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considering our traffic levels, OpEdNEws.com sees a lot less comments than other comparable traffic sites.

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We'd like to know whyyou do or don't comment. Are there ways we could improve our commenting system to make it easier, friendlier, more inviting?

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Need I comment... further?:-)... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:40:12 AM
First, when you are preaching to the choir, making... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:14:22 AM
we're going to pull the rejected counts from comme... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:43:11 PM
I make comments all the time. Your system is quite... by Jeffrey Rock on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:17:49 AM
Well, Rob, I'll be very honest with you because th... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:30:51 AM
do you like and which ones on OEN don't you like. ... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:57:38 AM
I told you a number of useful things. I told you a... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 9:41:43 AM
Well....those of us here not bowing and scraping p... by Roger on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:37:01 PM
We have a VERY established hierarchical structure ... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:57:36 AM
Well, yeah. He IS in a position of authority. His ... by Adam Smith on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:35:22 AM
...to protect others from being shot.Well, yes. Co... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 4:04:13 PM
Hi Rob, Well, I never heard of smirkingchimp befor... by Dan Koch on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:26:41 AM
I've been going there off and on for 8 or so years... by Steven Leser on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 2:09:19 PM
Hi Stephen Leser~It's funny how different things a... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 4:16:40 PM
Hi Dan,your comment is spot on!As far as spellchec... by ProgressiveBum on Friday, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:04:32 PM
is the only way for me to learn about the peopleof... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 9:07:03 AM
largely to stave off Alzheimer's and help keep my ... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:15:12 AM
"Don't know why this is, and I realize that some c... by J. Edward Tremlett on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 6:48:56 PM
WE're going to take your feedback and make the box... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:52:50 PM
I am unable to use the box at the bottom. I don't ... by wagelaborer on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:14:32 AM
For example, Smirking Chimp, Huffington Post, has ... by Allan Wayne on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:44:59 AM
Partly, it is what you get used to. Jeff Tiedrich,... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:07:19 PM
"Old Codger" stated that 5 of his comments have be... by Blaine Kinsey on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:19:33 AM
Please don't assume it was an editor. Editors ofte... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:54:41 PM
Anyone can flag a comment, but not everyone can re... by Blaine Kinsey on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 9:25:28 PM
Go for it, Blaine. I offend people all the time wi... by John Shriver on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 9:57:21 AM
Well Rob, frankly, the "how" of commenting is not ... by Bill Parlette on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:28:15 AM
Smirking Chimp just seems easier to operate, more ... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:11:44 PM
It should be easy to log-in. The log-in should be... by Marika on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:22:29 PM
We're going to add the option to post without prev... by Rob Kall on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:58:12 PM
when the tubes of the internets didn't exist, and ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:41:34 PM
Hi Rob, you asked for specific suggestions, so her... by csnet on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:50:29 PM
Especially about the awkwardness of expanding comm... by Robert Arend on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 3:46:30 PM
I would assume most people get to the bottom of a ... by Steven G. Erickson on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 6:32:59 PM
Who is to say what makes a crappy writer? That see... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 7:38:54 PM
You are really pushing Smirking Chimp. Why did you... by Kevin Gosztola on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:27:15 PM
Please read my reply to 'roger', I think it was (u... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 6:09:56 AM
Ned,I wasn't referring to OpEdNews.com, Iwas refer... by Steven G. Erickson on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:46:53 PM
Okay, I'm cool with that. I think I like you bette... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 6:15:58 AM
like WhiteLightBlackLight. A long column andlots o... by GLloyd Rowsey on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:51:28 PM
it is rare when I don't look in on, and enjoy, you... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 1:21:05 PM
I'm going to go check that one out. Never heard of... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 3:35:32 PM
I write a lot at OEN. I comment on the comments I ... by James Brett on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 1:15:31 PM
Ah, you have a sense of humor!!! Love it! I can im... by sometimes blinded on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 1:26:47 PM
I comment a lot. That's because I feel like I have... by wagelaborer on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 2:02:54 PM
I got kicked off Common Dreams and am close to get... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 2:30:24 PM
I find it interesting that you think there is some... by Kevin Gosztola on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:36:15 PM
Well, hey again Kevin. Looks like the misunderstan... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 6:25:29 AM
Because, unless you are 8'tall and covered with ha... by Roger on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:43:52 PM
I do act as if we are all present. But I also take... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 6:37:12 AM
There are two mental processes needed before succe... by Stephen Hansen on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 2:05:40 PM
I think OEN has a good balance. The vetting of art... by Dick Thomson on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 2:54:30 PM
I like the comment format that was used earlier ... by Robert Gormley on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 5:15:50 PM
I try to comment when I feel I've got something to... by J. Edward Tremlett on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 6:54:27 PM
Hmmm, A lot of comments about commenting here. ... by Robert Arend on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 8:58:05 PM
One thing is certain Rob,this quick question sure ... by William Cormier on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:43:41 PM
As someone who gets kinda fired up and finds himse... by BaronVonRothschild on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:56:29 PM
Reading oen has become part of my daily routine an... by Kahukugirl on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 7:28:37 AM
I sign in and am ready to comment of pieces that i... by John Shriver on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 9:44:11 AM
I commented previously and deliberately kept it sh... by John Shriver on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:14:59 AM
I have noticed that many do not leave comments, of... by Wally Slowik Jr. on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:23:05 AM
I come here to read and sometimes comment cuz I fi... by mrk * on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 12:53:01 PM
One of the things the other sites with lots of com... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:33:46 PM
Thanks for starting the discussion, Rob. I agree t... by P. Orin Zack on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:34:14 PM
Great Idea. I'll look into the feasibility.... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 5:33:09 PM
Hi Rob,Your sight is very easy to leave comments o... by dianeb 1123398992 on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:28:49 PM
I don't really find all that much wrong with this ... by Davey Jones on Monday, Mar 1, 2010 at 1:09:02 AM
but I don't comment unless I think I have somethin... by Oh on Monday, Mar 1, 2010 at 1:10:20 AM
It's probably too much to ask, but it would be nic... by Michael David Morrissey on Monday, Mar 1, 2010 at 4:03:47 AM
...and it is needed to see the opinions of others.... by Daniel Penisten on Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010 at 5:37:20 PM