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The moderation system
penpals.phk.at allows you to easily reach hundreds of new people ... and it doesn't even cost anything.
Naturally this attracts subjects from beyond the intended audience.
Be it scammers who promise you millions if you pay just a few thousands in advance or those who vastly overestimate the public's interest in the details of their lovelife.
To prevent the site from drowning in spam we need your help.
Using the moderation system is simple:
Just click the "This user is offensive" link below an ad or message
You need to be a logged in member.
Once a user has received a certain number of negative moderations, he/she is removed.
Of course this system carries a certain risk that the site is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator, where everyone who says something someone else doesn't like is removed.
To prevent that there are certain restrictions in place:
It needs multiple votes to remove an ad and the number of effective votes for a certain timespan is limited per account etc. .
There is also a kind of metamoderation in effect where we restore ads we consider acceptable.
To sum it up, we hope that this system will reduce load on the staff, give more power to the users, shorten response time and last but not least improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the site.