At present, the Evoke community has an incredible amount of content rushing through a pipe. As ever, the task is not to create content, but to /filter/ content. We have an incredible array of voting tools that are used to earn points without utility.
Stephenson notes that sometimes it's not a bad thing for a community to read the same content every day. And we have well established models for exploring community opinion on created content. Why don't we take advantage of them? Let us have a page (and RSS feed) for stories that are interesting/liked/voted on/commented on by many.
Unlike other content sites, we have a number of distinctions. We create our own content. We have a multitude of positive voting categories (but no negative? We do need negative feedback...) Let's take advantage of them by having a "top entires" page that changes with the voting. Is the community currently embracing vision? Excellent, let's display mostly vision stories. Are the voting trends shifting to courage? Well then.
There are a number of fascinating trends that we can take from this data. Let's insure that this pipe full of interesting bits doesn't just flow into the bit bucket in the sky.
Furthermore, let us build communities of interest. Ones with human moderators who can find stories of interest to that community and share there. There seems to be a basic infrastructure of groups, but no easy way to take advantage of them. Let's fix this.
Edit: On the evidence log. Don't allow people to self-submit. Allow us to organize by communities and insure that we /have/ fulfilled the objectives.