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jarich (4909)

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I run Perl Training Australia [] with pjf [] and do a lot of the course writing and maintenance. I also organise the courses we run, so if you want one, just ask. I hang around a bit on Perlmonks [] and also help run Melbourne Perl Mongers [].

Journal of jarich (4909)

Wednesday March 30, 2005
08:12 PM

Meta-moderation and me

[ #23943 ]

I believe that I'm a pretty smart person. I can certainly follow links and perform searches. But I still can't figure out the meta moderation system on this site.

Every now and then I log in and get a message Have you meta-moderated recently? I think "Nope, not ever" and follow the link. I get a boring page.

This page is so boring I can write all of the relevant text here:

Meta Moderation

No comments available for meta moderation!

What a shame, I was hoping to find some information on what I had to do to meta-moderate!

Today I posted a comment and got the following message:

For use Perl's moderation system to function properly, we need as many users as possible to Meta-Moderate. You are currently eligible... why not hop over and help?

Yay! Thought I, and hopped over to help. Only to find, again, the content I provided above.

Am I supposed to keep reloading that page just in case something which hasn't been meta-moderated appears? Sure, the quotes are amusing, but I've got better things to do with my day.

Am I missing something important? This is certainly a case where some more documentation could help. I'll even write it if someone tells me how it all works. I've searched use Perl for information on meta-moderation and got nothing (of use). Perhaps my user object is broken.

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  • Replying to one of pudge's posts would likely get the quickest response, but I didn't bother since I am mostly a lurker.

    I vaguely remember something about the number of accounts that come after you has to reach a certain number before there something or other. IOW - I have no idea and just gave up on it.
    • I don't think it's the number of accounts after you in this case -- at least, I'm #357 and I see the same message whenever I click the meta-mod link.


  • The code that runs this site is the same code that is used for slashdot. (Well, sometimes it's at a different version level - pudge is one of the developers of slashcode and I seem to recall him running new releases here before they got used for the slashdot site.)

    Moderation allows you to rate the discussion on news articles. However, this site only gets a few news articles per month and there are few discussion comments posted to them - having more than 5 comments is rare, 0 is more common; in contrast,