I would like some feedback on something that I have been thinking about and it concerns a lot of you who frequently post here.
For the last few weeks I have been considering what goes on here. There have been some absolutely great and insightful discussions on this blog - and that is a very good thing. Regardless of which side of the political or philosophical spectrum you call home, many of you have been involved in some really deep and thought provoking conversations. We do, however, have a problem.
I understand that these threads often take a totally different path than the initial post intends - and I have no problem with that as long as everyone observes a modicum of civility and the discussion is beneficial or productive. What I DO have a problem with is the incessant interruption of thoughtful posts by those who merely want to disrupt. I find it disheartening to have to wade through post after post of silliness or ridiculous banter to get to the one you want to answer. So...I have to ask the question, "what should be done?"
These blogs don't give you a lot of options so this is what we have to choose from:
1) Leave everything the way it is - we'll just wade around the fray.
2) Moderate posts - I really HATE this. I don't like having my posts moderated or screened and I doubt that many of you do either.
3)Make each of you who are regular contributers members of the blog and only members can post - this has drawbacks in that new people can't post.
4) Have no comment section - Now, you all know I don't want this.
I would like your feedback and promise to consider each and every comment.