Forum Moderation, Post Deletion, Bannings
I've found a post that violates the posting guidelines or is otherwise offensive. What can I do about this post?
You can report them here.
Is there a posting limit?
There is no posting limit but users who "spam" the forums by creating many new threads (more than 2 per page) or other types of
spam will be banned from the forums. It's ok to respond to different post threads if the responses are not excessive, repeated, or
Who moderates the Battle.net Forums?
There is no one person specifically tasked with moderating the forums, so many people within the company
take on the responsibilities associated with maintaining our community boards. Typically a members of our Technical Support team and our
Web team does most of the moderation.
Is Blizzard looking for fans to help moderate the Battle.net Forums?
No. Sorry. You can help by reporting posts that violate the forum guidelines.
Who is responsible for deleting posts?
Although anyone at Blizzard is capable of deleting posts, only a few generally exercise that control.
How do you decide what is deleted?
The Posting Guidelines outline reasons why a post might be deleted. In addition to these reasons, posts that are off
topic (do not apply to the main forum topic) are sometimes deleted, especially when they do not apply to computer
games. Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to delete any messages at its sole discretion without prior warning
or explanation. We also reserve the right to ban posters with severe or repeated violations.
Why was my post deleted?
Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to delete any messages at its sole discretion without prior warning or
explanation. We do not typically explain deleted posts.
Why do you enforce the posting guidelines, delete posts and ban posters?
We are concerned about the content that is posted on our site. While we cannot prevent every "bad" post from showing
up, we do our best to create a good environment for our forum readers.
Do you give warnings for forum rule violations?
Typically we do not give warnings. If you are temporarily banned from the forums, consider that our main warning.
Other warnings may include a post being deleted, all posts being deleted from a forum. Note: just because
a post is deleted doesn't mean it violated the forum rules.
How can I find out what rules I have violated?
Read: the Forum Guidelines, Forum Moderation
and this F.A.Q. for more information. Blizzard does not give individual explanations on why posts are removed, accounts are closed, or
posters are banned.
I seem to be banned from the Battle.net Forums. What can I do?
Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to delete any messages at its sole discretion. Users who violate these
posting guidelines may have their posts deleted and be banned from this site, without prior warning or explanation,
at the sole discretion of Blizzard Entertainment. All bans are final, and we do not typically reverse these decisions.
I was temporarily banned from the Battle.net forums
Please change your posting style. You will be allowed to post again once the ban has expired (varies). Further
violations will result in a permanent ban.
But I was banned for no reason!
There is always a reason for posters being banned. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to respond
to every inquiry by posters that are banned. We do not typically provide explanations to banned users or
un-ban such users on an individual basis. Posters are not banned by mistake.
Will you close our gaming accounts if we are bad on the forums?
We have had this ability since January 2002 but we have not yet used it. The most severe punishment for
forum abuses so far is to be permanently banned from the forums. Posters can still read forum posts but
they cannot create new forum posts. We will close Battle.net accounts if we see posters with offensive account
Why do you lock threads?
This is an extra option for Forum Moderators that is an alternative to deleting a post.
A forum thread is locked if:
- The thread doesn't need any further responses
- Blizzard is creating a sticky post that doesn't need responses or feedback
- Posters abuse the forums by continuing to bring up dead/annoying topics that have run their course and won't
- Posters have had their say and now the issue is closed.