"Crackpot" applause widget (clencher, you listening?)
If *I* were GS overlord and supreme programmer...
I think I'd implement a widget that lets users identify threads/posts they think contain excessive crackpot thinking/BS.
Sort of like an audience applause meter.
The explicit goal would be to discourage crazy talk, and encourage critical thinking, basic technical understanding & acknowledgement of the experimental method. Keep people on their toes when touting the results of the latest mod, etc.
Lots of opportunity for abuse of such a widget, but it'd be interesting to hash it out.