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/. Moderation Aphorism #2

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  • The application of a +1 Funny generally guarantees a second +1 Funny and either a -1 Offtopic or a -1 Overrated.
    • Cool. I didn't realize aphorisms could have corollaries!

      This is why they cap moderation at +5. Otherwise you could prove by induction that all funny mods would go to infinity.

      • Hmmm... interesting thought...

        0 +1 Funny - Original
        1 +1 Funny - Due to first +1 Funny
        2 -1 Overrated - Due to +1 Funny Original
        1 -1 Offtopic - Due to +1 Funny due to first +1 Funny
        0 +1 Funny - Due to -1 Overrated
        1 +1 Funny - Due to -1 Offtopic
        2 +1 Funny - Due to +1 Funny - Due to -1 Overrated
        3 +1 Funny - Due to +1 Funny - Due to -1 Offtopic
        4 -1 Overrated - Due to +1 Funny - Due to -1 Overrated
        3 -1 Offtopic - Due to +1 Funny - Due to -1 Offtopic
        2 -1 Overrated - Due to +1 Funny - Due to +1 Funny - Due to -1 O
  • I metamod once or twice a day, and metamod more than 95% of 'funny' comments as 'unfunny'.

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