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boneglorious's Journal: I wanna metamoderate....what am I doing wrong? 8

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Discovered "meta-moderation". Decided to try it. Checked FAQs. Okay, apparently I can moderate "anytime", and to do so, I should click on the "have you metamoderated recently?" link that appears only "occasionally". Hm, okay, no link, well...Okay, here we go, found an FAQ telling me why there's no link on my index.pl. Ah, I should check the "Willing to Moderate" checkbox. Already done. Argh, how do I meta-moderate? I search for M2, meta moderate, and metamoderate. In desperation I google. Oh, this might be helpful: the FAQs. Okay, apparently I can moderate "anytime", and to do so, I should...
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I wanna metamoderate....what am I doing wrong?

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  • ... that metamoderation is broken. It was previously broken, as well; but now it is even more broken than before. Were you lucky enough to actually draw at least one moderated comment, or were all the comments in your metamoderation still at their original score? Even more so, the act of metamoderation doesn't accomplish anything. You might as well go post your metamoderation thoughts on someone's facebook wall or in a random wikipedia page; it would be just as useful. Bad moderations are never overtur
    • by Qzukk (229616)

      I hit the link and got everything score=1 I hit a few buttons and went back and it gave me new articles to score so I think they've at least fixed the bug where everyone metamodded the same 10 comments over and over.

      • Indeed I have on really dull days at home done metamoderation more than once "just to see what would happen", and it does give new comments as long as you "metamoderate" all ten before you go elsewhere. However between two sets of 10 comments I would rarely see more than 1 that had been moderated in any way, shape, or form.

        And that doesn't solve the problem that all the "metamoderations" go to /dev/null anyways.

        On top of that, I have even at times had the opportunity to "metamoderate" my own comments (
      • Everything said score=1 for me too, but I had assumed that was to prevent me from being biased in my meta-mod, so I checked a few in situ, and, while they weren't all score 1, the ones I checked had not been moderated. That's disappointing.
    • But is it supposed to overturn bad moderations? My understanding was that it was a way to evaluate moderators for future use, not to correct their moderations. So if a bad moderator got mod points, their moderations would still stand, but the system would hopefully notice that their moderations don't seem to mesh with other people's opinions, and they would be less likely to get mod points again. I thought it might be working, because I used to hardly ever get mod points, but now I get them practically eve
      • But is it supposed to overturn bad moderations?

        There was a time when that was the purpose of metamoderation. Not sure if you have messages turned on in your settings, but you can set it to send you a message when a comment you post is moderated. With that set, you also get messages if moderations are undone. I never received notice of a moderation being overturned by metamoderation, but I have heard of other people who have.

        That said, that may have changed since.

        My understanding was that it was a way to evaluate moderators for future use, not to correct their moderations.

        That may be the case now. I admit that I have not read the description of metamodera

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