Responding to threats

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If you see a credible threat to life, limb, property or of child abuse (including self-harm):

Treat it seriously

  • Many threats are empty, but don't make that evaluation yourself; leave that responsibility to the Trust and Safety team.
  • If you are in immediate danger, call your local emergency services.
  • If comfortable, you should also call emergency services if someone else is at immediate risk. We can not always respond.

Contact the board
Immediately email ts(at) with details of the threat.

  • This address is for threats to life, limb, property or regarding child abuse only. For other concerns, see Help.
  • Include a screenshot of the threat and a link to the page.
  • We will take appropriate action, such as tracing locations and contacting authorities. We will not know what happens after and can not tell you.
  • You should try and get attention of a Trust and Safety member or a Director via IRC or Discord until you know we are aware.

Contact administrators
In addition to emailing the board as above, notify Site administrators privately.

  • Even if you are an administrator, notify other administrators.
  • Use email, IRC, Discord or other low-visibility methods. Avoid noticeboards or talk pages when reporting.
  • If in doubt, join #miraheze connect.

. If you don't have an IRC client, click the green connect button to launch web-based IRC.

Advice for administrators

  • Threats of suicide or self-harm require discretion on the questions of blocking or removal of posts.
  • Threats of violence against others should be met with blocking (generally including removal of talk page access) and possibly blocking email as well. Such threats should be removed; consider also deleting the problematic revision from public view.
  • If in doubt, email the team at ts(at)
  • Notify someone else if you found the threat. You do not have to handle it alone.

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