Minnow Support Project Community Rules

A community member who makes the choice to violate any of these rules will be held fully accountable and should expect to leave the community. The Board member that enforces the ban is responsible and accountable for the bans they make. The ban-er, the ban-ee, and the Sheriff's department will work collectively regarding what is necessary to come back. Appeals can be made to the Sheriff's department to be brought before the Board.

Creating Boundaries

  1. As much as we love you, nobody should spend too much time here. We love having you here, but if we see you are struggling to interact with the community in a healthy way we will dm you and ask you take a break. Once per two weeks every person in here should make a choice to put themself on a 24hr leave from the PALnet Discord community. If you’re causing problems while also not taking your highly recommended leave, you’ll be contacted by an active mod, a kick or ban may be gifted if you are not accepting (at least temporarily, and longer than 24 hrs).

  2. The Minnow Support Project can be an emotionally intense place at times. You are welcome to talk about your problems, challenges, and issues that you are dealing with. People get raw, and people get extremely guarded. If you are raw or extremely guarded you are allowed to be in MSP asking for help or looking for support, but don't come in at that time expecting to work in any official capacity.

  3. Each person is expected to maintain a level of social maturity that will prevent escalation of arguments and debate from turning into harmful actions. You are expected to know how to properly relate to acquaintances, family, neighbors, friends, and intimate relationships. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to hear complaints and criticism without immediately acting out
  • Ability to empathize with other community members

Offenses leading to bans

  1. No cheating, plagiarism, and/or dishonesty of any kind:
    In this community, our intellectual spirit and our integrity are vital. We strictly adhere to an honor code; dishonesty will get you banned from @minnowsupport use and continued low-quality or effort posting, including plagiarism, will get you banned from the community entirely. Truthfulness at all times, no matter what the social pressure, is essential and expected.

  2. No sale or trade of sex or illegal substances in any of the channels:
    This should be obvious for legal and health reasons. We have a limited tolerance of drug or alcohol use. You're still held accountable for the damage you cause while inebriated and acting badly in the Discord channels or on the block. Do NOT explicitly sell or trade these goods or services... There's the whole rest of the internet for that.

  3. No stealing and/or destruction of channels, programs, or any form of intellectual property:
    We all “own” this place and this community. Stealing is incompatible with a healthy community. Destroying rooms that you were entrusted to manage isn't fair to others. Stealing or breaking programs you were entrusted with access to isn't acceptable either.

  4. No harassment of individuals or groups of individuals:
    Respect for each member of the community is vital to the success of our community. Harassment of any kind (religious, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, or sexual orientation) has no place on the block, within the Minnow Support Project Channels, or between members through other communication avenues. This includes but not limited to digital and terrestial overt acts of physical assault, as well as unnecessary touching, suggestive remarks, verbal abuse, unwelcome sexual advances, posting pornography, graffiti, epithets, threats of violence, or purposefully over-the-top humor. This also includes posting content intending to cause emotional distress or disturb others. (Violence, gore, nudity, etc.)

    MSP isn't a "meat market." Don't make overt sexual passes in public channels. Don't make repeated requests for dates, sexual favors, pics, or creepy shit in DMs with members. If you recieve anything like this, and it is unwanted, contact a Moderator or any other available member of Leadership. Block any member you feel may continue to do so until we can deal with them.

  5. F4F, V4V, vote begging, post-promotion outside of the channel for it, and "please just review my post" is highly discouraged:

    Follow for Follow is a horrible way to gain followers. They aren't loyal and won't vote you anyway. Begging in our channels for that will get you banned. Same with Vote for Vote. There are literally hundreds of delegations to community bots that the public and members can get access to. Go through the normal channels for support. Don't sit around all spammy in public channels, on the block, or in DMs.

    You need to build a community to support you as a minnow and begging doesn't do that. Acts of kindness and generosity will though. So, start by offering people something and watch how you start getting traction.

    Also, you're not fooling anyone with your "please just review my post" stuff. We see through that too. There's a place and rules in channels for post review, don't hop into unrelated channels or DMs begging for that.

    Please do not spam your steemit links in inappropriate channels. We have post promotion for that, please check the guidelines (displayed in channel discriptions) for each room before posting. Posting innapropriate links across multiple rooms wil result in an instant ban.

  6. Don't abuse the bots:
    Want to get quickly banned from MSP? Try to get more votes than 1 every 12 hrs for a single human. We'll find you, and we'll ban you. Seriously.

