I can't believe I'm saying this, but yeah, what AC said.
I've seen a couple comments requesting no downmods, eliminate trolls, get rid of AC. All have some valid reason for saying so, but to give in to that would be detrimental to preserving one of the more important features of /. - the opportunity to come here and not be too coddled. I get that we want to favorably alter the signal to noise ratio, but I don't think that's the way to go about it.
When I hear someone say "Get rid of AC," I interpret that as "Children should be seen and not heard,' where adults == people who have taken the time to register, and who have some form of local reputation on the line. You're not wrong, but you're missing out on some priceless truth from time to time if you do that.
You will never eliminate trolls as long as you have the internet. Wasting too much energy in that regard is unwise.
Think carefully before tweaking the mod system. It ain't perfect, but it has achieved a remarkable balance.
"Slashvertisements", articles buffing some *amazing-cool-new-product-service-thing*, need to be reduced. There is a big difference between a new technological discovery or application for said discovery, and the latest gizmos that somehow involve technology.
Get the polls the hell out of the main article feed.
I've seen whipslash respond to the Unicode and HTTPS requests, so no need to drum on those.