I stopped in to see what's on the board and check if anyone had sent me any interesting kosmail. To my shock and horror, there were actually quite a few from this group that demanded my attention (one sounded vaguely threatening, actually).
Anyway, now I'm all caught up, I feel confident in reporting that the system works. (No, not the financial system. That's still pooched.)
Yes, some make troll hunting out like it's serious business, and others get their feelings hurt for being called a troll. That's another day on the internet. skohayes is doing a great job as admin, you're all being deliberative with your powers, I don't have any messages from Meteor Blades saying we're getting deleted, and I have no evidence of abuse that would cause me to shut the group down. (If there was any, it's gone now.) This group's got 33 editors. Sorry, we're going to screw up. That's ok. This system works. (Think about that.)
The group's up to 131 followers now and actually does help direct visitors to diaries. So, you know, keep that in mind: when you republish a diary, you're helping drive traffic. There's something I want to point out about that, though:
Every person who goes through our feed to a diary will decide for themselves how to respond to it. They may decide that it's a troll diary, they may decide it's snark, they may decide to rant or LOL or troll. That's their decision. They may decide that it deserves to be recommended, and that's ok too: DailyKos has a long tradition of putting troll diaries on the recommended list for fun, and fighting flame-wars like meth-addled wolverines in diaries about policy.
All of which is fluff for an excuse to reiterate the group's description field and founding philosophy:
Troll diaries are great fun and do a great service to our community. The best should be preserved and the latest promoted for the greater lolz.
Carry on, trolls.
P.S. I can't believe nobody's trolled our feed with two dozen pootie diaries or something by Joan McCarter.