There should be a moderation -1: Unfunny. It's oh-so-common on Slashdot. Yet another formulaic 'Profit!', 'Soviet Russia' joke. Nearly all of them are terrible. 'Overrated' is close, but Unfunny is more appropriate.
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My guess is that as an article is made live, tons of mods with points to burn hit the article (some read, some don't). With only 30 comments to spend them on, they don't have much choice. Perhaps the total number of mod points available (ie the number of