Overview:We are about to launch a new User Moderation System (dubbed the Karma System). We are getting rid of the old [ + - ] system because it was too anonymous and not very effective in reporting questionable/objectionable content to the moderators.
This new system is simply a more efficient way of flagging objectionable content so that the moderators can deal with it.
How The System Works:
- Every user starts with 0 karma points.
- If you flag an item, you lose a karma point and the author of the content you flagged loses a karma point.
- Once you get below -5 karma points, you can no longer flag any content.
- Once you get below -10 karma points, you can no longer post to the site.
- Everybody gains 1 point back at the end of every day.
- Once an item is flagged, it goes to a moderation queue.
- Forum moderators will monitor this queue to determine if flagged content is OK or if it needs to be removed from the site.
- If a moderator deems content as OK, he will mark it thusly and the author of that content will receive his/her karma points back. (The reporting user will still have lost their point for flagging the content.)
- If a moderator deems content as inappropriate, he/she will remove it and the karma points stay (for both users).