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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: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:30AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @12:30AM (#559181)

    I just disagree. Like I said. I think more points will make the problem worse. -1/+5 is what will happen no matter what. More points just shows the issue more. 'special points' do not do any good other than let people over-inflate a particular segment.

    Starting Score:    0  points
    Moderation   +1  
       Interesting=1, Total=1
    Extra 'Interesting' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   1  
  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @06:21PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 26 2017, @06:21PM (#559520)

    As I see the moderation system here get more and more complex, the more I think it should just be thrown out completely.

    It's like a balance is trying to be found for something that cannot be balanced.

    Each supposed ``fix'' introduces new problems and new incentives for unwanted behavior.

    So throw it all away. Throw away comment ratings. Throw away mod points.

    Show all comments by default, regardless of who they're posted by.

    If you like a comment, then reply and say why.

    If you don't like a comment, then reply and say why.

    If you don't want to read a comment, then skip over it.

    I always have to browse at -1 anyway, so I can see the best comments here.

    The ``quality comments'' that have been modded up are usually bland and state the obvious, or worse, they push some circle-jerk line of thinking.

    The most intelligent, insightful and thought-provoking comments are often at 0 or -1.

    Having to browse at -1 just to see the best content means that the moderation system has utterly failed. So get rid of it. Discard it.

    The moderation system here serves no beneficial purpose, and is actually quite harmful. It should be removed immediately.

    • (Score: 2) by Justin Case on Saturday August 26 2017, @07:04PM

      by Justin Case (4239) on Saturday August 26 2017, @07:04PM (#559534) Journal

      Damn! I'd love to mod you up, not because I agree, but because you raise some thought provoking ideas I haven't seen so well supported before, so I'd like others to consider them too.


    • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday August 27 2017, @12:36AM

      by Reziac (2489) on Sunday August 27 2017, @12:36AM (#559652) Homepage

      While I largely disagree, you raise an interesting point: we all disagree on what's interesting or thought-provoking, sometimes vehemently. I've rescue-modded enough comments from -1 hell to know that it doesn't mean "positively is shit and needs to vanish" -- at least in my opinion. Yours? that's why we have discussions and don't just repeat everything here by rote.

      And there is no Alkibiades to come back and save us from ourselves.