Slash(dot) and burn: distributed moderation in a large online conversation space

@article{Lampe2004SlashdotAB,
  title={Slash(dot) and burn: distributed moderation in a large online conversation space},
  author={Cliff Lampe and P. Resnick},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2004}
}
  • Cliff Lampe, P. Resnick
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Can a system of distributed moderation quickly and consistently separate high and low quality comments in an online conversation? Analysis of the site Slashdot.org suggests that the answer is a qualified yes, but that important challenges remain for designers of such systems. Thousands of users act as moderators. Final scores for comments are reasonably dispersed and the community generally agrees that moderations are fair. On the other hand, much of a conversation can pass before the best and… Expand
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