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Here is a place to report any serious wrongdoings- such as rule breaking- so that that person can be reviewed for a ban or warning. If you are not reporting someone, don't comment on this page at all.

  • Please report people by explaining what they did; reporting a person with no evidence isn't going to get you anywhere.
  • Please no joke reports.
  • If you have chat logs to post as evidence, please post it in Pastebin and post the link instead of posting all the text itself. Likewise, any relevant screenshots or images should be posted in Imgur.
  • Be sure to add profile links. It does us moderators no good if profile links are not added as we do not enjoy digging through 20 point user pages to find one.

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asked Dec 17, 2011 by trachy
edited Feb 21 by Sempiternus
Not sure if this has been brought to attention before, but I've noticed that user "aurora_the_lucario" has been spam up voted, as he has received at least one up vote for each of his posts. He has recently been warned off both Mike and Fizz for spam up voting other users and it seems he is also stupid enough to put on his profile that it was the user "swagpert" that spam up voted him.
Duplicate accounts.

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General protocol:

  • If a person has a duplicate account, then first check the siblings post. The account has absolutely no issues if they post there. If there's no post made there, ask both users in question if they know each other. If they say yes, they are instructed to post on the siblings watch page, and if they claim to not know each other, they are temporarily banned (see situation below).
  • When a user is un-banned, post on their wall saying so.
  • For registered users, recall that a kick is not a ban. Banning means you can't use the Q&A portion of the site or the chat. A kick means you are not able to use the chat for 10 minutes. It's not a bullet to the head so depending on the situation (especially in the case of repeat offenders), it does not require a warning.
  • Don't use inside terminology to new users that might not know what it means. "Mini modding" is an example. It makes sense when you have context, but newer users might not know what that is, so it just saves time to say "enforcing rules when an Editor+ is present" and able to handle it instead.
  • If you want to report a user you see in the chat or somewhere else, use take a print screen on your computer and take screenshots as proof for a report. Most people choose to upload their images onto imgur. It does no good to report someone without any proof unless it's just a suspicion. If this is just a suspicion, then identify it as such. This also applies to people like editors or moderators. Even if you know somebody did something, please leave proof anyway if another Editor/moderator has to handle something and needs context. If you believe someone is being unfair, please do not go to another person of the same rank and complain.
  • Take screenshots, have proof, and post a report like you would anyone else if you believe a staff user (expert, editor, moderator...Pokemaster?) is acting unfairly. Without proof suggesting otherwise, we're going to assume the person was justified in their actions. Again, take screenshots, not testimonies from other people there. If there are multiple people that witnessed it, that's all the more reason to have screenshots because there were more people that could have gotten them.


  • Calling each other racial slurs or other such language-1 kick, no warning. Repeats result in 1 day ban a second time and a permanent ban the third.

  • Posting pornographic content--Permanent ban, no warnings.

  • Making a duplicate account without posting on the siblings watch: 2 days if there was no usage for the duplicate account ( upvotes and downvotes), week if it has been used for upvotes. Permanent if either one happens again. The duplicate account is always banned permanently in either situation. If a person confesses to having a duplicate account, they will not be banned for it. That said, if there's a repeat offense, it's totally fair game.

  • Being an obvious spam account or one of the lovely new users we've gotten that swear and throw tantrums about their posts without actually reading the rules- A brand new user yelling about them not understanding the rules get 1 warning and are informed of the rules that got their posts hidden. After that, it's a permanent ban.

  • Continual all caps-1 warning in chat, followed by kicking after warning. If it's a continual problem, 1 day ban. Additional calls made from there.

  • Backseat driving and enforcing rules when other users are there to handle it- 1 warning given, followed by a kick. Only in rare cases like this guy would it warrant a ban, but 1 day for first time and permanent from there.

  • Creating a duplicate account after being banned for another punishment -In addition to whatever the first punishment is, an additional 5 days are tacked on.

answered Dec 29, 2014 by DarkTyphlosion