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Journal FortKnox's Journal: I miss -1 7

It was funny and avoidable (just set a higher threshold).

I actually miss some of the -1 comments. I'd rather slashdot just made a lower score (like -4) so that people could super-lower trolls, but we can still see them.

In a site that claims no censoring, not allowing someone to post... isn't that censoring?
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I miss -1

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  • While not perfect, everyone can moderate, but only people with high karma[whatever] can put someone down to 0, and, unlike /., it takes a while to get good karma.. K5 has a tougher audience.

    • K5 also bans crapflooders and spammers.

      But still - Very rarely do you see someone getting into a hissy fit over poor ratings. Though, there are people there who do nothing but go into the list of posts scored below 1 (ie, between 0 and 1) and rate it 5, bringing it back over the line, making visible to everyone again.

      One thing I like about K5's mojo is it's time-weighted, meaning that you have to keep up the good posting to retain TU status, even though the only thing you get is the ability to hand out 0's.
  • by gmhowell ( 26755 )
    But many of the things that you would want to read would wind up at -4, while crap you don't need to deal with would float at -1. It's a no-win situation.

    And they'll say 'only the government can censor. If you don't like what we do, go elsewhere'.

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