I just realized how being "greyed out" discourages me from participating in conversations on other websites. I posted my story about my "handicapped note" on the Gawker cross-post. Now I'm not the type that must get stars or responses, but I feel I had a significant contribution to the conversation that will go unnoticed. I get that "approved comments" reduces trolling, but it also reduces conversations across websites, and thus may reduce the likelihood of someone with some productive contribution from participating. Food for thought Kinja people, in the meantime enjoy this Gullwing