WTF ... IS WTF!?
We are a collective of people who believe in freedom of speech, the rights of individuals, and free pancakes! We share our lives, struggles, frustrations, successes, joys, and prescribe to our own special brand of humor and insanity. If you are looking for a great place to hang out, make new friends, find new nemeses, and just be yourself, WTF.com is your new home.

Legal / Disclaimer

Our legal statement and site disclaimer(s) can be found here.
Disclaimer: WTF.com is a site focused on ranting and debating. However, we do contain sections on news and current events, general entertainment (movies, music, celebrities), and other off-topic subject matter (usually with a touch of humor). On occasion, WTF.com publishes rumors, parody, and conjecture in addition to accurately reported facts. Information on this site may or may not be true and WTF.com makes no warranty as to the validity of any claims.

We are posting this Policy to be a good web citizen. This site operates in good faith, but on an AS-IS, AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. Any warranties of availability, accuracy, quality, title, fitness or merchant ability are disclaimed. We are not liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. We are not liable for events beyond our direct control.

Terms of Service

  • WTF.com is a private web club and visiting this website or being a member is a privilege, NOT a right.
  • WTF.com has full liberty to choose its members. We reserve our rights to accept or reject any member sign-ups, remove or banish any member from the site, grant and revoke any privileges to members within the site without warning, prior notice or giving any reason and in anytime we find appropriate.
  • WTF.com can at anytime stop or suspend its services without prior notice, however we will make reasonable attempts to keep our members notified in advanced of such matters.
  • The information published in this website may be outdated or wrong in one way or another, so no information should be used without consulting it with a professional.
  • All content sent to WTF.com by its members and visitors can be rejected, deleted, modified, edited by site administration.
  • Legal rights of the content sent to WTF.com by its members or visitors belongs to Site administration when they are submitted to the site unless it is clearly mentioned otherwise in the submit page. Site visitors/members can not ask the submitted content to be removed or unpublished from the site later.
  • All site visitors who visit this website are obligated to obey Site Rules and Guidelines, site agreement(s), "sticky" threads, the privacy policy, and respect site principals and goals.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer

Site visitor agrees that the use of WTF.com's services is entirely at visitor's own risk. WTF.com's services are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, constructive or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. WTF.com makes no guarantee of availability, continuity or quality of its service and reserves the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of WTF.com's services. In no event will WTF.com be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use WTF.com's services or any content thereon. This disclaimer applies, without limitation, to any damages or injury, whether for breach of contract, tort, or otherwise, caused by any failure of performance; error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; file corruption; communication-line failure; network or system outage; or theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.

Indemnity and Legal Exemption

User agrees to indemnify and hold WTF.com harmless from any loss, liability, claims, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or related to the content, use, or deletion of User's Files, messages or use of any other feature or service on WTF.com

This expressly includes, but is not limited to:

  • User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights.
  • Any defamatory or unlawful material contained within User's messages, private messages, emails, attachments, images and files.
  • Content submitted to the site by the user
  • Other content in the site
  • Communication with site administration

Legal Policy and Notice

WTF.com's Terms of Service, site agreement, disclaimers, individual forum rules, site rules, indemnity clause, legal notice, copyright notice and privacy policy are subject to change at any time, but changes shall be announced and published. Such changes are reflected in the relevant pages of the site upon alteration, and due when they are published on the site.

Copyright Notice / Intellectual Property Information

All Original Content Copyright Eternia Networks, and WTF.com - All Rights Reserved. This includes the rights to its name, domain name, trademark, concept, format, content, style, skin, custom code, database and every other element on this website other than the base XenForo software.

XenForo™ Software Copyright XenForo Ltd.

Any unoriginal content remains Copyright © of their respective owners. We do not claim Copyright for material not originating from this website.

For purposes of these Terms of Use, "content" is defined as any information, data, communications, software, photos, video, graphics, styles, skins, music, sounds, and other material and services that can be viewed by users on our site. No part of this website, its content, name, applications, documents, programs, texts, design elements, images, posts, look, feel, atmosphere or format can be copied, shared, moved, published or used without prior and explicit consent of WTF.com.

