Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Pastimes community 🤜 🤛!

We want everyone to feel welcome and safe while meeting up for events on Pastimes, and we have created these Guidelines to define the values of the community we want to build. On Pastimes, you’re connected not just by a shared Pastime, but a shared connection to a place — your local community. Let’s build a strong one together. 

You, our members who make up Pastimes, play a key role in moderation by reporting profiles or members who violate these Guidelines. Should any of the guidelines below not be followed, you could risk no longer being a part of the community.

1. Be respectful 

You’re meeting up in the real world with members of your local community. Strong communities are built on strong relationships and respect for others. Please remember that disagreeing or not liking a person is not a reason to report them. This slows down our ability to remove members who are truly violating the Community Guidelines.

We ask that you be respectful when it comes to other people’s time, space, and privacy.

2. Use your true identity

Pastimes is built on trust — we want everyone to know they’re meeting up with a real person, and therefore require you to use your true identity. If you do not feel comfortable meeting someone you have not yet met in person, you may choose to:

  • Attend events where others are attending or invite your friends
  • Attend events with others who share your own gender
  • Attend events happening in public spaces, like climbing gyms, ski resorts, etc.
  • Attend events with others who have mutual friends. Ask your friends if they trust the person you have a mutual friendship with.

3. Do not discriminate or hate

We do not tolerate racism, hateful language, or discrimination of any kind. Any form of discrimination against a Pastimes member based on race, country of origin, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, mental condition, marital status, or sexual orientation will not be tolerated. 

4. Do not engage in harmful activity

We prohibit any activity that could hurt someone. This includes threats to the safety of others, violations of privacy, and sexual and/or physical harassment or assault.

5. Safety first, not third

While we are here to have a fun time, the health and safety of the community is our priority. This means having a great deal of responsibility and common sense before, during, and after Pastime events. In the case of severe injury or any emergency, call 911 or the proper local authority. 

To protect yourself and others from the coronavirus (COVID-19), here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Wash your hands when possible
  • Maintain social distancing guidelines
  • Wear a mask when possible
  • Do not attend events if you feel sick

How Pastimes can be used to social distance:

  • Create private events with a small pod of friends
  • Set a party limit when creating an event
  • Find events with party size limits you are comfortable joining
  • Use the comments section of the event to notify others who were at the event in the event you do contract COVID-19

6. Follow the Law

All members must adhere to local laws, rules, and regulations—including those regarding COVID-19. Pastimes may cancel events if they promote activities that do not comply with requirements and guidance issued by government authorities and public health officials, including the CDC and the WHO.

7. Leave no trace and be kind to the environment

Respect your environment. Pack out what you bring in, pick up any garbage, and leave no trace. Lead by example and be considerate of your surroundings. Learn and obey the rules of the land you are on.  

8. Do what you love. Share your Pastimes