Moderation policy

Here at The Student Room, the UK's largest student website, we always try to make the community the best it can be. Whether you're here to use the site for fun, discussion, getting help or helping others, we want everyone to enjoy their time on the site and to be able to access quality information, help and advice from their peers. 

In order for the site to run smoothly, and to allow us to achieve our aims, the site has a moderation policy. This page will introduce you to the moderation policy on the site with links to further information, should you wish to know more.

How is the site moderated?

The site is moderated by a team of trained professionals called the Community Team. The Community Team reads and acts upon all inappropriate content reported to us within 24 hours (although usually much faster with many reports being dealt with in less than 3 hours). It is our role to ensure the site rules (see below) are upheld and to help the community when required. 

As well as our Community Team, we rely heavily on our members to flag content that could be deemed inappropriate or which breaks our site rules - bringing it to the attention of the Community Team in double quick time. We do this through our report system (the ‘Report’ link available to members next to all posts and private messages).

How you can help us

User reporting: By using the post report system, you make it easier for our moderators to remove inappropriate comments, thus ensuring a better forum experience for other users. 
Set a good example: help keep TSR friendly by using the site appropriately, being friendly, polite and helping out other people. Show people how to behave by being a useful member and contributing positively to the community. 

Your agreement with us

Each member that uses the site is required to accept our Terms & Conditions and the site rules and guidelines. These have been created to ensure that we provide the best platform for students wishing to use the site. Because we want TSR to be a good experience for everyone, we always reserve the right to end someone’s membership without warning if we believe you have broken our Terms & Conditions and site rules

Overview of site guidelines

  • No personal attacks or inflammatory behaviour.
  • Post in the correct forum and stay on topic.
  • No cheating.
  • No advertising or inappropriate links.
  • Post in the English language unless in an area where it is acceptable to do otherwise. No text speak.
  • Respect the privacy of other users.
  • Do not condone or encourage illegal activity.

This list is a simple overview of the rules on The Student Room. To read the rules in more detail, please click here.