Flag forum content as inappropriate 

If you notice that a forum contains content that might be considered inappropriate, you can flag the content to alert the forum moderator. Any Forums user can flag forum content as inappropriate.

Before you begin

You must be logged in to the Forums application to flag forum content as inappropriate.

About this task

When you flag forum content as inappropriate, the forum owner or a designated moderator can review the flagged content and the reason given for flagging it, and then determine whether the content should be removed or the flag should be dismissed.

The standards that determine whether forum content is inappropriate depend on your organization's corporate guidelines. Corporate guidelines typically discourage profanities and personal attacks, and additional rules might also apply. For example, information related to product development might not be suitable for discussion in a public forum. If you are not clear about the guidelines that apply to forums in your organization, ask your Forums administrator.


To flag a forum entry as inappropriate...

  1. Open the forum containing the content that you want to flag.

  2. Navigate to the content that you want to flag and click Flag as Inappropriate.

      You can flag a forum topic or a response to a forum topic.

  3. Select a category for the issue that you are reporting.

      Note: This option only displays if the IBM Connections administrator has set up a list to categorize issues that are of concern to your organization. For example, possible categories might include Inappropriate business content or Security risk.

  4. Enter your reason for flagging the content in the field provided, and then click Flag.


The Forums administrator or a designated moderator is notified that the forum post has been flagged so that they can review its content and take appropriate action.

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