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The Autobiography of Russell
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Woo! I got mod points on Slashdot! >.> Just used three of them on 'funny', 'redundant', and 'overrated' comments in the Mars Orbiter Launch Delayed story.

Where to use the other two.... Oh well, they don't expire until Saturday so I'll just hang onto them for now.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: "Break Away" by Kelly Clarkson

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swanhart From: swanhart Date: August 10th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really should read /. more often..

Then I'd know what mod points are :)
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 11th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Mod points allow you to say "This comment is bad" or "This comment is good". The person who made that comment also gets their karma affected. Bad karma makes their posts go -1 and good karma makes their posts go +1 (neutral doesn't do anything, obviously).

A comment's score can be anywhere from -1 to +5, with +1 being the default for logged in users and 0 being default for anonymous comments. Most people have their comment filter set to only see comments with a rating of at least +1 so anonymous comments have to be modded up to be seen and regular users have to be modded down to hide.

Random users are granted mod points according to how long they've been around and actually reading comments, as well if their karma is neutral or good. This way the public gets to moderate themselves without any abuse. Thus, controlling spam and stupid comments without actually deleting anything or having only a very few defined moderaters.
romeohotel From: romeohotel Date: August 11th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
w00t! Yay for Russell's good karma!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 11th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
.... I don't have good karma. I don't really have any karma.

Well, actually it went down (bad karma) and then went back to neutral.
From: inamicus Date: August 13th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)


if you maintain 9 friends and you each constantly bless one another with good karma you will always have enough to beat someone else's karma down while bringing your own to neutral?
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