Monday, May 4, 2009

Comments - Open or Closed???

A question has come up - should we or shouldn't we allow comments by people who are not authors/members of this blog? By not allowing them, we keep the discussion to ourselves, i.e. those who are currently reading the book. And we won't have some yahoo coming along and making inappropriate comments.

On the other hand, by allowing comments from others, we may find more people who would be interested in joining. We may find that others who have studied educational philosophy and/or Montessori happen to "stumble" upon this blog and have valuable information/opinions to add.

There is the in-between option of me having to approve of each individual comment (as I do on my other blog), but that would mean that your comments wouldn't appear instantly, and if I'm away from the computer for a few days, stuff could slow down significantly. This is the option I prefer the least, but we could go that way if you want.

Let me know what you think!


  1. Oh, and I've added a "gaget" for links to our other blogs. If you want to add your blog to the list, feel free. If you can't because only an administrator can do so, let me know if you want yours there.

  2. Umm, I would be open to other comments - we could at least try it at first & can it if it was too distracting or a problem. But, I'm easy either way. I might put up a post on my blog seeing if I can get any last-minute interest & thanks - shall add a link to my blog!

    p.s. Are we public... Ie. Can *anyone* look at this blog at the moment?

  3. 2 minutes later... I didn't seem to be able to add a link to my blog on the side there but see that you have listed us all as contributors with a link :)

  4. Yes, anyone can look at this blog right now. So we could also turn it into a private blog if we want, which would mean only those who are authors can see and read it.

  5. I like the idea of being open to comments from others, but yeah, if it gets overwhelming we should go private.


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