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Journal: Overrated 3

Journal by garett_spencley

When I present an argument, and others do not agree with me, I love to know why. If there is an error in my logic, or if I did not present my case adequately then I want to know it.

If I post something off topic, or if a post of mine comes across like a troll then I like knowing that too. I try not to post off topic. When I do so knowingly I'll check the 'no karma bonus'. And I never deliberately troll. Sometimes I get those moderations and I can always learn from them. They provide some kind of feedback that can be used for self-improvement.

The overrated modifier really bugs me. They provide me with no possible conclusions other than the moderator simply dislikes or disagrees with what I am saying. I have not posted very much recently. I've been spending most of my time working or reading. When I do post I take the time to post something that's important to me and that I think will be useful to others. Lately I've been getting a lot of "overrated" mods and it's extremely disheartening. It provides me with absolutely no feedback. I have no way of knowing why I was modded as such and thus there is absolutely no way for me to profit from the experience. It's basically a big "fuck you Garett!"

People have complained about the overrated mod before. I think it's time for /. to get rid of it (and the underrated mod). These mods are entirely void of thought and contrary to discussion or debate. Perhaps all mods are subjective, but at least the others have some criteria other than "I disagree / I agree". Or "I like this person / I hate this person".

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau