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==Overview==
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Moderation of the [[Less Wrong]] community blog is primary maintained by the communities use of the karma system.  Moderators exist to deal with particularly offensive content in a timely fashion.  Editors correct poor format.  Eliezer_Yudkowsky promotes articles to the PROMOTED section.
 
 
 
==Karma==
 
 
 
In order to post an article a user needs 20 [[FAQ#What_is_karma.3F | karma]].  Karma is gained and lost when people up or down vote something you have written.  A down vote subtracts 1 points from the article (or comment), and also 10 (for an article) or 1 (for a comment) points from the author's karma.  This system forces users to first gain karma though the comments section before posting an article and enshures that a troll will only be able to post one article before being down voted to the point that they can no longer post articles.  The specific guidelines around casting votes has been a [http://lesswrong.com/tag/voting/ topic of discussion] on Less Wrong.
 
 
 
A [[Less Wrong]] account holder may cast a single vote on articles and comments.  The total number of down votes a user may cast is limited to 4 times your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23 you may cast up to 92 down votes.
 
 
 
==Moderators==
 
 
 
Any user may flag content as offensive.  Reported content is reviewed by the site's moderators, who have the power to remove the offensive article or comment.
 
 
 
Current list of moderators: [http://lesswrong.com/r/lesswrong/about/moderators on the main site], [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/about/moderators in discussion section].
 
 
 
==Moderation by an Editor==
 
 
 
<nowiki>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).</nowiki> 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.
 
 
 
Changes made by Editors are visible at http://lesswrong.com/edits.
 
 
 
Current list of editors: [http://lesswrong.com/r/lesswrong/about/editors on the main site], [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/about/editors in discussion section].
 
 
 
==Promotion==
 
 
 
Articles are selected for promotion by Eliezer_Yudkowsky 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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