Usage and content policies: Rules for using GOH
GOH profiles are intended to represent real people in a local area. GOH member profiles
must be honest and authentic.
Be Honest: Intentions, Affiliations, Transparency
All members should be open about who they are, their intentions, and their affiliations. All
group and event descriptions should be accurate, so members can make informed decisions
about their participation.
Be Yourself: Fake Accounts & Impersonation
Creating fake accounts, malicious accounts, or accounts meant to impersonate another
person, is prohibited on GOH.
Respecting people's time, attention, personal choices, and personal boundaries is essential
to creating safe and trusting communities. Be respectful in interactions with people and in
content posted on the platform. GOH monitors and restricts behaviors that are dishonest,
undermine the integrity of the platform, violate personal boundaries, or serve to intentionally
Message Respectfully: Don't Spam
Content sent to a member that is irrelevant, impersonal, unsolicited, promotional, or
repetitive is spam.
Set Appropriate Expectations and Honor Them: Don't Tamper with Groups or Events
Converting or changing events in a group or event, so that they no longer align with the
expectations and purpose set by the organizer and leadership team, is misleading and not
The intentions of the group should remain consistent with member expectations as set in the
Stepping up as organizer to a GOH in order to change the focus of the group, to close the
group, to send or post promotional content, or to send or post content not aligned with the
original description of the group, is prohibited. If it is your intention to change the meaning or
purpose of a group, we advise that you start a new group instead. If a group gets a new
organizer, the mission of that group should stay the same. Events in a group should reflect
intentions expressed in the group description.
Altering the content or settings of a group without permission from the main organizer, or in a
way that is not aligned with the purpose of that group, is prohibited. Any use of GOH tools or
features to disrupt the group or destroy content for the purpose of undermining or
undercutting the established community is a violation of our policies.
Honor Requests for Distance: About Block and Ban Decisions
If you are blocked, you’re blocked. Members must accept and respect any organizer’s
decision to ban a member from a group, or a member's decision to block a member from
contacting them. Creating new accounts to circumvent block or ban decisions is prohibited.
Sexual Content and Nudity
Pornography is not allowed on GOH. Publicly shared photos must be appropriate for general
audiences. Nude or sexual photos are not allowed in public spaces .
If nudity or sexuality is part of a group's identity or lifestyle, organizers must keep the group
Private in order to limit access to this content to members of that group. GOH expects
leadership teams to monitor this content.
Sex Solicitation and Prostitution
GOH prohibits groups that, or individuals who, use GOH to proposition for sex, or to promote
or engage in prostitution. For policies on groups that may contain such content, please see
"Pornography, nudity, or sexual content" and "Mature interests that are not transparent" in
GOH groups and events policies.
Shocking, Disturbing, and Violent Content
Gratuitously graphic, disgusting, obscene, or violent content is prohibited. We don't allow
content posted to upset, shock, or disturb a GOH community or its members .
GOH has a zero tolerance policy regarding child nudity of any kind, pornography, or anything
GOH HQ believes exploits, sexualizes, or fetishizes minors. Such content will be removed
from the platform and the uploader will be banned. GOH reports all child pornography to the
police and children protection association.)
Ask for Permission: Consent
GOH defines consent as welcomed communications and actions to engage with a member.
Engaging with anyone in a non-consensual way is strictly prohibited. If ever in doubt, ask
Respect Privacy: Don't Post Other People's Private Information
Posting private information of other members without their explicit consent is prohibited.
Members and organizers should always be mindful of privacy and use discretion when
sharing any private content that belongs to themselves or to other members. For example,
phone numbers, social security numbers, addresses, financial information, passwords, and
government identification are considered private information.
Bullying, harassment, exploitation, and acts of hate undermine community building in safe
spaces where people can trust one another. Building real relationships requires us to be
more compassionate and kinder towards one another. GOH enforces against behaviors that
are threatening, intentionally malicious, or personally harmful--physically, emotionally, or
Be Compassionate: Don't Harass, Bully or Shame
Harassment and bullying are not allowed on GOH. GOH will honor requests to remove
content that publicly shames or degrades a private individual .
Members should first contact the uploader or the organizer to request that content be
Harassment is persistent or non-consensual contact from another member. Bullying is the
intentional posting of mean content for the purpose of hurting or embarrassing another.
GOH will honor requests to remove nude, lewd or shaming photos if the subject of that
content reports it. Content targeting a public figure, organization, or anyone who has gained
news attention, is not subject to these policies.
Act with Integrity: Do Not Manipulate or Exploit
Any attempt to use someone's insecurities or vulnerabilities for personal gain is considered
manipulation or exploitation and is prohibited.
Hate and Supremacy
Hate speech, supremacy, or behavior that incites hate or violence against individuals or
groups of people based on who they are or their beliefs, is prohibited.
All organizers and members should take ownership over their personal safety and should
never put themselves or others in danger. We expect all organizers and members to be
mindful of local laws when engaging with their groups. Where appropriate, organizers should
also set guidelines for their events to ensure their members are participating safely.
No Threats, Violence, or Personal Endangerment
Using GOH to promote, facilitate, or organize violent, criminal, or non-consensual actions
that endanger anyone, physically, mentally, or emotionally, is prohibited .
GOH reserves the right to remove credible explicit and implicit threats of violence or
aggression and revoke the membership of the user who made them. Examples of prohibited
implicit threats include, “The next time I see you, you’ll be sorry.” and “You better watch your
The dissemination or promotion of misinformation is prohibited. This includes claims that
have been scientifically disproven and that may pose a public or personal health risk.
GOH does not allow any content that encourages or glorifies self-injury or encourages others
to harm themselves.
Copyright and IP
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Posting content that violates another
party's intellectual property rights is prohibited .
When provided with the requisite information, GOH will remove or disable access to material
that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or remove accounts of those who
may be repeat infringers. Please note that simply hosting an event around a similar topic in a
shared location is generally not considered a violation of our policies