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Yet Another Example of Bad Moderations

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  • +4 Insightful. So much for "flamebait" rating that three out of the four mods thought your post made sense- well, at least one of them that I know did ;)

    Anyway, /. gave me modpoints again for the 2nd time in a week, so this time I've decided to help those in need (and deserving), rather than your trite karma whores who have no problem tricking mods.
    • Hah, thanks! The downmod took me from good to positive (I had never been at good before), but now I'm back at good. Unless I get taken back down, and the probability is high on that, I should be able to return the favor pretty soon.

      I'm just wondering if there should be some sort of "karma collective," where a bunch of screwed over people can help each other in that realm by pooling their karma and making sure that others in similar situations get helped out. Once somebody gets their karma level bumped up e
      • "I'm just wondering if there should be some sort of "karma collective," where a bunch of screwed over people can help each other in that realm by pooling their karma and making sure that others in similar situations get helped out."

        I like this idea. How would you implement it though?
        • Implementation is the hard part. I'm guessing that the easiest way to get people to know about it would be by advertising it in your signature with a link to a journal explaining how things work.

          I probably would want it to accomplish two things. One would be to offset bad moderations that people make. Therefore it might be worthwhile to try convincing people to not waste points downmodding and to browse at -1. The other thing I would like accomplished is to make sure good mods are able to stay mods. Of cou
  • Greetings, I came here because I saw your sig and thought you were a troll.

    So, there are a lot of trolls on Slashdot. Many of them make outlandish or dumb statements in their posts and sigs. Well, that's what trolls do, I guess. And your sig definitely caught me as particularly outlandish. But after reading your journal, now I realize you're serious. But that doesn't make me feel much better.

    So, you had a post that seemed at first glance inflammatory, and then there was your sig. Naturally, I th

    • First off, what was the post that you thought was inflammatory that brought you here? This particular one that I wrote about in my journal or another?

      Now, on to the disputed post. Sure, the author might have intended trying to rally geeks to get involved. Yet, it still seemed like a low blow towards Windows just by tossing it in there. It was like he was implying that these organizations weren't enlightened by the Linux solution, so geeks need to rally. The author's sentence didn't just say Windows, it sai
      • First off, what was the post that you thought was inflammatory that brought you here.

        You'll pardon me for not pointing at specifics. Doing so would likely result in a discussion of whether that particular post was indeed trolling or not. I even only mentioned one other post of yours in passing, and you saw the need to defend it. Though such a discussion might be valid, and perhaps desirable to you, I'm not interested in having it. I can't imagine much value coming of it. My point was more towards a t

        • First, there is a system in place. Moderators get their access when they play ball with the general leftist thinking around here. Comments that might support a Microsoft move will more than likely be modded down to -1 for whatever reason (probably flamebait), while post talking about the evils of capitalists and the companies that they run are almost a sure bet to get a higher mark, no matter how it's said. In fact, the more angry and bleeding heart they make their posts, the more likely it is to do well. T
    • I felt like seeing what you were all about, I browsed your journal. I came across your My Karma Sucks because I Moderate entry, and found some interesting things that you said.

      I'm pretty quick to mod down people who post information that is redundant -- already posted by someone else, especially if it's common knowledge such as google caches or references to well known information. Or, worse, people who reiterate a blithe viewpoint already posted in the swarm of 100 or so comments pre-existing on the stor

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