You can now find a shorter version at Munguin's Republic of an article I later published over at 21stCenturyFix.org. The article attempts to lay some foundations for the editorial mission and structure of BestOfTheRest.org, as well as provide some background to (if it's not such a contradiction in terms) its ongoing genesis.
Any comments online or offline would be most welcome. In the first instance, it would helpful if online comments could be made at the Republic. Any offline comments or enquiries can be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.