To maximize discussion and flow of information, user-generated content (like message forum postings or user profiles) is moderated. User-generated content is subject to the following posting rules:

  • It must be 'kid friendly': it may not contain content that is obscene, hate-related, sexually explicit or suggestive.
  • No commercial advertisements.
  • No links to web sites involving sexual content, gambling, or intolerance of others.
  • No content intended to annoy or antagonize other people, or to hijack a forum thread.
  • No content that is deliberately hostile or insulting.
  • No abusive content involving race, religion, nationality, gender, class or sexuality.

Moderators may delete content that violates any of these rules. The authors of deleted content will be notified via email. Gross offenders may have their ability to post new content temporarily revoked (though to prevent abuse only project administrators have the ability to do so). Additional kinds of bad behavior ("bugging" content to trap the IP addresses of other participants, excessive content creation, e.g. to spam the forums or user accounts, etc.), while not listed in the formal rules, may still lead to similar penalties.

If you think content violates any of the rules above, click "Report" (where available) and fill out the form; moderators will be notified of your complaint. Please use this button only for clear violations - not personal disputes.

We try to be as fair as we can when moderating, but in a large community of users, with many different viewpoints, there will always be some people that will not be happy with our moderation decisions. While we regret that this happens, please realize that we cannot suit all of the people all of the time and have to make decisions based on our resources and what is best for the forum overall. Please don't discuss our moderation policy on the forums. We aren't a social engineering project nor are we in the business of creating a perfectly fair system. So such discussions tend to be counterproductive and potentially incendiary. If you have a legitimate claim, send email to the address below.

This moderation policy is set by the Einstein@Home project. If you have comments about the policy, email eah_admin(at)