Guidelines for Moderation

Leasehackr is moderated by a volunteer team of Trusted Hackrs who are nominated by users. Trusted Hackrs are members we recognize for their knowledge, and they bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to the table.

The goal of moderation is to keep the forum a civil place for conversation. It’s completely optional for Trusted Hackrs to exercise their mod powers, but if they do, we trust that they use them responsibly.

Moderation Guidelines

  1. Trusted Hackrs may close, move, or merge a TOPIC for the following reason(s):
    a. Spam
    b. Duplicate topic by the same user
    c. Not in compliance with Marketplace Guidelines or expired Marketplace deal
    e. Topic has outlived its usefulness (e.g., replies beating a dead horse)
    f. Topic in the wrong category

  2. Trusted Hackrs may move a POST for the following reason(s):
    a. Spam; profanity; insults; racist, misogynistic, and other derogatory content to Off-Topic Landfill
    b. Off-topic posts in Dealer/Broker Reviews and the Trophy Garage to Off-Topic Landfill
    c. Wanted ads to Please keep all your “wanted” ads here
    d. “PM me the info!” posts to Off-Topic Landfill

We encourage Trusted Hackrs to merge topics whenever possible, instead of closing topics. Or create a new topic and move posts there, if necessary.

Note that all users can flag inappropriate posts. Posts flagged by multiple users are automatically hidden and deleted after three days.

Moderation guidelines will be updated over time based on feedback and necessity.


Updated Moderation Guidelines

  • Users found in violation of Moderation Guidelines (1a-f, 2a-d) will receive a warning.

  • Users who have received one warning but continue to engage in the same violation may have their accounts suspended by @admins.

  • Warnings shall be sent via private message (PM) and copy @admins. Trusted Hackrs are under no obligation to respond to or debate with the user subsequent to issuance of a warning.

  • @trusted_hackrs may continue to close, move, and merge topics and posts in accordance with the Moderation Guidelines above. However, any subsequent posts related to moderation shall be done via PM, so as to not take the conversation off-topic.

  • Trusted Hackrs are held to a higher standard than normal users. In addition to complying with these guidelines, Trusted Hackrs shall be professional and courteous. If a Trusted Hackr finds this too limiting, let @admins know and you will be reverted to a normal user.

  • This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion. The intent of moderation is to keep topics on track and the trolls at bay.

  • Users, including Dealers and Brokers, found to have duplicate accounts will have those accounts suspended.