|2011-01-25 23:59:03||Threads for general discussion|
I don't know if this belongs under moderation but...
There have been some interesting conversations with Jim Landy recently that are definitely drifting OP but look useful. A genuine (seeming) sceptic who wants to discuss, which is great in front of the lurkers. But the discussion then inevitably wanders off post.
Do we need a vehicle for carrying on general conversations that are not post specific to encourage guys like this to debate (in front of the lurkers) where there isn't a pressure to moderate it off because it is off-post?
|2011-01-26 00:14:39||Great idea|
An open post would be a welcome relief valve.|
|2011-01-26 01:11:30||Others do this as well|
For example Kate has an open thread for each month on her blog Climatesight.
The only thing to consider is, if dicussions via comments to a blog-post are the best route or if another "open" forum like the one for the "Scientific Guide to Global Warming" might be better in the long run. I don't have much of an idea which of the two options would be easier to manage and how to encourage people to take these types of discussion into a forum.
|2011-01-26 15:36:00||General forum|
|I always thought I'd eventually add a general forum - would take a few seconds to set up so is the easiest option for me. Can do this if people think it's a good idea.|