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HuffPost Comments: Addressing Concerns About Our Community Moderator Badge

Posted October 4, 2010 | 21:20:08 (EST)

This is part of a series about HuffPost Comments, HuffPost Badges and the HuffPost moderation team.

About six months ago, we launched the HuffPost Badges program as a way to reward our most engaged community members for their activity on the site. In her announcement post, Arianna wrote:

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Announcing the HuffPost Pundit Badge Program

Posted August 23, 2010 | 11:58:48 (EST)

You may have noticed a new badge popping up in the comments section and on Social News profiles. To go along with our Superuser, Networker and Community Moderator Badges, we've added Pundits to the mix.

Commenters earn a Pundit badge by consistently contributing insightful, informative, and engaging...

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Announcing HuffPost Thursdays: Meetup To Talk About The News

Posted July 27, 2010 | 14:54:49 (EST)

At a recent New York Tech Meetup, the organization's co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman smashed an iPad with a hammer. The obvious twist on Apple's famous "1984" commercial came about as Heiferman explained: "Sometimes you have to use the Internet to get off the Internet. Other...

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Beirut Plays The Guggenheim, Pastiche Meets Perilous Hipster Reality (PHOTOS)

Posted July 19, 2010 | 11:37:03 (EST)

The Guggenheim Museum, terraced and bulbous in its own seductive ways, is not a concert hall.

Last Thursday, the seven slouching musicians of Beirut stood in the rotunda, pointed their horns towards the skylight and turned Frank Lloyd Wright's final masterpiece into an...

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Remembering HumeSkeptic and CarlV

Posted July 18, 2010 | 19:05:22 (EST)

In the spring of 2005, the Huffington Post opened its virtual doors to a community of over half-million readers. Two of the most prolific and committed community members -- HumeSkeptic and CarlV -- recently passed away. The HuffPost Comment Moderation team would like to dedicate this post to Hume and...

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Announcing Improved Commenting Guidelines

Posted June 11, 2010 | 19:00:02 (EST)

Community has always been an integral part of the Huffington Post - and comments are a big part of community. They make the site a two-way experience.

As Arianna has written: "People no longer want to just passively sit back and be served up information. We...

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HuffPost Meetup On June 8th To Discuss Gulf Oil Spill

Posted June 7, 2010 | 16:06:35 (EST)

Some of my favorite people in the world I've met on the internet. In the era of the social web, people increasingly refer to folks they might've met in a comment thread or a retweet as a friend. The connection made by the once obligatory "Hello" plus handshake in real...

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Help HuffPost Name Our Newest Badge

Posted June 2, 2010 | 18:53:16 (EST)

Are you a wordsmith? Do you have a creative eye? Want to help design our latest HuffPost Badge?

You've seen three HuffPost Badges -- Moderator, Networker, and Superuser -- on the site for just over a month now. We hope to keep adding to that list in order to give...

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WATCH: Haitians Explain Their Needs In Student Film Project

Posted March 30, 2010 | 19:10:03 (EST)

The world is used to seeing videos from Haiti emblazoned with the CNN logo or AP watermark. But the moment is rare when Haitians can tell their own stories both on camera and from behind the camera.

Oxfam International sent us the video below -- made by Haitian film...

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Fact-Checking New York News With NewsTrust

Posted March 30, 2010 | 10:00:00 (EST)

Last July, the Huffington Post teamed up with Newstrust, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization devoted towards rating news quality, in order to test the quality of reporting in Pakistan. The Pakistan NewsHunt engaged readers and professional journalists alike in finding the best news outlets for quality...

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Haiti: Why Ground Reports Still Matter

Posted March 23, 2010 | 10:50:28 (EST)

Haiti is still there. Shattered, starving and suffering, the Haitian people endure despite the media's most recent retreat in coverage. And slowly, a rebuilt nation is rising from the rubble.

During the next ten weeks, members of the Huffington Post Citizen Reporting unit will chronicle...

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Upload C-SPAN Highlights, Win A Prize

Posted March 17, 2010 | 06:42:46 (EST)

This Wednesday, C-SPAN will be releasing over 160,000 hours of footage in a searchable video library. The programming dates back to 1987, just a year after the launch of C-SPAN 2, which ostensibly means that every Congressional floor speech and high profile event since Reagan's final years in office will...

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Dodd's Wall Street Reform: READ THE BILL

Posted March 15, 2010 | 11:40:06 (EST)

Today, Sen. Christopher Dodd will unveil his financial regulatory reform legislation to the Senate Banking Committee. Based on some predictions, the bill may fall short of correcting the Too-Big-To-Fail mentality that led to the financial crisis in the first place. A series of measures to soften the impact...

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WATCH: Armory Show Jumps In Sales, Gallerists Optimistic

Posted March 11, 2010 | 17:08:34 (EST)

Art dealers were beaming at this year's Amory Show. The series of 12 art fairs last weekend heralded in leaders in modern and contemporary art sales for the city's biggest and likely most important commercial events. According to Bloomberg, representatives from 243 art galleries hailing from 55 countries attended...

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California Student Strike: Send Us Your Videos & Photos

Posted March 1, 2010 | 18:40:11 (EST)

March 4 is a day of action for students in California. In the face of mounting tuition hikes, layoffs and budget cuts, student activists will stage walkouts, teach-ins and protests at schools across the Golden State.

The activities organized around the event, self-identified as a "strike and day of action,"...

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Chile Earthquake: Citizen Reports From The Ground

Posted February 27, 2010 | 18:36:35 (EST)

The catastrophic earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday morning is one of the most severe in the country's history. The magnitude-8.8 quake spread as far as São Paolo, Brazil and was felt by 3-million people according to the US Geological Survey. Though the tsunami that struck the coasts of...

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Hawaii Tsunami: Citizen Reports On The Ground (LIVE)

Posted February 27, 2010 | 16:33:58 (EST)

A catastrophic earthquake struck Chile early this morning. The magnitude-8.8 quake spread as far as São Paolo, Brazil and was felt by 3-million people according to the US Geological Survey. Over the past few hours, a tsunami has struck the coast of Hawaii, the Phillipines, Alaska...

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The Media Is Trying, Or At Least We're Still Here

Posted February 25, 2010 | 12:17:43 (EST)

This winter has been a bleak one for New York media. In November alone, job numbers plummeted in the print industry. Some kid in Russia also invented ChatRoulette. And nobody quite knows what to say.

David Carr, ruefully holding onto his seat at the New York Times,...

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Join HuffPost's College Reporting Team

Posted February 22, 2010 | 08:44:18 (EST)

Student news, I've always believed, is news in its purest. When I remember flipping through my campus daily in the dining hall before class, I remember thinking that most of what was on newsprint felt relevant to me. I knew the sources in stories and recognized the buildings in the...

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UPDATED: Share Your Story -- Majoring In Debt

Posted February 22, 2010 | 01:01:47 (EST)

*UPDATED*

As of March 10, more than 100 readers have added their stories and photos to our College Debt Project.

Here are some:

Jennifer Dessinger, who is $177,250 in debt.
James Ryan Moreau, who is $120,000 in debt.
Maureen Evans Arthurs, who...

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