Today I opened a Disqus forum on the blog. You can find the discussion threads at the end of every post. I also have added the forum to the previous posts, so that you can retroactively express your opinion.
It's about 6 months that I started writing, and I could have done this earlier (The Grand Locus is a fork of Nick Johnson's Bloggart, which includes support for Disqus), but I must confess that my tolerance for trolls is very low (there, that's one on the left). I hate having to search information in the middle of personal insults on the forums.
But then I started to be active on Cross Validated which is Stack Overflow's statistics spin-off. And it was a double surprise. I realized that Internet communities are not intrinsically dysfunctional, and I also realized that people of an extreme competence, who deserve academic respect, are part of these communities. And the awesome news is that some of them read this blog!
Anyway, the forum is now open and here are a couple of guidelines in case you don't feel like fooling around and try stuff.
- To write or reply to a comment you must log in or specify a name and an email address. You do not have to create a Disqus account, you can use your Twitter, Facebook or Google+ account if you have one.
- Vote up or down other comments, when you just want to agree of disagree.
- You can star the posts when you like them. The star button at the top of the forum contains a drop-down menu that allows you to share the discussion on Twitter and Facebook, or to subscribe to it by mail or RSS.
- There is an overview of the ongoing discussion on the Community tab.
The stage is yours...
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