Right now, there are 134 mods on this one post. 134!!!! (Ed. note - its 240 now) Obviously, this is something that the slashdot community is trying to get into the open.
Obviously, this is something the editors are trying to avoid like the plague.
Since you won't see any editor actually approach this discussion (with a 500 ft pole), here is the place to discuss it.
Things to think about:
- Should editors have unlimited mod points??
- Should users know if their posts are moderated by "normal" user moderators versus editor moderations?
- Should editors bring this out in the open and find out what their audience wants?
- Should overrated/underrated be metamoded? (Although I originally thought it was a cop-out for the editors, it isn't. Its only a cop-out for normal mods. Because once metamod is 'finished', an editor gets the final decision whether to check a mod 'unfair').
Addendum: Wait, I may be wrong on this one. I went back and found the article that had the rewritten M2. Looks like it can be read as both "An editor makes judgement" and the "system makes judgement". Maybe cause taco said "It -was- autonomous" I assumed that now it would be up to an editor for a final judgement, but maybe it isn't?
If more major points come up, I'll add them, but for now, discuss, and we'll see if we can bring some editors into this discussion (link to this journal entry for maximum exposure).
Addendum: Whoever the wiseass is that is moderating on this journal entry, lay off (I wish I could mark a journal entry as "no moderations"). Either contribute, or go away. If its an editor, please contribute, cause we have questions that need answered!
Addendum: in an attempt to get underrated/overrated M2'able, I've submitted this bug report. You may want to go through and check some of the bugs written. It really gives you a feel of what they do and don't report about....
Wow. Jamie already closed this as a "fixed" bug, with the cryptic comment "we *know*". If you knew, then why wasn't anything done about it? I guess I'm probably misinterpretting what he's saying. On a brighter note, Jamie isn't in my freak list anymore. Guess he forgave & forgotten.