What kind of avatars are allowed?

All kinds of avatars are allowed on Chess.com, as long as they meet the below requirements!

Avatars must NOT contain:

  • Gore, blood or other bodily fluids
  • Hate symbols, pictures of war criminals, depictions of murder or other criminal acts/illegal substances
  • Profanity in any language (including ASL and “flipping someone off” or other insulting gestures) or racial slurs
  • Full nudity, pornographic images
  • Pornographic cartoons or anime (hentai/ecchi).
  • Strategically covered nudity, sheer or see-through clothing, lewd undergarments or provocative poses (cartoons included.)
  • Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches (cartoons included.)
  • Unauthorized copyrighted material
  • Pictures mocking or impersonating another Chess.com member
  • Political or religious references 

Avatars containing any of the above will be removed, and repeated offenses may lead to account restrictions or closure. 

While the above are clearly against our rules, we also reserve the right to change any other avatar that we think has been chosen specifically to cause hurt or discomfort or to 'troll' other members. 

We want Chess.com to be a fun, welcoming and friendly place! Please help keep it that way! 

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