Ravelry’s Main Discussion Boards

These are the rules and expectations for the main boards. We gathered input from Ravelers in order to create a place where many thousands of people can participate.

These rules are meant to help make the boards enjoyable for as many people as possible. Your suggestions for improvements are definitely welcome.

These do not apply to groups Groups have their rules that they layer on top of the community guidelines.

The Main boards are:

  • For the Love of Ravelry
  • Techniques
  • Patterns
  • Yarn and Fiber
  • Needlework News & Events
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Loose Ends

The Moderators

The mods of the Main boards (babsnelson, feathersong, KimDenise, soyloquesoy, sparkli and Jeannette) are all volunteers who moderate the boards and make these rules work. Without them, we would not be able to offer these large, inclusive forums where everyone on Ravelry can talk.

The Rules

  • Moderator Announcements: Moderators may post announcements containing instructions/warnings about the direction of a thread. If you do not follow instructions in a mod announcement, your post or posts will be hidden from view and you will be blocked from posting in the thread again.

  • Community Guidelines: We take the Community Guidelines seriously. Please familiarize yourself with them. If you publish a post that violates the guidelines, your post will be deleted and you will be blocked from further posting in the thread. Note that “No personal attacks” and “No hate speech” in particular are often misinterpreted and misunderstood - do read the definions that are provided in the Guidelines.

  • Don’t be a Jerk: Don’t be a jerk. Not every rude post is an against the Guidelines personal attack, but these posts are still unwelcome. Jerky posts will be hidden from view and repeated bad behavior will result in being blocked from a thread.

  • Topics - political or religious discussions: These are off topic for the main boards and will typically be locked and archived. Please note that there are many groups on Ravelry that may be happy to host discussions on these topics.

  • Discussing moderator decisions: If a thread is locked and archived, it means the discussion is no longer being hosted on the main boards. You may not use the main six boards to discuss locked/archived threads. If you refer to a moderator decision related to a post in the thread where that post resides, your post will be removed and you will be blocked from the thread. If you have a comment regarding the moderation of a post or thread, please flag the posts in question and choose “Escalate to Ravelry staff”.

  • Three Strikes: If the moderators of the main boards block you from 3 threads for any of the above reasons, you will be permanently banned from all Ravelry main boards.

Your hosts,
Moderators feathersong, jeannette, KimDenise, babsnelson, soyloquesoy, and sparkli

..and Casey and Mary-Heather (Ravelry staff but also involved in For the Love of Ravelry)