Community guidelines

Last updated on March, 2024

Welcome to Topplayer1, where our vision is to unite people from all walks of life through the universal language of sport. At the heart of our mission is the belief that sports have the power to transcend boundaries, bringing together individuals across the globe in both physical and digital realms. We are committed to fostering a vibrant community where everyone, regardless of their background or abilities, can share in the joy and camaraderie that sports and activities offer.

Our platform is designed not just for athletes, but for anyone looking to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, or simply enjoy the thrill of competition and the spirit of teamwork. Sports teach us invaluable lessons about perseverance, humility, and bravery, lessons that resonate beyond the field or court. Whether you’re playing, watching, or cheering, sports have a unique way of instilling a sense of unity and purpose.

At Topplayer1, inclusivity is at our core. We believe in breaking down barriers to participation, making sports enjoyable and accessible to all. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or someone seeking a sense of belonging in a community of like-minded enthusiasts, you’ll find your place here. Our community is a testament to the power of sports to forge connections that overlook differences in race, gender, religion, or physical ability.

We also take pride in being a supportive space for individuals with disabilities, empowering them to engage, share, and embody the spirit of a Topplayer. Our aim is to promote respect, inclusivity, and the sheer joy of sports among all our members, encouraging everyone to participate, regardless of their physical capabilities.

Topplayer1 is more than just a platform; it’s a movement towards creating a healthier, more connected world through the love of sports. We believe in the transformative power of sports to improve well-being, bring joy, and unite people in a shared experience. Here, age is just a number, and there’s always a sport or activity waiting for you to dive into, offering endless opportunities to engage, compete, and form lasting bonds.

Our Community Guidelines serve as the foundation of our welcoming and respectful environment. They outline the behaviors and practices that uphold our values, ensuring Topplayer1 remains a place where everyone can enjoy authentic, meaningful interactions. We celebrate the diversity of our global community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive space that respects a wide array of cultural norms and perspectives.

Join us in building a world where sports are a bridge to understanding, connection, and joy for everyone. At Topplayer1, every member is a vital player in our mission to inspire, connect, and transform lives through the power of sport. Let’s embark on this journey together, shaping a community where everyone, regardless of age or background, can discover the joy of playing and belonging. Welcome to our community—let’s make every moment count!

KEEP UP THE GOOD VIBES

You might be wondering, what exactly do we mean by “good vibes”? Essentially, we’re talking about embracing sports as more than just activities but as a holistic lifestyle. The key is to concentrate on the immediate – your own health, the broader perspective. Avoid falling into the trap of comparing yourself with others. Discover what suits you best and pursue it with enthusiasm. There’s always a new activity to explore or a fresh approach to consider. Each day presents a chance to nurture your mind, body, and soul, while savoring the process itself. Facing an injury can indeed be tough, yet it also offers a moment to pause, reflecting with kindness and understanding towards oneself.
Incorporating sports into your daily routine is a fantastic way to maintain a fit and vibrant lifestyle.
The opportunities it offers are boundless. 

➵ Engaging in sports is an effective method to achieve and maintain physical fitness and well-being
➵ It provides valuable lessons in both victory and graceful defeat
➵ Participating in sports is also a means to gain insights into global cultures and traditions
➵ It brings happiness, unity, and a sense of belonging
➵ Sports invigorate your life; they’re enjoyable, soothing, and thrilling all at once

Respectful behavior

Engage with individuals online with the same level of respect and kindness you would show them if you were interacting in person. We are committed to fostering a community that is not only safe and enjoyable but also grounded in mutual respect. To achieve this, we encourage you to always communicate with a positive and supportive tone, and approach every interaction with a mindset geared towards being helpful. It’s natural to encounter differing opinions, but it’s crucial to remember to reflect on your response before sharing it. Taking a moment to think before you post can make a significant difference in maintaining a harmonious and respectful community for all members. Let’s work together to ensure our online space is welcoming, where every member feels valued and heard.

Be civil and use thoughtful language

Our community values open and honest dialogue as a cornerstone of healthy interaction. We believe in creating an environment where all forms of communication are conducted with respect and civility. It’s natural for disagreements to arise, as diversity of thought is what enriches our discussions. However, it’s crucial that these differences in opinion do not devolve into personal attacks.

We kindly request that all members treat each other with courtesy. This means refraining from using swear words, and avoiding language that is rude, sexual, or otherwise offensive. Participating in discussions that become offensive or overly emotional undermines the constructive and respectful atmosphere we aim to maintain. Additionally, ‘trolling’ or intentionally provoking other members is not tolerated.

