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Let me divulge, that:
I sit on Discussions. I don’t venture muchly to the Front Page. When I open TR first thing, I open to Discussions. At length I may click to the Front. That’s only when I find in Discussions nothing but the unremarkable. That’s not often, Discussions being what I find remarkable about TR.
The remarkable, of course, is comprised of authored Blogs and the uncommonality of interactive comments. Of course, there is also the great mass of the common. They entertain.
Of the Blogs, I take on faith that most other members do open, do dwell on, and do evaluate Blogs on the Front Page. Of the Blogs that appear in Discussions, I take on faith they were remarkable enough for members to remark and to introduce. Members are useful. They are my frontline. They relieve me of work. I have come to trust them.
Invariably, however, a Blog comes “Started by” in Discussions, as in, started by a remarking member. Begins, then, a guessing game.
Instantly I open when I recognize certain member names. Specially when I know them for the choice and the delicious. Other times, it is Staff. They typically “host” a Blog. They peddle it. They are unhelpful. Other than cachet of name, I have to guess, Who. A title that piques is not always there.
Excepting Toni Bowers. While her titles do not always pique, I’m getting good at, “I’ll bet..,” drab intro notwithstanding (Gun piece excepted).
This brings me to my request: That Blogs making it to Discussions be branded first by author; only then, “Started by”, if at all.
That is, unless “Started by” is a member known to our PTB for the choice and the delicious. Which would prefigure, Community.