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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My 2 cents
by fretinator on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 22:40 UTC
fretinator
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2005-07-06

I made two comments recently - the first was modded up to 3, the other was modded down to 1 (I start at 2). The funny thing to me, is that I am much happier with the comment that was modded down to 1, because it started a thread of 20 comments (many of them good comments). I don't like the comment that was modded up to 3, because there were no responses. For me, the goal is to start lively discussions, not see how many users give me the thumbs up.

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