To ensure our community remains a welcoming and safe space for everyone, we reserve the right to hide or delete any posts that violate these principles. Members who consistently disregard these guidelines may face being blocked or removed from our platform. Let’s work together to create a positive and inclusive environment where all members feel respected and valued.

Stay on topic and be helpful

Contributions to our community discussions, including comments, questions, and any other form of participation, should always be pertinent to the topic at hand. It’s important to remember that this platform is not intended for the promotion of personal agendas or commercial interests through unsolicited solicitation or advertising. The vitality and success of our community are directly fueled by your active and thoughtful participation.

We encourage you to make the most of what our community has to offer by sharing insights, answers, and contributions that others will find beneficial. When looking to initiate a discussion or ask a question, please ensure you post it in the forum that best aligns with the subject matter of your topic. This helps maintain an organized and focused environment for all members.

Before starting a new topic, we recommend a quick search within the community to see if your question or discussion point has already been addressed. This not only helps avoid duplicate discussions but also directs you to immediate answers or insights that have been shared previously.

Ensure that your posts are relevant to the specific area of the community you’re engaging with. Staying on topic helps preserve the quality and relevance of discussions, making our community more valuable and enjoyable for everyone involved. By adhering to these guidelines, you contribute to a rich, engaging, and respectful community environment where all members can benefit from shared knowledge and experiences.

Spread positivity and motivate each other

Our community is a place where we come together to offer support, motivation, and the opportunity to learn from each other. Let’s actively encourage fellow members to strive for their best selves, to become healthier, fitter, and contribute to the growth of our sports community.

In times of difficulty, we all benefit from the support of those who believe in us. By offering encouragement and lending a helping hand, we can inspire others to persevere and continue making positive strides in their lives.

In the age of social media, it’s simpler than ever to acknowledge our friends’ accomplishments. Don’t hesitate to leave a kind comment when you see someone achieving something remarkable. Thoughtful and personalized compliments can brighten someone’s day and create a sense of connection within our community.

Age restrictions

In accordance with international regulations such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), our platform maintains a strict policy stipulating that only individuals aged 13 and above are permitted to create an account. This policy is not only a legal requirement but also serves to safeguard the privacy and well-being of our users, particularly those who may be minors.

The decision to set the age limit at 13 is based on various considerations, including the cognitive and emotional maturity typically associated with individuals of this age group. By implementing this age restriction, we aim to provide a safer and more age-appropriate online environment for our users.

It’s important to recognize that online platforms can present certain risks, including exposure to inappropriate content, interactions with strangers, and potential exploitation. Therefore, by restricting account creation to individuals aged 13 and above, we seek to mitigate these risks and promote a more secure online experience for all users.

We understand that some individuals may be disappointed by this age restriction, particularly those who are younger than 13. However, our priority is to prioritize the safety and protection of our users, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in upholding these standards.

We encourage parents and guardians to actively engage in their children’s online activities, including monitoring their use of digital platforms and providing guidance on safe internet practices. Together, we can work towards creating a safer and more responsible online community for users of all ages.

WHAT WE DON't ALLOW ON THE PLATFORM

At Topplayer1, our foremost priority is to cultivate a safe and inclusive space where every member feels respected, valued, and secure. We are committed to upholding the principles of privacy, equality, and fairness in all aspects of our platform.

In order to maintain this standard, it’s essential to outline specific behaviors and activities that are incompatible with our community values. By clearly delineating these expectations, we aim to foster a shared understanding among our members and promote responsible engagement. Examples of unacceptable behaviors and activities on our platform include but are not limited to:

Violent behavior

We are committed to ensuring a safe and respectful environment for all members of our community. Violent behavior of any kind is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
This includes but is not limited to:

➵ Physical violence: Any act of physical aggression, harm, or threat of harm towards another individual is unacceptable. This applies both online and offline.
➵ Verbal abuse: Using language that is threatening, abusive, or intended to intimidate others is not permitted. This includes hate speech, derogatory remarks, and bullying.
➵ Cyberbullying: Harassing, insulting, or targeting individuals through electronic communication channels, including timeline, private messaging or forums, is prohibited.
➵ Provocative behavior: Deliberately provoking or inciting conflict, arguments, or hostility within the community is against our guidelines.
➵ Retaliation: Seeking revenge or retaliation against another member for perceived slights or grievances is unacceptable. Disputes should be resolved through respectful communication and mediation.
➵ Harmful content: Posting or sharing content that promotes violence, self-harm, or harm to others is not allowed. This includes graphic imagery, explicit threats, or instructions for carrying out violent acts.
➵ Intimidation: Engaging in behavior intended to intimidate, coerce, or instill fear in others is not tolerated. This includes stalking, threats of violence, or any form of harassment.

Violent behavior undermines the safety and well-being of our community and has no place within our platform. Members who engage in such behavior will be subject to immediate disciplinary action, including account suspension or termination.

Discrimination

Discrimination and racism have no place in our community and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Discrimination refers to treating individuals unfairly or unfavorably based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. This includes but is not limited to:

➵ Racial discrimination: Treating individuals differently or unfairly because of their race or ethnicity.
➵ Gender discrimination: Discriminating against individuals based on their gender identity or expression.
➵ Religious discrimination: Treating individuals unfavorably because of their religious beliefs or practices.
➵ Age discrimination: Discriminating against individuals based on their age, either younger or older.
➵ Disability discrimination: Treating individuals unfairly because of their physical or mental disabilities.
➵ Sexual orientation discrimination: Discriminating against individuals based on their sexual orientation or preference.
➵ Discrimination based on severe illness: Treating individuals unfairly or unfavorably due to their severe illness or medical condition.
➵ Discrimination based on immigration status: Treating individuals differently or unfairly based on their immigration status or nationality.

We encourage all members of our community to speak up if they experience or witness discrimination or racism. Reporting such behavior allows us to take prompt and appropriate action to address the issue and ensure the safety and well-being of our members.

Consequences for engaging in discrimination or racism may include account suspension or termination, depending on the severity of the offense. Our goal is to create a community where all members can participate freely and respectfully, regardless of their background or identity.

Sexual content and nudity

Sexual exploitation, including any form of sexual content, nudity, grooming, sextortion, or pedophilia, is strictly prohibited.

Sexual exploitation is defined as the actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, power, or trust for sexual purposes, which may include financial, social, sexual, or political exploitation of another person or a minor. This includes any form of child sexual abuse material, which refers to content depicting sexually explicit activities involving a child, whether captured by predatory adults, peers, or self-generated by minors. Such material encompasses photographs, videos, live streaming, and digital or computer-generated images indistinguishable from an actual minor.

To maintain the integrity of our community and protect our members, we have established strict guidelines regarding sexual content:
➵ Do not share explicit images of yourself, including content that overtly reveals body parts or displays sexual acts.
➵ We do not permit any content, digitally created or manipulated, depicting nudity or sexual activity.
➵ Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact is strictly prohibited.
➵ Unwelcome sexual attention, including sexualized comments or jokes, touching, groping, and sexual advances, is not tolerated.

We are mindful of content that may be offensive or culturally inappropriate in certain countries or may not be suitable for users of all ages. Therefore, content must adhere to our community guidelines and respect the diverse backgrounds and sensitivities of our members. Topplayer1 takes immediate action on any accounts or content that involve sexual exploitation or inappropriate behavior.

Illegal activities

We maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal activities of any kind. These include but are not limited to:

Organized Crime
Organized crime refers to the coordinated efforts of transnational, national, or local criminal enterprises aimed at engaging in illegal activities for profit. This encompasses a wide range of offenses such as cybercrime, youth crime, human trafficking, financial crime, and the illegal possession of firearms and drugs.

Hacking
Unauthorized access to someone else’s account or system for the purpose of obtaining confidential information is strictly prohibited on our platform. Hacking undermines the security and privacy of our community members and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Blackmailing
Blackmailing involves demanding payment or other benefits from individuals in exchange for not disclosing compromising or damaging information about them. This coercive behavior is considered a criminal offense and is strictly prohibited within our community.

Doxxing
Doxxing is a form of cyberbullying where sensitive or private information about individuals is disclosed without their consent for the purpose of harassment, exposure, financial harm, or other forms of exploitation. Such malicious actions are strictly prohibited on our platform.

Frauds and Scams
We do not tolerate the exploitation of our platform for fraudulent purposes. Any attempts to deceive users for financial or personal gain, including schemes to defraud individuals or steal assets, will result in immediate removal of content and appropriate action taken against the perpetrator.

Terrorism
Terrorist organizations perpetrate violent acts against civilian populations based on political, religious, ethnic, or ideological differences. Any promotion or advocacy of terrorism or terrorist activities is strictly prohibited on our platform.

Reporting any instances of the above-mentioned behavior is of paramount importance to ensure the safety and well-being of our community members. By reporting such behavior, you are not only protecting yourself but also preventing harm to others. Your report enables our moderation team to take immediate action against offenders and enforce our community guidelines rigorously. Additionally, reporting helps us identify and address systemic issues, ensuring that Topplayer1 remains a safe and respectful space for all. Your vigilance and willingness to speak up contribute to the integrity and health of our community. We encourage you to report any concerning behavior promptly, knowing that your actions make a significant difference in maintaining a positive and secure environment for everyone.

Please use the contact form for any reports.

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