Posts Tagged ‘open threads and commenter posts’

What to read next?

Several people have asked what blogs or other media might be worth turning to after Overlawyered ceases posting this weekend. You can probably guess what some of my own favorites are from the frequency with which I link them: Reason magazine including the Volokh Conspiracy group law professor blog, Cato at Liberty, Marginal Revolution, and Lowering the Bar, to name a few. It’s also true that a lot of activity that was once on blogs is now on Twitter, and Twitter isn’t for everyone.

What are some of your suggestions?

Comment thread: Overlawyered adjourned

This is a comment thread on the news we’re announcing today about the end of Overlawyered’s long run.

I’ve had much cause to appreciate our commenters over the years, who have made me laugh, question my premises, and realize when subjects were more complicated than I thought. Overlawyered’s commenters are remarkably well informed on all sorts of topics, often much more so than I am. This has served not just to amuse and entertain, but to improve and correct my own writing. For that, and for everything else, I thank you.

A note to commenters

The Overlawyered comments feature, like a letters to the editor section, is subject to moderation and editing.

All comments are subject to moderation delay. Some never run, and others run in abridged or edited form, as with letters to the editor. If you ever feel that such editing has resulted in misstating your point, please either delete the comment or advise me that you would like it deleted.

People regularly try to turn the comments function here into a general gripe forum over national politics, its issues, parties, and personalities, the shortcomings of the mainstream media, opinions about celebrities, and so forth. That’s not going to happen if I can stop it as moderator.

There are thousands upon thousands of forums that welcome general U.S. political discussions. They offer a place to post to your heart’s content about issues not raised by our posts here.

From the comments: Braille at drive-through ATMs

From reader Matt S., on a phenomenon people have been musing about for years:

No, if you think about it, it’s fairly easy to understand that one..

They have to have the braille on walk up ATM and it’s just easier to have one set of buttons on a given ATM model that can be installed anywhere, than to manufacture two different sets of controls for any one model, one for walk up installations and one for drive through installations.

Once you have to have braille on some ATMs, basic economics says that it will be more cost efficient to have it on all ATMs.

It’s part of a lively reader discussion of accessibility rules.