A couple of housekeeping items:
1) If you haven’t taken the reader survey yet and want to participate, please do so as soon as possible. We’ll be closing the polls at 5 o’clock today. Update: Polls are closed. We’ll have the results for you on Wednesday.
2) One interesting result of the survey so far is that about half the respondents are in favor of requiring registration. We’re not ready to require it yet, but we would like to take an intermediate step of strongly encouraging readers to register for a TypeKey identity. In addition to providing greater continuity in the discussion threads, it also helps us weed out the trolls from the real posters. Over time, if you stick to the same identity, you also start to develop the respect (or at least the recognition) of fellow readers which makes the sense of community stronger on the site.