Meta-discussion is nasty. Allegedly, troll-feeding was flooding the comments. Verifiably, meta-discussion is flooding the comments. Keep it simple stupid!
Edit: Evidently karma loss only applies to downvoted comments, and not downvoted threads.
Thanks Xachariah, this question had occurred to me also, it's nice to see that someone else already took the risk.
According to whom? It seems trivial to come up with nerds who enjoy 'high culture', however one might term it; the very title of Goedel, Escher, Bach is an example and that is surely a nerdish work.