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Submission + - Moderation is Currency (

UnHolier than ever writes: "The new P2P software Tribler (mentioned here recently) uses bandwidth as a currency to ensure every user shoulders a fair share of the load. And it has taken its inspiration from the Slashdot moderation system! "Overlaid on Tribler is social networking technology that helps to police the system and encourage fair sharing. A passionate community was as effective at policing content as a central administrator, said Dr Pouwelse. "I was doing research back in 1999 looking at an obscure website called Slashdot," he said. "It was a technology-related news website controlled by volunteers and it actually worked. A few people would post bad things but 99% of users were nice.""

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