We moderate as follows when above rules are not observed:
- Staff notifies the person about behaviour, either through DM or in public chat. Be as clear as possible about the behaviour and what is expected of the member. If you believe the situation will escalate, you can choose to mute* someone.
- If behavior continues, you can give a warning. This is done in #area51 with the command ?warn**
- After three warnings the user is automatically kicked by our bot. If you expect the member to immediately return without a change in behaviour, please manually ban*** the user instead of giving the third warning.
- Bans are not permanent unless specifically stated, to appeal a ban a user can DM staff
We ask people in public chat not to add fuel to the fire. If staff asks a conversation to stop, please stop.
If someone is receiving moderation, don’t admonish them or challenge staff. Depending on the intensity of the violation, we may choose to respond differently. If community members disagree with moderation, redirect them to open a ticket in private with @ModMail
We will investigate the matter and do our best to be fair.
All commands can be used in #area51.
If you forget how to use it, simply use the first part of the command to get more info from the bot (Example: ?warn, or ?ban). Check out the pinned messages in #area51 for some useful information.
?mute username amount of time reason
?warn @username Concerning: [message in #channel] Reason: [reason for warning] Please refer to @ModMail for questions about this warning
Use “?ban [user id] reason” in #area51. If you ban someone, please add them to our ban list here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bueo8IeKhcbiBqqZJALGBE9b1UBLJDigey-QYIbFijI/edit?usp=sharing
with the reason why they were banned.
Add a note for a user so other staff can easily see what they should be aware of. The command is ?note [text] to add it and ?notes @username to get all the notes about a user.