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Journal ForestGrump's Journal: Slashdot Mod Trolls. 3

Because I have an LJ, i post all my crap to that and not /. journal. Hence, why I've never posted to /. journal before. Well, I feel this is very much more /. related than LJ related, so I'll post it here and linky to it from the LJ.

So what the hell is with the troll mods on /.? It seems that they mod with disregard to the discussion in question. What is wrong with discussions taking forks from the orig topics? Slashdot is a forum that is open to the public to discuss and share, to help benefit society as a whole. By having troll mods modding everything down, then nothing gets shared and crap posts (those that are irrevelant and posted way after nobody reads) end up on top.

So why am I bitching now? Well simply put, It was a discussion about VNC, and this guy was like "this client is better because there is a picture of a girl"
I reply with like "nah, its probably some guy with man boobs, probably from the use of steroids" and make a joke about arnold, calif's fearless warrior and how arnold is aspiring to become president some day. (scarry thought)
then someone replies that no, he isn't natural born...but thats about to change . Thanks Senator DRM Hatch of South Dakota...the reason why I don't talk to that girl from (secret place) anymore. (well, not really...its more of my fault...but i'm not 14 and she's not 13 anymore so who cares right?)

ANYWAY...This little fork of Arnold and the presidency seemed to have attracted troll mods...and thus the thread goes to apeshit. EVERYTHING except that AC post was modded down. quite spectacular to see actually.

So with no further ado,
The Slashdot Troll Mod Thread.
Note: Every post was modded down, why? have no fucking clue why, except there are people with mod points who probably mastrubate to the rythm of them modding others down. Praise the lord theyre only alotted 5 a time...per account.

Yes, trolls have the method down. They metamoderate worth shit and login with 50 different accounts, through proxies. I thought my roomate was the king of time wasters; but i guess in the real world of slashdot, he's just a peon.

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Slashdot Mod Trolls.

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  • by metlin ( 258108 ) *
    The problem is that Slashdot has a very large generalization of the word troll.

    The mods are largely unsympathetic, and the quality has come down significantly.

    The sad thing is, K5 used to be much better but now even that's beginning to go down the gutter.

    • i cant even post from my apartment anymore b/c of all the posts being modded down.

      moderation methodology needs to change. Mods need to be accountable for their modding.

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