The guidelines below are intended to keep discussions on EveryBlock informative, friendly and respectful. If you violate these guidelines, we may remove your submission and/or deactivate your account.

Also, please remember that a user's participation on EveryBlock is judged as a whole. Recurring un-neighborly behavior or negative contributions even if not specifically addressed in the community guidelines, can still lead to the deactivation of a user's account. Work with us to keep EveryBlock a respectful community.

  • Respect your neighbors and practice good netiquette. Treat others as you would during a courteous face-to-face conversation.
  • Stay on-topic. We want to encourage conversation that is relevant to the community. Let’s keep EveryBlock focused on neighborhood issues. If you’d like to discuss a citywide or nationwide issue, please be sure to mention how it relates to a specific location or issue in your neighborhood. Support questions and feedback should be sent using the feedback form.
  • Flag offensive or inappropriate messages. We need your help to keep conversations respectful and on-topic. Use the "unneighborly" button to bring inappropriate messages to our attention. (See below under "EveryBlock Don'ts")
  • Be a better neighbor! This is a chance for you to contribute valuable information about your neighborhood. Thanks for being a part of the community.
  • Inappropriate Content - Don’t post inappropriate pictures or messages. This includes; photos and messages that are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, misrepresent another person or organization, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise clearly inappropriate. In addition, photos that appear to be taken surreptitiously and in a private space are not allowed. In order to ensure a positive community experience, decisions by EveryBlock staff to remove content is based on a variety of factors including; complaints from other users, number of “unneighborly’s” attached to posts, user history, and others. You will be notified if your post has been removed, see Terms of Use.
  • Personal Attack - Don’t post personal attacks. This includes directly or indirectly insulting another user (or group of users) by name-calling, labeling, making sweeping generalizations or posting accusations. This also applies to members in the community who may or may not be EveryBlock users (for example business owners, elected officials, etc.). If you feel a discussion makes you uncomfortable or if you have lost interest, you can unsubscribe, hide the discussion, or mute specific users. (link for how to mute or unsubscribe people/feeds)
  • Privacy Violation - Respect your neighbors’ privacy. Remember that EveryBlock is a public web site. Do not post contact information for yourself, other EveryBlock users, or anyone else in the community. This includes; addresses, phone numbers, email, or commercial information. The same applies when posting photos on EveryBlock.
  • Libel - Don’t be libelous. EveryBlock is not the place for posting rumors or gossip about your neighbors. Do not post falsehoods or misrepresentations of others portrayed as fact.
  • Copyright Violation - Respect copyright and other third-party rights. This includes rights of publicity and rights of privacy (link to privacy policy). If you’d like to share an article, provide your own commentary and post a link to the original source.
  • - Don’t post advertisements or solicitations. (For example: “Stop by Joe’s Car Wash for 50 percent off tomorrow!” or “Check out my apartment for rent. It’s only $800 per month.”) However, you may share information that would be considered beneficial and of interest to the community, such as community events, concerts, activities or new businesses opening in the neighborhood.
  • Spam - Don’t spam the community. Avoid repeatedly sending the same or substantially similar messages, empty messages, or messages which contain no substantive content.
  • Harmful Content - Don’t post links to viruses, spam, or potentially damaging content. EveryBlock reserves the right to remove such content. For more information visit the Terms of Use.

EveryBlock staff may remove, modify or correct comments and posts that violate these guidelines or that are flagged many times by EveryBlock users. If you have any further questions or feel that your comments were unjustly removed, please contact us through the feedback form.

As a reminder, the EveryBlock community guidelines are subject to and incorporate the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If there’s a conflict between EveryBlock guidelines and the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy overrule the guidelines.