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March 14, 2006 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Comment is free It will incorporate all the regular Guardian and Observer main commentators, many blogging for the first time, who will be joined by a host of outside contributors - politicians, academics, writers, scientists, activists and of course existing bloggers to debate, argue and occasionally agree on the issues of the day.
posted by srboisvert (11 comments total)
this looks wonderful--i really like their existing blogs (culture vulture, newsblog, etc), but they haven't been posting enough content, i find--this'll help, i guess, if they connect them all. It's weird to keep it separate.
posted by amberglow at 11:19 AM on March 14, 2006

RSS feeds for individual authors! Hooray! Finally, a media publication understands. I don't want to read The Guardian as a whole. I want to read a few of the funny and sane commentators and stories which are of interest to me.
posted by tommorris at 11:19 AM on March 14, 2006

Yeah, once again Arianna Huffington is pushed to the front. She is the Oprah of thne blogosphere.

I don't want more opinions and witty writing - I want proper reporting and journalism. I want to form my own opinion - damn it!
posted by homodigitalis at 11:31 AM on March 14, 2006

erm, ooh, blimey. I built that. And the rest of the Guardian blogs. I don't really want to turn the thread into tech support, but...

amberglow: there's much potential for mashups across all the blogs. I just need to get some sleep.

tommorris: yes! exactly! also, the individual writers will be posting stuff that never hits the front page. You get extra content you might never see if you subscribe to your favourites.

There's more to launch on the site. This is just the, erm, opiniony words bit of it.
posted by DangerIsMyMiddleName at 11:36 AM on March 14, 2006

mazel tov, Danger! you should be connect em all : >
posted by amberglow at 11:57 AM on March 14, 2006

i have registered srboisvert as my user name there
posted by poppo at 11:57 AM on March 14, 2006

Great application, first of its kind I have seen from a major media company. It can grow and keep adding features and be a template for all the big newspapers. Also ought to get the Guardian even more international readers.
posted by cell divide at 12:06 PM on March 14, 2006

homodigitalis: I didn't mean that I don't want proper reporting and journalism. I just don't want opinion by people who I'm not interested in. Since there are people who write for the Guardian who are involved with organisations who I am politically/professionally involved in, it's useful.
posted by tommorris at 12:55 PM on March 14, 2006

For some reason, when I visit this and other pages via the commentisfree site, my install of Safari (2.0.3 (417.9.2)) crashes. It happens when I want to go back or close the browser window. Anybody else seeing this?
posted by gsb at 2:12 AM on March 15, 2006

This is also very cool
posted by srboisvert at 4:10 AM on March 16, 2006

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