Users that disrupt the community through negligence or malicious activity can be regarded as problem users.

Problem users constitute a wide variety of entities. Some are not directly trying to be malevolent, some are deliberately trying to undermine another party. Some examples of problem users are:

  • Violent or aggressive behaviour
  • Reacting negatively to moderation
  • Disturbing the peace for the rest of the community
  • Creating low quality content
  • Abusing positions of power/responsibility

Questions about problem users often focus on how to combat problems such as the ones listed above and what can be done to prevent future occurrences.