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Not everyone has a broadband line, and this page was getting rather long with the extra . So to save all that downloading, I made some minor adjustments to the template, so that comments now appear on the item page, not the main one.
   Not that I mind getting comments. Oftentimes, comments will inspire further comments. In fact, I worry a bit that this move will cut down on the number of comments and random that could spring up: one of the joys of blogs is seeing new threads emerge as readers and connect with one another. This makes the blog a fantastic and networking tool.
   One such place where these new conversations have sparked up has been Randy Thomas’s Everyday Thoughts Collected, with the ‘Longest Comment Thread Ever’. It’s already home to the most commented thread on coComment, with nearly 600 comments logged since his experiment began on June 19.
   While it’s not the longest thread—an earlier post concluded that, along with the comments made—I have seen first-hand how new conversations are struck, and new friendships and made.
   Randy asked me over the weekend to cook up a graphic for those who reached the milestones (every 50th comment; then every 100th after the 500th comment), which I duly made using one of his art works. I can legitimately display it, having been a “milestoner”. Let the experiment continue. And, in the meantime, your comments about the disappearance of comments from the main page are welcome.
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Hello there! Yeah that is true that one comment can inspire other to comment as well. I found a nice code that will change the look of your commenting system.  
Btw, added you on my blog!  
That’s mighty nice of you, Charles! Thank you! I would love to learn about that code you mentioned.
   I need to set up a links’ section for friends only and include you, K, and others on it. Right now, my blogroll is of basically work-related people.  
You cant get a copy of that type of commenting system for blogger her..

or I can install it for you  
Thanks, Charles. Let me take a look at it now. Is it a captcha system? I got six blog spams when I woke up, and no legit comments.  
I think you can incorporate captcha but I dont usually use it but only turn my moderation on.  
Charles, I think it doesn’t work properly with IE, and the majority of folks are still on that. I tried using the test one and I still managed to post without feeding in the image code. I still appreciate the thought and I am very glad the Comment Whore is back!  
Comments are definately related - it seems to be a critical mass related thing much like a nuclear reaction.

Once you get enough commentors the blog owner almost becomes irrelevant :D (ala kiwiblog...)  
IIQ, it would not be a bad thing for this blog to be more comment-driven, but I think my traffic is too low and the stuff a little too specialized. The minute I make a general post, e.g. about a TV appearance, I get heaps of comments!  
Tis a common problem throughout the blogosphere - there are only so many readers and even les commenters when you spread them across the number of blogs!!  
It’s probably that small number that drives a feeling of fellowship, something emails once had, but, alas no longer. The “club” feeling is gone. But I think there won’t be as many blogs—not everyone wants to have one, as equally as not everyone wants to keep a diary—but I wonder if the readership will increase. Already I see blogs as being more authoritative, in some areas, than mainstream media sources.  
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Entries from 2006 to the end of 2009 were done on the Blogger service. As of January 1, 2010, this blog has shifted to a Wordpress installation, with the latest posts here.
   With Blogger ceasing to support FTP publishing on May 1, I have decided to turn these older pages in to an archive, so you will no longer be able to enter comments. However, you can comment on entries posted after January 1, 2010.

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