What is TruuConfessions?
TruuConfessions is your anonymous best friend. The network of sites (Single, Sex, Wife, Mom, Body, Office and Opinions) allows you to share anything – good, bad, exciting, outrageous, heartfelt or hilarious – without judgment. You can also read confessions from other people and click “me too” if you’ve had a similar experience. We’ve found that the process of getting secrets off your chest is cathartic and that knowing there are others out there going through the same thing can be very reassuring.
Who created TruuConfessions?
TruuConfessions was started by Romi Lassally, a former Hollywood film producer and who was also the founding Lifestyles editor of The Huffington Post. You can read more about Romi and our Truu team here.
How was TruuConfessions created?
Our community began in the spring of 2007, when a less-than-perfect mothering moment led Romi to create our flagship site, True Mom Confessions. By popular demand, later that year the sites expanded beyond moms to include other categories. In March, 2009 we got a makeover and relaunched as TruuConfessions, the one-stop-shop for all your confessional needs. Read the whole story here, and learn more about the True Mom Confessions book based on our community.
Why should I register with TruuConfessions?
Registering helps you keep all the good Truu gossip in one convenient place. We're working to make it so that when you make an account, you can track your confessions, comments, me toos and favorite users – all while maintaining your anonymity.
How do I register?
To create an account, visit our registration page.
How do I log in?
On the upper right corner of our home page there is a welcome box where you can enter your password and sign in or sign up to create a new account. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact email@example.com.
What is my screen name - I forgot it!
You can send a request for a reminder of your screen name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I change my screen name?
You can request to change your screen name by emailing us at email@example.com.
Am I still anonymous once I'm registered?
Yes, you will still be anonymous once you register. Your name and contact information will not appear on your profile. You can control your settings and optional public profile here.
Why do you need my email address?
We need your email address to verify that you are a person (not a spammer!) and so that we can communicate with you about the status of your account. We also keep an email list for the distribution of TruuConfessions news, which you can opt out of... but it is pretty cool and you should get it!
I forgot my password. What do I do?
If you forgot your password, click here to have a reminder email sent to the account you registered with. If this does not solve your problem, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confessions, Comments & Rules
How do I confess?
Whether you're a registered user or not, it's easy to confess. Look for the big box labeled "Start Here" in the upper right corner of our home page, and pick the category your confession fits best, then click the "confess" button. This box is also available on each of our channel pages (Single, Sex, Wife, Mom, Body, Office and Opinions). Be sure to decide whether you'd like to remain anonymous and also if you'd like to accept comments from the community, then check the appropriate boxes. Comments are generally supportive and encouraging, but obviously people don't always agree with the content of a particular post. We don't allow blatant disrespect and cruelty in the confessional, but due to the high volume of traffic to the site comments are not moderated. Enable comments at your own risk. Please report any abusive or threatening comments by typing the user name and comment number in the confession box with a summary of the comment. People who use the comments to post spam or innapropriate or violent content will be banned without warning.
What are the rules/guidelines for confessing and commenting?
We try to approve every post, but please respect the confessional by refraining from the following:
- Obvious lies (Lies have their place, just not here)
- Confessions involving pedophilia or similarly illegal acts
- Responding to a confession outside of the comments
- Confessions that attack another member
Remember there is a difference between a confession and a slanderous judgment. Please refrain from the latter.
Opinions belong on our opinions page. Everything else should be confessions. Remember, confessions have to do with something you did. If it's just something you think about a controversial issue post it to the opinions page.
Specifically regarding comments:
We have to delete comments that include the following transgressions:
- are abusive, vicious or condescending.
- express the desire for negative things, such as death, to happen to another person
- are really meant to be advertisements for other sites or businesses
- detail harmful and/or illegal activities
- are directed at Truu moderators or staff
How do I report inappropriate confessions or comments?
Post a confession with as much information you can fit. User name, confession number, and content with key words. Moderators work on a regular schedule, but remember that it may take up to a few hours for a given post to be reviewed. Reporting a post does not guarantee that it will be removed permanently, which is a decision our moderators make at their discretion in accordance with our rules policy.
How does the "follow your confession" feature work?
If you'd like to know when someone has added a "me too" or left a comment on your confession, you can be automatically notified through your Truu account. You must confess through your Truu account, rather than anonymously. Learn more about registering for an account here.
How do I comment on someone's confession?
