1. be of academic
interest to experts (i.e. someone already trained in cogsci or one of its related fields)
2. link directly to the original source material discussed (e.g. the actual research paper, not a blog or popular media discussion of it)
3. not be commercial (with rare exceptions, e.g. for companies' posts of actual research)
4. have comments enabled and not delete comments (summon a mod if there's a problem)
We've had a lot of posts lately that are of marginal quality, or are questions that a cogsci undergrad night have in their early years. Because of the breadth of the field, this is quite wide indeed, and dilutes the value of the community.
I'm adopting the same standard here that I did with the Computer Security & Lockpicking community: for experts by experts
, so that the signal to noise ratio is high for those of us who are in the field.
There are lots of other avenues for more newbie level discussion; this will not be one of them.
Current moderators are +Melissa Hall
, +Michael Bernstein
, and +Richard Law
If you have any questions, issues with moderation, or would like to help moderate, please leave a comment on this post.
Your friendly neighborhood community owner / meta-moderator
ETA 2014-10-21: added "academic" to #1 to clarify.