I am a longtime reader of slashdot and really like its moderation system. I'm also a news junkie and have yet to see a similar moderation system used for any newspaper website and tend to find unmoderated flame fests, tons of off topic posts, etc.
Would it be possible to add regions to slashdot so that users could set the region(s) they want to track and people could submit stories for a given region that would otherwise not make it to the front page? The regions could also be automatically filled with RSS feeds for a given region similar to how the fire hose works.
Note: These regions would be more specific than the completely separate language websites. So there would perhaps be a region for the US north west, south west, mountains, mid-west, etc.
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