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posted by on Friday August 25 2017, @11:26PM   Printer-friendly
from the we're-really-big-time-now dept.

Welcome, new trolls! We're pleased as punch to have you aboard, unfortunately as you may have noticed our moderators are unable to give you the moderations you've been working so hard for. Since we can't really do much about people not moderating more, we're going to be giving out more points so that the ones that do can give you the attention you so desperately crave.

Moderators: Starting a little after midnight UTC tonight, everyone will be getting ten points a day instead of five. The threshold for a mod-bomb, however, is going to remain at five. This change is not so you can pursue an agenda against registered users more effectively but so we can collectively handle the rather large uptick in anonymous trolling recently while still being able to have points remaining for upmodding quality comments. This is not an invitation to go wild downmodding; it's helping you to be able to stick to the "concentrate more on upmodding than downmodding" bit of the guidelines.

Also, this is not a heavily thought-out or permanent change. It is a quick, dirty adjustment that will be reviewed, tweaked, and likely changed before year's end. Questions? Comments?

 
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  • (Score: 3, Disagree) by Snotnose on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:02AM (13 children)

    by Snotnose (1623) on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:02AM (#559168)

    I don't mod AC's anywhere but down. If you can't stick your name on your droppings I'm not gonna bother.

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    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +1  
       Insightful=1, Disagree=2, Total=3
    Extra 'Disagree' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   3  
  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Gaaark on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:32AM (6 children)

    by Gaaark (41) on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:32AM (#559184) Journal

    I don't usually mod AC's either, but if one posts something funny or interesting, I'll grant them an up mod. You have to realize that some members just like being anon.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @02:23AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @02:23AM (#559238)

      You have to realize that some members just like being anon.

      If you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide.

      • (Score: 3, Touché) by Gaaark on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:13PM (1 child)

        by Gaaark (41) on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:13PM (#559410) Journal

        Tell that to the Jews in Nazi Germany, 1938ish, who were told to report to police stations to be identified as Jews.

        Oh...you can't. They're dead.

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        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @07:51PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @07:51PM (#559557)

          whoooooooooooooooshhhhhhhhhhh
          .
          .
          .
          .
          . ---> You.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Reziac on Saturday August 26 2017, @03:24AM (2 children)

      by Reziac (2489) on Saturday August 26 2017, @03:24AM (#559259) Homepage

      I usually don't notice who the poster is til after I've already decided to mod it, so makes no diff to me if it's an AC or whoever.

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      And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
      • (Score: 2) by Kell on Saturday August 26 2017, @04:27AM (1 child)

        by Kell (292) on Saturday August 26 2017, @04:27AM (#559280)

        Ditto - moderate the comment, not the commenter. But given that the vast majority of shit comments come from ACs, there is reason to consider "open season" on moderating ACs

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        Scientists ask questions. Engineers solve problems.
        • (Score: 3, Touché) by Reziac on Saturday August 26 2017, @04:47AM

          by Reziac (2489) on Saturday August 26 2017, @04:47AM (#559292) Homepage

          Oh, I dunno... I often find I've modded up an AC. And I can think of a dozen folks here who shitpost under a regular nym.

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          And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @03:13AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @03:13AM (#559256)

    My ac posts are the same as my logged in posts

  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Saturday August 26 2017, @03:33AM

    by Arik (4543) on Saturday August 26 2017, @03:33AM (#559262) Journal
    About the only time I bother to down-mod an AC is when their comment was inappropriately up-modded before I got to it.
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by maxwell demon on Saturday August 26 2017, @08:02AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday August 26 2017, @08:02AM (#559339) Journal

    You are doing the readers of this site a disservice. Moderation is not done for the posters, but for the readers. If you don't want to read AC posts, you can just go to your settings and give ACs a negative score there. That way you are not affecting other readers who want to read comments based on their quality, not based on their authorship.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @01:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @01:27PM (#559424)

    I don't mod AC's anywhere but down.

    That's a direct admission of intentional abuse of the moderation system.

    This "Snotnose" account, and any other associated accounts or IP addresses, should be permanently banned from moderating here.

  • (Score: 2) by FakeBeldin on Monday August 28 2017, @07:51AM (1 child)

    by FakeBeldin (3360) on Monday August 28 2017, @07:51AM (#560092) Journal

    I don't mod AC's anywhere but up. If I think it's worth reading, I'll mod it up so it gets more eyeballs.

    Downmodding AC's is kind of pointless - either they are at 0 where the only folks who get to see them are the folks who choose to do so (so why interfere), or they are upmodded, in which case other moderators already found the comment worthy of more attention.

    • (Score: 2) by FakeBeldin on Monday August 28 2017, @08:02AM

      by FakeBeldin (3360) on Monday August 28 2017, @08:02AM (#560096) Journal

      PS: If you were trolling: congrats! Bait widely taken by many, including me!