Moderation Guidelines

October 2016

Moderation Guidelines

Moderators are members of chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Being involved on the forum, and in particular on the technical forums;
  • Participating in the knowledge base;
  • Using the moderator alerts correctly;
  • Having the following qualities: diplomacy, interpersonal skills, a capacity for analysis, and technical knowledge.

The moderators' actions are mainly guided by the alert feature offered to forum members, which lets them report messages that violate the terms of use. If a user ever posts a message which goes against the terms of use, please either politely point out how to behave on the forum, or use the alert link found at the bottom of each bulletin board page:

Moderator alert

The moderators' code of conduct has four rules:

  • Respect users of,
  • Assist users, especially newcomers,
  • Handle alerts sent by site members,
  • Enforce the terms of use. When possible, offer the offender encouragement to correct and re-post.

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