I have a suggestion for the community to consider - that we move back to having talk pages on articles rather than the comments we have now.
There are a few reasons why I think this would be better than having the article comments we have now.
- I've seen article comments on a number of different wikis and I think talk pages work much better, giving generally a higher quality of discussion that is more about the article and how it can be improved and seems cuts down dramatically on spam and unrelated discussion.
- To encourage those who want general discussion to use the forums that are now available - these have the same comment style set up that we currently have on articles and are very easy to use.
- Article style. Personally I think the articles look much better and neater without the comments at the bottom of the page.
The only negative this may have (that I can see) might be that some people forget to sign their comments. However, I'm more than willing to correct this minor problem when/if it happens.
So, what does everyone think?