We do not claim ownership rights over your Content. However, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display Member Content through the site and services. You assume full responsibility for any Content posted or submitted, and it is agreed that all submitted materials, text, graphics and files remain the sole property of their creator. You grant each user of WTF.com a non-exclusive license to access your Member Content, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Member Content under these Terms of Service. Any communication or material submitted by Members will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once Member Content is incorporated into other aspects of the Services by WTF.com and/or its members, WTF.com is under no obligation to delete or ask or require other WTF.com members to delete that Member Content, and therefore, it may continue to appear and be used through the Services indefinitely pursuant to an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license. You understand and agree that we may retain server copies of Member Content that have appeared to have been removed or deleted.

Neither we or our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this site will not infringe the rights of third parties. See "User's Materials" below for a description of the procedures to be followed in the event that any party believes that content posted on this site infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.

The content associated with the Services, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photographs, sounds, music, videos, visual interface, design, computer code, interactive features and the like ("Site Content") and the trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained therein, except all Member Content, are owned by or licensed to WTF.com, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, WTF.com does not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Services and the Site Content are retained by WTF.com. Absolutely NO part of WTF.com may be reproduced or recreated without explicit written permission by site owner of WTF.com and certified with written verification.

You may access Member Content for your information and personal, non-commercial, use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Services. Member Content and Site Content are provided to you "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" for your information and personal use only, to be used solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Services and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners, and it may not be used as prohibited under the Terms of Use.

The following are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of WTF.com or its Affiliates: Eternia Networks, Giggles & Friends, Funny Fables. All custom graphics, icons, logos and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of WTF.com or its Affiliates. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms of Use grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, and/or the name of WTF.com or its Affiliates.

DMCA Takedowns

We will respond to legitimate requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), and we retain the right to remove user content on WTF which we deem to be infringing upon the copyright of others. If you become aware of user content on WTF which you believe infringes your copyright rights, you may send us a DMCA request, properly formatted pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512.

Misrepresentations of infringement can result in liability for monetary damages, and you may want to consult an attorney. You may send us your DMCA request to:

Copyright Agent - Eternia Networks

Please provide us with the following information when submitting your DMCA takedown request:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

DMCA Counter-Notice

If we remove your user content in response to a copyright or trademark notice, we will notify you via WTF's private messaging system as well as through the e-mail you provide during registrations. If you believe your user content was wrongly removed, you can file a counter-notice with us which includes the following:

(i) your physical or electronic signature;

(ii) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

(iii) A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

(iv) Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.

Claims of Infringement (Other)

If you believe that any content appearing on a WTF.com website infringes on your copyright, please let us know. Forward the following information to us as completely as possible using the CONTACT FORM, and we will promptly remove the infringing material if indeed warranted.

  • (a) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • (c) the exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;
  • (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
  • (e) your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and
  • (f) a statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf

Please also note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Security and Password

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for any and all statements made and acts or omissions that occur through the use of your password and account. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your password and account. Our personnel will never ask you for your password. You may not transfer or share your account with anyone, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account if you do transfer or share your account.

Participation in Promotions

From time to time, this site may include advertisements offered by third parties. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of the advertisers showing their products on this site. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser. We assume no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.

International Use

Although this site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with this site is void where prohibited.

Governing Law

This site (excluding any linked sites) is controlled by us from our offices within the State of North Carolina, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of North Carolina, by accessing this site both of us agree that the statutes and laws of the State of North Carolina, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this site and the purchase of products and services available through this site. Each of us agrees and hereby submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue any court of competent jurisdiction within the State of North Carolina with respect to such matters.

Miscellaneous

In any action to enforce these Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. Any cause of action brought by you against us or our Affiliates must be instituted within 60 days after the cause of action arises or be deemed forever waived and barred.

You may not assign your rights and obligations under these Terms of Use to any party, and any purported attempt to do so will be null and void. We may free assign our rights and obligations under these Terms of Use.

You agree not to sell, resell, reproduce, duplicate, copy or use for any commercial purposes any portion of this site, or use of or access to this site.

In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, we shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of products and services available through our site arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to, labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.

If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms of Use or related rights shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.