There are a LOT of Slashdot readers that seem to be obsessed with their karma. Just look at the FAQ & how many A's are devoted to karma Q's! Browse through a recent article & you'll likely find someone who claims they were the original karma-in-signature
HOWEVER, despite people being obsessed with something as pointless as karma on a tech website, it does seem to do it's job... very well. I generally read
/. comments at +1 & I rarely run into trolls or offensive posters. That's the point, right? Keep the average Joe reader from having to sort through garbage. In 5 minutes or less I can generally skim through all the 'gems' in the comment section & gain a lot of insight on the posted article.
Of course, the whole reason I decided to post this is that my karma just became excellent
;-) This means that my comments are generally informative to people - so now I get a +2 bonus & my comments will be noticed by more people. I hope others gain some insight when I make useful posts - And while I don't attempt to openly evangelize in my comments, I do try to post with the character that Jesus has given me by His sacrifice. I believe that being myself (a person who has been transformed not by himself, but 100% by the grace of Jesus) WILL make a difference, even on Slashdot!
Karma & Moderation
by Slashdot (1)
on Wednesday, April 12, 2000, @1:30PM