Towards a new commenting system for Slugger?

I’ve just cross posted an article on the development of commenting on Slugger on the Matt Wardman Wire and the Local Democracy blog, in which I go into some detail about how we have arrived the eclectic set of rules for the comment zone that we currently have. In fact over the next few weeks and months we are looking at completely revamping Slugger, and looking at ways of building new functions into the comment zone; in particular we’d like to move to some kind of ‘reputation management’ system, so that commenters can develop the quality of their own profile whilst maintaining their preferred anonymity.

There are already lots of innovative ways of doing things. Threaded comments like Slashdot, or co-commenting which allows you to keep track of your material over several blogs. To do it though, we’ll be taking regular soundings from the Slugger audience. What kind of improvements would you like? What have you seen elsewhere we might incorporate into Slugger? And other fun stuff. Please feel free to start the list below…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty