Peer-to-Peer Accountability Enforcement

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Peer-to-Peer Accountability Enforcement is a methodology for sharply reducing the problem of posting content in bad faith (including both outright verbal abuse as well as abuses that are harder to spot, such as sea-lioning) by allowing users to collectively delegate other trusted users to rate comments and commenters as to their credibility and appropriateness. It generally increases per-user accountability for abuse, but with the source of that accountability being other users rather than a central authority (with all the bottlenecking and power-concentration that implies).


  • purpose - this needs to be a bit more general
  • mechanism - the quasi-technical details


Things that credibility management should be able to defeat or at least control:

Credibility management is beginning to look potentially useful for rating subjective quality of aesthetic works. Some discussion of that application is here: