Kinmunity

Welcome to Kinmunity - We're an online community resource and forum for alterhumans including: otherkin, therians, vampires, and others with non-human identities

In order to receive full access to Kinmunity, you'll have to register an account. Registering gives you access to the following features:

  • The ability to create new threads and reply to existing ones on our forums.
  • The ability to read messages in "The Dens", our members only area.
  • The ability to chat with others in our Discord server.
  • The ability to create your very own blog on the site - write whatever you want!
  • The ability to create, join, and participate in social groups!
  • and so much more...
So what are you waiting for? Join Kinmunity today!

Community Guidelines

Global Guidelines
  1. Show courtesy and respect to all
    In your interactions with others on the site, please show courtesy and respect. It's okay to disagree on something, but disagreements should happen in a civil and cordial manner. Insults, talking down to others, personal attacks, and harassment will not be tolerated.
  2. Use proper English
    We request that members use proper English on Kinmunity. This includes making a best-effort attempt to spell properly and observe the rules of grammar. While we do not expect our users to have a degree in English literature, excessive "chat speak" is not permitted.
  3. Keep it audience appropriate
    The majority of Kinmunity is accessible to all users over the age of thirteen. Except in designated areas, please keep content suitable for members aged thirteen and above.
  4. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
    Unless you have evidence to back them up, please refrain from making grandiose or outrageous claims on Kinmunity. This includes claiming to have the ability to physically shift, or claims of special “powers.“ Making such claims does nothing but harm your credibility in the community; nobody thinks you're special or cool by making them.
  5. Be honest with others and yourself
    Honesty and integrity are highly valued on Kinmunity, Please be yourself and don't falsify any information about you. It is better to not provide information than it is to lie about it.
  6. Listen to the direction of our staff
    Please follow the direction of our staff members at all times. If a staff member requests that you do something, their request holds as much weight as these terms and rules do. If you feel a staff member is acting inappropriately, contact a member of the administration team. If another member violates these rules, please use the “report“ function to report the offending content or member. Do not try to handle the issue yourself, that's what our staff are here for.
  7. Absolutely no proselytizing
    That isn't what we're about. You can discuss spirituality or religion in the proper areas, but you cannot attempt to convert others to your spirituality or religion.
  8. No data mining
    Do not, via manual or automated means, collect large amounts of data including but not limited to: forum posts, blog entries, articles, media, chat logs, or other user-created content for the purposes of aggregating, mirroring, re-publishing, or storing off-site. You are also forbidden to reproduce content found in secure sections of the site (protected by username & password) without permission from the Kinmunity administration team and the content's author.
  9. We don't accept blacklists
    Kinmunity does not make use of nor enforce any blacklist, content warning list, or trigger list. Instead, we expect our users to use the tools available to them to filter out content they don't desire to see.
  10. Don't spam or advertise
    Kinmunity is not an appropriate venue to spam or advertise; it just annoys others. Besides, we report spammers we catch to external security services, like StopForumSpam, so it isn't worth it.
  11. Have fun
    Seriously, that's the reason you joined the community - isn't it? Jokes aside, this is a real rule. Don't go looking around for negativity and conflict. Enjoy your time here.
Profile Guidelines
  1. Maintain a valid email address
    In order to use Kinmunity, you must maintain a valid email address on your profile. A valid email address is an email address from a non-disposable email provider that can accept email from us. If emails sent to you bounce or it is determined you are using a disposable provider, you will be required to update your email address to continue using the site.
  2. One profile per person
    Kinmunity only supports one profile per person. Exceptions can be made for members of a plural system, simply talk to staff first!
  3. Profiles should represent an authentic person
    Profiles on Kinmunity should represent a real user. Joke and parody profiles, impersonation of others, or similar conduct is prohibited.
  4. You may change your username four times per year
    Kinmunity allows users to change their username once every 90 days. Users will need to provide a reason with their name change request. Don't create a new account to facilitate a name change.
Reaction Guidelines
  1. React to content, not users
    You have probably noticed that the reaction system is available for various content on Kinmunity, but not for user profiles. This is intentional. The purpose of our reaction system is to react to, and essentially rate, the quality of content available on Kinmunity. It is not intended to be used to harass other users, or negative react people you disagree with.
  2. Don't solicit reactions
    Don't ask for people to "like", "love", or otherwise up-vote or down-vote your post for any reason. Do not use the rating system as a polling system, we have an actual poll feature for that.
  3. Retaliation is not tolerated
    If you've been given a rating you disagree with on a particular piece of content you posted, do not act in an abusive matter to the person who gave it to you. Instead, contact a staff member if it violates our Terms & Rules or Community Guidelines.
KinCash Guidelines
  1. Don't game the system
    Use Kinmunity how you normally would; don't attempt to exploit the system to earn KinCash.
  2. No begging
    Don't beg other users for KinCash.
  3. No dirty tricks
    Don't scam or trick other users into giving you their KinCash.
