Then a bunch of really brilliant people say what they think. The
Artificial Intelligence aromas in the piece are summarily dissipated by
a few of the critics, but what's left has a lot of potential and has indeed
been coming together bit by bit as we speak.
problem with the Thinkquest model wasn't the cost of the prizes,
but the cost of the judging and maintenance. It became harder
to manage the vast amount of content and huge number of human
relationships. Hard to prevent abuse, fraud, hate speech. Hard
to assure fairness.
One possibility to do away with that bottleneck is obviously to do as
weblogs do: decentralize the tasks of content management, relationship
management, and reviewing. Let content and people sort themselves out.