"It has come to my attention that various and sundry folk have done far better approximations of the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter than had been possible with my excellent 96-sided regular polygon method.
"Î¼Ï€ÏÎ¬Î²Î¿," I say (or would if this calculating engine of yours could properly handle "Unicode"). It pleases me to no end to know that the great work has continued, lo these many years since that obstreperous Italic fellow with the red cloak so rudely interrupted my research.
However, with an eternity in Hades on my hands, I have endeavored to stay busy by continuing to produce more accurate approximations. (That rake Sisyphus tells me it's a waste of time, but he is not one to talk in that regard.)
What follows is the closest approximation I have made in my posthumous calcutatory diversions. "Pi," to use your modern shorthand, is about...
I've always said we need a "+1 scary"
And a "-1 wrong", because that's what many /. posts are, without necessarily being trollish/flamebait, and "overrated" doesn't convey the point that some statement is just plain based on demonstrably incorrect data.(sorry for replying to myself)
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
In theory, the idea is that, if they're demonstrably incorrect, someone should post a reply demonstrating that they're wrong. Then everybody with modpoints mods up the correction to +5. The original, wrong post? Leaving it alone is good enough, really, so all who pass by with threshold=1 may point and mock at the idiot displaying his wrongness in public.
The bigger problem, IMO, is when those with mod points, but without knowledge of the field in which the wrongness occurs, don't realize it's wrong, see what looks like an expert sharing his knowledge, and mod it +1 informative. Getting in a mod up/down war isn't the answer -- a reply demonstrating the wrongness is absolutely key here, as that shows would-be upmodders that any existing downmods are likely correct, rather than accidental mismods, or abuse of the mod system for a personal vendetta.
Finally, turn up the gain on your troll detector. Blatant but seemingly sincere wrongness is an effective trolling tactic.