Hold on — you're not seeing the whole picture, because you're not logged in to Slashdot. If you don't have an account, it takes just a minute to create one. If you're already a registered user, you can login here, without leaving the page. Viewing this page as a logged-in user means you get to see not only the general stats you see to the left, but also information about their your own submissions and comments, including how many people have moderated your comments up (or down!), and how many Slashdot comments you've helped rise above the fray.
Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke