Right now, I’ve got the Scripting Games Web site built to only make comments visible to a entry’s author. Some of the comments have been a little snarky, and I don’t want to create an online argument forum.
I’m curious what folks think we should do as a next step.
I could, for example, make comments visible to everyone once voting has ended for an event (I don’t want to make comments visible while we’re still accepting comments, because it’ll run a big risk of creating a discussion, which isn’t the intent).
We do have a plan to dump all the entries into static files for long-term reference; I could insert entries’ comments at the end of each entry, in a PowerShell comment block.
Or, we could just leave comments visible to the entry’s author. That provides a learning experience for the author, although not for the public, and only until we purge the database for the next event.