The Economic Populist has a content promotion and demotion system. Literally your vote can push an Instapopulist, or forum post to the front page or remove a blog post from the front page.
In other words, EP registered users control the content on the site, including the publication and placement of the content.
If enough people vote down a post, it will be unpublished, in other words, removed from the site.
When a post is unpublished, all comment trees attached to that post are also unpublished.
EPers please use the content system when you see an obvious spammer or someone posting a promotional item for another website, glorified advertising! These are hand spammers and they try to get free advertising as well as manipulate site rankings by spamming other sites with their advertisements. These posts are not real bloggers, so please treat them as such.
I need all registered users to be spam police and the content promotion/demotion management system gives you the power to remove these types of posts.
That little up and down arrow, on the bottom left of all posts is the content promotion/demotion system. Click up and the post if already on the front page, stays on the front page. Click down and enough people give a negative rating, the post is removed from the front page. If more EP registered users vote negative, the post is unpublished and removed from the site.
You can also remove from visibility comment spam. These are advertisers who register on the site and post comments that are obviously advertisements or worse, linking to whatever item they are trying to promote. Simply troll rate those comments and they will disappear from the site for most users.
Do not abuse the system just because you might not like someone or their post. As long as a post is based in economic reality, not fiction and on topic, not formatted so poorly it's breaking the site, it's allowed.
Thanks - Your Friendly Neighborhood EP Admin
The original admin blog post on the content promotion and demotion system.