Respect our community

Hi everyone,

What do you think of our new community icon? I think it's pretty cool. You'll see this megaphone whenever we have a site announcement. We also have a new star icon that we'll use to recognize outstanding users in our community. :)

Let's get down to business:

1.) Respecting our community
Shine user V-for-V-a-l-i-a-n-t says the mood on Shine has turned "depressing" from all the harsh and critical comments. We can change that! We can do it by remaining respectful in all our interactions on Shine. For instance, on a user post titled "summer treats" one user's comment was simply "gross". Maybe they thought the recipe sounded unappetizing, and they are of course entitled to that opinion. But why not take the opportunity to be helpful by suggesting a new ingredient or a similar recipe they liked better?

Although the majority of comments are positive and respectful, it only takes a few negative comments to sour the entire conversation. So please take a moment to really consider what you want to say before you hit that
"post" button.

2.) Guidelines are there for a reason
We want Shine to remain a place for healthy conversation, but that can only happen when everyone plays by the same rules. While you're here we ask that you abide by our Community Guidelines - our list of "dos" and "don'ts" of acceptable behavior. Use the report abuse link if you come across content that may be in violation of these guidelines.

As a Shine user you're also required to follow the Yahoo! Terms of Service, which includes your agreement not to upload content that infringes any copyrights or other intellectual property rights. In short, don't post any content that isn't yours.

3.) Shine Beauty Panel
We are looking for a few Shine users to serve on our new beauty panel! Users on this VIP panel will be the first to test new beauty products before they hit the stores, and will be regular contributors to our Fashion + Beauty category. More details coming soon!