While our basic policy remains the same, we are seeking to democratize and empower the nature of online conversations. Every reader now has the potential to be a moderator and curator over their own discussion, to make and become the featured opinionator or passionate provocateur around a subject.
We envision the system as moving site-based contributions closer to real-world conversations and debates. Think about who you're talking to, who you want to engage with, and seek to surround yourself with good company, classy dissenters, and clever conversation.
Everyone now has the ability to set the tone of debate, questioning and deeper discussion on any given story or topic. The cardinal rule is this: be interesting.