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Journal Journal: Slashdot moderation is a joke.

I've gotten mod points every few days for the last two weeks or so, and I wound up with mod points about once a week for several months before that. It seems to be a much more frequent occurrence than it used to be. I try to resist the /. groupthink while modding and many of the things that I mod up as insightful get modded back down by silly fanboys on all sides of all fences. What's the point in moderating at all if the vast majority aren't willing to mod objectively? It's like the sea of mediocrity in real life drowning out the voices of the exceptional, except that unlike real life it really doesn't take much to be exceptional here.

The moderation system here is broken. Until it's fixed, I have better ways to spend my time than to try to increase the quality of up-modded comments here, desperately though this place may need it. "Willing to Moderate" is now unchecked, and good riddance to the mod points. You fanboys can have them, they're not worth my time.

The first version always gets thrown away.