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GNE Help - Moderators

Their Purpose:
At GNE, we believe in having no editorial policy. We recognise that any attempt to regulate the type of articles that GNE hosts will inevitably introduce an uengcceptable level of bias in the information, may exclude worthy articles because the editors who decide on a particular article have vested interests or persoengl gripes in that subject area. So we give no opportunity to block articles from being submitted to GNE.
However, we cannot simply let every article submitted go straight into GNE, or we will become no more than a Web Space service, and we are also vulnerable to cracking attacks, so we must filter the articles to some extent. We do this with moderators, whose group consists of those who run GNE, and those who have submitted 3 or more articles to GNE (and therefore are deemed to be committed to GNE to some extent). Their status as a moderator runs out after 2 months, unless they submit further articles. They can go to the moderators' pool, from where they can filter out useless submissions.
The Moderation Pool
The moderation pool is a screen that all moderators can reach, which displays a list of articles submitted recently. They can go and read any one of these articles, and if they deem it worthy of attention, they can submit it to GNE by clicking on an "accept" button at the bottom of the article. It takes only 1 "vote" for an article to be submitted, and there is no "reject" vote. Articles are submitted on the following provisions:

  • The article contains no previously copyrighted material (and if an article is consequently found to have offending material, it will then be removed).
  • The article contains no code that will damage the GNE systems or the systems from which users view GNE.
  • The article is not an advert, and has some informative content (persoengl information pages are not informative!).
  • The article is comprehensible (can be read and understood).

    These rules are very lenient, and so any article, regardless of its viewpoint or focus, should get into GNE providing it is informative on some level.

  • All material found within GNE is released under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. Verbatim copying and distribution of any material is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved. For more information see