One of the things I’m proudest of about Dynamic Ecology is something that’s largely out of the control of Brian, Meg, and I: the number and quality of the comments. We have great comment threads. And that’s not because you’re not seeing all the crap I filter out, because I don’t have to filter out any crap. I’ve literally only had to block like four comments, ever. I could speculate on why that is, but right now let me just say how glad Brian, Meg, and I am for it. Other scientific blogs have had to turn off commenting as their audiences grew (e.g., Hope Jahren). Thanks sooo much to all of you that we haven’t had to do that, or even consider it.
As with any blog, it’s only a fraction of readers who comment. I wanted to give a shout-out to our most active commenters, the folks who do the most to start conversations and keep them going. We have many active commenters, but our most active in 2013 were:
Thanks to all of you, and to all of our commenters. Looking forward to continuing the conversation in 2014.