Community annotation — by any name — still isn’t a part of the research process. It should be

In order for community annotation efforts to succeed, they need to become part of the established research process: mine annotations, generate hypotheses, do experiments, write manuscripts, submit annotations. Rinse and repeat.

A thoughtful post by Todd Harris on his blog which lists some suggestions for how to fix the failure of community annotation projects.

I particularly like Todd's 3rd suggestion:

We need to recognize the efforts of people who do [community annotation]. This system must have professional currency to it, akin to writing a review paper, and should be citable…