Discussion Board now open
The quality of your comments has been exceptional, and I've thought it a pity that they be tied only to my posts. And while there are a lot of discussions boards, there are not many welcoming to these topics (and increasingly less so, it would seem). And those that are, are not of the quality your comments deserve. So I've created the RI discussion board.
Many of you send me terrific news items. I'd encourage you to post them to the board instead so they get a wider viewing. Most of what I write on the blog seems to be longer-form stuff, and if I don't happen to be writing about what you send me, the item may not get disseminated, and that's also been a regret of mine. Hopefully, the discussion board can be a good venue for that.
So let's see how it goes. Post away, if you like. Unless there's heavy trolling or spamming, moderation will be zero.
(And I should add, I've set the board up to accept unregistered users, in case you want to bypass that process.)