It's hard work being a Slashdot moderator . The importance of such a task can not be overstated. The fate of the the quality of critical information rests solely in your hands.
But how can you know, as you go to mod that post "-1 overrated" that the poster really is half-wit and not a sublime genius whos intricate balance of insightfulness and poetry has sailed clean over your head? You need my Slashdotter v0.01 extension for Mozilla Firefox!
Simply right click on the posters name and click "Slashdotter". A helpful popup screen will magically appear and display a summary of the user's recent comments - as well as a handy "average post score" which will greatly assist your moderation decisions: "Average score 1.222222? -1 troll for you... Average score 3.9? Must be +1 insightful..." Its that simple.
Works on the thread starter's and all replier's user name - anywhere it says "<post title> by <user name>" basically. Employing all the latest hi-tech html parsing techniques, Slashdotter is almost sure never to fail. In fact in my 25 minutes of testing, I have only been able to break it a few times. Havent tried it on my linux box yet either. But anyway....
So install it now!