Related to my Slamming the Semantic Web post from the other day is Dave Winers slightly different approach:
… strong opinions are allowed, even strong opinions that disagree with mine, as long as they’re on-topic, and not personal.
Scripting News, April 12, 2007 — A rational comment policy
A smarter net has been in the works for a while, but it could need your backing!
See e.g. http://esw.w3.org/topic/PathCross — “Suppose I’m travelling to Boston and San Francisco in the next couple months. I’d like my machine to let me know I have a FriendOfaFriend who also lives there or plans to be there.”
That comment was submitted — verifiable thanks to coComments — but not approved.