Mojo influences, to an extent, how a users posts appear, but only in the extreme perverse negative sense. If a user posts endless trolls, moderated to 0, and has their mojo fall sufficiently low (< 1, IIRC), then they post at score=0. This effectively hides them from all users, including themselves, but excepting trusted users.
Mojo currently has three levels: untrusted, normal, and trusted. Untrusted carries the 0 score penalty, normal is, well, normal, and trusted carries the ability to moderate posts to 0 and to see posts moderated below 1.
The problem with tying mojo to post moderation is that it starts to build in a feedback cycle -- higher-moderated users get higher moderated starting points and tend to get higher mojo. Likewise for lower-moderated users. Mojo doesn't suffer from the unbounded characteristics of Slashdot karma -- more recently fixed in a kludged 50 point karma cap. Your mojo can only range from 0 to 5, and "rolls over" after a period of time or number of posts (30, IIRC). I believe this would avoid the more perverse problems affecting Slashdot. Still, I'd have to think about it.
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