Do you agree with proposed Moderation stages?

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Malcolm

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Hello Coders!

I wanted to create a thread where we could discuss current and future rules & guidelines as a community. We would also be able to work out things like how moderators are going to deal with issues and or whether we have three streak policy if rules are broken, ban lengths etc. There currently is a Rules & Guidelines already, which you should have seen upon registering for Code Forum. But you can find them here, and by looking at the footer of the website.

The current rules & guidelines that are listed here are set in stone and prefer we keep them as is but always willing to discuss them. I feel they are what represents Code Forum and separates us from other coding forums.

If you have a rule suggestion such and such, please feel free to post it below with your reasoning, and we can discuss it. Please keep suggestions for Code Forums Discord rules in the #community-suggestions channel on Discord.

Cheers! :)
 

Malcolm

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Hello Coders!
It's time we talked about our moderation policies since we have recently achieved 100 members. I plan on hiring a moderator to help moderate the forums. I wanted to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and all our moderation policies are transparent and are set in stone by the community.

So I would like to start a discussion on how we should deal with certain types of situations around the community.
 

TableFlipGod

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Hello Coders!
It's time we talked about our moderation policies since we have recently achieved 100 members. I plan on hiring a moderator to help moderate the forums. I wanted to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and all our moderation policies are transparent and are set in stone by the community.

So I would like to start a discussion on how we should deal with certain types of situations around the community.

We should vote whether or not it violates and if so 3 strikes and your out.

Also #TableForAdmin or mod ☺
 

Malcolm

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Proposed Moderation Policies:

Code Forum Staff & Moderation Policies

Created on June 06, 2019 by Malcolm, Modified X.

This document is to ensure that Code Forum remains transparent with moderation of the Code Forum community. And helps ensure that there is no abuse caused from staffing towards members and other staff. All policies written in this document are to be followed by all staff, no matter what the role may be: Moderator, Administrator and or any other role. In addition to these policies, staff members must obey Code Forum Rules & Guidelines.

Any individual whom breaches any of these policies may be subjected removal of role and penalized. All policies that are mentioned below, are ones that were presented to the community and agreed upon.



General Moderation:
All staff members are responsible for moderating the community forums; which may include spam, wrong section posting and or violations to site rules & guidelines. If you spot anything that may go against the way of Code Forum, you are to report it “See something, say something”. From there, moderators will take the appropriate action; if, however, the violation extends out of the reach of the moderator. You will need to bring your findings to an administrator.

If you are not sure, ask an administrator.

Staff Policies:
All members (including staff roles) are subjected to CodeForum.ORG’s Terms & Rules. Upon being hired at CodeForum for any selected role, that member is subjected to a 3-month probation period. During the 3-month probation, the member will undergo training to ensure that the member is doing their job properly and completing task within a timely matter and will be supervised by their role team leader and or an administrator for the duration of probation. Once 3-months has passed and if the member was successful during training then they will no longer need supervision and can be given their duties to work on their own. If the member fails 3-month probation then member’s staff privileges will be revoked. The member will be able to reapply for any staff position after 1 month(s).

Moderation Stages:

Moderator Stage:Action
ReminderSend PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Do not apply any warning points at this stage. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action.
Warning 1:Send PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Apply (1) warning point to members account. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action.
Warning 2: (Restricted Account):Send PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Apply (2) warning point to members account. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action. Contact Administrator to apply account restrictions based off what rule that was broken.

An administrator may restrict attachments, links, participants and more.
Warning 3: (Strict Restrictions):Send PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Apply (3) warning point to members account. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action. Contact Administrator to apply more account restrictions based off what rule that was broken.

An administrator may restrict additional features. Offender will have to have their posts approved.
Ban 1 day:Send PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Apply (4) warning point to members account. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action. Contact Administrator to have ban placed on member for 1 day.
Ban 7-day:Send PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Apply (5) warning point to members account. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action. Contact Administrator to have ban placed on member for 7 days.
Ban Month:Send PM to (Offender), explain rules that were broken, provide link to Rules & Guidelines. Apply (6) warning point to members account. Write note on Members profile. Explain rule broken and moderator action. Contact Administrator to have ban placed on member for 1 month.
Ban Permanent:Notify administrator to place a permanent ban.
Review member notes before applying ANY warnings to ensure stages are followed.



Moderation Severities

If you feel that the stages don’t apply for any particular reason then use the severity graph: Read the columns below, if your situation shares a common principle then follow directions.

Severity I: Use stage chartSeverity II: Apply Account Restrictions contact administrator ASAPSeverity III: Ban member (Permanent) contact administrator ASAP
  • Swearing, Vulgar language.
  • Posting illegal content; this includes illegal scripts, hacking scripts (Upgrade to Severity III), null scripts.
  • Hacking/Security Complaints. (Member accounts, other sites, threats/attacks made to CodeForum.ORG and or partners and other websites.
  • Unwelcoming Behaviour
  • Using content without original authors permission and or no source link.
  • Pornography. This includes child pornography.
  • Advertisement in a non-advertising forum/service.
  • Data Breaches
  • Member releases information/privacy of other members/non-members.
  • Staff member releases any private information regarding members/non-members.
  • Disrespecting towards members/staff.
  • Posting useless, no value posts.
  • Strayed off-topic.
  • Slander
  • This may be updated at any time to adapt to constant changes.
  • 1 & 2 Administrator will need to contact local authorities.
  • If you catch a staff member not obeying CodeForum.ORG Terms and Rules, Moderation Rules and or any other sites rules & guidelines contact an Administrator; however, if the offender is an administrator contact owner. All members of the staff team are considered ‘Members’ no matter what their role is.
  • If a staff member collects at least 3 warning points, the staff member will be removed from their position and will be investigated rather or not the member can be reinstated. However, they will most likely not.
  • 1 & 3 of Severity III share similarities and are both considered hacking.


Things to keep in mind:
  • See something, say something.
 

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Tealk

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All staff members are responsible for moderating the community forums; which may include spam, wrong section posting and or violations to site rules & guidelines. If you spot anything that may go against the way of Code Forum, you are to report it “See something, say something”.
So staff use the report function before they become active?

All members (including staff roles) are subjected to CodeForum.ORG’s Terms & Rules. Upon being hired at CodeForum for any selected role, that member is subjected to a 3-month probation period. During the 3-month probation, the member will undergo training to ensure that the member is doing their job properly and completing task within a timely matter and will be supervised by their role team leader and or an administrator for the duration of probation. Once 3-months has passed and if the member was successful during training then they will no longer need supervision and can be given their duties to work on their own. If the member fails 3-month probation then member’s staff privileges will be revoked. The member will be able to reapply for any staff position after 1 month(s).
Don't you think that's a little over the top?


Moderation Stages:
This add-on could be very helpful:
 

Malcolm

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So staff use the report function before they become active?
That’s for non-Moderators only, for example. A developer is hired, although not a moderator they are still obligated to report.
Don't you think that's a little over the top?
Not at all, I want to ensure members of CodeForum community can trust staff. We need to remain transparent and professional as possible.
This add-on could be very helpful:
Thanks I’ll look into this!
 

Joshua Farrell

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As mentioned on skype, since the forum has a user submitted resource center that people can pay for things with actual cash, you might want to include a bit in the rules regarding scamming.
 

Tealk

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In principle, I am always interested in participating in such projects, but it seems to me that it is already very strict here.
 

Malcolm

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Sorry not sure what rules that you are finding to be strict? Can you point them out to me?
 

Tealk

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The part where I said he was a little over the top.