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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: 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

    Scientists ask questions. Engineers solve problems.
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  • (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.

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