I've started this journal entry to be a placeholder for when I come up with ideas that could improve slashdot. Please feel free to add your own ideas here if you are passing by.
1. Moderator-mode comment settings. When a slashdot user is giving moderator points allow for a different set of comment preferences to take place.
Slashdot's suggestions for moderators is to set the comments on -1 Raw and Uncut and looks through the comments for good posts. But when I'm not moderating I like to set my posts to bring out the interesting, informative, and insightful posts and decrease the visibility of Offtopic posts.
I would prefer two sets of settings for comments for these two different modes of viewing.