Last week, after a rather extensive back-and-forth exchange using the ‘comments’ section of the "Brown and Tesla" post, I encouraged readers and visitors to this site to take another look at our "forums" section,
which, to my way of thinking anyway, is really a far more suitable
format for anything that is likely to become an extended discussion of
the material on this website.
I can appreciate that the "forums" format is not ideal for
everybody, but neither is the "comments" function ideally for
anything more than a few remarks directed toward a specific post. Once
the discussion takes on a life of its own, with tangential references and intuitive links, it really needs the kind of
functionality that a "forums" format provides.
So over the past week I have taken a closer look at the existing forums, and rearranged them a little, added a couple of headings,
and filtered out much of the detritus that has accumulated since the
forums were first launched a couple of years ago. I hope that users
will find the format useful if they have anything to contribute to our efforts here.
In keeping with that idea, I’ve just added
another new section to the forums specifically for discussion of the
book that is being published here. So, if you’ve got anything to say
about the latest installment, use this link to visit the forums.
And, yes, registration is required to use the forums, but that is
only so that we can avoid posts from people who are not really serious
about contributing to the disccusion. So far that strategy seems to
I will leave the "comments" section of this post open so anybody who finds the "forums" cumbersome for their own purposes can share their experience here.