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 Thom_Holwerda on Mon 9th Mar 2009 08:56 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Just like every other forum: engage trusted, volunteer moderators. People with a proven record of being impartial.


Yes, and as soon as we find impartial people, we can all go hunt for unicorns, while sprinkled under fairy dust, in a land where the trees are made of chocolate and chocolate is made of trees.

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

"Just like every other forum: engage trusted, volunteer moderators. People with a proven record of being impartial.


Yes, and as soon as we find impartial people, we can all go hunt for unicorns, while sprinkled under fairy dust, in a land where the trees are made of chocolate and chocolate is made of trees.
"

So I wonder how on earth that system, used in almost every other forum, can work, LOL

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So I wonder how on earth that system, used in almost every other forum, can work, LOL


Yeah, because there is no such thing as drama on forums. I guess you haven't spend a lot of time on forums, since complaints about moderation are ALWAYS there. Maybe not on the "I Love Ponies" forum, but they sure as hell are on anything a little more controversial.

If you hate our moderation system so much, you are free to, like, not use it, or just read another website which does have moderation that fits you standards. There's nothing we can do for you.

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