Platform Rules - TOS and Code of Conduct
These are the rules of Publish0x.com, as well as code of conduct, explained in non-legalese. :) Note that Publish0x.com has the final say in interpreting the rules and code of conduct should there be a misunderstanding.
Offenses that may get Your Account Restricted:
- Using two or more accounts. Only one account per person, and per internet connection is allowed.
- Using any kind of automation; especially if it is used to tip authors or publish posts; this includes using bots, macros, etc.
- Spamming the comments section. Please note that this especially means that we target comments where users are trying to get other users to sign up to one service / product or another, or comments that simply say "I tipped you, check my blog and tip me too!" or similar. If you write thoughtful comments, others will check your profile and your posts.
- Spamming the comments. Period. Please do not go around commenting on other peoples articles and ask them to tip your content or follow you.
- Trying to cheat our system in any way. :)
TLDR: If you're a Publisher (Author)
Note that if you break the rules by plagiarizing or posting content of very poor quality, or otherwise break the rules listed below, we reserve the right to remove all of the earnings that your post(s) have earned.
While we do our best to connect the dots and figure out which authors are republishing their own content, should your name or other details on Publish0x be different from the name of other websites, please make a note of it so that your post don't get removed for plagiarism.
OK TO DO
- Publishing original articles, blogs, videos, and images, on any topic, in any language.
- Republishing (reposting) your own work from other websites.
- Republishing work (content) that is not your own, but author has given you his express written permission to republish said content is ok to a limited degree. Specifically, if you were able to get a site like CoinTelegraph to let you republish their content elsewhere, it would be ok to republish a specific post from them that you especially liked. On the other hand, we would frown upon republishing every post from their site that you could get your hands on. Republishing your own content that you own the rights to, or content on behalf of an employer or a partner is ok. All other cases will be handled on a case by case basis.
- We do however welcome representatives of crypto projects and sites who are looking to republish content on behalf of their employers. In the example above, if you were an employee of CoinTelegraph, it would be ok to republish your employer's or partner's (CoinTelegraph's) content on behalf of CoinTelegraph. Republishing your own content that you own the rights to, or republishing content on behalf of an employer or a partner is ok. All other cases will be handled on a case by case basis.
- Writing a post for a potential bounty reward is ok, but make sure to disclose that the post is written for a potential bounty reward within the post.
- Using affiliate or referral links.
- Copy / pasting someone else's content.
- Publishing spun or reworded content.
- Republishing content from "PLR" sites, or reuse content from webpages that expired.
- While it is ok to republish content on behalf of someone else, we will not permit users who habitually take content from other websites, even with permission, and republish it to publish0x. This includes the republishing of PR posts and other announcements made by blockchain and cryptocurrency teams. However, teams themselves are welcome to publish their news and updates. In case you are a member of a blockchain project, reach out to us at email@example.com and we will help you get set up.
- Using Publish0x blog as a landing page for an offer, either for an affiliate offer or your own offer.
- Publishing low quality content that even you wouldn’t like to read if somebody else published it.
- E-Begging, asking for Tips, or asking to trade tips.
- Posting, deleting, and then reposting the same post habitually.
- Creating more than one account and tipping yourself.
- Using a name of a brand for your own blog. If you do use names like "Ethereum", "Splinterlands", "Publish0x" or any name of another brand, be aware that we may edit the name of your blog at a future date.
- Using tags that are irrelevant to the content within your post.
- We reserve the right to remove low quality content. Below, you can see what we constitute as low quality content, but this includes posts containing little to no information, clickbait, extreme and malicious political content, and content where your affiliate links, and 'donation' links or addresses are longer than the content itself.
Please read this short post from Stanford University about the 'fair use' policy, to understand in what capacity it's ok to use the work of other people.
Authorship Related Rules and Code of Conduct.
Note that Publish0x.com has the final say in interpreting the rules and code of conduct should there be a misunderstanding. You are agreeing to this before you start publishing content. Content infringing these rules might be removed, together with the earnings it has gathered. Earnings will however not be removed form users who have tipped said content.
- You are the owner of the posts you publish on Publish0x, and are fully legally responsible for the content you publish.
