I don't make a habbit of writing journal entries, but I had to comment on the strange battle that has been raging around a post I made a few days ago. I was a fairly innocent post, I thought. The story was a strange one, someone in the UK (where I live) made the front page with a scare story about the UK having an unreliable power supply and that it was about to undergo random power cuts. I thought this absurd, and said as much in this post.
Moderators obviously agreed with me at first, because within a couple of hours it had reached a score of 5, insightful from a +2 start. Then the strangeness; a few hours later I was apparently a troll, and two people moderated me down again. This, it seems, is enough to strip the comment of it's karma head-start.
My comment was now at 2 once more and had recieved a total of 3 moderations up, and 2 down. This morning, however, I logged on and found to my surprise that I am now considered... wait for it... funny! Yes, my post, once insightful, once a troll, once posted with a +1 karma bonus, now causes mirth and laughter. Not only that, but a simple statement to stop being so silly causes a total of six moderations to be wasted on one comment.
I would ask these moderators what they were on if I wasn't one nearly every week myself.
*shakes head in bemused wonder*