I have now been reading and posting on /. for five years. Meta-mod almost every day, and have finally hit Excellent karma. I still can't mod, and I see absolutely no reason why. I know the system itself is flawed (hence the need for m2), and therefore predictably the software guiding the system is flawed, but one would think being a good boy would allow me to mod occasionly.
It's stupid to be upset about, but it's stupid to have to be upset about it, too. It's particularly frustrating when just about everyone I know personally has mod points, regardless of how closely their /. patterns match mine.
Phooey, I say.