- You represent your own opinions, and these may or may not reflect the opinions of Publish0x.
- By publishing posts on Publish0x, you are giving Publish0x permission to host the content indefinitely.
2. How Can I Become an Author?
You can apply for authorship by filing out the short form found at the following link: https://www.publish0x.com/become
- Applications are normally processed within 3 days depending on workload.
- Not all applications that we receive and check can be accepted at Publish0x, for various reasons. We reserve the right to determine which applicants qualify for authorship status.
- Any applications pending longer than a few days have most likely been rejected.
- Applicants that are accepted will be advised by email on how to proceed further.
- Applicants that are rejected may re-apply for authorship by submitting a sample of writing to the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org for reconsideration.
- Please also include the proper Publish0x username when contacting support. Telegram usernames are not connected to your Publish0x user account.
- The burden of proving that you are publishing original content is ultimately on you. While we do our best to connect the dots and figure out which authors are republishing their own content, should your name or other details on Publish0x be different from the name of other websites, please make a note of it so that your post don't get removed for plagiarism.
3. Can I Publish or Republish (Repost) My Work on Publish0x, or Work that I Have Permission to Republish?
- Yes, you can publish or republish your own posts, images, videos, and other forms of content.
- Yes, you can republish (repost) your own content. If you have a blog on your own domain, on Medium, on Steemit, LinkedIn, or wherever else, feel free to reuse that content on Publish0x. Note that we might ask you to prove to us that you are the owner of the original blog.
- Further, if you have permission from the copyright holder, you are free to republish content created by someone else - but please also read the points below to see the limitations of this. In this case, please let us know about this somewhere within your post, or by reaching out to email@example.com, so that we do not remove the post. If we mistakenly remove a post that you had permission to republish, it will be reinstated on Publish0x. Note that we might ask you to prove to us that you are have permission to republish certain articles that you do not own copyright to.
- We will also not accept the republishing of PR posts and other announcements made by blockchain and cryptocurrency teams. However, teams themselves are welcome to publish their news and updates. In case you are a member of a blockchain project, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you get set up. White it is ok to republish content on behalf of someone else, we will not permit users who habitually take content from other websites, even with permission, and republish said content to publish0x. This includes the republishing of PR posts and other announcements made by blockchain and cryptocurrency teams. We are forced by unethical authors to make a firm and strict stance on this.
- Please note that we will not accept posts that are taken from "PLR" package sites, or from similar sources.
- However, team members of blockchain and crypto teams are welcome to publish and republish news and updates about their projects. In case you are a member of a blockchain project, reach out to us at email@example.com and we will help you get set up.
4. Can I Publish Posts in a Language Other than English?
- Yes, you can publish posts in any language.
5. Can I Publish Posts that are Not About Crypto or Blockchain?
- Yes, you can publish posts on any topic... well, as long as it's legal - don't publish posts looking for a hitman. ;) PS. We still don't have a clear rule set concerning adult content, but please don't publish posts showing nudity.
- A lot of authors publish posts about different topics. We have tried our best to categorize these posts. See the categories here, and let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org if you think we should add another category. We will respond either case!
6. Can I Publish a Post for a Bounty Reward? Can I Publish a Post Sponsored by an Individual or a Vendor?
- Yes! Writing a post for a potential bounty reward is ok. Please make sure to disclose that the post is written for a potential bounty reward within the post.
- Yes, you can write and publish a post on behalf of a sponsor - be it a vendor or an individual. If you are publishing a post on behalf of a sponsor, please disclose this fact within the post.
7. Can I Use Sponsored, Referral, or Affiliate Links Within My Post?
- Yes! You can use affiliate or referral links within your posts. Note that if your post is merely a collection of referral links, we reserve the right to remove it from the site.
8. Can I Ask Users to Tip Me?
- Yes! At the end of your post, feel free to ask users to leave you a tip, a like, or a comment. However, please don't write a short post that merely says "please tip this post" or something to a similar effect.
The Type of Content that We Routinely Remove from Publish0x.
1. We Remove Content that is Copy / Pasted, Spun, Reworded, Transcribed or Translated from Other Website(s) Without Permission Given by the Copyright Holder.
