This Article provides a novel taxonomy of moderation in online communities. It breaks down the basic verbs of moderation—exclusion, pricing, organizing, and norm-setting—and shows how they help communities walk the tightrope between the chaos of too much freedom and the sterility of too much control. Scholars studying the commons can learn from moderation, and so can policy-makers debating the regulation of online communities.
"The Virtues of Moderation,"
Yale Journal of Law and Technology:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjolt/vol17/iss1/2