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  • Found the jerk who's doing this on slashdot. Of course, as a mozilla user, it doesn't affect me.

    What if you do something like put in a <br> every 20 words or so if the post exceeds a certain period to character ratio? It seems like there has to be some way to fix it.

    Can a person use the foes system to make posts appear at -2? That might help moderators who browse at -1. (Wish I knew what that was like; 50-karma though I am, with almost half of my stories accepted, I never get to moderate slashdot. sniff.) Metamod would still be a problem for folks, but not much, since the metamod pages are shorter, it should be immediately obvious what's going on in the post, and not everyone has to see it. (I've never seen one of these in metamoderation.) And since the posts get posted at -1 in the first place, or modded down soon after, most regular users shouldn't have to bother.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • The only way to fix it is to munge possibly legitimate posts. That is a poor option at best.

      What annoys me about this one is that users can mess up a web page using only ASCII characters. No tags, no entities. Just plain text. That is so exceedingly lame, and I shouldn't have to bother with it. If it became a huge problem, we probably would do something, but it would be lame.

      As to -2: no, -1 is the lowest. But yes, most users won't have to bother. If you want to view at -1 and use MSIE for Windows,