothing wrong with that.

I think it will cross the line if it’s blatant nsfw/slur but that one still has a creative wordplay on it so I think you’re safe. Idk

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Thanks for your input! I’m glad you like it. I figured the case but I wanted to 100% check!

I mean, “Beau” is a pretentious way of saying “boyfriend” but I don’t think most folks would have a problem with it.

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It’s taboo :shushing_face:

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