Our Mission Statement
Our Facebook groups are an important part of the JenniferMaker community. I created our groups to be warm and welcoming places for crafters, makers, and content creators to ask on-topic questions, share their creations, and support one another. I consider our groups to be extensions of my home and studio, places I‘ve invited you all into to sit and chat about the joy of making things, places filled with positive energy. My communities are inclusive. I do everything I can to bolster and build this up.
As our communities have grown and flourished, so have our need for clear guidelines. This page explains our rules and expectations. These are intended to help you contribute to our groups confidently, without worrying about breaking a rule or making a mis-step. Please read them carefully and reach out to us at [email protected] if you need additional clarifications. Your participation is encouraged and welcomed!
Be Kind & Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect and kindness! Build each other up!
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Our groups are a safe place for you to discuss the group’s topic! Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will NOT be tolerated.
Note: We allow photos of projects that contain some expletives, so long as the project otherwise adheres to the group’s rules and there is no hate speech or bullying in it.
No Promotions or Spam
We do not allow selling of any kind in the group by individuals or companies outside the JenniferMaker organization. Self-promotion, spam, and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. Live videos are not allowed to be posted without prior approval. We encourage sharing of information related to the group’s topic as long as it is free, will remain free, and is inclusive. No promotions of other groups or businesses are allowed without approval.
Note: We do allow product price checking, or asking “how much would you charge for this,” so long as it does not lead to selling or promotion.
No File Sharing
We do not allow members to share files that are copyrighted, nor to ask for SVGs to be made for them or sent to them. This includes any image you found on Google or a “free” clip art site. If you created a design from scratch yourself, you may upload it to our Files section for free distribution within the group. We also allow bloggers to share links to their blogs with free files that will remain free, but no other file sharing sites such as Google Drive , Dropbox, or other Facebook groups are allowed. You also may not share links to Cricut Design Space community projects, unless they are official Cricut projects or JenniferMaker projects, as otherwise we cannot be sure the project will remain available for all to use without deletion or modification. You may share a link to a commercial design, provided you will not gain from the sales.
Respect Everyone’s Privacy (No Address or PM Solicitation)
We do not allow private messaging (PMs, DMs) to other group members. We discourage this to prevent financial and physical harm. Do not ask for them or send them. We also do not allow personal information to be shared such as your email address, home address, etc. Please do not ask others to share where they live or start “where is everybody from?” posts. This is for your safety!
Keep Things On Topic
Keep posts related to the group’s topic and PG-rated. Politics and hot topics are not allowed to be shared in any of our groups. (Note that politics are not the same as support of human rights, specifically the right to life and liberty of all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.) This is NOT intended to censor anyone, but rather to keep the groups topic focused rather than opinion focused. Facebook is removing groups that do not meet their community standards. Protecting the group is extremely important so any content that is not G-rated or PG-rated will be removed.
No Spoilers or Mystery Box Reveals
Please do not share information that is being kept a mystery or confidential intentionally, such as mystery box contents or upcoming product that has not been officially announced. Such posts will be removed. It is acceptable to post when a product is officially announced or available to purchase, but please check to see if a post already exists on it — please do not create additional posts if one already exists as multiple posts like this can overwhelm our group quickly.
We understand that sometimes life can be frustrating, but this is not the place for vents, rants, and complaining. Please do not start posts with these things, or add them to existing threads. If you need to do this, please do so on your personal Facebook feeds or within other groups with more intimate acquaintances — not in this group. Instead, when you are here, think of yourself as sitting in my living room or in my craft room, where you would be kind and gracious and friendly and generous to me and one another.
I ask kindly that we check our negative energy at the door before interacting in JenniferMaker groups, but if that isn’t enough, my team and I will simply remove posts and members. We LOVE our groups and we will go to all efforts to protect them and keep them a warm and welcoming place filled with your beautiful work and helpful tips for one another.
Report, Don’t Retort
Again, if you have questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]