Inactive account policy

Updated: August 15, 2019

What is Short Stories inactive account policy?

We encourage people to actively log in and use Short Stories when they register an account. To keep your account active, be sure to log in at least every 6 months. Accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity.

How does Short Stories determine inactivity?

Inactivity is based on a combination of logging in and account activity. Please note that you may not be able to tell whether an account is currently inactive, as not all signs of account activity are publicly visible.

What if a potentially inactive account is using my registered trademark as its username or account name?

If you believe your trademark rights are being infringed and the account seems inactive, please see our trademark policy for additional information.

What if I have a request for a username from an account that looks inactive, but I don't have a registered trademark?

We do not generally accept requests for usernames that seem inactive. If a username you would like is being used by an account that seems inactive, you should consider selecting an available variation for your use on Short Stories. In general, adding numbers, underscores, or abbreviations can help you come up with an available username.