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Can we please rethink the mod lables?

symes (835608) writes | about a year and a half ago


symes (835608) writes "Of the "Normal, Offtopic, Flamebait, Troll, Redundant, Insightful, Interesting, Informative, Funny, Overrated, Underrated" options available, I can honestly say I have never used Reduntant, Overrated and Underrated. I will usually lump Interesting, Insightful and Informative together, but tend to default to Interesting. Same with Troll and Flamebait — these just force dross below the hiden threshold so serve the same purpose. I would like to use Banal or even Vapid, but nothing seems to come close."


That's not what needs rethinking (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41775805)

The problem is with members using things like 'Troll' to mean 'I don't agree'. many an insightful, interesting or informative comment gets modded incorrectly because of someones own world view. Many are modded Troll correctly.

The best thing you can do is use your mod points correctly and when given the opportunity to meta mod take that opportunity to correct anything that you believe has been modded incorrectly.

And what's in a word? How would changing the Word from Troll to Banal help? It wouldn't the result would be the same. Personally I like slashdots mod system. It's far from perfect, but in no way is it the worst.

Option Suggestion (1)

Big Hairy Ian (1155547) | about a year and a half ago | (#41775835)

Can we have an option to drag the poster naked through a field of broken glass? I think this would get a lot of mileage on /. :)
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