Agreed! The meta-moderation should be to moderate for the moderators not yet another way to moderate the comments. If they want more comments moderated give more mod points rather than repurpose another system.
There is no way you could screw up painting a wall..
you absolutely can screw up painting a wall.
Use the wrong paint (colour or base), use the wrong type of rollers or brush, don't use a seal coat so the paint just bleeds through, or my personal favorite, put oil/latex based paint over latex/oil paint without a seal coat.
If they don't like the name American, then they can call us United States of American, or... American for short.
Seriously, for the individuals that want to Nitpick about the name, there is no place called "America". There is "North America" and "South America".
No there is, it is call America or the Americas, that is both North and South America together.
I'm pretty sure that "North American" is universal understood to be someone from any country in North America.
Sure but there are only three.
This is a lovely summary of the complaints about "American" that is put to music, called "I am not American".
That being said its not that anyone has any real chance of rewriting history and/or the dictionary.
Why should synchronous writes be the default ? Programmers are already too lazy and/or stupid to add a simple fsync() where needed, why should we all drop what we're doing, make the slowest option the default, and then have to jump through hoops to make things workable again ?
Not only that, we would end up in the same position that the IE8 team was complaining about with HTML and the doctype with new developers copy-pasting.
UNIX enhancements aren't.