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FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 12 years ago 10

My love of the moderators...

In the WC3 review, my opinionated comment about RTS's being dead gets a flamebait moderation, while an AC comment (entitled "WHORES") that trashes the community for backing Blizzard gets Modded up 4 times (and still rising).My love of the moderators...

In the WC3 review, my opinionated comment about RTS's being dead gets a flamebait moderation, while an AC comment (entitled "WHORES") that trashes the community for backing Blizzard gets Modded up 4 times (and still rising).

Am I flaming or is it something the mods just don't agree with.

Any ideas on a better moderation system?

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I read the comment (0)

Dead Penis Bird (524912) | more than 12 years ago | (#3208103)

Hard-hitting, but not outright flamebait. That's what you get when you present a well-formed opinion here.

The Grim Reaper mods hit me, too. Simply illustrating [] a good use for the for the DOE Science Grid, I got hit with a Troll and the dreaded Offtopic. Even though it was on-topic. Schmucks!

Re:I read the comment (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 12 years ago | (#3208355)

True... it isn't flamebait outright, but it coulda been approached more maturely.

It's (5, Insightful) now (2)

turg (19864) | more than 12 years ago | (#3208119)

It's (5, Insightful) now, and it's only been half an hour since you wrote it.

Not that bad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3208236)

Right now you've got one negative mod (flaimbait) and three positive for a total score of 4.

I've certainly seen far worse cases of moderator abuse :)

Re:Not that bad... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 12 years ago | (#3208414)

True, but at the time of the writing, I just had the negative hit. Plus, I'm in a whiny mood and haven't whined about something in a while :-P

HAIKU! (-1)

real_b0fh (557599) | more than 12 years ago | (#3218079)

always bitching about moderation
put yer karma where the sun does not shine

Working on new ideas (1)

Iron Chef Japan (531022) | more than 12 years ago | (#3208321)

I have been trying to think of a new way to do comments for about two weeks now. I didnt really think about it really hard until this past weekend, when I came up with many good ways, but none of them are implementable on the web.... they all work great in theory but you run into many problems. When I say a new way of comments I mean like a new way to show the relationship between commments, and if there should be any at all. I believe there is something better than threaded comments as we know it today, i just cant put my finger on it. I guess I will now have to think about a new mod system as well, but I know on my site I wouldnt like not having the 'ultimate power'.... but I know I would not abuse it. Maybe the problem is not the moderation system, maybe its the moderators.

Looks to me like the situation fixed itself (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3208405)

The AC sits at -1 and you at 5.

/. moderation is far from perfect, but more often than not it works around in the end. I had a 5 comment once that for no reason somebody modded as flamebait. It sat as one of those odd "4, flamebait" comments for awhile. Then about 4 hours later or so somebody modded it back up.

Shrug, such is life. It's only karma anyway.

Moderation is good in general but really bad. (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 12 years ago | (#3209033)

Just recently, I got modded down as overrated, here on slashdot. The post was a couple of weeks old and buried deep in the thread. What really bothered me was the fact that I was never rated up at all. How can anyone call it overrated, when it was never rated up at all? That's stupid. I think someone was just trying to get rid of my karma. It makes slashdot such a waste of time.

I wish I wasn't so addicted. *sigh*

Slashdot's moderation system needs work, but (2)

leviramsey (248057) | more than 12 years ago | (#3237383)

I think it's the best thing yet. K5's scheme doesn't do anything for me.

I'm working on a Slash-like site (using a 100% brand new codebase, that's why there's no comments yet). You can check it at my site. I'm going to implement a couple of modifications to Slashdot's moderation system.

First, I will reward good moderators by giving them more mod power. Metamod is ideal for this purpose. Each moderator has a modkarma, which is the net metamoderation over the last 2000 metamods, divided by 20. The sqrt() of this karma is then added or subtracted from their five standard mods (with a minimum number of moderations of 1). Modkarma also is a factor in total karma.

I also plan to add an automatice moderation: "Provocative". This would be based on the quantity and quality of replies to a comment.

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