Thursday, January 19, 2006
More Commenting on Comments
I greatly appreciate comments. Not only do they let me know that my time invested in this blog is worthwhile, they also refine my thoughts and cause me to think more.

At the same time, I can find comments problematic. They often run off on rabbit trails or become a heated online "shouting match" rather than profitable discussion. I have especially seen difficulties when extended (or more complex) thoughts are written in a series of posts. People begin attacking the main point or thesis without even reading all of the support or reasons a blogger makes. It reminds me of reading the conclusion of a research paper and judging the work without even bothering to see how the writer tried to establish his or her case.

As a result, when I post a series on my blog, I have decided to only allow comments on the last post. I realize this decision may not be the perfect answer, but it seems to be the best. Of course, I reserve the right to change my policy at any time (what blogger wouldn't?). Nevertheless, I want to give this idea a try and see how it works.
 
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