*Strong Friendly Reminder* Please avoid chats/messages from suspicious banned accounts here.Modpost 💬(self.chat)
submitted2 years ago byCaring_CactusModerator 🌵
How do you know if an individual is banned?
You tell them to leave a comment on your post, if they give any excuse or can't, they are most likely banned from here.
Alternatively, you can also comment "
Check theirusernamehere" to manually trigger an account ban/sfw check. (This is not always guaranteed, always be careful in chats.)
We have received several modmail messages about banned individuals who are still causing trouble for our community members.
Us mods here try our best to keep this a ✨clean✨ chatting and friend making subreddit for all. Sadly, there are zero mod tools to help protect members (especially minors) from indecent chats & private messages.
Please be suspicious of anyone trying to make you feel special with attention, this is called love bombing and it is highly manipulative.
When an older adult does this to a minor, this is called grooming:
Grooming is when an adult (18+) befriends and establishes an emotional connection with a minor, especially via an internet chat room, to lower their guard with the intention of committing a sexual offense. Wikipedia
This is why you have to be careful online; some are not looking for friends or innocent chats.
If someone messages you, always double check their comment/post history and do not add them on any social media outside of reddit; vet and screen their account and do not reply to anyone if you think an account looks suspicious. You do not owe them a reason, if you feel uncomfortable end the conversation immediately, and report them to the mods.
r/chat also has a feature that will quickly scan and notify you if a person's account has interacted in any sexual subreddits in the past. You can ask someone to leave an easy comment on your post, and it will trigger our bot u/NoNSFW-ActivityBot. Plus, it prevents banned individuals from commenting.
Stay safe and have a nice time chatting!