Forum Guidelines
  1. Read the stickies
    Please read all of the sticky threads within a given forum before posting in it; some sections have their own unique rules.
  2. Title appropriately
    When creating a thread, please use a meaningful title that accurately depicts what your thread is about. Your thread's message should also be meaningful and descriptive; it sets the tone for the conversation to follow.
  3. Search before you post
    Before posting a thread, please search the forums to see if somebody else has already submitted a thread regarding the topic you wish to discuss. If a thread exists, consider posting in it instead of starting a new one.
  4. Stay on-topic
    Make sure you post threads in the most appropriate forum. When posting a reply, please ensure it actually contributes to the topic being discussed. You should stay on topic, and you should avoid useless one-word or non-contributing replies
  5. Don't be rude
    Please do not use all caps, multiple exclamation marks, or excessive formatting (bold, italics, colors, etc.) in your posts. It's considered rude and makes them hard to read.
  6. Don't double-post, don't cross-post
    Double-posting and Cross-posting unfairly increases post counts and bones; don't do it! Double-posting is the act of posting two messages back-to-back. This can take the form of submitting two replies to a single thread or submitting a reply to a thread you started before anybody else has replied. Cross-posting is the act of posting the same thread in different forums on the site.
Library Guidelines
  1. Quality over quantity
    Kinmunity's library aims to provide readers with high-quality articles. We expect articles to be original, descriptive, and to use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Articles which do not meet our quality guidelines will be rejected.
  2. Credit your sources
    If external sources are used in your article, you are required to cite them. Kinmunity does not have a preferred citation style, but credit must be given where it is due.
  3. Respect the license
    If you use or cite articles from our library, do so in accordance with the license selected by the author of said article(s).
Blogs Guidelines
  1. Use good judgement
    Your blog is your personal space, but good judgement on what to post should be exercised. If it's something that violates our global guidelines or otherwise shouldn't be put out on the internet, it's probably better not to post it!
Groups Guidelines
  1. Respect group autonomy
    Social Groups are managed by their respective owner, and a staff team of the owner's choosing. Membership is granted (or denied) at the whim of the group's staff team. Kinmunity staff will not get involved in group disputes.
  2. Don't discriminate
    While group owners are free to grant or deny membership at their whim, discrimination based on race, religion (creed), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetics, or similar factors is absolutely forbidden.
Media Guidelines
  1. Keep it safe for work
    All media submitted to the website must be relatively "safe for work". While some strong language is allowed, media submissions should be free of overtly sexual or violent themes.
  2. Submissions should be your original work
    Submissions should be made by or for the individual uploading it, with rare exceptions. You must have permission from rightsholder to submit media to Kinmunity. You should also always cite the proper artist/author.
  3. Traced, plagiarized, or stolen content is prohibited
    We do not allow traced, plagiarized, or stolen artwork to be submitted. This includes obvious derivations of another user's original character.
  4. Real or simulated child pornography is prohibited
    For the most part, this should be comment sense as such content is generally illegal under US law. However, Kinmunity also prohibits "cub", "lolicon", or "shota" submissions as a matter of policy.
  5. Content involving hate groups or terrorist organizations is forbidden
    Content which displays imagery, language, or rhetoric associated with hate groups or terrorists is forbidden.
Chat & Messaging Guidelines
  1. Don't flood
    Flooding is the act of repeating the same message over and over, or posting multiple messages within rapid succession. It's annoying and not permitted.
  2. Don't advertise or spam
    Please do not advertise competing websites, use the chat for posting excessive links or self-promotion, or otherwise spam our members.
  3. Don't monopolize the conversation
    When in channels or chat rooms, please try to contribute to the discussion at hand. It isn't just about you, it's about all involved. 1:1 side conversations should be taken to PMs or DMs.
  4. Don't annoy others
    Don’t send whispers, direct messages or private messages without permission, avoid unneeded pinging, if you and another user are discussing something an entire channel isn’t interested in, consider moving to direct messages, etc.
Discord Guidelines
  1. Follow Discord's rules
    You are expected to follow Discord's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines when using Discord.
  2. No invite links
    Do not share invite links to other Discord servers, including in DMs to others.
  3. Be kind to our bots
    Don't abuse or spam our bots, and only interact with them in #bot-commands
  4. Follow all instructions in the rules channel
    The rules channel on our Discord server may contain additional rules, they should be followed as well.
Administrative Directives
  1. Homophobic and transphobic content is prohibited
    Per this directive, homophobia and transphobia are forbidden on Kinmunity.
  2. Discussion of zoosexuality is restricted
    Per this directive, the discussion of zoosexuality or bestiality is generally not permitted on Kinmunity.
  3. Discussion of suicidal ideation is prohibited
    Per this directive, discussion of suicidal ideation is prohibited on Kinmunity. If you're struggling with suicidal thoughts click here for some resources.
  4. Kinmunity is not a dating site
    Per this directive, Kinmunity is not a dating site. Unwanted sexual harassment, sexual content or conduct of any kind involving minors, and unsolicited mate seeking is prohibited.
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