Crowdsourced Editorials

This is perhaps one for The Verge 3.0 but while being aware of the danger of sounding like Josh mid WebOS rant, ‘you can have this one for free'.

So here's the idea... The Verge could provide a tool, much like the forums, that allows users to create editorials on various technology related subjects.  These editorials will then be ranked by the community/crowd.  At the end of each month one of the editors could review the top 3 community editorials with a view towards publishing the best of these on the main site.  Perhaps this could uncover the next up and coming technology journalist or maybe just confirm what we all already know; fanboys really are ill-informed.

With the spirit of crowdsourcing in mind does anyone have any comments, suggestions, improvements or even examples of this already being done on similar sites?