- We remove content that an author either copy / pastes from sites like CoinTelegraph, or any other site(s).
- We remove content that the author takes from a random website and spins using an article spinner, trying to pass the post as originally his.
- We remove content that is taken from other websites without permission, that is simply reworded. If you find a post on CoinTelegraph that you like, and keep the structure of the post while changing some words but keeping the meaning the same (for example by replacing the word 'cryptocurrency' with 'digital currency', or by switching the order of a numbered list), that is not your original work and it will be removed.
- We often find that authors take a few paragraphs from a few different websites, rearrange the paragraphs a bit, and consider the post their original work. Sorry, but this is against our rules. While it is ok to do is take a few sentences from other articles found online, cite them with a link, and build upon the work of the original author.
- Posts that are translated from sites like CoinTelegraph or other site(s) will be removed, unless you have permission from the copyright holder.
- Please note that the same goes for content transcribed from videos. Transcribing a video is the same as copy / pasting. This is against the rules of Publish0x to publish content you've transcribed from videos, unless you have express permission to do so.
2. We Remove Poor Quality Content.
While we understand that not everyone is a superb writer, we still ask you not to post low quality content that even you wouldn’t like to read if somebody else published it.
These include, but are not limited to:
- One or a few paragraph short posts, aka farticles; posts that are written in haste and offer little value to anyone, that the author published solely to gather tips.
- Short posts published to get users to sign up to an airdrop or an affiliate offer.
- While we do encourage you to write about subjects like these, one or two paragraph posts that talk about a generic topic and offer little to no insight might be removed - i.e "What is Bitcoin", or "What are Cryptocurrencies", will be removed.
- Posts that are next to impossible to understand might be removed. We understand that not everyone uses English as their native language. Still, if you are struggling to publish content in English, you can publish content in another language instead.
- Habitually publishing content with extreme, misleading, or otherwise malicious information; especially clickbaity 'current world news' and extreme political content. Clickbaity news might be something like "This old lady got hit by a bus, and you won't believe what happened next', or "This building caught fire in this random place in the world and there was a car crash", while extreme political content might baselessly accuse a person of different political belief than yours that they do x, y, or z.
- We reserve the right to remove any post where the links to affiliate offers you advertise, or links to donation addresses, are longer than the actual content. Basically, if your post is merely a collection of referral links, we reserve the right to remove it from the site.
3. Please do not use posts on Publish0x as a landing page for an offer, either as an affiliate or for your own offer. We remove posts that do this, but offer little value on top.
While you can advertise your offer when done with taste, and when some value is offered to the reader, merely publishing a post guiding users to sign up to an affiliate (referral) offer is not allowed. We do not differentiate between the offers that you are the owner of, vs offers that you are merely an affiliate for.
4. Please Don't Publish, Delete, and Republish the Same Post Multiple Times - We Might Remove These.
- Please publish each post only once. Posts containing the same or very similar content published multiple times over and over might be removed. The rule still applies if you delete the post, then republish it, just to delete the post again and republish it again.
- It's ok to change your mind and republish a post that was previously deleted. This rule is in place merely to deter those who do this as a way to game our system.
5. We Remove Illegal Content.
- We will do our best to remove any posts that talk about known scams, frauds, and similar projects.
- Anything that is illegal will get removed.
- Please do not use posts on Publish0x as a landing page for an offer, either as an affiliate or for your own offer.
6. We Remove "E-Begging" Posts, aka please don't publish posts asking for donations OR asking for tips, or to trade for tips.
- Sorry, but we cannot allow these in most cases. If you publish posts asking for donations, or if you create posts where you ask users to tip you or to trade tips, your authorship may be revoked.
7. Please Use the Tags Correctly. We do take action against those who continuously use irrelevant tags.
- Using tags that are irrelevant to the content within your post is not allowed. If everyone would use tags that are not relevant to the posts that they are publishing, the tags on Publish0x.com become useless and meaningless.
8. Creating Multiple Accounts to Tip Yourself, or Others.
- This should go without saying, but please do not create more than one account to tip yourself or others.
Frequently Asked Questions About Authorship.
Please refer to our FAQ for Authors page for any questions about authorship that are of technical nature - questions like "How do I do x, y, or z?"