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Journal Journal: Metamoderation

The new metamoderation system makes no sense to me.

In the old days, I was presented a list of already-moderated comments and asked to decide if the moderation was fair. Now, I'm presented a list of, usually, un-moderated comments and asked to decide if those comments are useful to others. Isn't that just plain moderation, rather than meta-moderation?

Furthermore, most posts are in reply to something else but don't bother to quote whatever it is their responding to. I have no context to judge the post itself against.

Deciding if a post is "informative", "funny" or whatever is easier without context than judging the quality of a post on it's own merits. Someone else has already singled that particular post out for moderation - I'm just looking over their shoulder.

Will the oracles running slashdot *please* fix the metamoderation system? It's most annoying to those of us who wish to metamoderate and do a fair job of it.

Unless the purpose of metamoderation has changed and then the name should be changed to reflect it's new purpose.

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