I so have to get a life - getting mod points shouldn't be the highlight of my week, but given everything else going on, yup, it was. Holding the power of other people's karma in my hands... Okay, back to "I really need to get a life."
I got my first -1 Troll. Given one of the replies completely missed the point (which was an admittedly lame attempt at humour), I'm guessing that's similar to the take the mod in question had.
Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
I don't recall when I created my Slashdot account, but I'm finally getting started using it. Let's see how my karma grows (or withers).