One of the highest priorities when thinking about a new blog platform was an ability to support a forum. The comments section at GOPLifer generated fantastic content. With a better-organized platform those discussions could have room to expand and could continue long after new posts drew attention away from an older comment thread.
We’re off and running in the forum section, titled Off Topic. I’ve posted some music to accompany the Southern Gothic piece along with updates from other platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Mary has already launched a thread on redistricting. Everyone has rights to comment on threads. A lot of the commenters from the old Lifer platform have rights to post new topics. We’ll open that up as things stabilize and interest grows. I’m interested to know what you think.