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#1 02 Aug, 2011 12:13 am

Upcoming moderator changes, behavior policy changes, and banning rules

This is a short announcement before a larger announcement will be made to inform you all that there will be some changes to our community coming soon that relate to community behavior and our community moderators.

Firstly, our current moderators and myself have been monitoring and witnessing many cases across RateMyDraings where there is bullying and unfriendly behavior taking place. I have personally witnessed some drawchat conversations taking place that are unacceptable on our community. These include things from inappropriate language to plans to bully other members and in some cases plan to take over others users accounts or find ways to get them banned.

So, based on these and ongoing discussions, there will be some changes to our community:

- All our moderators will soon have special moderator accounts so they are more visible on our community
- Moderators will have the power to send warnings and publicly speak to members either privately or publicly to enforce our rules
- We will be updating our community behavior rules to clearly explain how bullying and other behavior based activities can lead to bans
- We will enforce and share with you all our banning system and how users may receive temporary bans, and how these lead to more permanent bans

One reason that RateMyDrawings has become as successful as it has over the years, is by helping people build friendships with other artists. It's these friendships that keep people coming back. It is very important that the reputation of our community is upheld. If you are someone who has been known to pick on other members, bully, or just post content that can be harmful to others in any way then I strongly urge you to reconsider how you use RateMyDrawings so you can continue to enjoy our community in a fun and friendly way.

For everyone else who does an amazing job of keeping RateMyDrawings a happy and friendly place, we love you smile


The best way to support our community is to just keep drawing - even if it's for fun and not serious. Another way is by taking time to occasionally rate and comments drawings by new or learning artists.

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