It’s the end of an era: I’ve posted the last ever monthly round-up of comments on features and reviews.
It was a difficult decision to move away from a letters-to-the-editor style comments page for features and reviews, but it’s been a long time coming.
One of the benefits of the old style comments round-up was that it gave contributors a bit more time and space to collect their thoughts and come up with responses to comments. Which, if you’re not a regular blogger, used to dealing with the ups and downs of comments, can be really helpful.
But, it had downsides: it was difficult to carry on a discussion over multiple months and also because comments didn’t appear under the original article.
So, with the redesign, we’ve made the switch over to the same live-ish comment moderation system used on the blog.