Why Do You Paticipate?
Later this year I hope to talk about "collaborative web sites" and how to encourage participation. So I've been thinking on the topic of "how to encourage participation" or maybe "running a successful online community." I think we get a fairly decent amount of participation from a relatively eclectic group of people. Though I always think we'd benefit from more people participation, I think we do a pretty good job, all things considered. Slashcode isn't the easiest thing in the world to use, and I think that's probably one big barrier to entry. But I don't want to focus on why people don't participate (right now) but rather on why you do choose to participate.
I'm very curious about what motivates you to participate on LISNews. Why do you suggest stories? Why do you post comments? Why do you use your journal? What attracted you to LISNews in the first place?