Post Hoc Moderation Model

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Danny Hills:

"Wikipedia has radically embraced a ‘post-hoc’ moderation model. Most user contributed sites in the world have been ‘pre-moderated’. That is, when a user contributes an addition or change through a form, it is put into a queue to be reviewed by an editor who will then determine if the data should be posted. In Wikipedia (and wikis in general), users can make a contribution which will have an immediate and satisfying effect on the site. Other users will review these changes and fix them if they are wrong. It’s this openness (and the acceptance of temporary incorrectness) that has allowed Wikipedia to grow so much faster than sites built on more traditional processes." (

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