I'm Cathy Addison-Weemer, LMNOP Spokesperson and Legal Counsel. I've been asked to talk to you today about commenting.
to Typepad's robust commenting functionality and also to the delightful
wit and wisdom of our readers, commenting is one of the site's premiere
features. To help us all continue to make the most of the commenting
experience, Lauren has asked me to compile a list of best practices and
capabilities for you to leverage. I do hope you profit from this
1. Did you know? You are not required to register with
Typepad to submit a comment to this web site! We have purposely made
the "name" and "e-mail address" fields 100% optional to benefit those
who don't want to deal with the hassle of registering.
2. Remember: Comments are linked from the front page of the
site. We feature your comments prominently on the home page of our
site as evidence of our belief that reader comments are an invaluable
part of the site that add untold amounts of humor, knowledge, and
perspective to our content. Thanks!
3. Protect your identity. While we always love comments where
the author identifies himself/herself, anonymous comments are
welcomed. Also, consider trying a hilarious nom de plum! Commenting
under the name of "Christopher Columbus' mom" or "Kate Moss," to cite
two examples from our archives, can really spice up your contribution.
I hope these tips have been richly informative for both our
seasoned commenters and those who lurk in the shadows. I look forward
to reviewing the lively dialogue that you will no doubt continue to
provide us with.