For Readers

Beyond the material we publish, The Electric Agora is a forum for high-quality discussion.

Comments on posts will remain open for 10 days.

We view the comment threads on this site as a kind of digital colloquium; a place for professionals to interact with aspiring scholars and independent thinkers. As a result, we will require commentators to register with the Editors and provide us with your email address. We also implement a moderation policy that reflects the way that colloquia are moderated.  This involves rejecting comments that are:

  • Uncivil
  • Off-topic
  • Repetitive
  • Ignore the replies of their interlocutors
  • Dismissive of expert-opinion (disagreement, of course, is not only allowed but expected).

Authors have the prerogative to close comments on their own pieces, if they wish.  So long as comments are open, they will be subject to moderation by the editors.

Happy commenting!