We’re excited to see plenty of conversation about posts in Rapid Ecology, across a wide range of media, including twitter, facebook, email, and personal blogs. We’ve had several thousand visitors just in our first week!
A few have asked if we can allow permanent comments directly on each post. We leave this choice for individual authors – when you submit a post, you can make this choice. We recognize that, at any given moment, there are posts and other ecology-related issues that folks want to discuss publicly. Facebook is private, many ecologists aren’t on twitter, and ecolog is, well, a listserv.
So, we are opening up this comment thread.
This is here for comment and conversation. I think the only guideline is to be civil. (Note that you don’t have to provide your name and email address, though if you do, your email will be kept private.) Our plan is to open up a thread like this every week, but we are making this up as we go along, and will change course as need arises. If you have thoughts about comment threads, now you know where to put them!
Here you go: