Your response can be flagged by anyone in the community for a number of reasons, including:
- It was a short or one-word answer: We flag and remove posts like this because we believe short or one-word responses do not contribute to a rich, open-ended discussion!
- It was plagiarized or consisted primarily of quoted material: Much of your post was quoted directly from an online source with little to no original thoughts or ideas interspersed.
- It contained profanity or offensive language: Your post contained language that was inappropriate to the topic being discussed or generally conveyed a hostile tone.
- It was too surface level: Your response just scratches the surface of the question being asked and should be elaborated on a bit more!
- It was a factually incorrect answer: Your response derived from inaccurate or incorrect information and we highly recommend doing more research before you republish!
- It was too class-specific rather than concept focused: Responses about class-logistics like "When is the next test" or "Is class canceled?" will be flagged and removed, as Packback is a place for concept-focused open-ended discussion.
- It was inappropriate for the community: Posts that contribute to a negative learning experience for yourself and peers in your community will be flagged and removed.
- It was off topic from the subject of the class: While we appreciate students posting about a variety of topics, we also want to make sure the Curiosity Feed is populated with ones that pertain to material learned in class.
- It was a duplicate of another question posted earlier in the community: Oops! This question already exists somewhere on the community and may have a few responses already.
- It was a direct homework, study guide, or test question without showing work: Packback is a forum for creative, open-ended discussions and should not contain direct answers from other course materials.
- Professor has provided custom feedback: Your professor or TA has something to say about your post that they think would make it better!
Once a post has been flagged for any of the above reasons, it will be brought to our moderation queue where it will be further investigated by a member of the Product Support team. Don't worry, just because a post is flagged does not necessarily mean it will be moderated!