My wife added her thoughts about the recent site changes that disallow comments on ALL posts after 30 days. She adequately described what I would like to see happen. “merge the two features (moderation/30 day policy) so that you have the ability to re-enable comments on posts older than 30 days but at the same time only activate moderation on the 30 day+ posts.”. We should move on this soon since the public already perceives this poorly as seen here:
“Oh!!! Bad... This is really bad news. This is killing entire idea of blogs. Openness. http://blog.msdn.com will slowly convert to http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/ and http://msdn.microsoft.com/flash/ or http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/
Entire idea of blogs was comments and views different from original posting.
Now after 30 days (IMHO, not a really big time for Internet) all postings will be set in stone. No changes or alternative opinions will be allowed.”
For now, if you have an opinion that differs from mine or just a general comment, and it’s constructive please use the contact form or send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it as a new entry with a reference to the original post. I hope I don’t have to do this for very long, but killing off the conversation is going to shoot us in the foot.