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Journal maynard's Journal: Why I now refuse to moderate 4

Moderation Rated As Unfair
sent by Slashdot Message System on Tuesday April 08, @12:05AM

Some of your past moderations have been meta-moderated by other Slashdot readers. Here are the exciting results:

        * Re:Moon landing 1969 from the discussion "Design of Next-Gen NASA Rocket Showing Flaws" which you moderated as Interesting was voted Unfair.

Summary of your recent moderation: 50% Fair

For your poor moderation, you have been assessed a karma penalty.

Thank you for moderating.

Not that I give a shit about karma, but go click that link I was m2'd as unfair for moderating as Interesting. That was an interesting comment. Which just shows that the social problem moderation was created to solve is not amenable to systemic solutions. Programs can't fix this brokenness. And yet more programs to re-massage the social milieu the previous programs had already failed at doing ... well they don't work either. And then it's turtles all the way down.

Not that I have a solution beyond giving up. So far, online society has been shown to ... not scale.

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Why I now refuse to moderate

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  • I gave up almost a year ago..
    • by maynard ( 3337 )
      yeah, /. ran into scaling problems ten years ago and things haven't changed since. Shame I guess.
  • The problem is that unqualified people are being asked to qualify the writings of others, using a system that is ill defined. Any such system naturally devolves into a social organization, which is driven by the lizard part of the brain.

    With users getting to make editorial decisions as a mob, and editors who can't be bothered to read their own site (though the dupe rate seems to have gone down in the last few months), one gets nostalgic for the good old days when the users were interested in tech, and it ha
    • by maynard ( 3337 )
      Hey hack, been too long. Agreed with most everything you wrote, not that I like it though.

      BTW: How's your newfound career in robotics going for you?

Your mode of life will be changed to EBCDIC.