There are plenty of reasons to that, for sure. I think the main one is that geeks are not that prone to change, since
Some kind of monopoly ; a monopoloy which would use gregarity as a critical mass, to prevent people from fleeing the blatant misuses of the system.
Hence, why not completely copy the site ? We could use the XML feeds (once every thirhty minutes), and get the same look and feel in the short term, just to get people feel at home.
And then, gradually change, pragmatically improve the built system. In short, a fork.
The advantage of that is a democratic and, let's hope, more journalistic system. No more censored threads, no more factual mistakes (double check, my lord). And then, subsequently, less trolls.
I think 10 people would be enough. I'm looking for volunteers ; especially in Perl hacking (in which I'm not skilled enough). I can take care of the site redesign, and of a good part of the edition.
Someone ? something ?
We've seen enough of this.