Impact of 3rd Party Google Comments on Rankings?

Google was granted patents this week for Google Sidewiki and Google Knol, and both describe reputation scores for commentors and ranking scores for the content they create.

Under an Agent Rank or Author Rank (+AJ Kohn) approach, the association of a comment with a Google Account could lead to the reputation scores of commentors influencing the rankings of pages in both social search and Web search at Google.

Which leaves me wondering how most bloggers and site owners might feel about that.
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