    In a similar vein you are only welcome to have one Discord account per human. Do not create alternative accounts, "called smurfs," to communicate within PALnet. If you need to update an account for any reason please notify a moderator.
    Finally, do not use @minnowsupport to upvote pornography, NFSW content, purposefully hateful content, pro-violent, or other types of content prohibited in section 4.

  7. Tags:
    You're welcome to use minnowsupportproject and mspwaves as tags on your posts (others as well). You don't have to ask. Don't expect a warm welcome if you're using community tags to escalate issues publicly or for unrelated posts. Spamming our tags for posts against our guidelines can get you banned, blacklisted, and may end up feeling like sticking your privates in a hornet nest.

  8. Don't be aggressive:

    This is a Peace group. Don't be aggressive. Don't spend your time judging everyone. Don't make passive aggressive comments or art. Don't be an asshole. Don't intentionally try to cause harm. Don't make threats. Don't hold yourself hostage. Don't make domestic terror threats. Don't call for the death or harm of community members, Steemians, or groups of people. Don't run whisper campaigns (a DM to a friend to vent is one thing, a dozen DMs to burn the member to the ground is another).

    Changing the messages after the fact or false representation can be considered an attack on the communities integrity.

    If you're triggered for any reason, take a break until you can function. Don't sit around causing harm.

  9. Rules for conflict:

  • Don't start name calling

  • Try to deescalate (temporarily pausing, calling in a mod for support, find an alterative mutually beneficial solution)

  • Don't complain about other people

  • Do issue detailed requests for changes in behavior

  • Do tell people when you don't consent to something

  • Do ask for help!

  1. Breaking Trust:
    Don't share private DMs or expose other people's personal information (DOXXing) on the block or in public Discord channels.

Behavior such as pulling private messages and broadcasting into rooms for intent such as diminishing or excluding another, any form of attack via trust will not be tolerated.

(The two exceptions being people who have your consent, or the messages sent to leadership as examples of community standards having been broken.)


The Minnow Support Project is designed for minnows, people that are new to Steemit, new to these values, and new to this community. It is a learning community because we strive to teach and spread the values of Peace, Abundance, and Liberty. There is some limited tolerance for errors and violations, but only when there is a later understanding of how violaters broke the rules, apologies are issued, and changes in behavior result.

Failure to follow rules may result in any of the following: verbal warning, mediation, adding a public role of "troll" or "probationer," temporary bans, permanent bans, loss of witness votes, loss of bot privileges, loss of program access, loss of leadership, and/or loss of just about any privilege we offer.

The leadership reserves the right to pursue discipline at any time, though we will attempt to provide an adequate reason or reference to the violated rule. Remedy will be issued through working with the Sheriff's Department on the MSP-Probation server; https://discord.gg/fwRFj2K.

If you are issued a "kick" you are being notified that you are out of line. You'll lose your start date on the server, the roles you have acquired, and your access to Discord. Please don't immediately log back in. Cool off, relax, and when you're calmer come back. Depending on your response we can recover anything (except the original start date) that was lost.

If you are banned you are not welcome to re-join the PALnet Discord Server. You are not welcome to participate in any MSP service or function.

You are not allowed to create additional Discord accounts to try to get back in to the community, circumventing the ban. This will only serve to strengthen the resolve of the leadership team to keep you removed from the community.

At the discretion of the Leadership member who enacted the ban, or the Sheriff, ban restrictions can be softened or removed over time.

If you feel you may have been incorrectly treated or the ban was innapropriate you can bring it up to MSP-Probation Server. The team that handles that can work with you and the banning moderator to determine next steps.

Live within the Spirit of the Minnow Support Project:

Much of what makes MSP special is the time we spend together. We have bots, charters, whales, SP, programs, services, and operations, but what it really comes down to is our community.

It is essential that each community member contributes meaningfully and with a spirit of generosity to the group. These rules apply on the block, while in Discord, and through other forms of communication with MSP community members.

Depending on the case, we'll likely make disciplinary decisions public on the block, as well as what's required for rehabilitation. We reserve the right to not make all aspects public to protect privacy of individuals in the community. Our rules and expectations apply to all visitors as well.

We are very serious about these rules. If you decide to join or interact with this community you must be willing to be fully invested in it. If you voluntarily choose to be a part of our public community you must be willing to surrender a small measure of absolute personal liberty so we can work together peacefully.

Going forward anyone seeking membership to the community will be required to sign a post agreeing to the rules, promising to follow community standards, and add an autovote to @minnowsupport if still a minnow.

You are a making a voluntary and conscious choice to promise to yourself and to every other member of the community that you will adhere completely to our rules and expectations. You have the responsibility to hold yourself accountable for upholding these standards.

