An overview of the "Off Topic From the Subject of the Class" moderation reason

"It was off Topic From the Subject of the Class"

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 off topic from the subject of the class

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 "off Topic From the Subject of the Class", 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 "off topic from the subject of class"?

While we appreciate students posting about a variety of topics, we also want to make sure the Curiosity Feed is populated with ones that pertain to material learned in class.

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

Unless your Professor explicitly requests that students post about a non-related course topic, we will continue to flag and moderate your 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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