Great and thorough analysis of attack vectors of early curation market designs and are the considerations that informed our design.
As Vitalik concludes, identity is the ultimate solution, but I do believe there exists a design space for systems that work and have weaker identity requirements.
Identity can be context depended, and a whole network of pseudonymous users can be built around a few strong identities. This is what the Relevant Reputation system enables.
This concept is sometimes referred to as a 'web of trust'. If I trust you I also trust your close friends. I don't need to know your friends identities in order to trust them. We rely on this type of dynamic all the time in the real world. It won't give a strong security guarantees so you shouldn't rely on such a mechanism to safe-keep your crypto bags, but its perfectly suitable for low-stakes cases like content curation.