Over the recent months we’ve made some changes to the Polkadot Forum in the effort to make the Forum a more welcoming, engaging and respectful place to help further thoughtful discussions surrounding Polkadot and Kusama.
- A refined code of conduct, alongside new policies for the forum
- A newly implemented ‘Newbie guide to the forum’
- A ‘3 flag + 1 warning’ system
- An expanded moderation team
A newly implemented ‘Newbie guide to the forum’
Joining the Forum for the first time can seem intimidating to some, especially those new to Web3 or the Polkadot ecosystem.
The guide aims to help those interested in joining the conversation get set up and running as soon as possible, helping those with valuable contributions to get involved.
A ‘3 flag + 1 warning’ system
We believe clarification surrounding the policies of ‘Banning And Kicking’ users was needed. Therefore alongside the new code of conduct we’ve implemented a new system to ensure the Forum remains a safe, positive and respectful community.
A user must receive 3 flags first followed by a warning from a moderator before there is justifiable reason to ban the user. If the user still refuses to cooperate with the Forum’s Code of Conduct, then the moderation team has the authority to ban the user.
FYI: This framework does not apply to those who’ve violated any ‘immediate ban’ rules. The breaking of these specific rules will result in an immediate ban with no potential to return to the Forum.
The moderation team
We’ve realised that many may have questions, whether they be about the new Code of Conduct, the flag system or just general Forum questions that need answering.
The community’s thoughts
We’d like to have an open discussion about these changes, alongside any other potential feedback and improvements we can take into consideration, so please feel free to use this topic as a way to voice any concerns or questions you’ve got.