In order to comment on confessions you must be a registered user. (Sign up here.) By accepting comments from only registered users, we are able to eliminate spam and prevent the publication of content that violates our rules policy.
Why aren't my comments appearing on the site?
If you can’t see your comments, it’s most likely that you have not yet verified your Truu account. When you registered, you should have received an email from us with a link to confirm the process. (This lets us know you’re not a spammer!) Try clicking that link now, and if you have problems send a message to email@example.com.
Your comments may also be unavailable because they have been reported as abusive by three or more members of the community. If this is the case, the comment has been sent to our moderators to ensure that it does not violate our rules policy. Sometimes users report items that are acceptable, and in these instances we will reinstate the posts. If your post is not reinstated and you would like to discuss it with our community manager, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I lose my account?
Users who frequently violate our rules policy or show blatant disregard for the respectful atmosphere of the confessional may lose their accounts. We consider “frequent violations” to mean that a user is reported as disruptive three or more times, and “blatant disregard” to include posts that imply illegal activity, violence, intimidation or hate speech. This process is determined on a case by case basis by our community manager and editors.
If I lose my account, can I get it back?
Our community manager and editors are open to requests to reinstate accounts. The decision to reestablish privileges will be made by our Executive Editor on a case by case basis, and will depend on the egregiousness of the offenses in consideration. To submit a request to reinstate your account, submit it to email@example.com.
Networking with Friends
How can I tell my friends about TruuConfessions?
Share the site with your friends by clicking the "share" icon on individual confessions and/or post a badge for truu confessions on your own site or blog. Our spread the word section has a variety of badges to choose from. And why not purchase some truu swag at the TRUU STORE?
How can I get a TrueConfessions link button?
Visit our "spread the word" page, pick your favorite badge, grab the code and you're good to go.
TruuBLOG & Editorial Operations
Who writes the posts on TruuConfessions?
Truu’s non-confessional content is written by our editors and a number of pre-approved contributors. You can learn more about us here.
How can I become a blogger or submit an editorial idea to Truu Confessions?
We love to hear from prospective writers and media professionals. Writers should send your ideas, along with your bio, a couple clips and your contact info, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Publicists and product representatives should also send their pitches to that address, or fax them to 310-861-0410.
How can I find old posts from TruuConfessions?
You can use our search feature to find older posts. If you are looking for posts by a specific contributor, you can also search for her or him on our team page.
How do I contribute to Truu’s group Twitter account?
If you’d like your tweets to be part of our feed at @truuconfessions, simply follow us and send the post you’d like to contribute as a direct message. See Group Tweet for more information about how this works. You can also use the hashtag #confess to aggregate Truu-related posts in Twitter searches.
TruuFRIENDS & Partnerships
How do I get a partner link on Truu Confessions?
Submit a link request to our community manager at email@example.com with the subject line, “TruuFRIEND Request.” We will check out your site and if we like it, we’ll add you to our partners page. Note that we do limit the number of FRIENDS we endorse in order to keep our recommendations simple and effective for the members of our community. It we do not choose to include you as an official FRIEND, we may still be interested in featuring you in one of our blog posts or TruuPICKS. You can discuss that opportunity by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I become a featured TruuFRIENDS link on the home page or one of the vertical pages?
The FRIENDS that appear on our main pages rotate automatically. If you have a time-sensitive promotion, you should submit a request to email@example.com to be considered as the subject of a blog post or TruuPICKS.
How can I have a product reviewed on Truu?
We love reviewing products! Submit the information about yours to firstname.lastname@example.org and if we are interested we’ll send you further information.
I’d like to do a promotion or contest with Truu, who should I contact?
Great! Send your detailed proposal, including concept, timeline and a description of your specific desired participation requirements, to email@example.com and if it’s a good fit we’ll work together.
How do I buy cool Truu stuff?
We have an online store. Click here!
I am having trouble with my Truu Café Press order, who can help me sort it out?
Our amazing store manager is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I request an interview or more information about the confessions?
Please submit interview requests to Dave Cirilli, of Giant Noise Partners, at email@example.com.
All content submitted to truuconfessions.com becomes the sole property of True Media Inc. We reserve the right to publish confessions at our own discretion. We also reserve the right to use and modify confessions as standard procedure for True Media Inc. When you confess on any of the truu confessions channels, you are granting us the right to a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensble, exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, and delete such content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed.
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. But in the event we are required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary, we will comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.