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Journal: Metamoderation

Journal by AlHunt

The new metamoderation system makes no sense to me.

In the old days, I was presented a list of already-moderated comments and asked to decide if the moderation was fair. Now, I'm presented a list of, usually, un-moderated comments and asked to decide if those comments are useful to others. Isn't that just plain moderation, rather than meta-moderation?

Furthermore, most posts are in reply to something else but don't bother to quote whatever it is their responding to. I have no context to judge the post itself against.

Deciding if a post is "informative", "funny" or whatever is easier without context than judging the quality of a post on it's own merits. Someone else has already singled that particular post out for moderation - I'm just looking over their shoulder.

Will the oracles running slashdot *please* fix the metamoderation system? It's most annoying to those of us who wish to metamoderate and do a fair job of it.

Unless the purpose of metamoderation has changed and then the name should be changed to reflect it's new purpose.

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -- John G. Pollard

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