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Enforcement of Rules - Reporting a Post


If you see a problem, report it. Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this Community. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be Community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just report it via "Report to moderator" button. If enough reports accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

Please do not abuse the report system.

How To File a Report:
Clicking the Report button will send a message to the staff that there is post that has potentially broken our code of conduct. You will be allowed to type in a note when you report the item stating why you reported it. The report will be claimed by a moderator and handled (within 24 hours of the post). After it is resolved, you will receive a private message letting you know that it has been handled. All reports are confidential.

While not every report may require action and we certainly don't want members to get "report happy," we do want members to know that it's okay to Report items you feel violate the code of conduct - or even if it's a gray area and you are unsure.

If you have any questions regarding the feature, feel free to ask in this thread or start a conversation with any board moderator.

Our Responsibilities
There are a variety of actions that we may take in response to inappropriate behavior or content. It usually depends on the exact circumstances of a particular case. We recognize that sometimes people may say or do inappropriate things for any number of reasons. Perhaps they did not realize how their words would be perceived. Or maybe they just let their emotions get the best of them. Of course, sometimes, there are folks who just want to spam or cause trouble.

Each case requires a different approach, and we try to tailor our response to meet the needs of the situation. We'll review each situation on a case-by-case basis. In each case, we will have a diverse team investigate the content and surrounding facts and respond as appropriate, using this Code of Conduct to guide our decision.

Actions we may take in response to a flag or abuse report include, but are not limited to:
Content Removal
Content Blocking
Forum Account Suspension
Forum Account Ban
Let's work together to keep the forum a place where people feel safe to participate by being respectful of them and their time.

Thanks to GitHub for use of these guidelines under the terms of CC0-1.0.


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