Last 12 months we blogged about Urban Dictionary’s concentrate on content moderation.

Last 12 months we blogged about Urban Dictionary’s concentrate on content moderation.

We knew that sustaining the unique character of Urban Dictionary would need big modifications.

Here’s exactly what we’ve changed, and everything we have actuallyn’t changed, thus far.

Definitions are not any longer moderated by volunteers. Beneath the old system, a meaning was posted whenever a majority of volunteer moderators decided it had been worth publishing. We appreciate our volunteer moderators’ work over time. As time passes, this method had become dominated by a loud minority whom published abusive definitions and didn’t publish the nutrients.

We updated our general general general public content directions, and content that is detailed, to simplify what’s okay on Urban Dictionary. Generally speaking, a meaning that describes an unpleasant or violent term is ok, but a meaning that endorses or promotes an offensive or violent term just isn’t fine.

We redeveloped our moderation system. Our moderation that is own team product reviews all newly-submitted and flagged definitions, and rejects definitions that violate our content instructions. If you notice a meaning that violates our content recommendations, please banner it, and our moderation group will review it quickly.

This task is ongoing and we also welcome your feedback. And if you’d prefer to join the moderation team, write to us.

Aaron PeckhamUrban Dictionary

Come july 1st we posted Rethinking The Dictionary and invited your feedback. Into the tens and thousands of users whom composed in, you were heard by us so we like to deal with your issues:

  • You noted that unpleasant terms is informative and educational.