NOTICE: The whistle system for games and movies is currently broken. If you think a submission should be removed from NG, you may post about it in the Elite Guard Barracks
. If you are a copyright / trademark owner with a complaint, please refer to our DMCA page.
A user's Whistle level can go up or down depending on how accurately the user flags questionable content. If a user abuses their whistle to flag entries and reviews that do not violate our terms they will lose points and eventually be stuck with a broken whistle.
Users with broken whistles have no effect on anything they attempt to flag. However, users with a broken whistle may still receive negative or positive points so they can either dig themselves a deeper hole or try to regain a normal level and effectively flag entries once again. Users who blow the whistle accurately many times can increase their whistle level to bronze, silver, gold or deity levels. Users with a higher whistle level pull more weight when they use it.
Whistle points may be earned by flagging reviews as being abusive. Users who are logged in will see the following text below each review: "0/0 people found this review helpful. Vote: + | - | x ". When enough users flag a review with "x" it is marked for our review. If the review violates our review guidelines, it will be deleted and users who flagged the submission will be rewarded with positive whistle points. If we clear the review those who flagged it will receive negative whistle points.