community entry karma system
Short, concise description of the idea
moderaters can enable community members to mod community posts as good or bad. the moderators have access to this information, and can take appropriate action if required.
Full description of the idea
the system i purpose would be similar to that of the comment moderation system on slashdot, except that it would apply to community posts, rather than comments (as full on comment moderation on lj would probably be harder to implement/maintain). users could click a link in the posts talkread page, modding the post either up or down. a system incorperating different rational's behind the modding like that of slashcode's [ http://www.slashcode.com ] could also be a possibility (i.e., 'offtopic', 'flamebait', 'troll' and 'redundant' for modding down, 'insightful', 'interesting', 'informative', 'funny' for modding up, and 'overrated', 'underrated' for basic modding).
unlike the moderation system on slashdot which effects the order in which users see comments, this system is aimed towards providing moderators with community member feedback.
this feature is not aimed towards reducing troll posts (these are more or less self-evident to community moderators), but it would be useful for user feedback on posts of a more 'ambiguous' nature, i.e., if a users tone is upsetting many in the community, or if a user is posting too many off-the-main-community-topic posts.
a moderation system like this would require some qualifying conditions for those users who are able to moderate, like something similar to the slashcode implementation [ http://slashdot.org/moderation.shtml ] could be used. this part would have to be clarified.
this system might be over the top for small communities, so it might be a good idea to limit it to communities over a certain amount of members (say 100?). a minimum community membership level could also be a requirement if full comment (not just post) moderation was a possibility. older posts (over two or three months?) would have the moderation on them frozen). of course, all of this would be an optional feature for moderators to select.
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