It's almost enough to make you not want to moderate, sifting through the enormous amounts of absolute shit that people spam /. with. A diatribe on Filipinos; the endless supply of ring-around-Uranus jokes (and comments re: cuing said jokes) on the story about Saturn's newly discovered ring; the first-post-and-fuck-yous that aren't even first post. From a fucking AnCow, even--what's the fucking point?? And spam. My God, the spam.
For all the complaints about moderators (and I'm sure those who complain believe that they are the only ones who really understand what moderators are supposed to be doing), I can't imagine what /. would be like without that system.