I had this thought a few minutes ago and as usual, I am writing them down here without pausing to wonder whether I should be filtering myself before I blog.
We already have the EREC site. We have Piers Anthony's list of epublishers and small press publishers. We have Preditors and Editors. We have Writers Beware. But we lack a free-for-all playground where everyone can play.
So how about someone starting a database for epublishers and small press publishers, but with comments function enabled so that all the Anonymous in the Web can come out to dish about these publishing houses? We can have the closest to real-time praises and flames of a certain publisher. Of course, no doubt there will be plenty of drama taking place every week as a result - imagine the fun of such a site existing during the glory days of Gail Northman's Infamous Email - but I think there is actually value to such unfiltered free-for-all flow of information as well as misinformation. After all, how many people out there actually dared to say anything about Triskelion, et cetera, until it's too late and other authors had already been dragged down with the place? At least with some information, the visitor will have some options to make an educated decision about a publisher. It is her responsibility to determine how many grains of salt she should take with such information, but at least she has the choice, which I feel is better than being completely oblivious.
Then again, maintaining such a website - the equivalent to fuckedcompany.com, if you will - seems like a major hassle on one's sanity. We will most likely need a thick-skinned can't-care-less type to maintain the site and deal with the inevitable drama that will happen every other day.