Important things to know about Ask the Mods

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#1 Posted by GameSpot (901144 posts) -

IMPORTANT: This post will be updated whenever we need to add another "ground rule" for this board. Please read and follow the information posted in this topic. Failure to do so can result in the moderation of your topic. Remember that these rules can change at any time so please check this topic before posting.

1) Yes, you can use this board for flagging posts or topics for a moderator to review. However, it’s important to note that this removes your anonymity, users who report posts in this thread should be aware of this.

2) Be courteous and be patient. The moderation staff are all voluntary users who are doing their best to help keep this site running as smoothly as possible. We will try to get a response to your question as quickly as possible, but sometimes there could be delays if we need to confer about something. Please wait at least 24 hours until you bump the thread." Helps give better clarification on when responses can be expected. Being rude or needlessly bumping your topic won't get a better or faster reply.

3) Even if you disagree with a moderator's response, do not ignore the answer or ask for a different moderator to reply. The moderation staff will be monitoring this board and if one of us sees an answer that might not be totally correct, we will attempt to get a more accurate answer. This ties in with #5.

4) It's possible for a moderator to answer incorrectly. We are all human and we make mistakes. In this case, we will try to get the incorrect answer removed and get a more accurate answer posted as quickly as possible. Always go by the most recent response given in a topic.

5) Only a member of the moderation staff and the topic creator can reply to a topic. This is done to ensure that any answer given to a topic is as accurate as possible.

6) It's okay to ask the moderation staff about things that don't necessarily relate to the rules or Terms of Use of the site. We'll be happy to answer questions as well as long as they are reasonable. Please do not go overboard and flood this board with trivial topics though, or we may be forced to delete them.

7) This is NOT the Site Enhancements / Feedback board. If you would like to contribute to that discussion please go to this board.