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Reporting Posts
Below is a list of all the official report options and their meanings. When reporting a post please make sure that the post does violate a site rule or policy. Action will be taken by staff members at their leisure. The decision on what action to take will rest solely on Staff. Reporting a post does not guarantee any action will be committed. If you would like to report a user for breaking other rules which do not have accompanying posts as proof, such as someone having multiple accounts, private message a staff member.

To report a post or thread, press the Report button at the bottom right-hand corner of the thread or post. You must select an appropriate option based on the rule being infringed upon by the thread or post, and then press the Report Post button. If you are not sure which option to select, read the following descriptions for each.

Unverified Discord Sharing
If you display your Discord username on your profile, in a post, in PMs/Convos or anywhere on the site you are required to authorize and verify it in our channel which will then display it on your Trust Scan (instructions). Anyone that shares their Discord username without being verified must be reported under this reason.

Blackhat Activity
Hack Forums does not tolerate even the slightest discussion of black hat activities as listed here. Discussion of any kind on these topics will result into issuance of a warning. Certain cases will warrant a ban as Staff deems fit.

Out of Marketplace
All marketplace-style threads or posts such as buying, selling, trading, offering a paid service, appraising, and auctioning belong to the Marketplace. Users failing to comply will earn a A seven-day posting ban and a warning is the penalty for posting marketplace threads outside of the Market tab. This includes threads with "optional payments" or "not free" remarks.

Posting Etiquette
Threads, posts, and characters in threads and posts that are non-contributive, are non-supportive, and are generally incoherent fall under this. This includes but is not limited to the following variations and instances:
  • Avoiding character requirements in a post (currently minimum of 25) by adding empty characters, special characters that do not appear when posted, fillers, useless text (e.g. "25 char", "bump", "msg2short" or "tooshort") or a ridiculous amount of smileys to bypass the limit;
  • Explicitly repeating what another user said;
  • Posting of memes as an answer to the topic;
  • The intentional use of broken English (e.g. Dolan Speak);
  • Trolling; and
  • Quoting posts without adding to them or adding something but your reply's character count is not above 25 characters (quoted content doesn't count).
Other cases are at the discretion of the staff member who receives the report. Note that administrators, Staff, Mentors and moderators are not subject to this rule in the sections they moderate as they do not have a character limit to begin with.

Wrong Forum
Threads that are not in the proper forum are to be reported using this option. Marketplace-style threads not located in the Marketplace should be reported as Out of Marketplace instead of this. Threads or posts containing a referral or survey link that is not in the Referrals or Survey Says section also fall under this.

Marketplace Violation
Members are expected to be mature enough not to bash each other's sales threads. For a complete list of violations that fall under this, refer to this document. Below is a summary of the latter, which include the following:
  • Any post or thread that violates the sectional rules of Marketplace sections;
  • Bumping of your threads with poor posts such as "I am online" , "I am offering support" or "I am still selling";
  • Bumping of threads that are not yours with poor posts as mentioned above, as a support team member role or otherwise;
  • Discouraging a sale without proper reason;
  • Pointing to the thread of competitors;
  • Posting and deleting posts in order to bump threads (PBD); and
Customers (that have an Active/Completed/Disputed Contract with the vendor) posting negative reviews is not a violation and should not be reported as such. Users abusing this option will be sanctioned.

Advertising Competing Site
Hack Forums will not stand for the advertising of competing forums in any thread, post, or profile. Competing forums are other forums that have any number of sections dedicated toward hacking such as the ones found here. Some sites may be advertised with the approval of the administrator; contact Admin with the link asking where you can post it.

Any post or thread which contains any defamatory, hateful, racist, or otherwise threatening remarks towards a user, multiple users, threads or sections belong to this report option. Such posts may inflict multiple warnings as they also fall under poor-quality posting.

Profile Violation
Users may not violate any of the profile rules listed here. Reporters are asked to report just one post of the user in question and Staff will take action as necessary. Posts that admit to having multiple accounts fall under this as well.

Adult Content
Posts or threads may not contain any graphic images, links to or discussion of adult or gore-filled sites, nudity, obscenity, vulgarity, or anything else not appropriate for the eyes of anyone under the age of 18. Likewise, the buying, selling, trading, requesting, offering, appraising, and auctioning of related accounts is forbidden.

Donation Begging
Content that requests for monetary donations or gifts in any shape or form is not permitted, including the asking of loans and investments. Hack Forums also does not allow the posting of charity and funding-related threads and posts.

Personal Information
All posts and threads may not contain personal information about anyone. No phone numbers, addresses, IP and e-mail addresses, names, or contact information of any kind about anyone other than yourself. An exception is granted to threads and posts located in the Deal Disputes section, wherein relevant report information may be posted as an image only.

Providing a direct link to any malicious file such as Trojans, spyware, or malware to infect members is unacceptable. Reporters are to provide conclusive proof before declaring a thread or post as such, and report the post they made containing the evidence (instead of the post in question) for Staff's perusal.

Old and new policies alike that do not fall under any of the above report options or have not been given their own yet would be classified as Other. This option currently includes the following reasons:
  • Any post or thread violating a sectional rule not covered by the other options;
  • Contests past their due time i.e. fake;
  • Gravedug thread with a useless reviving post;