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Community Guidelines

Our code of conduct and your pledge to be an upstanding member of the Now&Me community.

Now&Me is an emotional support network

Now&Me is an online emotional and social support network to talk about your feelings and emotions and discuss your mental health-related issues. We aim to foster genuine and meaningful connections among members of the Now&Me community. Please refrain from diagnosing other members with mental health disorders.

Please ensure that your posts are relevant to the theme of the platform. Single-word posts and short sentences provide limited context and are hard to comprehend. Please make sure your posts are well thought out and understandable. It will help the Now&Me community understand your thoughts and support you.

We put no restrictions on what you share. However, we have some community guidelines that must be taken into consideration. If you don't, you may find your thoughts removed and/or your account disabled. Help us to keep Now&Me awesome!

Be mindful, kind and supportive

When discussing triggering issues/events, select the 'Trigger Warning' checkbox

It's okay to share your struggles with the community, but we need to make sure this is done safely -keeping in mind the impact it could have on the rest of the community. A good way to know if you should add a Trigger Warning is to ask yourself, 'If I was reading this, would it make me feel disturbed or re-think potentially disturbing events that I would not want to revisit?' A trigger is also anything that has to do with the act of considering Self-Harm, attempting Self Harm, actually self-harming or discussing a Past Attempt.

Be Kind

Please ensure that your content does not hurt the sentiment(s) of a particular religious, political or ethnic group. The content should also not promote violence. Usernames or Profile pictures that are hateful or harmful will not be allowed.

Have Empathy

Being empathetic means stepping into the other person's shoes. It is essential as it helps you understand what others are feeling so you can appropriately respond to the situation. We highly value empathy at Now&Me. Be sensitive when responding; it takes a lot of courage to share how you feel.

Be respectful of boundaries

Be self-aware. Respect the space & boundaries of other people and understand where and how you are crossing the line.

Don't be creepy

You know them. Don't be them. If you are them, your account will be deleted.

Things to keep in mind while posting

Do not share personal information

Please be mindful of how much personal information you share on Now&Me. We urge you not to share your email, phone number, social media handles, address, etc., with other Now&Me users for your safety.

Respect other's privacy and ensure that you do not give out personal details of any person. Using the first name is acceptable, however, do not provide last names, emails, addresses or any contact details of anyone. Do not dox anybody or post any personal information that can be used against any party.

Posts should not be promotional

Now&Me is a safe space to share your feelings or talk about issues. We disapprove of posts that are promotional in any nature. If you are a mental health professional, you're welcome to engage and support the Now&Me community. However, don't sell/promote your services or offer therapy on the platform.

If your post is particularly promoting a brand or a person, it would not be approved. If you have a job opening or investment you are looking for, kindly use available business websites.

Do not spam other's posts and comment threads with unsolicited content, links, offers or promotions. Now&Me does not allow any fraudulent content or constitutes false advertising (e.g. scams and spam). We also forbid any accounts that impersonate or pretend to be a business, organization, public figure, or private individual.

No dating requests

It's amazing when people form relationships online. If you are looking for a partner/relationship, Now&Me is not the place. There are a lot of other apps/websites available for this purpose. Blatant requests for dating and hookups will be removed. Now&Me also has a zero-tolerance policy for any sexual/flirtatious talks. The only exception here is sexual health. We encourage conversations around physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality.

Don't discuss politics or religion

Kindly refrain from posting any religious, political, sexist, ethnically or racially offensive, or obscene messages.

Don't upload content that is prohibited or illegal in any manner

This includes but is not limited to drug use, bestiality, and terrorism. If we find you doing it, your account will be deleted, and we'll take appropriate action, which may include reporting you to law enforcement.

Keep the community safe

Don't encourage or promote self-harm

We do not tolerate the promotion of self-harm or the encouragement of others to do things that might cause them to get hurt.

No bullying and harassment

Now&Me is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, spam, impersonate, or intimidate others. So, make an effort to be polite and respectful in your interactions with other users.

Generally, users are responsible for their interactions with other users on Now&Me. However, users are not to post any content or engage in any behaviour with the intent of creating harm or emotional distress to other users. This includes verbally abusive content or any content directed at specific Now&Me users or repeated unwanted contact with a user.

Everyone should be treated with respect. Participate on the platform while acknowledging that everyone deserves respect and comfort — each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. All forms of communication should not demean others, especially not sexually or condescendingly. Now&Me has a zero-tolerance policy for any sexual/flirtatious talks. Please be well aware of when not to cross the line. Any sexual harassment will immediately be blocked, can lead to revokement of access to the platform and, in certain scenarios, be reported legally.

No threats

Any credible statements of intent to commit violence against any person, group of people or place (city or smaller) are prohibited and can and may be reported to law enforcement. In addition, we do not allow people to use Now&Me to incite violence or to encourage, co-ordinate or direct others to commit violence.

No hate speech

Now&Me has a zero-tolerance policy towards attacking a person or group based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity. Now&Me does not allow posting any content that promotes, violence, abuse, humiliation/shaming, use of profane language, or other grave mistreatment of groups or individuals.

An exception may be made for posts of such content to educate others about this subject matter to combat such behaviour and conduct (e.g. charities or other non-profit organizations building awareness or fundraising). Similarly, in some cases, words or terms that might otherwise violate our standards are used self-referentially or in an empowering way. We allow the content when this is the case, but we expect you to indicate your intent, which helps us better understand why you shared it. Again, however, please use sound judgment and ensure your intent is clear in such posts.

Let's make the world a kinder place together

We're a global community of many types of people who all have the right to feel comfortable. These people might not:

  • think what you think
  • believe what you believe
  • perceive how you perceive
  • see what you see

So, be gentle, polite and respectful in your interactions with other members. If you don't feel that you can abide by our Community Guidelines as outlined above, maybe Now&Me isn't for you.

We've crafted these guidelines to ensure that everyone within the Now&Me community feels safe and respected. You may also want to check out our Privacy Policy. If you ever have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us via community@nowandme.com.