Report Posts of People Who Are Disruptive


We have several assistant board managers here and we do our best to keep discussions on point.

However, you don’t have the ability to ban people who are clearly just here to hassle us and blatantly ignore the rules we have set to try to keep our discussions focused on growth stocks and not on drama.

There are a few people who seem to be here just to cause trouble. If you fee someone continuously does that and ignores our many requests to Get back to posting on topic then you can help us by reporting their posts.

If The Motley Fool gets enough reported posts on one person for legitimate reasons, they can potentially take action to make them stop.


Hey, what about the good old fashioned Ignore button that has been around for 20 years?

I don’t think Fools get banned unless they repeatedly break the actual Motley Fool terms of service, and I don’t want to make our community manager’s life difficult with this, either.



Here is the link to the terms of service. Note that #7 is conduct…

I can see that Austin is going for “disruptive”. In my observation, bans are very rare.

That said, please behave yourselves out there! :slight_smile:

Post or transmit any content that is disruptive, uncivil, abusive, vulgar, profane, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;



Hey, what about the good old fashioned Ignore button that has been around for 20 years?

Hi Karen,

That works on ordinary boards but we think of our board as a special jewel.

If YOU ignore a disrupter, YOU don’t see that disrupter’s posts but those posts are still on the board and disrupting other people, causing lots of arguments, filling up space, causing all kinds of other mischief, and destroying the functioning of the board. Our board is about people working together to help each other. That’s why we don’t tolerate disruptive posts and we delete them, and why we don’t tolerate disruptive trolls whose only purpose is to disrupt the board. And the Community Manager, who is a great guy (by the way), agrees with this approach and encourages it.