#507 suggestion re moderation

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Moderation (57)
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2006-05-21
2006-05-21
John Dreher
No

Now an then I do my civic duty and metamoderate or moderate. WhenI
metamoderate I am often stumped by cases where the original
moderation was, say, informative, when the post was, IMHO,
uninteresting -- so the orginal moderator wasn't exactly wrong, for the
post may indeed have been somewhate informative, but just obvious or
badly written.

How to fix that? It just occured to me, although you folks may have
thought of this long ago and discarded the idea for reasons that are
apparent even to me, i.e. even I am not sure that this is actually a good
idea given the need to balance simplicity against effectivness, but,
what the hell, you've got nothing better to do on a Saturday night
anyway, right (he says while quickly checking the Adult Swim schedule
;-)?

Idea: ask the moderator to score each post on a scale of 1 to 42
(whatever) in each of several categories:

Trolliness and or Flammability
Humor
Relevance
Thoughtfulness
Originality
Brevity
Accuracy
Phase of the Moon
etc

more work but a much better profile of the pro's and con's.
Then figure out an algorithm to use that profile to determine mod pts

Discussion

  • Nick Jackson
    Nick Jackson
    2006-06-09

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    How about using a matrix (or two) with 'Humour' across the
    top and 'Usefulness' down the side, for example. It just
    seems like a faster interface.