New Comment Experiment
Each of the bloggers here at CoOp gets to decide whether to permit comments on his or her posts. Starting next month, I’m going to experiment with a model that Andrew Sullivan uses on his blog. Sullivan does not allow comments on posts. Instead, he does follow-up posts with critiques from reader emails, plus (sometimes) his responses. This works well. Indeed, when he has polled his readers about whether they want comments, they always vote it down in favor of his system. Frank is also going to try the Sullivan approach, though he can speak for himself.
Here’s how this will work starting on Nov. 1. Email me comments on a post. If I want to reproduce what you’ve said in another post, I’ll ask if I can use your name or if you’d rather be anonymous.
I’ll try this for a month and see how it goes. This post, though, will have comments.
UPDATE: To repeat, I am going to try this for a MONTH to see how it works. I think some of you have unrealistically high expectations about the quality of my November posts.