I decided not to allow "foes" to comment in my journal. That is, the "no foes" option. For the most part, I don't want to read material that I consider offensive. Slashdot stories have only crossed the line once, so I am not too worried. As for people's journals, well, for the most part, I only read friend's journals. So, if I find something offensive, I just "unfriend" them. Simple as that. I think that is what it's there for.
Anyway, if someone posts in my journal, and either posts something that I consider offensive, their user name is offensive, or has an offensive sig, I downgrade them. If they are a friend, I unfriend them. If neutral, I foe them. I hope noone is barring "foes of friends" because I may be a problem for you.
Either way, as soon as I hit the "offensive" part, I stop reading the comment. I already skipped two comments because of that. I almost despise not knowing what people said, but I feel better sticking up for I feel to be correct (for me).
What do I consider offensive? Well, I don't have it down pat just yet. But it is simply what offends me. Mostly, that's an expletive, or sometimes too crude of a response. Eh, we'll see.
Of course, anyone who wants to tick me off can do so easily in this journal. I sure hope that noone does though, I'd hate to "have" to foe anyone that I find somewhat interesting.
Also, I've tried something else. This is not anyone's problem, so please don't take it personally. But I cannot stand it when "Subjects" are non-descriptive! So, I've given up on reading those unless they tickle me just right. I am also trying to make a concerted effort to make sure that my subject's are actually descriptive. (Please feel urged to comment in any of my journals as to what a better title would have been.) Fortunately, this has cut down on most of my journal readings. (Which may make many people happy, since I won't be posting my comments too much.) I'll see how that goes though.
And, finally, I just start giving automatic +6 to firends, and -6 to foes. This is added to my earlier decision to make funny -4. Most slashdot comment are the same, so I might as well read the comments of those I am familiar with.