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 averycfay
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 10th Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

What you don't understand is that we do not WANT to do moderation. Back when we did, it was a monumental disaster. Try running a large website with lots of comments every day, and you'll soon grow tired of people accusing you of unfair moderation, biased moderation, and whatnot. apart from that, it takes far too much time to sift through a moderation queue, read all the threads, and decide whether or not a comment should be deleted or not.

We don't want that. Our moderation system isn't perfect, but it does what it is supposed to do: automatically sift out spam, without hurting honest users.

I will repeat what I said before: if you feel the need to throw a fit every time someone gives you a downmod, then you have far bigger issues that no moderation system can fix.

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