i just made a post to slashdot that said:
"please mod parent up"
i occasionally do this (like many others) in an
attempt to get the moderators to notice a post
(admittedly quite a lame attempt since the moderator
would usually have already seen the parent post just
prior to viewing the moderation request).
well this was the first time i'd ever done this twice
in the same thread and as you know i received this
message in reply:
"This exact comment has already been posted. Try to be
that made me wonder about adding a feature to
slashcode that would allow folks without mod points to
indicate that a particular post deserves moderating.
this could potentially make it easier for moderators
to find a post that was languishing (unnoticed by
moderators but noticed by the more numerous folks
without mod points) in the backwater of some thread.
maybe each post could have the equivalent of a mini
poll attached to it.
( ) Mod Up
( ) Mod Down
again, the purpose of this would be to alert
moderators to posts they were unaware of.
once aware they would moderate as they see fit.
other possible names that exemplify the raison d'etre
of this feature might be Post Meta-Poll or just Meta-
Poll (although these names have the potential to be
confusing due to the existence of the term meta-
has this been suggested before?
anyhoo, just brainstorming.