Moderation Policy

Contents
Informal Warnings
Formal Warnings
Account Restrictions
Account Suspension / Bans
File Moderation

Nexus Mods strives to provide its users with a pleasant and productive environment in which our users can share and discuss video game mods and media. In order to accomplish this, Nexus Mods must enforce various and evolving standards in regards to usage of our services and the nature of user submitted content. These standards are enforced by employed Nexus Mods staff as well as a group of appointed volunteers known as "Moderators". Our staff and moderation team can be viewed at our  staff page.

This document describes the various methods that Nexus Mods may choose to employ in an attempt to ensure that user-submitted content complies with our various policies and guidelines, as described at our Help Center. Staff reserves the right to remove, edit, or modify, content associated with uploaded files (such as names and descriptions) to ensure compliance with our policies and guidelines.

Informal Warnings

Informal warnings may be issued at the discretion of staff to inform users of minor infractions of our guidelines or policies that may result in further administrative actions as described in the following sections of this document. Though these warnings will not be made public, they may be referenced by staff indefinitely.

Formal Warnings

Formal warnings may be issued by staff to inform a user of violations to our guidelines or policies. In order to promote accountability among our users and staff, these warnings may be viewed publicly on our forum. These warnings may be associated with your account indefinitely and may be referenced by staff. These warnings may also be accompanied by account restrictions, as described below.

Users who receive multiple formal warnings may be subject to immediate suspension at the discretion of staff, as described below.

Account Restrictions

Based on the severity or frequency of infractions, restrictions may be placed on user accounts that prevent the use of particular features of our website and services. These restrictions may be temporary or permanent, at the discretion of staff. Restrictions can affect the following services:

  • File uploading and modification tools
  • File downloading
  • Forum and Comment posting
  • Mod Endorsements
  • Private Messages

Account Suspension / Bans

Regardless of account status such as memberships and warnings, infractions of our Terms of Service or various guidelines and standards, may result in account suspension at the discretion of staff. Commonly known as a "ban", account suspension effectively prevents a user from accessing many of Nexus Mods services by disabling the associated account and login information, indefinitely.

Users who wish to reactivate a previously suspended account may file a one time appeal which will be reviewed by Nexus Mods staff and may, or may not, result in the reactivation of the account, at the discretion of staff.

File Moderation

Files that have been placed in moderation are effectively hidden from public view while remaining on our services, allowing staff to investigate and identify any content that may violate our policies and guidelines. While a file is in moderation, the uploader will unable to upload to or edit the file page unless specifically specified by staff.

Files may be placed in moderation for any reason deemed appropriate by staff including but not limited to permission disputes, review for inappropriate content, copyright or trademark violations. Additionally, user-submitted files that do not pass security checks such as virus scans will be systematically placed in moderation to be reviewed by our staff.

After review, moderation may be lifted from these files in some circumstances if the file is deemed acceptable for distribution on our websites and services. However, if the file is found to be in violation of our policies or guidelines, it may be removed permanently at the discretion of Nexus Mods staff.

Inquiries about file moderation should be directed to community@nexusmods.com.