I just wanted to let all of you know that if you have posted a comment and have yet to see it posted, don't panic, we have them, but are understaffed at the moment. J.R. will continue to post his blogs and we encourage you to continue to comment on them and we will post as we can. We are trying to get some new things in place to help manage everything and would like your feedback on how to implement.
In the future, we would like to manage comments in 2 ways:
The first is when J.R. posts a blog and you simply have a comment to make, we would like that to remain the way it is now and you simply comment on that particular post.
The second way is how we will handle questions. We would like a separate place on the site where you can ask J.R. a question and then your question will go into a different location. This way we can keep comments separate from questions and hopefully have a better format to access the information.
Once we get this set up, we would also like to have a user based system to help with our current spam issue. This way, you would create a user and if you wanted to post a comment, you would need to log in first. If we can get this going properly, the inappropriate comments (criticism is OK, but foul language and name calling is not necessary) will still go into moderation, but the users that have posted comments in the past that have followed the guidelines will post immediately. It would almost be a forum type setting and we may have that in the future, but until then, this would help with comment moderation.
We would like to know your thoughts on this and ask that you post any suggestions here. If you have another idea that might work, feel free to let us know. This is your site too and we would really like to know your thoughts.
Thanks for you time.