Moderation tools and policies
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 1 point to the article or comment's score as well as 1 karma point to the author. A down vote subtracts 1 point from the article or comment as well as the author's karma. The specific guidelines around casting votes has been a topic of discussion on Less Wrong.
Note: The number of down votes you may cast is limited to your karma value. E.g. If your karma is 23 you may cast up to 23 down votes.
All articles and comments on Less Wrong are subject to community moderation. The is primarily via voting, however for particularly offensive content you may click the Report link to flag the content as offensive. Reported content is reviewed by the site's moderators.
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.