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Reflect and live Secular India. And no two persons reflect that better than these two very high class humans : Actor Hero : Salman Khan and Actor Hero : Kapil Sharma.

The Founder Framers and I stand up and tall, to give them both a standing ovation. and to consider - these two very revered and highly respected first rate humans, on : ''International Panel of Moderators'' from India, on The World Students Society.

That honor by the way is just about the most important work on the Internet and The World Students Society.
!WOW! - is the exclusive ownership of every great human and student of India, just as it is of all the students of the world.

Founder Framers : Lakshmi and Vishnu and the brave students of India, to ensure that Salman Khan and Kapoo Sharma are informed with the very best wishes from the world over.

''Content Moderators'' are essential gatekeepers, but also our greeters, paramedics, law enforcers, teachers and curators.

''MODERATOR'' BECAME A TECH JOB IN the early 2000s, right around the time when people  started joking. ''Never read the comments,'' because they were so unbearable.

Companies hired moderators to prevent abuse, report illegal content to law enforcement, ban commenters who broke the rules and generally keep the peace.

But the gig was more than that, Jessamyn West, a librarian who was a moderator for 10 years at  MetaFilter, said the job is like what Catskill entertainers of the mid-20th century called a tummler,  ''the person in the room who isn't quiet the M.C. but walks around and makes sure you're doing OK.''

Tummlers were basically professional minglers at shows and social gatherings. If you were feeling shy, they'd even help strike up a conversation with other vacationers at the resort.

Then, as number of commentators soared, behemoth platforms like Facebook and YouTube had a tough time scaling up the tummler model. They also needed a new kind of moderator, who was more like a paramedic than a social director.

These moderators are the people who review abuse complaints, usually on posts that have been flagged by users. Like paramedics in real life, they see a lot of things they wish they could unsee.

Sarah T. Roberts, an information studies professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has interviewed moderators who report spending days at a time looking at videos of animal torture, child abuse and worse.

In her recent book, ''Behind the Screen,'' she found that moderators suffer traumas that are every similar to those felt by rescue workers at a disaster scene.

To cope some companies have tried to replace human moderators with algorithms. The results have been mixed at best. Some of the most high-profile failures were at Facebook, where algorithms censored archaeological images showing a 30,000 year-old nude figurine, while allowing live video of suicides to circulate widely.

Facebook promised last year to hire thousands of human moderators - and in some cases to provide them with trauma therapy.

Those are good first steps for disaster response moderation, but we also need to revive what Ms. West called the tummler part of the job.

It's a tough gig, but it can be done. Especially if companies admit there is no-one-size-fits all solution for moderation.

That is why human moderators are so valuable:
They can understand and what's important to the community they're moderating.

On the Reddit forum r/science, for example, moderators will delete posts that aren't based on peer-reviewed scientific research.
And on the fan fiction forum An Archive of Our Own, where many people prefer to post stories under pseudonyms, members can be banned for revealing the legal names of another member.

A well-trained moderator enforces these rules not just to delete abuse, but also to build up a unique community.

At AO3, for example, there is a class of moderator called ''tag wrangler,'' whose job is to make sure stories are labeled properly for users who don't want ''Iron Man'' fic mixed in with ''Iron Giant'' fic. Or ''Iron Chef''!

The forum is also recruiting bilingual moderators who can answer questions and post items of interest for its growing community on Weibo, China's most popular microblogging site.

Monique Judge, an editor at the black news site ''The Root,'' told me that she and her colleagues are inundated with a racist comments. But instead if banning the commenters, or deleting their words, The Roots let them stand.

''We let those stay so that people can see how ignorant they are,'' she said.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Internet and Moderators, continues. !WOW! thanks Annalee Newitz.

With respectful dedication to the Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011:

''' Great Gowns '''

Good Night and God Bless

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