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[–] GeorgePBurdell 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

Slashdot also limited the number of mod points available. Maybe folks only get 10 points per day to spread around as they see fit? But then you also have their meta moderation system that would determine if you are doing a good job at moderation.

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[–] Grospoliner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The problem is that downvotes encourage a system of punishing those who disagree with others. When coupled with restrictions to vote or post then you have a system that engenders active suppression of dissenting opinions. There's nothing wrong with having an option for individuals to block specific messages from them being viewed, or blocking specific users comments from being viewed because that will not change anything for anyone else. Voting restrictions might seem like a good idea on paper, but in practice people are scumbags and will use anything they can't to hurt those they dislike.

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[–] Tecktonik 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

With Slashdot moderation the earliest comments get the most points. After less than an hour the effectiveness of moderation becomes almost insignificant. Of course there is a similar weakness on reddit and here, conversations tend to burn out long before most casual readers have even seen the posts.