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Journal Journal: Oh, so that's how it is. 2

So, all my complaining about Slashdot's moderation system is for naught. I just noticed today that there is text on the meta-mod page that says something to the effect of "those meta-modded poorly will cease to be elegible for moderation in the future." So, for something I failed to understand years ago, I've been meta-mod-bitchslapped into forever never moderating again. WAAAH you say? Well, here's my retaliation method against a system that doesn't offer second chances. Firstly, I'm going to poke around and see if I can opt out of meta-moderating. If I can't, then from now on I will meta every mod for great justice adversely.

Edit: Nope, can't opt out of M2 (although you can opt out of M). So, I have a subversive plan in mind. Here's what I'm going to do: I usually post as AC if I think I might have something that can possibly be construed as anything that would result in negative karma. No more. Fuck it. I'm at Excellent, capped out, 50 in old-school-score. So, I'm going to burn it. I'm not going to troll (outright), but I'm going to be as inciniary as possible, offtopic when I feel like it, and extremely overrated. I'm always going to use my bonus modifier. When I hit zero, I'll open a new account.

When / if I ever get to mod again, I'll never mod anything other than over or under rated, as they never hit M2.

Screw you guys, I'm going home.

Screw em.

Journal Journal: Slashdot lies about moderation

I have now been reading and posting on /. for five years. Meta-mod almost every day, and have finally hit Excellent karma. I still can't mod, and I see absolutely no reason why. I know the system itself is flawed (hence the need for m2), and therefore predictably the software guiding the system is flawed, but one would think being a good boy would allow me to mod occasionly.

It's stupid to be upset about, but it's stupid to have to be upset about it, too. It's particularly frustrating when just about everyone I know personally has mod points, regardless of how closely their /. patterns match mine.

Phooey, I say.

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Journal Journal: A decision concerning metamod

I have been reading /. for almost 2 years now, and participate in the metamod daily. I have noticed that I never get to mod, as I mod'd exactly once, and out of 5 points 2 of them were shot down in metamod, resulting in a loss of karma, which means unless I resort to karmawhoring, I won't ever get to mod anymore.

It pisses me off that ChrisD (who does a lot of the polls as I write this) gets modded up +5 insightful for saying shit like "oh, I thought of this poll while eating Natalie Portman's Soviet Russia Grits". It's not insightful, nor interesting. Who cares. It's almost like he posts it to keep a megakarma going. It's also brownnosing on the part of the mods; thankless brownnosing as far as I can tell. Wil Weaton gets an automatic +5 for anything too, because -- well, he's Wesley.

I don't resent that these guys are well known. But just because they are well known doesn't make them any more funny or insightful or interesting. It means they are well known.

So: when I metamod, I used to more or less go "yeah that's agreeable". I don't now. I'm harsh. More stuff gets metamodded negative. Posts that are trolls that get marked interesting are a great example. Yes, it's a troll, but I'm not metamoding it as a troll, I'm meta-ing an insight. Before, I would ignore the fact it was a troll and mod it fair for insightful. I don't anymore. Posts by "regulars" that get modded to +5 because they are "regulars" I almost always meta as "unfair". If it's modded funny and I don't get it after reading it twice and looking at the parent, it's modded "not funny".

A Bitter Ex Mod.

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