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    Negative Karma Lowers Scores
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Friday June 04 2004, @04:48PM (#13694)
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    You seem to have a negative karma score of -2, which is why you don't get the signed comment bonus. Karma represents the judgment of moderators, users who help police the site.

    SO I should have said that the 'starting at 1' rule didn't apply to people who rack up negative karma.

    The whole thing is explained in our FAQ. You can get some idea of your karma score by visting your user info pages.
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    Negative Karma Lowers Scores by michael
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    Being a Clueless Attorney also Lowers Scores
    by Anonymous on Friday June 04 2004, @08:41PM (#13697)
    Being a Clueless Attorney also Lowers Scores

    While papers like this (in 2004) might appear
    to be from informed and good-intentioned people,
    they clearly do not know what is really going
    on. They do not understand free-market forces
    in the North American market.

    =============
    "Competitive Bidding for new gTLDs" is the focus of part three of a three-part series based on a study prepared by Karl M. Manheim, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School and Lawrence B. Solum, Professor of Law at University of San Diego. Special thanks and credit to Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 25, p. 317, 2004.
    ==============

    They make the assumption that the market-place
    is going to sit on the side-lines and wait to
    watch round-two (reruns) of the academic/government tango-quango, with the
    same 52 Taliban Society insiders calling
    the tune. That is not going to happen for
    several reasons:

    1. The Taliban Society has had their shot and
    they clearly have demonstrated they do not
    know what the marketplace wants. They also have
    demonstrated how insidious they are and the
    lengths they will go to maintain their control.
    Their track-record is not part of history.

    2. The Taliban Society is now clearly marked
    and documented and if any member of that group
    of 52 (OK 51) were to ever get remotely close
    to any business deal of any future value, the
    deal would end. This is as cut-and-dried as
    saying, with 100% certainty, that Saddam Hussein will never again be a leader of anything.

    3. Any business that The Taliban Society does
    manage to develop, will be happily converted
    by free-market forces and if there is any
    resistance to that conversion, the free-market
    will simply abandon the scene, leaving The
    Taliban Society with yet another mess to clean
    up, at the Society's expense.

    While it is true that The Taliban Society may
    continue to enjoy years and years of world
    travel to remote places where they exploit
    some new population of uneducated people,
    they will never be able to return to the
    free markets found in North America where
    people will continue to flock for fair and
    open competition, not the rigged games staged
    by The Taliban Society.
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    Holy judgment of moderators
    by WIPOorgUK on Saturday June 05 2004, @07:39AM (#13699)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    Thank you Michael.

    I was aware that it was this - just wanted to make a point.

    It seems the god-like judgment of a moderator has lasting effect - karma has been negative at some time.

    However, we must not let any reader think I have been swearing at or libelling these poor moderators.

    I believe this assault on my karma was all for the terrible crime of putting forward informed opinion - to which some were unable to give reasoned logical response.

    Looks like they wished to muffle me.

    Seems it is very easy to upset some people ;-)
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