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    Hey Roy, here's how comment moderating works on Slashdot: some people
    are occasionally awarded "moderator points", which they have a certain
    amount of time to use. Those people are allowed to vote comments up or
    down.

    People without moderator points *cannot* vote on comments.

    Scores like these, that your pal Twitter has received on his Slashdot
    comments over a period of weeks cannot be achieved by a small dedicated
    group of people systematically trying to vote him down.

    Also, you cannot moderate in a thread in which you have commented.

    Furthermore, other people are randomly asked to metemoderate, where they
    review the moderations of others, so that people who moderate unfairly
    can have their chances of moderating again reduced.

    --
    --Tim Smith

  2. Re: For Roy: how moderating works on Slashdot

    On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:13:50 -0700, Tim Smith wrote:

    > Hey Roy, here's how comment moderating works on Slashdot: some people
    > are occasionally awarded "moderator points", which they have a certain
    > amount of time to use. Those people are allowed to vote comments up or
    > down.
    >
    > People without moderator points *cannot* vote on comments.
    >
    > Scores like these, that your pal Twitter has received on his Slashdot
    > comments over a period of weeks cannot be achieved by a small dedicated
    > group of people systematically trying to vote him down.
    >
    > Also, you cannot moderate in a thread in which you have commented.
    >
    > Furthermore, other people are randomly asked to metemoderate, where they
    > review the moderations of others, so that people who moderate unfairly
    > can have their chances of moderating again reduced.


    The problem with Schestowitz is that he can't accept the fact that some
    people are wise to his little game.
    Other people just don't like him.


    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

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