Linda Loomis

Are there "rules of engagement" at the Freakonomics blog? Other than civility? When a group of links is posted, such as these today and others previously, are we required to comment only about the content of the links? What I'm really salivating about is the possibility of replying in kind, with a short blurb and other important, perhaps important local, news links of the day. What say you?

MBirchmeier

I'm not sure I'd link the marijuana article with a 'Freak-est' link. It appears to be the situation of one person and not of many. Additionally the quote: "there's little evidence to suggest these symptoms continue" makes me wonder what symptoms *do* continue. Although I might be reading into the quote.

@Linda -- It appears that the forum is moderated so that each post is approved individually rather than posted then removed. If you've got a story i'd post it/comment and if it doesn't show up you know why. (Though I'm not a mod)

Linda Loomis

Are there "rules of engagement" at the Freakonomics blog? Other than civility? When a group of links is posted, such as these today and others previously, are we required to comment only about the content of the links? What I'm really salivating about is the possibility of replying in kind, with a short blurb and other important, perhaps important local, news links of the day. What say you?

MBirchmeier

I'm not sure I'd link the marijuana article with a 'Freak-est' link. It appears to be the situation of one person and not of many. Additionally the quote: "there's little evidence to suggest these symptoms continue" makes me wonder what symptoms *do* continue. Although I might be reading into the quote.

@Linda -- It appears that the forum is moderated so that each post is approved individually rather than posted then removed. If you've got a story i'd post it/comment and if it doesn't show up you know why. (Though I'm not a mod)