Peer Production as Peer PolicingPosted: December 6, 2011
Because there is no “boss” of Reddit or Digg, it is up to the users to decide what material they would like to see. And because each website forms a type of community, I do not think it would be possible for those type of posts to get enough upvotes to make it even remotely close to front page because that is not what users want to see. Users, as much as the creators of the website, want to maintain its image, as it is a reflection of them as users.
So while it is completely do-able, it rarely happens. When it does, it is far from the average user’s public eye.