1. Publish celebrity names but reject friends' names.
Publish definitions of Jennifer Lopez because she's famous, but reject my girlfriend Sally. (First names within the entry are okay, because they don't identify an individual.) Same for bands and schools: publish if popular and reject if unknown.
2. Publish racial and sexual slurs but reject racist and sexist entries.
Entries can document discrimination but not endorse it. People use slurs in everyday speech, so they should be published.
3. Publish opinions.
Don't reject an entry because it's opinionated. Opinions can be useful to readers who are unfamiliar with a topic. Don't reject an entry because you disagree or are offended. Don't reject an entry because you think it's inaccurate.
4. Publish place names.
Publish names, nicknames and area codes of neighborhoods and cities.
5. Publish non-slang words. Ignore misspellings and swearing.
Any word from your life belongs here, so don't reject an entry because it's in a real dictionary. Don't reject an entry because it's misspelled or includes swearing.
6. Publish jokes.
Publish sarcastic entries. Reject inside jokes only your friends understand.
7. Reject sexual violence.
Reject made-up violent sexual acts.
8. Reject nonsense. Be consistent on duplicates.
Reject nonsensical, circular, unspecific or all-caps entries. Reject entries with non-English definitions (non-English words and examples are okay). Be consistent if you see two similar definitions.
9. Reject ads for web sites.
Reject an entry whose only purpose is to advertise a web site. Advertising will hook them up.
10. Finally, publish if it looks plausible.
It's better to publish a plausible entry than to reject it. You might not have heard the word, but it could be the next hyphy.