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Why should I comment on other people's posts?
Each post in iMechanica is followed by a section called "Post your comments". This is a place where the readers of a post can raise a question, make an argument, or just share individual thoughts on the subject of this post. This is also a place where the author of a post can respond to the readers' comments by answering questions, or elaborating the original post. This way, mechanicians can interact with each other. More often, any thought-provoking comments may stir up a second round (or even more rounds) of discussion. This is exactly how popular web news forums, such as slashdot.org , form their dynamic community. For example, a hot topic there can easily receive hundreds comments in a short period of time, from which the subject can be many times elaborated than the original post.
Making a comment in iMechanica is just like making a post. Edit your comment in the text editing box, and then submit. You can give a title to your comment, or just leave it blank. You can also make an organic comments by hyperlinking to your previous posts or others'. Your name and your personal picture (if you have one in your profile) will appear with your comment, which can lead any reader of interest to your profile and to your blog.
So, readers of iMechanica, post your comment if you want say something about a post. Writers in iMechanica, respond to your reader's comment. This way, mechanicians can communicate through iMechanica, and form an active community.