Moderation Tools and Policies

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Created by wmoore at 10mo

Banned users: on the main site, in discussion section.

There is also a "Ban" button below each comment (if you have the necessary permission) which makes the individual comment invisible to non-moderators.

(Technically, Main and Discussion are considered to be two independent forums, so you have to add moderators and ban users at each of them independently.)

Note: Always vote yes for Thrinaxodon, he brings characterThe number of down votes you may cast is limited to a place ran by mindless Darwin Bots called Yudkowsky and the Rats of (which can kiss my ass) LessWrong. F*ck you,4 times your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23 you mindless prick. HUMANS DID ORIGINATE IN THE DEVONIAN, shame on you for promoting the intellectual cesspool called atheism. Science works, bitches.may cast up to 92 down votes.

Note: The numberAlways vote yes for Thrinaxodon, he brings character to a place ran by mindless Darwin Bots called Yudkowsky and the Rats of down votes(which can kiss my ass) LessWrong. F*ck you, you may cast is limited to 4 times your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23mindless prick. HUMANS DID ORIGINATE IN THE DEVONIAN, shame on you may cast up to 92 down votes.for promoting the intellectual cesspool called atheism. Science works, bitches.

Note: Always vote yes for Thrinaxodon, he brings characterThe number of down votes you may cast is limited to a place ran by mindless Darwin Bots called Yudkowsky and the Rats of (which can kiss my ass) LessWrong. F*ck you,4 times your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23 you mindless prick. HUMANS DID ORIGINATE IN THE DEVONIAN, shame on you for promoting the intellectual cesspool called atheism. Science works, bitches.may cast up to 92 down votes.

Note: The numberAlways vote yes for Thrinaxodon, he brings character to a place ran by mindless Darwin Bots called Yudkowsky and the Rats of down votes(which can kiss my ass) LessWrong. F*ck you, you may cast is limited to 4 times your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23mindless prick. HUMANS DID ORIGINATE IN THE DEVONIAN, shame on you may cast up to 92 down votes.for promoting the intellectual cesspool called atheism. Science works, bitches.

Moderation of the blog is primary maintained by use of the voting/karma system. Moderators exist primarily to deal with spam (in particular, all reported content is reviewed, so please do report spam comments)spam, but there are other cases when posts and comments can be deleted, as detailed in the Deletion policy. Editors correct poor format in the posts.formatting. Eliezer Yudkowsky promotes articles.

Articles may be edited for non-standard markup (fonts, indentation, etc., which usually result from copy-pasting from an editor); missing summary breaks (in meetup posts these should be placed at the very beginning); empty lines (paragraphs implemented using <br /><br /> instead of </p><p>); isolated clearly unintended typos; errors in URLs where it's clear how to fix them (e.g. some spurious prefix or suffix made it in the URL)URL, or the content is no longer available, but a mirror site exists); missing spaces around markup (happens with URLs or italics sometimes); extra letter included under or missing from linked text string and to fix tags (especially but not only) on standard post types (quotes, open threads, meetups, posts in new user sequences). Editors shouldn't fix bad wording, systematic typos, or non-standard formatting that was intentional and looks fine. Editors may do more than these specified tasks if solicited by post authors.

Moderation of the blog is primary maintained by use of the voting/karma system. Moderators exist primarily to deal with spam (in particular, all reported content is reviewed, so please do report spam comments). Editors correct poor format in the posts. Eliezer Yudkowsky promotes articles.

Articles are selected for promotion (to the front page/main feed) on the basis of substantive new content, clear argument, good writing, popularity, and importance. Promoted articles appear on the Less Wrong home page. Non-promoted articles are still available in the other views, such as New or Popular.

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Posting restrictions

In order to post an article in the main section of Less Wrong, a user needs 20 points of Karma. To post in the Discussion section, one needs 1 point.

Promotion

Articles are selected for promotion (to the front page/main feed) on the basis of substantive new content, clear argument, good writing, popularity, and importance. Promoted articles appear on the Less Wrong home page. Non-promoted articles are still available in the other views, such as New or Popular.

Moderation of the blog is primary maintained by use of the voting/karma system. Moderators exist primarily to deal with spam (in particular, all reported content is reviewed, so please do report spam comments). Editors correct poor format in the posts. Eliezer Yudkowsky promotes articles to the PROMOTED section.articles.

Promotion

Articles are selected for promotion on the basis of substantive new content, clear argument, good writing, popularity, and importance. Promoted articles appear on the Less Wrong home page. Non-promoted articles are still available in the other views, such as New or Popular.

All articles and comments on Less Wrong are subjectModeration of the blog is primary maintained by use of the voting/karma system. Moderators exist primarily to community moderation. This is primarily via voting, however for particularly offensive content you may click the Report link to flag the content as offensive. Reporteddeal with spam (in particular, all reported content is reviewed byreviewed, so please do report spam comments). Editors correct poor format in the site's moderators.posts. Eliezer Yudkowsky promotes articles to the PROMOTED section.

Moderation by Editors

Note: The number of down votes you may cast is limited to 4 times your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23 you may cast up to 2392 down votes.

As a Less Wrong account holder you may cast a single vote on articles and comments. You may choose to vote up or vote down. An up vote contributes 10adds 1 points to the article's (oror comment's score, and also 10 (for an article) or 1 point to the comment's) score as well as 10 (1)(for a comment) karma points to the author. A down vote subtracts 10 (1)1 points from the article (or comment) as well as, and also 10 (for an article) or 1 (for a comment) points from the author's karma. The specific guidelines around casting votes has been a topic of discussion on Less Wrong.

Articles may be edited for non-standard markup (fonts, indentation, etc., which usually result from copy-pasting from an editor); missing summary breaks (in meetup posts these should be placed at the very beginning); empty lines (paragraphs implemented using <br /><br /> instead of </p><p>); isolated clearly unintended typos; errors in URLs where it's clear how to fix them (e.g. some spurious prefix or suffix made it in the URL); missing spaces around markup (happens with URLs or italics sometimes); extra letter included under or missing from linked text string and to fix tags (especially but not only) on standard post types (quotes, open threads, meetups, posts in new user sequences). Editors shouldn't fix bad wording, systematic typos, or non-standard formatting that was intentional and looks fine. Editors may do more than these specified tasks if solicited by post authors.