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Journal by wjwlsn

I'm seeing a lot of unwarranted (IMO) down-moderation lately, mostly on posts that express a minority opinion or that question a majority opinion (judging minority/majority based on discussion context). As a result, there are many posts ranked -1 or 0 that probably deserve higher scores.

I'd like to remind moderators that you're supposed to "Concentrate more on promoting than demoting". In the meantime, I'm going to spend all my mod points on posts that I think have been modded down unfairly. I encourage others to consider spending some mod points in this fashion as well.

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  • (Score: 2) by lhsi on Thursday March 27 2014, @10:56PM

    by lhsi (711) on Thursday March 27 2014, @10:56PM (#22285) Journal

    disallow down-moderation if moderator's karma is lower than the poster's

    Does it matter that there seems to be am upper limit of karma? If this was the case then I'd only get downmods from people with equally high karma. I think limiting the amount of downmodding that can be one per moderation session sounds reasonable. If you only get to use one point for a negative mod, it had better be for a good reason if you do

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by wjwlsn on Friday March 28 2014, @06:17AM

    by wjwlsn (171) on Friday March 28 2014, @06:17AM (#22400) Homepage Journal

    Does it matter that there seems to be am upper limit of karma?

    That's a good point, and I'm glad you brought it up. I had thought about it briefly while I was writing my post, but decided to just get the idea out there without trying to bog it down with too much detail.

    Also, I happen to agree with you that limiting the number of down-mods allowed is likely the best of the three strategies I posted.

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    I am a traveler of both time and space. Duh.
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by lhsi on Friday March 28 2014, @08:21AM

      by lhsi (711) on Friday March 28 2014, @08:21AM (#22419) Journal

      I think tweaking moderation again would be good, like it was tweaked early on. Maybe only have 5 points instead of 10. It could be interesting to see how many mod points people have left when they expire if they didn't use them all.

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by black6host on Sunday March 30 2014, @07:19PM

      by black6host (3827) on Sunday March 30 2014, @07:19PM (#23240) Journal

      Over on another site I would frequently have many mods points. Being able to down-mod the crap such as goatse, racist remarks etc. made for a better experience. Limiting the ability to do that might not be a good idea. But, those were the only ones I modded down. The rest of my points were spent bringing the good comments up.