Wow, this is super cool! I'll make this a weekend project one of these fine weekends. Part of the reason we've lagged in adding features is I have no interest in learning arc at this point in my life and Hillary (http://AfriTech.org/blog/team) has been too busy.
Hmmh, good point. But I think Reddit is successful in spite of its ugliness, not because of it. Digg on the other hand failed because they raised too much money and then had to justify it by slapping ads all over the site and having 'sponsored stories' trump user up-voted ones.