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Welcome to the CollarChat forum FAQ. This FAQ is designed to help you make the most of your experience on CollarMe/CollarChat. Please take a few minutes to read it and explore the links included. If you don’t find the answer to your question in this FAQ, please use the Search feature to look for past threads that might deal with your questions.  We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the TOS and Forum Guidelines before you post.


Please remain respectful of other points of view and ask questions that are pertinent. Please refrain from posting inflammatory or accusatory remarks about individual users, specific groups of people, or types of fetishes. Each of us is unique and sweeping generalizations will only result in a very negative thread. We are here to have intelligent discussions regarding a variety of interests. Please try to word your question in a way that shows you are interested in promoting discussion instead of trolling for attention.

Often, your questions can be answered by doing a search of the archives. As of December 21, 2013 the following is optional: Please check the date of a thread and avoid commenting on anything more than 1 year old. If you would like to start a discussion based on a thread more than 1year old, create a new post and include a link to the old thread.

Posts telling people the “right” or “true” way to do things are unwelcome. If you are very knowledgeable about a certain topic, we welcome you to share your experiences, just keep your mind open to other possibilities.

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I’m a professional photographer, toy/bondage furniture maker, or dominatrix – can I advertise here?

A: If you are a professional photographer or craftsperson and would like to offer your services or products, there is a section for Artisans.  Please limit your ads to these sections and follow the Forum Guidelines for each.  

Q: I’m looking for a photographer/model, have something to sell, want to buy goods – can I post an ad for that?  

A: Yes, please use the section called Sought or For Sale for those types of ads.  Please limit your ads to this section and follow the Forum Guidelines.  

Q: Are drawings, photos, erotic stories, etc. allowed?   

A: Yes, they are.  For stories, poems, and other types of writing, please use the Creative Writings section.  Please post only original works that you created yourself.  Please refrain from posting material copied from sites like  This is a violation of copyright law and your post will be removed.  If you wish to post photos of yourself or your artwork, please use the Art and Photography section.  Please limit photo size to less than 800 pixels wide and follow the Forum Guidelines for each section.  

Q: I have a BDSM podcast, kink-related blog, found a terrific website, etc. – can I post a link to it?   

A: Yes, please use the section designated for Scene Related Links.  

Common Complaints

Q: Why are there so many scammers, fakes, professional dominants demanding tribute, wankers who disappear after a few emails, [insert other complaint]? Are there any real people here?

A: We encounter these types of complaints on a routine basis. Sometimes, several of them crop up in the same week or even the same day. Welcome to the internet, let the buyer beware. Your best defense against these individuals is to learn to spot them and then use the Report Profile feature provided by the site administrators. If a profile receives enough reports from individual users (as opposed to multiple reports by the same user), the automated system will handle it. Please refrain from reporting these profiles to Support since this only clogs up the system without resolving the issue.  You should also keep in mind that one person's fake is another's ideal partner. If someone is incompatible with you, they are not necessarily fake. Recognize their right to do what works for them and move on to someone else.  

Q: I’m having a problem with my profile, the chat rooms, video, or other technical difficulty, what do I do?   

A: Please contact Support for assistance.     

Q: Someone stole my photos, what do I do?  

A: Please follow the established procedure for reporting Stolen Photos.

What the *bleep* – I’m not vanilla, why do I have that ice cream cone next to my name?

A: Relax, the vanilla cone and other icons simply indicate how many times you’ve posted to the forums.  For a complete explanation, read about the Forum Rankings.  The more you participate, the quicker you’ll melt that vanilla cone.  Pay a visit to Polls and Other Random Stupidity and join in the frivolity or take part in the debates in our Politics and Religion section to help build up your post count.


CollarChat has dedicated a section of the forums to Health and Safety. Please refer to archived threads in this area to see if your question has been answered or to ask a new one.

Thank you for doing your part to make a positive online community.  We hope you enjoy your membership.

The Collarme and Collarchat Staff

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