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[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Adam S on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 19:39 UTC
Adam S
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2005-04-01

Look, we all get that you don't like the mod system. But it's not going to change significantly.

Here's where I think you continue to stumble: you can't outline what the ACTUAL problem is, because you are SO focused on the score of each comment you fail to see the big picture. I removed user average comment scores JUST FOR YOU. You reminded me how unnecessary it is. My next step is to remove percentage of moderation from all but admins, because it doesn't help you, the user.

One LAST time, to be clear: the GOAL of the mod system is to remove trash from the flow. It does that, and does it well. I don't really care if your comment is a 1, 2, or 3. It's irrelevant. The only thing that matters is that, over long periods time, we can id the problem users and auto-locate them. We can. They get penalized with fewer mod points, or, eventually, suspension. PROFIT!

I don't understand what you want from the system. It appears the only thing that will make you happy is a person who is employed full time to work sifting through the comments for you. What ISN'T getting done today that a new mod system would fix?

BTW, if you can't make a very compelling case right now for what needs to be changed today, you should just let the issue die.

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