Reading YRO and michael constantly blasting MS and their abuse, and spam and its abuse...
Want to talk about monopolies, and annoyances, and abuse?
Then lets talk.
Still, we don't see user moderation vs. editor moderation. Why not? Well, Taco's come up with lots of excuses like "editors hardly moderate." I'd like to see that for myself. The one he used on sourceforge, though, was "editors are users too." HARDLY! Maybe if we were like k5, then yeah. To use OO concepts, editors are an extension of users with more power. If you give users unlimited mod points, and the ability to accept/write stories, then yeah, we're the same. Want to argue more? If editors are users too, then they should wait, like us, to get mod points.
Over/Underrated STILL isn't in metamod. Over/Underrated needs fixed. Badly. My suggestion is only allow overrated for posts above score:2. And Over/Underrated CAN be metamodded. The m2 checker just needs to check on the comment and read it to determine if its a good moderation (if you wanna get real complex, just tell the m2 checker what the score was when it was over/underrated).
Don't like those options? Then take Over/Underrated OUT!
All in all, the moderation system needs reworked, and these two points are what I am DEMANDING.
Don't even get me started on the mass moderator-revoking...
If you agree with me, do three things.
First, click that you are "Willing to Moderate" (if you can), then when you get moderation points, take all 3 days (so that less moderators will be given the next two days), then mod up (using all 5 mod points) -1 scores with underrateds (don't worry, they can't catch you... underrated isn't m2'ed).
Next, participate in The (Hopefully) Great Slashdot Blackout.
Finally, put this in your sig: <A HREF="~FortKnox/journal/6662">We DEMAND a better mod system!!</A>