As OT as this is, I was moderating but all I seem to being doing lately is moderating down advertising 'comment' crap like this wasting mod points that could have been used for of upmodding other, more relevant and interesting comments.
Surely there must be a way of moderating this junk "Advertising" or something that doesn't affect your other mod point for relevant stuff. aaarrrggghh
This is why slashdot is doomed and will likely fail completely within the next year or so. Readership apathy is increasing for the following reasons, among others:
1. It is no longer "news for nerds", just random crap scraped from tech related sites.
2. Summaries are basically just the first paragraph from TFA, scraped by a script most likely.
3. Moderation has become a part time job, not just a "giving back" to help make the site work.
Eventually people will tire of just filtering comment spam and will stop moderating altogether. Combine that with the declining content quality and the people that provide intelligent, interesting or insightful commentary will stop coming. After that it will become just another 4chan. It's a shame and I will be sorry to see it go, but that's the way things are going.