Last Revised: 12/2/2021
At Lekhny, we set stories free with the goal of creating a safe and comfortable space for everyone to discover and create.
In order to create an inclusive and respectful space, we want to ensure our Lekhny writers know what type of content they will discover as well as content they can or cannot post!
Before you take off on your writing journey, please take a peek at the following guidelines:
If you come across any content that violates our guidelines, let us know by reporting it. See here for how to do that.
To learn more about Copyright, please see Copyright FAQ.
Like Your Story
All creators are expected to like their stories as either Mature, or for Everyone, according to the guidelines provided below. If you come across a story that has been rated incorrectly, you can let us know by reporting it (mail it to email@example.com). Please note that we will change your rating if it does not comply with these guidelines.
Marking your story Mature does not mean that it can contain prohibited content. Stories that contain prohibited content will be removed regardless of their rating.
Mature stories are intended for an audience that is 17 and up. There are restrictions on discovering Mature stories on Lekhny that help ensure they reach the correct audience. A story may be rated Mature if it contains any of the following:
If you feel that your story fits our guidelines, but may include parts that aren’t appropriate for younger readers, please rate your story Mature.
What We Remove
The following are not allowed on Lekhny. This is not a complete list, and we have the right to remove any content that we find inappropriate. Any content that could put our community at risk will be removed. Lekhny has the right to close any account or remove content without notice.
Sexual Content on Lekhny
Media on Lekhny
Media on lekhny includes images, videos, gifs, and sound clips. To help keep lekhny a safe space for everyone to create and discover content, we may remove images that don’t follow our Content Guidelines. The following Media is not allowed on lekhny, and will be removed:
If you see the following indicator on one of your uploaded images, it means that the image in question appears to violate one of our Content Guidelines and is no longer publicly accessible by your readers on lekhny.
If you want more information regarding Image moderation please see our Help Centre Article.
Lekhny has the right to remove any media deemed unfit for lekhny.
Self-Harm on lekhny
If you are struggling with eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, or other challenges, we want you to know that you are supported.
Keep in mind that reading about self-harm and suicide can be upsetting or triggering. That’s why we want to remind you that:
There are many forms of violence that can be harmful to our community. We will remove any content or accounts that are intended to shock or disgust our community.
Hate Groups/Extremist Content
At Lekhny, we are committed to keeping our community safe. We value diversity and storytelling, so we want to make sure that the stories being told on Lekhny do not contribute to real-world harm. The following guidelines have been developed in order to maintain a positive community. On Lekhny, you are not allowed to make physical threats of violence or threats of death towards any individual or group of people. We will not allow stories or individuals that glorify, praise or romanticize current real life violent hate groups, figures, or extremist organizations with violent or hateful intentions. This includes:
Talking about Others
Sharing opinions on stories and the quality or style of writing is ok. We aim to create a safe community for everyone on lekhny, so be kind, respectful, and please treat others as you would want to be treated, so don’t post any content that:
Any content that advertises products or services unrelated to, or not sanctioned by Lekhny is not permitted and will be removed.