Later this week, we will do a quick release that adds a comment field for down voting AUP violations. Please use this AUP violation comment field to indicate why you are reporting a post as AUP violation. Be as succinct as possible. This will help us act upon reported posts easier. When reporting for copyright violations, use this field to provide a link to the original (source) material that is plagiarized. Note that without a URL link, the Tribunal may not be able to take action.
As we stated in our post How We Handle, Reported Copyright Issues, once the Canonical links and the comment field are in place, the Tribunal will have more information to take action against AUP violations, including copyright violations reported by the community. If reported content does not have a valid canonical link and there is a clear case of copying, then the content is incontrovertibly in violation of the AUP.
When this new comment field is pushed out, there should be no reason to call out or publicly air members who you believe are violating the AUP. If you use this reported post process, there is no need to @mention any team member on a community or via a platform post.
Please note that we still plan to put in place a complete AUP Review Queue, managed by the community, in the future (already on the Roadmap).
Reminder: Low quality content does not get rewarded.
In other news, we selected two community members for the Tribunal and will be contacting them this week. Once they have formally accepted, we will announce our new members.
Finally, we pushed out an updated AUP in preparation for the upcoming Publications release. We also added a few things like "no linking to malware" and "no pornographic avatars" based on some things we have run into in the beta. And, we changed the no privacy information clause to align more with other social platforms so you can share your own emails - just not other peoples. That said, please be careful - don't share what is not already available.