Archived Live Forum Interaction

As regular commenters are aware, there was a recent switch from Vuukle to Spot.IM. If at all possible this will be the last comment system switch. Apologies for not providing enough specific callouts about the comment switch before the move. There was a mention I made in Vuukle comments but I should have provided more notice. There was a lot of work to get all of the historical Solidopinion comments back and to also move the Vuukle comments.

The live interaction is now over. It was Nov 29 10am to noon. There will be more live forums.

There is the ability to put images, links, bold and italics in comments.

There is also a special type of Conversation feature for having what Spot.IM call live blog. This will be where I believe I can perform regular AMA or have directed community conversations. The system can allow multiple people to generate new topics. Those people need to be authorized by the admin. I will test this out tomorrow as a single host AMA.

Spot.IM will be introducing new features in a few months for conversation topic pages that will group common articles and discussions in focus areas like Space, Biotech or whatever is selected for each configured page.

This will be my first attempt and using this. Hopefully it will go smoothly.

The goal is to develop better interaction, answers and respond to community needs.

11 thoughts on “Archived Live Forum Interaction”

  1. Alas, I was on a business trip yesterday, had no idea this was going on.

    I notice there was mention of restoring the SolidOpinion comments, and the Vuukle comments, but no mention of comments prior to these being restored. Are they lost?

  2. I approved various held posts. There were some inappropriate links to some Facebook or Linkedin page about Luca or something. Those were not approved. There is no need for any ongoing argument.

  3. Ideal nuclear-wolar-wind for fossil free by 2040? That would be an interesting topic… and a good one to model by Monte Carlo iterative analysis.

    StarLink vs. Terrestrial networks… yes latency is definitely an issue: but note that the distances involved are much less than geosynchronous orbit “old fashioned” long baseline digital Internet. Good topic.

    Lithium batteries being ‘it’ for vehicles? Again, another excellent article idea. We’re heard hints of much-cheaper (and equally potent) breakthrough technologies surrounding sodium non-aqueous electrolyte batteries … ‘cuz sodium is so ubiquitous, and having a substantially higher electronegative potential compared to lithium, going sodium could definitely be a game changer. One could argue that the more refractory alkaline earths (magnesium, calcium) harbor substantial potential for reducing the potential for runaway fires, yet have high electronegative potential (and in magnesium’s case, quite attractive low density).

    Good calls, Jell

  4. Just get rid of comments altogether, and give GoatGuy a column. Comments sections are the ass end of the internet, everyone knows that.

  5. Topic: ideal ratio of base-load nuclear (with existing hydro) to solar and wind for a fossil fuel free grid in 2040.

    Topic: latency issues with startlink vs. terrestrial networks

    Topic: are Lithium batteries really “it” for vehicles? How about for stationary storage? Wouldn’t NiMH or other technology be better for PowerWall?


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