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llywrch's Journal: Metamoderating II

Hmm. Whenever I log into /., I no longer see the pesky notice asking me metamoderate.

Could it be because I put a point on a certain post? It's the one at http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=26315&cid=2850660. Kuro5hin had an article about it -- see http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/1/17/21155/1564.

The folks running /. are very allergic to questions about how the whole moderating mechanism works. (Cowboy Neil, when asked about it, mumbled that it was ``a boring topic", & continued typing his grey words. A troll parodied the silent actions of the owners with this post -- http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=26442&cid=2863521.) Which is sad because a lot of folks obsess so much about it. And the silence only makes these people wonder more.

And the latest comment I've made got modded down because it was ``Offtopic". Hmm some more.

Aw, the hell with it. If the folks running /. don't want my contributions to keeping the trolls & idiots off the radar, I'm not going to whine about it. You can't make a horse drink. I'll continue to add my comments when I feel I have something to say, & submit stories when I think they might be of interest.

But a community is a fragile thing: /. is a second-generation web site, & it's only a matter of months before someone figures out how to create a third-generation web site. At which time /. will wither away, & be remembered fondly with such places as the Disfunctional Family Circus & the NCSA web directory.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

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