RT Community

Rotten Tomatoes' Community Code of Conduct

by | March 7, 2019 | Comments

Fans come to Rotten Tomatoes for recommendations on what to watch — whether it be the latest movies in theaters or the newest series to binge at home. Like you, we live and breathe movies and TV, and we love a good debate about our favorites (and those we think are Rotten).

On Rotten Tomatoes, you can engage with us in a number of ways: By voting for the movies and TV shows you want to see, leaving a star rating, writing a movie or TV review, and leaving comments on our site and social platforms.

We’re building a community for movie and TV lovers to share their opinions and we want you to join us.  We’re all about healthy discussion and debate, but we do have some house rules we need you to respect so that the site is useful and enjoyable for everyone.

We value the diverse opinions of our audience, so you may find points of view that you don’t agree with. And that’s cool. However, there are certain things we’re not OK with: Attempts to manipulate our data in any way, for example, or the posting of offensive, hateful, or disparaging material – and we reserve the right to restrict or deny your ability to participate in our community if we believe you are doing so. Actions on our part could include, but are not limited to, removing your comments or reviews from the site and/or blocking you from posting ratings or reviews in the future.

To be more specific, we don’t allow you to upload, post, or distribute any material that we believe:

  • Could be considered libelous, defamatory, harassing, threatening, hate speech, slanderous, or inflammatory. So:
    • Don’t use obscenities or profanity directed at individuals, brands, or companies, including name-calling or personal attacks.
    • Don’t express hatred or intolerance for people based on religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, or disability. And don’t promote organizations with such views.
    • Don’t display behavior that could be described as trolling – things like starting quarrels or upsetting people by posting inflammatory or off-topic messages.
  • Is inappropriately sexually suggestive or contains explicit sexual content (including nudity).
  • Invades others’ privacy. For example, don’t post other people’s phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, or other personal information, and don’t post links to phishing or other malware sites or any that contain a software virus.
  • Attempts to drown out other people’s opinions, including posting from multiple accounts or coordinating with others to do so, including setting up fake accounts.
  • Includes false statements or misinformation with the intention of misleading others.
  • Constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (you may know it as “spam”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling.
  • Encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability.
  • Impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Has an inappropriate username or display image.

If you want even more detail on our terms of use and policies, you can find the complete list from our parent company here.

Note that we reserve the right to add to or change our community guidelines and policies as we see fit, and we’ll post those changes on the site if and when we do. Our community guidelines are enforceable across all Rotten Tomatoes platforms, including but not limited to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Thanks for taking the time to understand our guidelines, and we look forward to your valuable contributions to our site and social platforms.

Comments are closed.

Tag Cloud

CBS All Access VH1 Rocky Super Bowl revenge Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Winners Valentine's Day Comic Book TV Ellie Kemper Arrowverse SXSW 2017 disaster tv talk Sony Pictures natural history A&E Showtime TLC adaptation FX renewed TV shows Starz NYCC Apple TV+ Pirates Emmys streaming Writers Guild of America dceu Pride Month science fiction TNT singing competition award winner serial killer American Society of Cinematographers The CW MCU Walt Disney Pictures medical drama YA war CMT El Rey Interview true crime Lionsgate justice league Polls and Games aliens hist foreign Television Academy slashers Fantasy 45 romance First Look Cartoon Network WGN Crackle ESPN TV Land USA Fall TV Teen Christmas Western Family golden globes YouTube Red NBC Epix USA Network period drama Horror composers Sneak Peek crime thriller spain AMC Film The Arrangement PBS Tarantino Drama DC streaming service Comedy MSNBC sitcom Amazon Prime Logo Warner Bros. ABC Family cats Amazon Rom-Com Pet Sematary political drama TV renewals animated diversity Syfy Creative Arts Emmys robots TruTV Cannes FOX TBS politics Dark Horse Comics IFC Films spider-man Freeform anthology Premiere Dates stand-up comedy kids WarnerMedia nature festivals GoT theme song cancelled TV series Pixar Podcast Shondaland comic Song of Ice and Fire Biopics talk show cooking 71st Emmy Awards BBC America Ovation harry potter Action X-Men BBC witnail Women's History Month Trophy Talk comiccon 2015 Disney Plus Disney 2019 Grammys joker dc cars DC Universe Kids & Family Nat Geo Spectrum Originals Quiz Mudbound green book HBO Awards Thanksgiving Opinion boxoffice Heroines Bravo Spike SDCC Fox News sports LGBTQ TCM Certified Fresh facebook ITV Pop Lucasfilm Watching Series New York Comic Con casting adventure Rock DGA Martial Arts Winter TV Photos YouTube Premium what to watch VICE movies cults Sundance Country BET halloween CW Seed based on movie space quibi E3 Extras Paramount RT History ratings The Witch Emmy Nominations Tomatazos Food Network Peacock Animation Trailer Acorn TV Set visit Infographic biography spy thriller cops Red Carpet GIFs PaleyFest Marvel Sci-Fi Columbia Pictures Adult Swim Esquire Netflix series Masterpiece HBO Max Lifetime mockumentary Best and Worst sequel Binge Guide video unscripted RT21 Tumblr FXX OWN Brie Larson Oscars Superheroes cancelled TV shows 007 Mary Tyler Moore children's TV Universal television finale psycho Anna Paquin San Diego Comic-Con Video Games Nominations strong female leads IFC spinoff Nickelodeon Stephen King Year in Review LGBT book GLAAD Black Mirror E! docudrama travel game show hispanic 20th Century Fox Holidays Britbox ghosts zombies Musical elevated horror mutant cancelled Toys First Reviews toy story transformers Mindy Kaling ABC 24 frames crime drama Character Guide psychological thriller cancelled television TIFF supernatural Election Captain marvel doctor who Apple CNN teaser APB Star Trek Rocketman Disney Channel YouTube Shudder canceled TV shows police drama History 2016 Box Office jamie lee curtis free movies Vudu spanish language richard e. Grant crime DirecTV Hulu Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Schedule Trivia Calendar Paramount Network Sundance Now social media Summer Marathons 2018 dragons binge TCA 2017 vampires batman crossover Comedy Central Superheroe Mystery Disney streaming service thriller latino Awards Tour See It Skip It Amazon Prime Video DC Comics Chernobyl historical drama south america zombie Film Festival 21st Century Fox blaxploitation Comics on TV MTV TCA discovery Ghostbusters President canceled zero dark thirty technology game of thrones Mary poppins Reality SundanceTV Cosplay miniseries Star Wars cinemax Reality Competition The Walking Dead dramedy Countdown Mary Poppins Returns CBS Spring TV anime Elton John Musicals National Geographic Music