I have put this sticky or permanent post at the top of the blog to allow readers to make general comments, ask questions, discuss topics, anything else. My goal is to be open about what’s happening on the site and that users are able to enjoy the content or learn something new.
A discussion board/forum is the first thing I would like to add and the last. The idea of allowing users a place to log in and discuss is an excellent idea but it killed the last two Philip K. Dick fan sites (from my understanding). I see the need for it but I’m determined that this site isn’t crushed by spam and seen as a Google Attack Site again.
The Facebook group may be meeting this need or only part of it, I’m not sure yet. But I wanted to try an experiment and put a blog post up where anyone is free to comment on what they would like as long as it is related to Philip K. Dick. It will also give me ideas for other things that the site might need. I’m still working on building out what my initial ideas were and some haven’t even been started yet.
I wanted everyone to be aware that I have a spam filter running on the comments and I haven’t seen any spam come through yet but if your legitimate comment doesn’t appear within a few days (usually less), please email me at philipkdickfans[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also use that email for any questions, comments, etc. that are only intended for me, the site developer. I also set up a Twitter feed and a Facebook page for site updates to go out.
Philip K. Dick Fan Site Developer