I came to Slashdot day after day to read the COMMENTS, on interesting stories and topics, but the comments.
Because the community filtered the idiots, the corporate shills (and they are relentless), etc. to let emerge comments that I could read nowhere else: a spontaneous comment by Steve Wozniak, INFORMED comments, about copyrights issues, like NY lawyer for example, people at the top of the game. Informed and intelligent comments by scientists, or really gifted amateurs.
Not a vigorous debate for debate sake, a sophisticated debate where you learn about issues.
It's all about the community, and fighting entropic forces attempting to parasite it.
It's all about the COMMUNITY, and having its best members come back, the one we want to read, because most have left.
I am hopeful from what I read here and wish us all the best of luck.