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[4]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by kaiwai on Sun 8th Mar 2009 07:01 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

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.


Democracy in the purist of meanings basically is the tyranny of the mob; wolves protecting the sheep - that is why the US was set up deliberately not to be a democracy but as a Republic.

Even a parliamentary democracy is not a democracy; with the move to individualism away from a collectivist identity, the purpose of politicians isn't just a matter of pandering to the mob but to also uphold the rights of the individual from the tyranny of the mob. Quite honestly, there is no democracy in the world in the purist of meaning of the word.

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