Editing discussions 22:38 on Thursday

Another take on making online discussions better… maybe more suited to blog comment discussions than wikis.

Redactie, originally uploaded by Hans Bouman.

After the discussion is “over” or cools down, it would be more helpful for future readers to have available a referred, shortened and edited discussion than the full record of back and forth commenting. This is easier in a blog, where the blogger is the editor, than an open wiki where an editor would somehow have to be elected.

This editing should be understood not as editing text in a text editor application, but more as in a person specialized in editing finishing up stories for a newspaper.

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