Changes to the Site
There are going to be a number of changes to the Belmont Club intended to improve it.
- Expandable post headers, in which only the summary of a post will be shown on a page into which the reader can drill down.
- Last and most far reaching is an end to unmoderated comments. This is a major change with both good and bad prospective effects. The hope is that it will cut down on noise, principally in that it will encourage posts which, rather than being a couple of phrases long, are with any luck, fairly considered replies. The downside is that because I won't be available to approve comments at all times the flow of the narrative will suffer. There is no way around paying this price. The back and forth will suffer. But the expectation is that commenters will adjust and that it will be win-win by and large.
- I'd like to encourage all the readers (and commenters) at the Belmont Club to start their own blogs. It's a better platform to expound on your views and by using the trackback links feature, keep the dialogue going, perhaps not as spontaneously as before, but possibly in more depth.
- There are a bunch of other interface enhancements I am looking to implement. Please don't hesitate to email to suggest changes.