So if you have a bunch of friends, and you bitch about some abuse of the moderation in a JE, and one of those friends with mod points to burn happens to only read the discussion *because* you bitched in your JE, and your comment get modded up because of that friend, is that the JE system abusing the Moderation system, that abused the comment posted on the much abused Comment system?
In Soviet Russia, you abuse the moderators. No wait, that's on /.. Or is it ISR, moderators abuse you? No wait that's on /. too. Damn me and my looping logic!
Personally, I steer clear of the under/overrated, unless it's for something that's modded funny that I just don't find funny at all. That's not for when I don't get the joke, I just save it for the lame jokes. If I want lame jokes, I'll listen to my own sense of humor. I don't even know if underrated gives you a +1 or a -1. Replace both Over and Under with a -1 Wrong, Pointless, and Not-Funny and I'd be more content using them. I still prefer to mod things up, but sometimes you have to kick the goatse's down. I did find *one* goatse that was funny as hell, as it was so obvious, but yet so funny. It wasn't even trying to hide it, but like George Carlin and the 7 dirty words, you know he's going to be offensive and funny at the same time.
I also think you should be able to remove meta-mods result messages. I don't care what others think of my moderations. I don't think because of peer pressure, and viewing your meta-mod results is looking at what your "peers" think of your thoughts of other's thoughts. Of course there was that one time I modded someone "overrated" because I thought they were wrong, and got meta-modded unfair because it turns out they were right, but still, it's not like I could go back and fix my stupidity. No good came from telling me someone thought I was off. For all I know, they could have just objected to me using Overrated. Which brings me back to the Wrong moderation. Damn me and my looping logic again. I should go back to looking for that game FAQ again, and stop slashdotting when I'm not taking good enough cough medication.
And another thing...can you turn a long, rambling, nonsensical post into a JE of your own w/o a copy and paste? It just doesn't seem fair to do that, but I suppose I will to see if I'm embarrased by this in the morning, plus it's on my favorite topic: /. Improvements I wish I would make! Plus, I just love a good loop. Whick brings me back toNO CARRIER