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There is no provision within the forum software to recognize images. Therefore, it cannot automatically prohibit specific avatars or generate alerts based on potential violations. Before saving a post, moderators should quickly scan all avatars in a thread and check they do not contain the following:

  • Offensive symbols (swastikas, etc.)
  • Unauthorized product or Microsoft logos
  • Unauthorized alteration of a Microsoft product logo
  • Obscene or offensive images

If you determine that an avatar is inappropriate, escalate the issue according to the escalation policy. Figure 1 shows an example of an unauthorized product logo.

Figure 1: Unauthorized Product Logo

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