Update: An interesting SF Gate interview with Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. One particularly cool excerpt on how their community-based moderation reduces the need for editors:
- A: If anyone sees an ad they feel is wrong, they can flag it for removal. If enough people agree with them, it's removed.
Q: So how does that work?
A: It's automated. I'm oversimplifying it a bit, but if you see an ad that's inappropriate, you flag it. If a few other people see that, they flag it, and it's removed.