We aren't the type who cry when somebody expresses something we disagree with;
Frequently that is exactly what slashdotters are prone to doing. Slashdot has turned too much into an echo chamber. And posts that go against the hive mind quickly get buried under commenters complaining that it was posted in the first place. "Stuff that matters, durh durh."
Reduce the amount of moderation here to next to nothing.
If you want intelligent discussion, you need some form of moderation. Posts that are uninformed, off topic, spam, or just plain trolling can easily derail a discussion. Moderation needs a light touch, but it's still invaluable.