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Nonsense: All your comment moderations are belong to us.

Chacham (981) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 14

So, my comment gets modded down as flaimbait. It wasn't positively charged, so i'm not complaining (though there i was). But the next guy, who makes a nice comment, but is factually incorrect (as pointed out in next two comemnts here and

So, my comment gets modded down as flaimbait. It wasn't positively charged, so i'm not complaining (though there i was). But the next guy, who makes a nice comment, but is factually incorrect (as pointed out in next two comemnts here and here, gets modded up as insightful. That's just silly.

I think we have entered the end of the Second Age.

I the First Age it was Chips and Dips which became Slashdot. It gained users and had many very insightful comments. By the end of the First Age, it had many users, was the tech site of note, and its popularity was in the rise.

This rushed in the Second Age. As popularity brings impending doom, kiddies came. Adolescents who never got a good whippin' opened their immature mouths and believed they owned the world. Modding comments and users and then meta modding were employed for the community to support itself, and the kiddies kept moving in. As the end of the Second Age approaches, comments are made just to fish and be modded, and only comments of contemporary popularity that have no intimation of personal responsibility get modded up. Thus a comment that makes a moderator chuckle or agree to gets blessed. Say something else, and be ignored, or modded down. This and the less tech-heavy stories has caused many to leave or just to stick to JEs.

Soon we shall herald the Third Age. What shall it be? I suspect it shall get only worse. There will be JE modding, and only popular thoughts will be allowed any expression, of course in the name of freedom. Then a new site will arise, and start the same viscous cycle over again.

Or maybe not. But it sounds interesting for a moment or two.

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I believe (1)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 7 years ago | (#17139242)

That it is in the third-age that Slashdot loses it's hitherto flat-shape, is drawn-up into a sphere.

It's somewheres in the Slashmarillion.

Re:I believe (1)

bcat24 (914105) | more than 7 years ago | (#17145380)

Actually, that happened at the end of the Second Age.

Re:I believe (1)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 7 years ago | (#17147890)

Right. Kind of what I was driving at - imprecisely.

We are taking this really seriously!

His post is 99.9% correct (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 7 years ago | (#17139286)

He said that he is unsure about "one's", it is true that most pronouns do NOT have an apostrophe used with them, and I have no clue why "one's" does...

Bleh, fixed (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 7 years ago | (#17139380)

Up modded you, down modded him, so everything is back where it was to begin with. had to stop myself from posting correction to his grammer.

I googled it. "One's" is, well:


PRONOUNS

The ONLY personal possessive pronoun with an apostrophe is "one's".

http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxwheret.htm l [alt-usage-english.org]

Can't blame someone for being confused. That is a weird rule!

Re:Bleh, fixed (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17140882)

Heh. And thanx. Not that i didn't deserve to be modded as flaimbait anyway. :P

The reason the others do not have an apostrophe is so that it "is" not mistaken for is. When a contraction and a possesive ending are at odds, the contraction gets it.

The most well known is "its" and "it's". So the possesive is not mixed up with the contraction, the possesive loses it.

"Hers" is because it is the same as "his". "Hi's" makes no sense because "hi" is not the same as "he". Why "hes" is not used is a good question, either way "he's" means "he is" and the contraction would get it.

Further, "one" is not in place of "him" or "her", it is in place of a name. And a name does get the apostrophe by the possessive ending.

Regardless, my complaint was not on the poster alone, but on the editor for not editting. an editor's job is to fix such issues. Then, this guy corrected my correction incorrectly. It's not like he even had anything good to say, i already did that. He came along, and in the name of destroying my correction, he touted his own ignorance. By taking an action, he took responsibility for his own statement.

If you are still here, thanx for listening. :)

There will be JE modding (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 7 years ago | (#17145858)

That's already started. I've seen it a number of times.

Re:There will be JE modding (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17147060)

That's already started.

Yeah. Being that's would never make sense.

I've seen it a number of times.

That's just strange. You aren't just clowning around, are you? Spinning a web of terror?

Don't you have nightmares?

Re:There will be JE modding (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 7 years ago | (#17148908)

I'm not clowning around. Here's a journal by Pudge in which Railgunner has been modded as troll. [slashdot.org] Granted this occurred at the start of this year, but I've witnessed it since then as well. I reckon they're strikes at people's comments against whom a grudge has formed, lowering karma; and I'm not sure whether journals are metamoderated. At any rate, negative journal moderation is less likely to be countered by positive moderation.

Re:There will be JE modding (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17152016)

I'm not clowning around.

Guess you didn't watch It that much. :)

Here's a journal by Pudge in which Railgunner has been modded as troll. Granted this occurred at the start of this year, but I've witnessed it since then as well. I reckon they're strikes at people's comments against whom a grudge has formed, lowering karma; and I'm not sure whether journals are metamoderated. At any rate, negative journal moderation is less likely to be countered by positive moderation.

Heh.

I was thinking more along the lines of JE itself being moderated, as opposed to the JE comments.

Re:There will be JE modding (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 7 years ago | (#17152388)

Sorry. Sometimes I'm a bit slow. And if you're talking about the Stephen King movie, no I have not seen It.

Re:There will be JE modding (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17157436)

Silly you leaving half your message in the title like a PHB. :P

Moo (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 7 years ago | (#17161996)

That's because I'm not so good at composing subject lines.
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