TL;DR: As far as I can tell, the "report as spam" system
is in the new "FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT" without documentation of proper use anywhere in any FAQ, yet its abuse is not tolerated.
Ridiculously long and linked explanation:
AFAICT, the new "FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT" doesn't have anything explaining the so-called "report as spam" system
, even though it explicitly states it should not be abused and
that there is explanation for it somewhere amongst all the different FAQ lists.
Underneath "WE DON’T TOLERATE:" the very first item is:
Abuse or encouraging abuse of the reputation system and the “report as spam” system - for the explanation of how our forum features work, have a look at the Forum and feedback section in our FAQs . </div> Notice the "here" link after the word "FAQs" goes the top-level "Policies and General Info" section. Even still, none of the titles is suggestive there is anything about the <span class="bold">"report as spam" system</span>. Specifically within the "FAQ: Forums and feedback" section, the only other page than "FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT" mentioning anything related to spam that I could find is that [url=https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/212183029-What-is-this-rep-thing-on-the-forums-]it won't improve a member's reputation.
. So, no, no explanation of "report as spam" system
as a forum feature, at least not that I could readily find in those linked FAQs.
The fifth item underneath "WE DON’T TOLERATE:" states:
Spamming, bashing, flaming, trolling, or abusing the reputation and/or “report as spam” function.
Abuse of the “report as spam” function
is not tolerated, even though use of it is not explained anywhere.
I recall long ago it used to have an explanation, before the support pages got overhauled. I remember this because I wasn't using it correctly because I followed the explanation of other members of how it was supposed to be used. Pretty much whenever a post was off-topic. Then after some other members posted a link to the page with the official explanation I found out how it was really supposed to be used. Not off-topic, but more along the lines of off-forum, or in general "marketing", though it's often referred to as "scams". (Speaking of which, why not be more specific and call it "marketing and scams" instead of "spam" which gets interpreted too loosely as "anything not wanted"?)
Anyway, neverminding there curiously being two mentions of the "report as spam"
system/function in the "FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT" itself, more importantly there is no explanation of that "forum feature" in any of the FAQ lists, even though:
• the FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT declares it's important to use the "report as spam"
• the FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT implies somewhere in the FAQ lists explains how to use it properly,
• the link provided doesn't lead to any such information.
At least, AFAICT…