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Looking for articles on processes in community blogs

i'm looking for articles/opinions summarising (self-)regulatory processes of community weblogs such as MeFi, as orientation for the latest bouts of antville soul-searching.
posted by progosk on Nov 23, 2006 - 14 comments

the policing of public space

On metafilter, there is a bottom up approach to the policing of public space. Ie, citizens flag “bad” posts and then have meta discussions which really serve as trials by a peer group, if you will. The analogy breaks though because the jurors are not randomly selected and thus usually have a vested interest in the decision (which can lead to name calling, etc). Ultimately, these discussions are formed such that mathowie and jessamyn have moderating powers “in check” by the people. They can weigh in on the issues, make decisions, and face public scrutiny when a decision is made, especially if the decision is vastly unpopular. What are some of the other ways that you can think of to police public on-line spaces?
posted by |n$eCur3 on Mar 29, 2006 - 32 comments

reason for deletion?

I don't think deleting Metatalk threads asking to clarify the deletions of Ask Metafilter threads is good for the community. [+]
posted by azazello on Mar 9, 2005 - 55 comments

Can I link to my organisation's new product on Mefi?

I work for a large organisation that has launched a new web product. Its a paid for service. I'd like to post a link in the blue, as I am personally interested in what people think about it. I do not work on the product, but I do use it. Is this against policy?
posted by davehat on Mar 19, 2004 - 23 comments

Choosing to remain anonymous, then being an ass

If you can't beat em, join em, eh? I have finally reached my tolerance threshold for people who choose—and are allowed—to be anonymous on this community site. If folks can remain anonymous and hurl invectives toward my wife (who is not even a MeFi member) then the time has come where I too must become anonymous.

I know it has been discussed before, but anonymity has no place in a community such as this. If people can't stand behind their own words then perhaps it is best if they hold their tongues?
posted by terrapin on Mar 3, 2003 - 59 comments

Self-policing scale-up?

From my point of view as a newbie, MeFi has grown beyond the ability of new people to quickly assimilate the unwritten rules of searching, communicating and posting without ruffling at least one person's feathers within the week suggested by the About and Posting Guidelines links.

It's time for MeFi to take the leap and encode a written policy document that's centrally located and easy to find, instead of relying on newbies to read literally years (3/26/2000 to 9/9/2002) of etiquette/policy postings on MetaTalk to shore up the scant information available on the official MeFi links about posting.

We've got 15,000+ users; it seems like we've enough of a community to put together a policy committee to slap a policy together for the use of all members, new and old. Let it be one that we all can find easily, and read in a reasonable amount of time.
posted by kalessin on Sep 9, 2002 - 51 comments

At what point does "Community Policing" become censorship?

At what point does "Community Policing" become censorship? [More inside]
posted by Steven Den Beste on Nov 28, 2001 - 112 comments

Thoughts on online communities

"One of the things that separates Synapse from other online communities, is that its members have the opportunity for their words to be shared with people outside the community, by being published in Mindjack Magazine." So say the Synapse guidelines.
posted by sudama on Sep 5, 2001 - 3 comments

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