Something interesting happened today: some random stranger submitted a comment to one of our posts (either that, or a classmate posted a comment using a false name). It’s in my moderation queue, and I’m not sure what to do with it, so I thought I would ask the class.
Your choices are:
(a) Keep the blog closed, and do not accept comments from anyone else. That’s not very bloggy, but this isn’t a typical blog, and we don’t want the pressure of dealing with what people outside the class might say.
(b) Open the blog up to outsider comments. That’s the bloggy thing to do, and we welcome public commentary (as long as it’s not abusive and generally constructive, even if critical or negative).
I can go either way, so let me know what you all think!