Moderation is kinda weird; this group is a *lot* looser than the "traditional" Usenet groups I'm used to. For instance, *nothing* is assumed, not a common interest, background, or anything else. Hence, I take it seriously when I have to moderate, and I take it all with a grain of salt when I get moderated. Meta-moderation is even harder.
On a similar note, it's cool when I get a story accepted (rarely). Mainly, the context is all-important, and there are as many different contexts as there are slashdot users it seems.
Often the meaning that I intended gets mangled beyond recognition, and the follow-up posts are even more mangled. Once again, joy with a grain of salt. All of it is educational and enlightening; discretion and judgement are required tho; being dispassionate is the rule of the day.
Overall, I'd rather be editing (with maybe a script to catch dupes), but it's OK that maybe I should hold off on that kinda thing for now. Regardless, I'd *always* rather be posting and participating.