Community Guidelines

We’re thrilled to create an inviting space that promotes our creators’ various viewpoints and perspectives. Our aim is to build an inclusive environment where individuals can participate in meaningful conversations and make connections. To sustain this atmosphere, we have established guidelines to ensure everyone feels valued and protected. While we celebrate diverse perspectives, there are certain behaviors that we do not permit in order to uphold the standards of our community.

All members of the Simily community are expected to maintain these core guidelines to protect the community we are fostering. Failure to comply with these Community Guidelines can result in consequences such as the removal of posts or comments, deletion of groups, or suspension of your Simily account. Simily has the sole authority to decide whether your content or behavior violates these guidelines. Simily reserves the right to remove accounts and content at our discretion.

If you find content on Simily that you believe violates the terms of these guidelines, please report it by emailing [email protected] and including a link to the post or profile in question. Please note that spam and harassment will not be tolerated, and any evidence of such should be reported immediately along with any violations of the following rules.

Writing that is not creative in nature

Simily is a platform to elevate creative and fiction writing. As such, all listicles, how-to’s, reviews, informative pieces, news stories, etc. should not be posted on Simily. When you join this site, you commit to sharing your creative writing only on this platform. We reserve the right to remove stories and accounts that do not follow this posting requirement.


Spamming is prohibited on Simily. All spam will be immediately removed from Simily without notice. Some examples of spam or misuse include but are not limited to the examples listed below

  • Posting duplicate or low-quality content
  • Engaging in excessive activity (e.g. excessively posting or commenting)
  • Misuse of groups, posts, reviews, comments, etc. 

Account creation

Simily is focused on creating an authentic community. Users are allowed to have only one account. Users are permitted to use a pen name, but should still only create one account on the platform. If a user is discovered to have created multiple accounts, all accounts will be suspended and future account creation will be restricted. 


  • Simily strictly prohibits the sharing or solicitation of any individual’s private and personally identifiable information (doxxing) without their explicit consent.
  • Content that breaches privacy or compromises the personal safety of individuals includes but is not limited to, the disclosure of sensitive or confidential information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, non-public phone numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, or other comparable data.
  • For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy


Users must own the rights to the stories they share on Simily. Simily defines plagiarism as taking others’ words or ideas and presenting them as your own without permission or acknowledgment. This includes direct copying, paraphrasing without citation, and failure to cite sources. Crediting a source on work that is plagiarised does not constitute an appropriate caveat to infringement.

Detected plagiarism may result in the suspension of accounts, deletion of posts, and withholding of earnings. Simily reserves the right to take action against plagiarism in the manner we see fit. 

Violence, Harassment, Bullying

Violence, harassment, and bullying of any kind will not be tolerated on the Simily platform. Any such behavior will result in the posts, comments, and accounts being removed from Simily. 

At Simily, our goal is to create an inclusive and safe environment for creatives to share their work. All members of Simily are expected to behave in the following manner while engaging on our platform.  

  • Creating a Welcoming Community: We strive to foster a safe and inclusive community where violence is not tolerated, and everyone is treated with respect.
  • Embracing Kindness: Bullying in any form, including cyberbullying and harassment, is contrary to our values of fostering a supportive environment.
  • Respecting Others: We expect all community members to engage with one another in a respectful manner, refraining from any behavior that causes harm or discomfort.
  • Celebrating Diversity: Our community embraces diversity and opposes hate speech, discrimination, or any content that promotes prejudice based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Exploitation of minors

Simily strictly prohibits any form of exploitation or harm towards minors, including but not limited to the distribution, creation, or promotion of content that involves their abuse, endangerment, or inappropriate representation. Any examples of this will be immediately removed from the site and all accounts will be suspended without warning and all earnings will be forfeited.  

Paid or Non-Genuine Interactions

At Simily, we use member behaviors such as follows, likes, and reviews to curate the best content and enhance the site experience for everyone. That’s why we have a firm policy against any artificial behaviors that manipulate this system, as they harm the experience of other users and degrade the overall quality of our platform.

Simily has a clear policy against the following activities:

  • Engaging in the buying or selling of accounts or account interactions (such as views, reads, follows, comments, and likes) with others.
  • Utilizing services or applications that enhance views, reads, follows, or comments on your Simily account or content, unlawfully or otherwise.
  • Engaging in automated or systematic actions, including the creation of accounts, posting of content, or interacting with other users, in violation of applicable regulations or guidelines.

If a user is suspected to have engaged in the inauthentic acquisition of any engagement, that user will be suspended from the platform and all earnings will be forfeited. 

Word Count

To protect our community from spamming and to promote the thoughtful articulation of stories and poems, Simily has instituted a minimum word count. For longer-form creative writing pieces, we have a 600-word minimum. For poems, we have a 100-word minimum. If you believe that your writing style constitutes a lower word count minimum and you’d like to request an exception for your body of work, you can email us at [email protected] to make a formal request.

Ads and Marketing

Simily prioritizes genuine connections and meaningful interactions. Our policy discourages advertisements and marketing activities, to create a positive environment for users to fully engage and enjoy the creative writing on the platform.

  • Users are prohibited from sharing ads or affiliate links that promote products, services, or brands, as it goes against our guidelines.
  • We do not allow the promotion of third-party marketing campaigns or the dissemination of marketing materials without proper authorization.
  • Sharing content related to multi-level marketing schemes, pyramid schemes, or any form of deceptive or exploitative marketing practices is strictly prohibited.
  • It is against Simily’s guidelines to market or sell any product or service through the Simily platform. 


Community engagement is at the heart of Simily. Inactive accounts that have not engaged on the platform for six months can be reclaimed. 

These Community Guidelines were updated in May 2023.