For some reason, I tried to leave a comment here on Slashdot and was given a rather rude message:
"Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner."
Now, I'm looking over my past 24 posts here (also noting my "Karma: Excellent" tag) I see that 3 were modded as troll or offtopic. The offtopic one is squarely in my corner as I posted something before actually reading the article...yeah, I know, unheard of here at Slashdot.
One "troll" modding was for me complaining that I'm sick of people saying "Apple is in the Hardware business". I'm still sick of hearing people say that.
But my last posting here was a critical review I gave to "Second Life". I basically said the same thing I said a few weeks ago when I got an "Interesting" modding. This time I got a "flamebait" modding and I hardly changed a word! I look at it now and I see I got a 50% flamebait and a 50% interesting on that last post.
So I have to ask, why am I banned from posting on Slashdot? I don't want to be some conspiracy theorist, but do the guys here have some financial stake in "Second Life" or something?
Oh well, I've been on Slashdot for years now, which you can tell from my 178166 user number...while not totally low, it still shows how long I've been here. I've had excellent karma that whole time and now I'm banned from posting because I was modded (wrongly as far as I'm concerned) 3 times. What gives?