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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

New Discussion Forum

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We’d like to pilot a new discussion forum page (you can access it through the Discussion tab on the tab menu). Post your own items or questions there for discussion. Go over and reply to my discussion post topic if you have thoughts about it. If it seems easy and convenient as a way of replacing the current Question Board then we’ll gradually phase out the latter. Your feedback will help us. Cheers.

Author: Manyul Im

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, University of Bridgeport

17 Comments

  1. great idea, I appreciate the website very much, thanks so much for providing this wonderful forum for us!

  2. thank you for including me.

  3. This is such a great idea, thanks, Manyul!

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing if it gets use! I have, by the way, added a widget for listing Recent Discussions, on the far right hand column menu; once there are discussion replies, a list similar to the Recent Comments list will begin populating just below Recent Discussions. At least, that is what I expect from the settings I’ve put into place.

  5. I think this is a terrific idea. Bravo!

    Note that if the top one or two traditional posts are announcements of events, the home page will now tend to give the impression that all philosophical conversations on the blog fall under “Discussions.”

    And the information that anyone can start a Discussion is available only by inference from what you see if you scroll down through the list of discussions past the oldest – which is something people may tend not to do.

    Separately: maybe when the Question Board is phased out, each conversation in it can be thrown into the Discussions section as one long Original Discus? I’ll be happy to do that when the time comes.

  6. Unlike the Blog Posts and the comments thereunder, no part of the Discussion strings is currently visible to Google. Do we have a choice about that?

    • Well, the topic title is visible (search “analects 2.13 bill haines”) so I assume the rest of it is or will be as well. You might have to give it a few days. I’m pretty sure the forum pages are not different in back-end script from any other of the blog pages. We shall see.

  7. Are old discussions preserved in any way on the blog?

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