Contributed by dhartmei on from the feature-bloat dept.
As an experiment in dealing with this, there's now a moderation feature which allows all readers to supply feedback about the quality of comments. Besides the link to post a follow-up comment there are now two additional links, Mod Up for comments you consider worth reading for others, and Mod Down for those you wish you hadn't read yourself. Moderation results (mod sum/count) are shown after subjects, and comments with sums below a threshold can be omitted from listing. Readers who don't actively set a threshold see all comments, as before.
Whether this is a useful approach will have to be seen, and the scheme will likely need adjustments. But let's try to gather some feedback first.
p.s. I just noticed that my "clever" script grepping for bad crawlers and worms in the web server logs and adding them to a pf blacklist table was including "POST", so I've been refusing connections from you after you posted a comment or article. Major blunder on my part, all fixed again, sorry.
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