It's a Funny old World
Things are going downhill here, if that is still at all possible. Attitudes are getting more militant, the trolls are revolting and the moderators appear to be on crack++, whatever that may be.
This account mysteriously started posting at 0 many moons ago despite being karma-capped.
Now I find that postings from my new account are not being moderated up no matter how informative or rational, at the expense of surrounding lies, half-truths, propaganda and teenage militancy.
Oh well, this is slashdot after all, and we really shouldn't take it too seriously.
Over the years I've noticed that these things come and go in waves. We're in the middle of a "troll storm" just now. I don't just mean the postings, I also mean the moderation. You can post anonymously, but again, it is usually the most controversial and biggoted that floats to the surface.
Is there a metaphor in there somewhere?
I am getting bored with Radio 4.