Community Moderation


Thousands of messages are posted to the TES Community every day. We operate a notice and take down policy known as reactive moderation.

We rely on our members to notify us about messages which break our terms and conditions. If you see a comment, group, blog posting or indeed any content that worries you, please hit the ‘Report Abuse’ icon. Make sure to tell us the reason for reporting the content.

When you report abuse, an email acknowledgement will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive our message, check that your email address is up to date in your profile. We will contact you again if we need further information. 

Once we are notified of abuse, we will use our best endeavours to promptly remove content that is in breach of our code of conduct or our terms and conditions, but we cannot guarantee to do so. This includes comments that contain personal attacks, break the law or are obscene, racist, sexist or homophobic. Please note that any subsequent posts repeating the words in the deleted post may also be deleted.

Automatic filters

We use a spam link blocker on the TES Community. This means that some posts containing links now automatically go into the moderation queue, no matter which forum they were posted in or the status of the user. If we are happy that the post does not contain spam, advertising or break our terms and conditions, we will release the post. We apologise for any inconvenience to genuine posters.

A swear filter is also in place to block out offensive words.

Please note: Threads or posts may be deleted and members may be banned at the sole discretion of TES moderation staff without notice.

We reserve the right to amend our moderation policy at any time without notice. You should bookmark this page and review it periodically.