I once had an essay about how AOL ruined the Internet, but had to remove it in haste when, ahem, I ended up getting a job there. Now I can post, again, in public, how AOL has ruined the Internet. But, really, if not them, then someone else would have. Prodigy and CompuServe didn't exactly put out a sea of Nobel prize winners, either.
I break down the stupidity into several complaints, but someone has targeted one of them... finally. It's called StupidFilter:
Using a similar way you can programmatically recognize spam, they plan to use programming to look for things that characterize stupidity. They will then assign particular tokens different weights based on how often they occur in hand-picked examples of idiotic comments, like Naive Bayes Classifiers.
Is this elitist? Probably. It is a slippery slope. But then again, it's the same blurred edge as free speech versus spam. In any case, I am fascinated how many of MY posts would qualify! :)