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Journal Smivs's Journal: Has /.lost its sense of humour? 1

As we all know, /. is probably THE best site on the Electric InterWeb, for all sorts of reasons. One of these are the "Funny" posts.
I'm no Karma whore but having said that I like to think that my consistently "Excellent" Karma is, in part, due to my wit!
I recently noticed that comments modded up as "Funny" no longer earn Karma points for the poster..
In one sense you could therefore argue that modding an item "Funny" is a waste of a mod point as there is no benefit to anyone from it. This move certainly won't encourage humour on /. , but it won't stop or discourage 'un-funny' or smart-ass comments either.
I for one don't welcome this mean-spirited step from our robotic overlords.

Since making this post I've noticed that several other /.ers are aware of this injustice, and some have suggested modding 'funny' posts as insightful/informative/interesting etc, which is a good idea. I will go for 'insightful' most likely.

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Has /.lost its sense of humour?

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