Thank you for that very positive contribution to the conversation (rant, burning-at-the-stake, whatever).
Here's why: your observation crystalized my thinking on one of the strawmen in the OP: rather than having Censors/Editors/whoever posting a value judgement, maybe a better idea (for comment; I haven't married this one, either) would be that they should post
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