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I’ve a quick question to ask readers of Survival: Do you want to be able to leave comments on the blog?

Up ’til now, I’ve acted kind of like a curator of a conversation based on the comments you send me via e-mail, picking the comments that I would publish, from a variety of perspectives, and sharing them as part of a follow-up post. (Like this one, one of the posts from our government-developer debate.)

We’re thinking about making a comment function available on this blog, like the one on Scott Lewis on Politics.

What do you think? There have been some incredible discussions and stories told in the comment sections of some of my favorite blogs, like Calculated Risk and Piggington and Bubble Markets Inventory Tracking and bubbleinfo.com. On the other hand, I think we’ve all seen cases where the user comments below a post serve to distract from or diminish the content that’s been presented.

With comments enabled, you could post under a user name, as long as you didn’t include posts with overt personal attacks or unsubstantiated allegations. And of course, you could continue to send me your great ideas for stories and your thoughts you’d rather I keep off the record.

I’d love to take a poll on this. Send me your votes: kelly.bennett@voiceofsandiego.org.

KELLY BENNETT

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