Our aim is to make Young House Love Forums a helpful, fun, and happy place. There are plenty of online sites to get your snark on, but this little slice of the internet is meant to be a positive, encouraging spot to share tips and advice, ask questions, and lift each other up.
Help make YHL Forums a lighthearted and supportive place. Be generous with words of encouragement. Be inspiring with the images you share. Be constructive with your advice. Be respectful when you disagree. Be honest with your questions. Be loose with your LOLs and emoticons. And above all, be kind and compassionate to others. Remember that behind usernames and profile pics, there’s a person like you who’s just looking to have a good time (not in that scrawl-your-phone-number-in-a-bathroom-stall kind of way).
Don’t spam the conversation with repeated off-topic content or links. Don’t attack, harass, or otherwise disrespect or diminish others – including members of the community and groups/individuals beyond it. Don’t post material that violates another person’s copyright or graphic language/images/links. This site is public and its content is indexed by search engines, so don’t post information or comments that you wouldn’t want your mom, your boss, or that sweet old lady down the street to read. Let’s keep things PG. Okay, maybe PG-13.
If you think someone’s not abiding by the spirit of these forums, please flag their comment for a moderator to review. The “flag” button under each comment allows you to indicate if someone is being abusive or spamming the site (accidental flagging can be undone with a second click).
Abusive content will be removed and users who repeatedly or severely violate these guidelines may be banned, with or without warning.
Note: The views expressed in these discussion forums do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of Young House Love, John & Sherry Petersik, or other site moderators.