Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:44 pm on Sep 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
An editorial editing process can be just as corrupt as a voting process.
Relying on automation as much as possible is the best bet however a simple "vote" can't be the only metric anymore. Number of unique visitors and incoming links are a much better metric for gauging page popularity. A combination of everything, automated with a manual final approval, would be best. Sphinn's made the right choice but hopefully they turn it back on with other factors weighing more heavily.