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 kaiwai
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 9th Mar 2009 08:59 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Thank you for demonstrating the immaturity of OS News editors - you might as well be part of the digg and slashdot user base with the attitude you're holding.


What attitude? The attitude that our data and experience shows that the moderation system is working perfectly? Our attitude that we are tired of explaining that that little number next to your comment means absolutely nothing at all? That it is the bigger picture you need to worry about? And that the biggest picture is protected by fancy algorithms which perform their duty so well that consistent downmods and mobbing-up against someone has zero effect?

Our attitude that we are tired of the same three people bringing forth the same three complaints every thee weeks, even though those three users rank among the top 20 of most trusted (and therefore, best-voted) commenters on OSNews?

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