posted by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 10:21
Conversations So, here I am again. It is, how many years since this moderation system was created? And how many zillion times I have complained?

But basically the problem is still there, identical.
You don't get modded down because of one of the "legal" reasons, but because some A$$hole doesn't like your opinion.
Let's see the latest instance:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?351338

What is wrong with that? Is it trolling? Hardly, unless I am not allowed to say that I regret the rebranding of Firefox and Thunderbird and the disappearance of Seamonkey.
Is it off-offtopic? I can't see how.
Is it inaccurate? Again, I don't see how, considering that I am expressing only an opinion.

Or is it maybe that some *buntu kid can't stand me me calling Debian "the top distro, bar none"?

Whatever the explanation, the moderation system still gets abused.
No wonder when some people have less than 50% positive moderations.
For those who don't care to read my profile, mine is 85%.
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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 12:14 UTC
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Personally, I know that a select number of individual routinely moderate down my posts


I know that, and personally I find it wrong. I am used to the old, traditional methods where staff can't be moderated by users and where senior users get more respect. Eugenia didn't take it nicely, and she got a message of support from me.

Just because someone gave you one down moderation is no reason to start crying. The moderation system is working as good as it'll ever will, and if you can't handle a single measly downmod, then you have much bigger issues.


As I have always said in such cases, it is about the principle. It is enough to shoot once in order to kill. A crime committed once (but I just mentioned the latest instance) ain't much better than a crime committed several times.
Besides, I don't post a lot here and I use self-censorship because of this moderation system, something I don't do in other forum. With other words, if I say in another forum that Ubuntu is overhyped crap, I'll be attacked and I know how to reply, but only a member of staff can mod me.
Odd enough, I find this idea of a "rule of the majority over the minority" profoundly undemocratic.
You, as a Dutchman, should agree with me about that.

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