Reporting abuse or spam

You can report behavior and content that violates GitHub's Community Guidelines or Terms of Service to GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support.

Owners, collaborators, prior contributors, and people with write access can report issues, pull requests, and comments on issues, pull requests, and commits in public repositories. For repositories owned by an organization, members and outside collaborators can also report issues, pull requests, or comments in public repositories. Anyone can report apps in GitHub Marketplace.

In this guide

Reporting a user

  1. Visit the user's profile page.

  2. In the left sidebar, under the user's profile picture, click Block or report user.

    Block or report user link

  3. Click Report abuse.

    Modal box with options to block user or report abuse

  4. Complete the contact form to tell GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support about the user's behavior, then click Send request.

Reporting an issue or pull request

  1. Navigate to the issue or pull request you'd like to report.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the issue or pull request, click , then click Report abuse.

    Button to report a comment

  3. On the "Report content" page, under "Name," type your name.

    Fields asking for your name

  4. Use the "Email" drop-down menu, and select the email address you'd like GitHub to contact.

    Fields asking for your email address

  5. Use the "Choose a reason for reporting this content" drop-down menu, and select a reason for reporting the issue or pull request.

    Reason for reporting a comment menu

  6. Type as much detail as possible about the user or behavior you're reporting.

    Reason for reporting a comment menu

  7. Click Send request.

Reporting a comment

  1. Navigate to the comment you'd like to report.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the comment, click , then click Report abuse.

    Kebab menu with option to report a comment

  3. On the "Report content" page, under "Name," type your name.

    Fields asking for your name

  4. Use the "Email" drop-down menu, and select the email address you'd like GitHub to contact.

    Fields asking for your email address

  5. Use the "Choose a reason for reporting this content" drop-down menu, and select a reason for reporting the issue or pull request.

    Reason for reporting a comment menu

  6. Type as much detail as possible about the user or behavior you're reporting.

    Reason for reporting a comment menu

  7. Click Send request.

Reporting an app in GitHub Marketplace

  1. At the top of any page, click Marketplace.

    Marketplace link in the global navigation menu at the top of every page

  2. Browse to the app you'd like to report.

  3. In the left sidebar, under the "Developer links" section, click Report abuse.

    Button to report an app in GitHub Marketplace

  4. Complete the contact form to tell GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support about the app's behavior, then click Send request.

  1. Navigate to the repository that contains the contact link you'd like to report.
  2. Under the repository name, click Issues.
  3. In the lower-right corner of the template chooser, click Report abuse.
    Link to report an abuse
  4. Complete the contact form to tell GitHub Support or GitHub Premium Support about the contact link's behavior, then click Send request.

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