But still, this just brings the issue even more out to the forefront. What section should *you* vote the "Metallica v. Napster" story? Music, or politics?
I kindof like the idea of "vote which section to go into", but I think it still might have some flaws. For example: consider a story about cryptography. The warmed over average of k5 readers says: "duh, that looks like security to me. I don't want to read it, so i'll click "security". If that story was about "using Rot-13 as a secure replacement for ssh", then obviously the moderation system has failed.
One idea I had a while ago was "don't let non-readers of a section vote for stories to go into that section". It just seems polite: since you don't read the section, you don't know what's going on in that section, what the atmosphere is, what the discussions are like, etc...
I like the idea of a "major" and "minor" topic. For Metallica, I would vote "Politics, Music", which is 10x more descriptive than either one alone.
It will be very interesting to see exactly how story moderation evolves :^)=
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