Following a question is a quick and easy method to stay up to date on responses and comments made on it.
If you click the bell icon in the bottom-right corner of the question, you will be able to follow it and receive notifications when new information becomes available.
Our goal is to empower you to share your knowledge with other students in a safe and enjoyable setting!
We've established a set of Community Guidelines to keep this well-oiled educational machine working smoothly. These guidelines will help you understand what types of content (questions, answers, comments, and messages) are permitted on ISSUE, as well as what content is not permitted and may be reported and removed. Please remember the "golden rule" and be an amazing citizen by always being kind, humble, and polite. Our community is as diverse as it is clever and awesome, so please remember the "golden rule" and be an outstanding citizen by always being kind, humble, and pleasant.
Contribute to keeping ISSUE a safe and inclusive environment that promotes free thinking, sharing, and academic success.
You agree to the following by using ISSUE:
Assist Us in Keeping You Safe
We ask that everyone follow the rules. Always be courteous and polite, and report any content or behavior that appears to be offensive, suspicious, or abusive. ISSUE is all about being innovative when it comes to learning and social connection; this is how you learn more every day with ISSUE. Keep in mind the golden rule: treat people as you would like to be treated.
Encourage the good behavior of other users.
Be courteous. Respect each other. On ISSUE, users are not allowed to make personal attacks or otherwise denigrate other users or their work. They should be respectful and considerate of others on the site, and presume that everyone is working to make it a fantastic learning resource. This entails respecting differing viewpoints, views, and conclusions, as well as trying to listen to and understand individuals with whom you may disagree, and encouraging others on the site to do so as well.
Maintain the security of your account and personal information.
We do everything we can to secure your privacy and personal data, but we need your help! Personal information such as your name, age, address, phone number, email address, or school name should not be shared (collectively, your Personal Information). You should never include your personal information in your inquiries or responses.
Keep your intellectual property safe.
We want to make sure that questions, answers, and comments on ISSUE don't discourage or frighten other users. We strive for top quality in all of our content.
So, what happens if you don't follow the rules?
Moderators and Admins may report and remove content that violates our Community Guidelines, and violations of this policy may result in a warning, comment blocking, or ban. Don't post it if you don't want your parents to see it.
When a user violates the rules, they are usually given a warning initially. If users continue to engage in undesirable activity, they will be blocked from using ISSUE for varying periods of time, depending on the severity of the infringement. Time locks can last anything from 15 minutes to two days, and in extreme cases, they can be permanent. These blocks can be used by anyone. In extreme situations, ISSUE reserves the right to permanently deactivate a user's account.
Now go ahead and start asking questions, answering them, learning new things, and most importantly, having fun!
Our mission is to let everyone study and participate on ISSUE with dignity and respect. When a member of the community violates the rules, our moderators handle the matter accordingly.
They may issue a warning, remove offensive content, or even ban or terminate your account. They may also come up with other remedies at their discretion.
If you're ever confused whether what you're doing is against our rules, just ask. We're here to assist you!
When you are banned from ISSUE, it implies you have broken one of the site's rules or principles.
Moderators have the option of blocking you for anywhere from 15 minutes to 48 hours.
Administrators also have the option of suspending you indefinitely (used only in repeat or serious offenses). You won't be able to use ISSUE's services or access the website if you're suspended.
Following these best practices for general online account safety is the best approach to keep your ISSUE account safe:
- Never give out your account login information (username and password) to anybody else.
- Logging into your ISSUE account from a device that isn't yours or from other untrustworthy devices is not a good idea.
- Reusing passwords from other sites where you have accounts is not a good idea.
- Make a password with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols that is difficult to guess. It should be at least 8 characters long.
- We will never send you an email requesting your username or password. Please notify us if you feel someone is attempting to obtain your account information (or "phishing") by writing to [email protected].
- Please notify us if you receive a password reset email that you did not request by writing to [email protected].
If you feel someone has accessed your account without your permission, reset your password using the steps below and contact us to report any suspicious activity on your account.
On ISSUE, we take account security extremely seriously, and we hope that you do as well. We encourage users to take the necessary precautions to safeguard their accounts. One thing we strongly advise customers to do is alter their profile's Preferences and Privacy settings to their preferred level of comfort.
You may get to them by selecting Edit Profile from the drop-down menu. You can then pick whether or not you want to accept comments, whether or not you want to be contacted by other users, and which information you want displayed on your profile.
We take great care to ensure that ISSUE is a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone.
If you notice something inappropriately done by a user, please notify us as soon as possible by reporting the content on the site by clicking the flag button and sharing the user's username and the URL to the content. You can also contact us at [email protected].
If you believe a Moderator has treated you unfairly, is not following the site's principles, or is misusing their authority, please contact the Community Manager/Administrator on-site or email us at [email protected].
We want to make sure ISSUE is a safe peer-to-peer learning environment, so please let us know if you see something that is inappropriate or violates one of our guidelines by reporting it to a site moderator or administrator directly, or by clicking the "Flag or Report" button on questions, answers, or comments, or by submitting a request to our support team right here.
The following are some examples of offensive content that violates our Community Guidelines and Honor Code:
Hate Speech and Bullying - Because we want all users to feel welcome and encouraged to learn from one another, we have a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech and bullying on ISSUE. While we constantly monitor our site to prevent this type of activity, it does occur. We invite you to report any such activity to a moderator or administrator, or to let us know by reporting it right here.
Trolling and spamming - ISSUE is designed to be a location where students can seek help with their educational assignments, therefore users are asked not to publish spam or unhelpful responses in the answer areas. We work hard to ensure that high-quality content is available, and we ask that if you come across this type of stuff, please report it onsite or by reporting it directly here.
Because ISSUE's goal is to provide a secure and educational learning environment for its users, we do not allow users to use our platform as a sounding board or to communicate violent information and content with others. Our site moderators and sophisticated monitoring tools enable us to immediately collect this data, exchange resources, and delete the content.
When we come across content that offers this information, we share a variety of resources with users. The list of resources can be found right here.
Mature Content - This is another category where ISSUE has a zero-tolerance policy and uses our sophisticated monitoring tools to detect and remove any improper imagery. If you find any missing content, please let us know as soon as possible by reporting it here.
We take safety extremely seriously here at ISSUE, and we understand that many safety hazards can be neglected.
If you know someone or see someone actively posting suicidal or self-harm related content, please share our Safety Resources with them or phone 911 to be connected to local authorities in your region.
If you come across content on ISSUE that threatens suicide or self-harm (rather than referencing it in a clearly instructional way), please report it to a site Administrator or [email protected] right away.