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Journal: Meta-moderation is fundamentally broken 1

Journal by theMerovingian

I have apparently lost the ability to receive moderator points. I used to get access to them a couple times a week, and it has now been several months since any were available to me.

This loss of moderator points occurred at the same time that I decided to make a substantial effort to moderate down posts with really dumb slashdot-meme-humor. Meta-moderation most likely flagged my moderation choices as being 'incorrect' too often. Thus, I no longer have access to the points.

I would like to propose a fix to this problem: remove the effect of meta-moderation on "Funny" posts. Whether a joke is funny or not is a matter of subjective taste - some may agree or disagree by using moderation. This is a legitimate form of expression within the slashdot community, and should not be unfairly penalized.

"Funny" posts do not count towards karma, and negative meta-moderation on "Funny" posts should not affect access to moderator points. By trying to raise the level of discussion on slashdot, I have been effectively excluded from the community.

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Journal: my favorite games

Journal by theMerovingian

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur
Bard's Tale 1
Castlevania 2
Command & Conquer Generals
Contra 1
Defender of the Crown
Diablo 2
Dragon Warrior 1
Elder scrolls 3 & 4
Final Fantasy 1 & 7
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Jaws (NES)
King's Quest 1 & 4
Mario Kart (N64)
Metal Gear (NES version and the first of the remakes)
Neverwinter Nights 1
Oddworld 1
River City Ransom
Rome: Total War
Star Wars Galaxies: pre JTLS, pre CU, pre NGE (no longer exists)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1
Star Wars: Lego
Street Fighter 2
Super Mario 3
Tenchu 1
Viewtiful Joe
War in Middle Earth
Wizardry 7
World of Warcraft
Zelda 1

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