Terms &

Community terms of use

Participation in the YouView Community constitutes agreement to the following  Terms of Use, our Community Guidelines and our Privacy Policy, which apply to posts, profile information, avatars, signatures, any other content on this site and participation in general.

YouView’s Privacy Policy explains how we use any information about you we receive (including any information we receive through your membership of the YouView Community). The YouView Community uses an online platform provided and hosted by Vanilla which is based in Canada. By participating in the YouView Community you have accepted Vanilla’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Because of the live nature of the discussions on the YouView Community, it is not possible for us to review and/or confirm the accuracy or validity of a message before it is posted. If you believe that someone has violated our Community Guidelines or these Terms of Use, or you have spotted content that may otherwise require attention, please send an email to with a link to the content and a brief description of what you believe is wrong. Notification is voluntary and anonymous, but in no case should a user respond to a situation personally, thereby aggravating the situation further. Responding to a violation in an inflammatory manner is a violation in itself and will result in appropriate action.

Any content that we suspect violates our Community Guidelines or Terms of Use will be removed. Interpretation of our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use – and any action taken in response to a suspected violation – is at the discretion of our staff.

Please keep to the following rules when participating in the YouView Community:

  1. Cross posting is not allowed and will result in the removal of one or more posts. Cross posting is defined as posting the same information in two or more locations. When posting your topic, please try to post it in the most appropriate place within the organisational structure of our community. Posts that our moderators consider have been placed incorrectly will be moved or deleted. Identical topics posted in the same or different forums will be removed or moved.
  2. Advertisements are not allowed. Generally speaking, posts made specifically for the promotion of a website, product or service are considered advertising or, at least, posts made that unnecessarily send people to a website that you are in some way affiliated with. It does not matter if it is a commercial website, a personal website, a non-profit website, etc.All signature links must be kept in your signature in your profile. Anyone found to be posting excessive links to their websites or suspected of using “sneaky” advertising methods is in violation of our Community Guidelines and/or our Terms of Use. You may only post a link to your site/a site that you are in some way affiliated with if the link specifically answers the question that is being asked and the answer cannot be simply posted without the link. Even then, link directly to the page where the information can be found. General and unnecessary links will be tagged as advertising. If you are found to be excessively posting links to your site (or you appear to be seeking out threads where your link may be relevant, so that you can post it), you may lose the ability to post links to your site.
  3. You are not allowed to post an affiliate URL that leads to you earning cash, banner impressions, credits, points, etc. Such links are only allowed in signatures and profiles, but may not be referred to in posts.
  4. Do not post personal, real-life information such as home addresses and home phone numbers.
  5. As this is an English-speaking community, we require that posted content be in the English language, so that it can be well received and properly monitored.
  6. Vulgar or offensive language and inappropriate material is not allowed and will be removed. Abbreviations, self-censoring, and attempts to circumvent the word censoring feature of the community software also violate the Community Guidelines and/or these Terms of Use. If your post contains a word that is censored by the software, you must remove that word or the post will be removed. If you feel that the censor software is acting in error, please contact us.We try to maintain a family friendly atmosphere whenever it is possible within the main subject matter of this community. Please keep this in mind when participating.
  7. When linking to outside websites, you must ensure that the content of the link is appropriate for our community, in line with our Community Guidelines and these Terms of Use. This includes mentioning or referencing a site, even if the mention is not hyperlinked. If you post a link and that link is automatically censored by our software, it is considered to be an inappropriate link and you should remove it from your post immediately. If left, all posts that feature inappropriate links will be removed.
  8. Posts that discuss illegal activities, transactions, or websites such as warez, cracks, etc. will be removed. This includes the posting of information that you have obtained illegally.
  9. Political and religious discussions are not allowed on this website. If it is believed that the end result of a discussion will be political or religious, the post may be removed. Likewise, strong political and religious sentiments should be kept out of profiles, signatures, and other content.
  10. Do not post copyrighted materials (articles, videos, audio, etc.) that you do not have permission to reproduce or distribute. For text articles, most of the time you may quote a small portion of the article (usually no more than 1/5 or 1/6) and you must link to the source (if online) or provide the source (if offline). Posting the entire article, even with the source, constitutes copyright infringement. This is not the place to illegally trade or distribute copyrighted (or those with questionable copyright status) video or audio clips.
  11. When posting and linking to images, videos, files, etc., please refrain from hotlinking. This is the direct linking to images (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, etc.), video (.avi, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, etc.), audio (.mp3, .wav, etc.), archives (.zip, .rar, etc.) or otherwise downloadable or streamable files, on servers that you do not have permission to link to, instead of linking to the page where the item can be found. This includes providing a direct link to the file, even if that file is not embedded into your post. This practice costs the server owner money and resources.
  12. Respect is the name of the game. You must respect your fellow members. Please refrain from inflammatory and defamatory comments, hostile or insulting interaction, as well as flaming, taunting, and general disrespect. Do not simply put down the opinion or advice given by others. If you don’t agree with it, say why – respectfully. Don’t just tell them they’re wrong. Do not make uninvited remarks about typos, duplicate posts, posting styles, etc.When an opinion-based discussion is being had, do not state things like “there is no argument” as if your opinion is the only one or the only one that matters. When someone has clearly stated their opinion, do not say things like “Are you serious?” and “Are you kidding me?” Remember, this is a friendly discussion community. Allow people to have their opinion. No one is to act as some sort of opinion judge, responding to each post to say whether they agree with it or not or whether or not it contains a valid, well thought out opinion.We do not allow threads to be started to discuss who or what is the most overrated, who or what is your least favourite, etc.
  13. Automated account creation, participation, and content scraping are not permitted.
  14. We know that people will leave our community (of their own free will or otherwise) from time to time. When this happens we do not delete accounts, posts, or other content posted on our community unless requested. In this circumstance please contact the YouView community moderator who will make the necessary changes on the system. If you request us to make any changes to your account in line with your subject access rights under privacy law then our moderator will process these changes. After the account has been closed, you will no longer be able to participate in this community and this action is not reversible.
  15. The moderators have the final say on anything. If you have a problem, you may make a complaint to them directly and not publicly on the website. Creating threads or posts that question or reference administrative decisions or potential administrative decisions, such as post removals and thread closures, is not permitted. We are not perfect and if you feel that we have made a mistake, please use the change log to talk through any issues and we will review the situation. You can also contact us privately at
  16. Whenever you are participating in this community, please keep in mind that we strive to create a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. So, please have fun and enjoy the forums!
    Freedom of speech rights do not extend to privately owned websites, such as this one. Our Community Guidelines and these Terms of Use detail the types of behaviour and activities that are allowed here.
  17. The YouView Community is not an appropriate place to discuss YouView’s technology roadmap. Please don’t ask questions or make comments about our roadmap, as we will not respond to them and your comments may be removed.

We take violations of these Terms of Use and/or our Community Guidelines seriously. If you violate these Terms of Use and/or our Community Guidelines, or we suspect that you have, then depending on the severity of the incident we may do any of the following:

•    issue you with a warning;
•    delete posts or threads;
•    temporarily suspend your account; or
•    deactivate your account.

YouView’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

We reserve the right to revise these Terms of Use and our Community Guidelines at any time and without notice.

Do you have a question about our Terms of Use or our Community Guidelines, or anything else? Do you have a suggestion? Do you want to offer some feedback? Or are you experiencing some trouble with the site? Well, no matter what it is, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing and we will be glad to help in any way that we can.