An overview of the "Class Specific, Rather Than Concept-Focused" moderation reason

"Class Specific, Rather Than Concept-Focused"

Posts that violate Packback’s Community Guidelines are flagged by our moderation algorithm and submitted for manual review by community moderators. One of the reasons a question response may be moderated is if it was Class Specific, Rather Than Concept-Focused

Why was your post moderated?

Your question and/or response was moderated because our AI or a member of your community flagged your post for being "class specific rather than concept-focused", which falls outside of the Packback Community Guidelines. The "flag" was then reviewed by our team of moderators."

Why do we moderate posts for being "class specific rather than concept-focused"?

Packback is a place for concept-focused open-ended discussion therefore, questions about class-logistics like "When is the next test" or "Is class canceled?" will be flagged and removed.

Disagree with why you were moderated? Here's what to do

Unless your Professor explicitly requests that students post about a more class specific related topic, we will continue to flag and moderate posts for being off topic from the subject of class. If your post was requested by a professor and still moderated, please reach out to our support center at and we will be able to help get your post reinstated!

How to edit and republish a post

In order to earn back the points for your post, we recommend exploring which of your own thoughts you can bring to your question/and or response. If you'd like more tips for how to do that, feel free to check out our blog post that lays out a few helpful tips for editing and republishing moderated posts: How do I Edit & Republish my Post?

What happens after I edit and republish a post

After you edit a post to apply the feedback from the moderation email and republish, your post will be published with its original posting date. As long as you republish before our instructor pulls grades for that deadline period, you will receive full credit for your post. Republished posts are still checked by our AI and moderators, so please be sure that your post meets the Community Guidelines when republishing so it is not flagged or moderated again.



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