Respect the OUTRIDE Community
By joining OUTRIDE, you are saying that you will abide by our guidelines. You won’t find anything unreasonable or surprising laid out here, but we do trust you to take these guidelines seriously and to be a responsible, respectful member of our community.
Here are some common-sense rules that will help you steer clear of trouble:
Monitoring and Implementing These Guidelines
The OUTRIDE staff sees everything you post. As far as videos go, YouTube keeps an eye on those, too. If we feel like content violates our Community Guidelines, it can and will be removed. Content may also be removed that doesn’t explicitly violate Community Guidelines, but is deemed inappropriate for reasons at the discretion of the OUTRIDE staff. Further disciplinary actions may be taken and could result in account suspension or termination. If you feel like your content has been removed or account has been suspended accidentally, please contact us
Contribute to the Community
The entire purpose of OUTRIDE is to bring the world of action sports closer; to show your sessions to the rest of the world and check out rides from other users. This world was made for you and we want you to be a part of it.
—The OUTRIDE Team
Sex and Nudity
Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for either YouTube or OUTRIDE. Exceptions may be made for some educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only in extraordinary cases if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic.
"Hate speech" refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.
Shocking and Disgusting
The world is a dangerous place. And those of us who throw ourselves down mountains or around waves, banked turns, and skate parks don’t make it any less dangerous for ourselves. Sometimes people do get hurt and it’s inevitable that these events may be documented on OUTRIDE. However, it’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful. If a video might be considered graphic or disturbing, it should be balanced with additional context and information. For instance, including a dirtbike accident and the related injuries may be appropriate. However, stringing together gruesome video clips of injuries in a video may be considered gratuitous if its purpose is to shock rather than illustrate.
Dangerous Illegal Acts
While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them. Besides, do you really believe that law enforcement is incapable of using the internet? Think how the video might come across if you changed the title to “People’s Exhibit 1” and showed it to a dozen people who couldn’t get out of jury duty before you post anything questionable.
Videos involving children (anyone under the age of 18) are particularly sensitive. Videos containing children should NEVER be sexually suggestive or violent. Please be cautious when posting something involving a child. If you’re sharing a private moment or home movie, consider making it private so that only family and friends can see it.
When you create something original, you own the copyright for it. Likewise, when other people create content, they may have a copyright to it. As a creative community, it’s essential that everyone on OUTRIDE respect the copyrights of others. If you’re not sure if something will violate someone’s copyright, the safest thing to do is to create something completely original, with images and audio you’ve created. If it’s all yours you never have to worry about copyright—you own it. If you’ve recorded something from a DVD, videotaped your TV screen, or downloaded a video online, don’t post it unless you have permission.
If a video you've recorded features people who are readily identifiable and who haven't consented to being filmed, there's a chance they'll file a privacy complaint seeking its removal. We'll notify you if that happens and give you a chance to edit and re-upload your video before we act on the complaint. If we do remove your video for privacy reasons, don't upload another version featuring the same people. Chances are those people will file another privacy complaint or report you for harassment. Don't post other people's personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and government IDs. We're serious about keeping our users safe and suspend accounts that violate people's privacy.
It comes down to respect. OUTRIDE is all about sharing and interacting with the community in respectful ways. If you're not sure whether a video or comment you've made crosses the line, follow a simple rule of thumb: if you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it on OUTRIDE. And if you're looking to attack, harass, demean, or impersonate others, go elsewhere.
No one likes a poser and impersonation is considered harassment. Do not pose as anyone else but you in comments, photos, videos, messages, etc. or your account could be deleted.
No one should ever feel threatened in life or on the Internet. That includes everything you post to OUTRIDE. It’s an unacceptable behavior in real-life and we don’t tolerate it, so just don’t do it.