By MB 12 Comments
Just so you guys know, the moderation tools are quite limited at this point but the staff is hard at work on improving them. Currently, we can only move posts between the major forums. That means if it belongs anywhere other than General,Off Topic, Bug Reports, or Editing/Tools there is pretty much nothing we can do about it short of deleting it and having you repost your thread in the appropriate section. Thankfully, Giant Bombers are pretty savvy and have been trying hard to keep their posts in the right section. If you need a post deleted or moved, feel free to PM a moderator and we will work with you to get your posts in the place they need to be.
As far as moderation goes and what the rules are here at Giant Bomb, that's an ongoing discussion amongst the staff. There is no Code of Conduct yet. I did write up a brief post that has since been slightly modified by some of the other mods as a general guide as to what you can and can't post here. In short, just be cool to one another. Try to treat others with respect, and don't act like a douche. We're not here to micromanage every little thing you post, but on the other hand, if you get really out of line then one of us is going to drop the hammer on you. This does not mean you are going to get banned for one borderline post. It's more likely that a moderator will edit your post and then PM you about it. Beyond the obvious, try not to get into Hard-R or X-Rated territory with your posts. Discussions about illegal drugs, sex, warez, porn, nearly naked pics, racist comments, extreme flaming or personal attacks, and similar topics or posts will be edited or deleted. Just use a little common sense and you'll be fine. If you aren't sure if something is OK to post or not, ask a moderator for clarification.
As most of you know, there is no Report function for anything here yet. That is something else that's being worked on, and a lot of you have been really helpful with PM'ing one of the community team to deal with issues as they arise. Here is the list again, just in case you didn't see it elsewhere:
There are an additional fifteen Wiki Moderators that are strictly concentrating on approving your thousands of Wiki submissions. Wiki Moderators do not have forum moderation powers at this time, but that may change in the future once things settle down. They don't have a special avatar yet either, that is something else that is being worked on. These are the people you need to contact for emergency edits to wiki articles...like, when an image of a hamburger slips into the Solid Snake gallery. In case you see them posting on the forums and wonder who they are, here is the list:
These lists are of course subject to change as things on the site evolve, but that's the list as it stands for now.
Anyway, that's about all I have to say for now! Just wanted to say hello and get some things out there to keep everybody in the loop. The moderators are here to help you have a better experience at Giant Bomb, and if there is anything I can do to help you, please shoot me a PM. In the meantime, I welcome your comments, criticisms and suggestions.