Code of conduct (Community guidelines)

Audiotool is a creative, welcoming, supportive and knowledge sharing community. Our mission is to democratise music production providing a freely available music studio in your browser. We strive to be a community sharing the love for music. We respect diversity and other people's opinions and make everybody feel welcome and comfortable. This can only work if we all operate on a shared set of rules.

Rule #1

Personal attacks, harassing and making people uncomfortable are strictly forbidden. Audiotool is a community for people which every human being has the right to use free of harassment and bullying. Remember: we respect each other. Users promoting hate will be banned.

Rule #2

Discriminating against other users based on gender, political or religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, etc. is strictly forbidden. Users promoting hate will be banned.

Rule #3

Indoctrination of other users in terms of religion, beliefs and ideology - Audiotool is a place for creative people. You don't have to discuss your beliefs here, better go and make music.

Rule #4

Copyright infringement is not tolerated. Your content (samples, drafts, tracks, pictures) shall not violate the rights of any third party, including but not limited to: copyrights, trademark rights and/or any other intellectual property rights. This means: You have to own the rights to samples and any other material you upload to and use on Audiotool. Check terms for more info.

Rule #5

Uploading or linking to any pornographic, racist or otherwise disturbing material is a no-go. This is supposed to be a safe place. Please keep it that way.

Rule #6

Spamming is unacceptable and annoying to every user. Please refrain from spamming the walls of other users and keep your self promotion to a decent level. We strongly appreciate the following behaviour:

  • be nice
  • be helpful
  • be respectful
  • be reasonable
  • be empathetic and easygoing
  • be willing to learn and share ideas
We have a variety of ways of enforcing our rules, including, but not limited to
  • Asking you in a friendly way to stop doing it
  • Asking you in a less friendly way to stop doing it
  • Removal of content (e.g. deleting tracks, samples, comments)
  • Permanent or temporary suspension of accounts
  • Removal of privileges (e.g. sample upload) from accounts

If someone repeatedly violates our rules, our enforcement measures become stricter. If someone continues to violate the rules beyond a certain point, the account will be permanently banned. Also see #7 With this in mind, we welcome you to Audiotool ♥︎