Forums and Comments Rules Violations: How to Report
Zephyrus 9 days ago
Friendly Neighborhood Mod here!

I've noticed (unfortunately) that with growth comes the influx of users who are ignorant of our rules concerning how to post in the forums and the manga chapter/manga series section of MangaDex. Some are innocent due to not even realizing there were rules and others...not so much.

Up til this point I haven't asked @Holo for moderator tools beyond what we currently have because we haven't needed them so far. This is a bit of a problem since we're starting to see rules violations with no real way for users to report said violations.

For now, here is the current procedure:
Send me a PM with:
    The offense
    A link to the relevant thread (and page number since we don't have post links yet)
    A screenshot if possible

I'll take it from there!

Not much else to report at the moment except I can confirm that Holo is turning his attention to the forums for a time. Updates incoming soon!

Last edited 9 days ago.

Xunder 9 days ago
Ur inbox is gonna get flooded
arimareiji 9 days ago
No doubt this will end well.
GarryCarryBarry 9 days ago
What kind of rules violation are we talking about?
Simple stuff like 'only post spoilers in the chapter discussion' getting ignored or the more problematic kind?
RonBWL 9 days ago
@GarryCarryBarry Same for the site rules I believe

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Misidentifying yourself as a MangaDex staff member could result in a ban.
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Abusing the chapter report function could result in a ban.
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kuma 8 days ago
i think you need to modding staff for that... maybe start to recruit some mods...
Zephyrus 8 days ago
So far there have been very few reports. I guess I was overestimating the number of violations out there.

As it is, the work load is so low that I don't think another forum mod is necessary at this point.
Naimi 8 days ago
Yey! We need to report those rule breakers!
Harry_Dong 8 days ago
@Zephyrus
So far there have been very few reports. I guess I was overestimating the number of violations out there.
As it is, the work load is so low that I don't think another forum mod is necessary at this point.


Guess that works for now until the site reaches an even higher boiling point of growth...at which point, hopefully there will be some more dedicated tools at your disposal by then...like a button with a ban hammer icon, or another with a loudspeaker icon for warnings--just some some ideas.

Nice to see there's at least something in place for this sort of stuff for the time being.

Last edited 8 days ago.

Holo 7 days ago
Or we have a nice and sensible community here!
VawX 7 days ago
So far the community behaves better than what we have in Batoto, and the community in Batoto itself is already pretty wholesome compared to how toxic internet community usually mmm...

But anticipation and prevention is always welcome mmm...

Btw is posting links of loli hentai on mangadex in relevant forum also counted as posting links of CP mmm...~?
Zephyrus 7 days ago
@VawX
So far the community behaves better than what we have in Batoto, and the community in Batoto itself is already pretty wholesome compared to how toxic internet community usually mmm...

But anticipation and prevention is always welcome mmm...

Btw is posting links of loli hentai on mangadex in relevant forum also counted as posting links of CP mmm...~?


So far, people have been pretty pleasant to one another, relatively speaking. Hopefully that's a continuing trend.

So long as you keep the hentai in the NSFW forums, that's fine. There is a difference between CP and loli hentai but just make sure that you're following your country's laws regarding the subject. Some countries consider drawn lolis the same as CP.

I'll take this opportunity to reiterate that posting actual CP is *strictly* prohibited.
VawX 7 days ago
Noted, thanks for the answer, any human being should never be exposed to actual CP mmm...
OniBarubary 5 days ago
This is a very welcome and decent addition.

I will certainly say that even when people get somewhat heated on here (myself included) things have been pretty darn civil and there has been very little need for any moderation to step in. But as people say, with growth will come the unfortunate addition of people who will be the toxic elements of the anime/manga community that many people are aware of and often judge this community by. And having steps in place to make sure that they do not infect or become a common fixture here, even if they aren't really showing up at the moment, will enable a smooth maintenance of the quality of MangaDex when such events do arise.

Obviously it's pretty low priority since we're not seeing much need for it but the steps taken to put in place some form of it are a good sign.

Thanks to the staff for their quick movement on this!