Agora World – Ethos and Community Guidelines

Agora World Principles

  1. Democratization

We believe in lowering the barriers to entry into the metaverse. Our tools should be extremely easy and Simple to use. Additionally, metaverse creation and hosting should be as Affordable as possible. Finally, we believe in making creation and participation Accessible to all, no matter the hardware, location, or demographic. 

  1. Individual Privacy

We believe in the human right to personal privacy. We do not believe platforms should harvest personal data and sell it to the highest bidder. The only individual data we collect from you is given voluntarily, and that data is only shared in the context of our platform (for example, showing on your profile page or a location pin on a 3D globe). We vow the only data we will collect ourselves is aggregate or anonymized data for the purpose of improving the technology itself or experiences hosted on our platform. Communities have the ability to choose what data is ultimately collected from their users (ex. A specific conference may require you to verify your name and email for the purpose of attendance records)

  1. Organizational Transparency

We want to communicate clearly with our community (users, creators, partners, etc). This means being open and honest about future plans, updates, things that go wrong, etc. 

  1. Open Community

We believe anyone should be able to create and host anything, freely expressing their ideas and opinions, within legal limits (see our Community Guidelines below for more details). We are anti-gatekeeping. Every individual and community has their own creative uses for our technology, and it’s not up to us to tell people what they can and can’t use it for. 

We also believe in working with our communities to improve our technology. This means open sourcing where possible and sharing knowledge.

  1. Enriching Experiences

We believe the digital world should bring immersive vitality to peoples’ lives. We want to foster physical and mental immersive presence, creating long lasting memories and deep character-defining experiences. The goal of the metaverse is to exist as an extension of our lives, no more or less valuable than that of an in-person experience or interaction.

  1. Social Connection

We are passionate about improving the social connectivity of people’s lives, and of society as a whole. This means building ways for people to form new bonds online, and ways to deepen existing relationships. 

A core tenet of this is creating shared immediacy in online social interactions. Shared immediacy is real-time social presence: the feeling of being present in the moment with others. We seek to use spatial and fluid interactions to improve online socializing, to the point that the difference between online and offline interaction blurs.

We also want to make it as easy as possible to share online experiences and form memories with one another. Creating and joining others in these rich social experiences should be easy!

Finally, we believe that humanity is a global community. Anyone from anywhere should be able to connect and build communities and personal bonds. Distance (at least on this planet) should be no obstacle to building communities. With increased cultural intermingling and compassion we hope to build a better world.

Agora World Community Guidelines

  1. No illegal content. Adhere to local, state, and federal laws
  2. No calls to violence or threats
  3. Must be over 13 years of age
  4. No technologically harmful content or technical attacks
  5. No intellectual property infringement
  6. No impersonation – parody / satire is acceptable
  7. I agree to conduct myself in a respectful manner. We are all human beings deserving of love and compassion. This is a public space.
    1. communities can decide whether they allow or disallow individuals from recording in their spaces

If you believe an Agora World experience/user/world has violated our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service, please report the experience/user/world. We aim to promptly review and investigate all complaints that we receive, but if and how we respond will depend on a variety of factors, such as the information available to us and the type of violation. We may also contact the experience/world owner to inform them of the complaint. If we’re not in a position to make a determination (for example, whether something is defamatory or not), we defer to the judgment of a court.

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