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[3]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 4th Mar 2009 04:34 UTC
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2005-07-06

On re-read:

"Odd enough, I find this idea of a "rule of the majority over the minority" profoundly undemocratic.


How does that even make sense? It's more democratic to have a small group of admins with strong opinions than to have a much larger, much broader, much more diverse group of people modding? I don't think you understand what "democratic" means.
"

Good moderators should be like a democratic government, they should care for the needs of all.
If OTOH I can't say that "X" OS is shit without being attacked by its zealots, that is akin to belonging to a minority group (gay, black, foreigner) and being abused by the majority.
Regarding your previous post. How to change the moderation without too much "cost" for you?
Just like every other forum: engage trusted, volunteer moderators. People with a proven record of being impartial.

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