TheSilmarillionWriters'Guild

What actions can I take if I feel that I am being harassed or "flamed" in SWG?

Please see our Site Etiquette and Terms of Service for more information on what we expect of our members and bear in mind that these policies apply to all SWG affiliates, not just our homepage. SWG is committed to creating a fun and welcome place to share our writing about and discuss The Silmarillion. We frown on "fandom drama" and abusive behavior of any kind.

However, we recognize also that interpreting a person's tone and intent from emails, comments, or forum posts is difficult, and it is easy--and common--to misread an innocuous post as having an aggressive or derogatory tone. As such, our moderators will intervene without member complaint only when the behavior is obviously egregious.

Given this, it is each member's responsibility--if she or he feels abused or harassed in SWG--to report the behavior to a moderator at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org immediately. We will do our best from there to resolve any conflicts in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Please understand that our moderators are human. What we see as harmless banter between friends you might see as hurtful. In this instance, you need to let us know of your feelings immediately, and we will take care of it. If you do not inform us of the problem, we cannot guarantee a solution.

Remember: this is supposed to be fun! If another member's behavior is ruining your ability to have fun with this hobby, then please let one of us know immediately.




Last updated 29 May 2008.

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