johnnyb - yes I agree. Sorry to be so unclear.IMAP
Clearly the articles must be in some public area so that they may be voted upon. Comments however shouldn't be allowed.
The tricky part is deciding when an article has received enough votes to "go live".
Either you have to decide there must be some arbitary number of votes - of which above half must be positive, or you introduce weighting of positive and negative votes.
I don't think it's reasonable to weight the votes by seeing who they are from...
I have my remote mailbox stored as IMAP, which is filtered at the server side with procmail.
When I login I run 'mailstat' to see how many messages I have in my folders, but this doesn't work remotely, and mutt doesnt allow me to see the mailboxes with new mail.
So .. we have a new tool imapls for listing total and unread mails in each mailbox to which you're subscribed.
It's a small perl script, and considering it only took an hour or two to put together I like it already, maybe somebody else will too?