If you have questions, or concerns that you will be unable to live up to our rules and expectations, we urge you to speak with active board members so that we can figure out, together, what steps to take to help you find a digital home here or somewhere else if necessary.

We know that the folks who have elected to join the Minnow Support Project community are special. You have chosen to join the community because you want something different for yourselves. We hope that you are excited about living in a healthy, peaceful, abundant, and liberated community, which espouses strong values and helps one another.

For our part, we believe in you and we will try to provide the support you need in order to make the most of your Minnow Support Project, PALnet, and Steemit experiences.

These guidelines are intended to promote Peace, Abundance, and Liberty. We reserve the right to change or add these guidelines without notice. Changes and updates to these guidelines will be posted on the MS account.

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This is a place of peace abundance and Liberty
I appreciate your help and support
Hard work and dedication
I love Pal and the mods I think they deserve all the respect
Have a great time

BOTTY hereby promise to follow all the rules mentioned above, but if unintentionally I get carried over and break some rules, anyone can contact me and say CALM DOWN BOTTY and I will go zziipppp.

I love MSP and all its members :] just like my home away from home.

@rougebot accepts.

I will abide by and uphold these rules for all of you and myself~
senior moderator & witness


Me too

Signed @discordiant, Sheriff MSP/PALnet

PAL & minnowsuport have done fantastic work for the steemit community. Those of us in other communities look up to you and appreciate the path you have paved.

@scaredycatguide says, wish this was just common sense. Please publish a post with these rules on at least a quarterly basis to remind us and also reach the new users.

These rules have my full support - communities need a baseline upon which to operate. @eturnerx


That is true

Agreed and abide the rules

wow I really get impressed by people like you, you really care abut other. that is what makes steemit great!

nice post very very useful infromation thanks!

This project has encouraged many of us to remain in steemit hence I appreciate its founder(s) for this initiative.

Hey there! Just read and agree to this as far as I understand it. Aside from adding an autovote to @minnowsupport, is there another duty that I'd be required to perform to be a member (aside from following the rules regarding NOT doing bad things?) Also, what is the definition of a minnow? below 10kSP?

Hardwork and honesty is best policy.
appreciate your rules @minnowsupport

It's amazing, amazing

seems fair to me ) @gomeravibz

Very Good initiative. We have to obey those rules. Every body should maintain some discipline. Discipline makes us more social.

Thankyou for sharing @minnowsupport

good rules.

give vote me.https://steemit.com/@mozammel

@matthewshaw very kind thank you very much

If I have crossed any lines ,I am sorry.
I will try and be a better person. Thank you all for your help and positive encouragement. please forgive me , and help me up when I fall,fail.

good rules and kind of sad that they have to be stated in a community of adults.

Nice post, please upvote four post and follow me and i have upvote and follow you.now its your turn bro.

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Agree with all rules.
Signed. @erikaflynn

I agree signed @uadigger

Agreed. I feel that these are fair and fundamental to uphold the mission. @clayboyn

Great post. Great guideline, great rule for great people. Love u all

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This is brilliant. Love your (our!) work!

@dachshund Thanks for the support and guides. Good guidance leads to healthier community.

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How to participate on this project??

Good post master😊
success continues yes, I have upvote

sounds pretty reasonable to me :)

@globocop Agreed and signed.

I agree and signed @sonnyboy

excellent post

I agree all and sign @cryp2me

I agree whole heartily and sign my name. How do I become a member?

acepto las reglas @willsalde

Agreed signed @kingbum

I agree to these rules @chrismccron

I have fully read the terms, consequences and encouraging constraints of the MSP ethos, I look forward to contributing in a new and creatively interactive community where we all can flourish... even as lil minnows ;)

signed @nicknightshade

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I like this

I agree to abide by these rules. @joshpeterson

I agree to the rules and signed up for the dicord app. Not sure how to add the auto vote though. I followed the minow support...

signed and agreed

signed, agreed, accepted: @barge

please cooperate mas

Read, agreed and leaving tag name. Is this classed as 'signing?"

Agreed! ♥️

I @tawasi, agree to these terms and conditions, I also see the value of them in an environment such as discord and steemit where common unity is what we are seeking, people who are not seeking that community need to be shown the door.

Thanks for the effort put into this post and thanks for the work of all involved in creating and maintaining the @minnowsupport project.

@ipul01 upvote and resteem 100%

Read, agreed to and understood! Thanks for the resource!

@ muna1 agree join @ muna1 ready in 100% vote

Read, understood, agreed and signed @cestlag25

I pledge to abide by the rules guiding this community, so help me God.