Open Mic October 5
This week was dominated, unsurprisingly, by the Presidential debate in Colorado. But other things happened, too. The regular season of Major League Baseball ended this week, capped with a shocking end to the American League West Division, where the Oakland Athletics finished turning a 15 game deficit into a division leading win. Curiosity found evidence of running water on Mars, but realized that they forgot to pay the water bill so it’s not running any more.
We are at a crossroads today as well, and would like your feedback. Disqus doesn’t support a flat format to comments (though if we all agree not to click the “Reply” link, we get the flat behavior anyway), and there are certainly a number of bugs on their service (which we have filed with them and they are investigating). On the other hand, our server tips over if we have too high a load, such as during the Debate Nights.
So the question to all of you is this: when it’s not one of those heavy nights, would you prefer that we go back to the way things were? If so, we’ll only turn Disqus on during the days of the remaining three debates and on Election Day.
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