From the introductory article and Nation bylaws:
The Spirit And The Purpose is a Gated Nation, but all first-time applicants will be approved quickly. The only admins are Newsvine moderators: Dave, Sally, and Tyler. These moderators pledge to review discussions within the nation and will remove Code of Honor violations. If you want to have a discussion in guaranteed full view of the moderation staff, this is the place. Repeat or egregious violators will be blocked (and likely suspended!).