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MrLint's Journal: Zen and the art of slashdot moderation

Journal by MrLint

For the first time, i think, i have been conflicted on how to moderate a post.

Usually as I am reading through the comments and its my turn to say yea or nay, i get a gut feeling on how I feel about a post. This time was harder, as the comment was wrong in every conceivable respect. And the problem wasn't merely being factually wrong, but it was aggressive ignorance bordering on stupidity.

How do you flag this? There is no out and out 'wrong' moderation. This leaves 3 options: overrated, flamebait, troll. In a case like this you can make an argument for any one, or all 3.

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