And then there was ... well, fewer than there used to be

After getting over my initial disappointment, I've mostly come to terms to the decline of participation in the comments. I have what I think are pretty sound theories about the reasons — including the rise of alternative communities, technical hurdles to commenting here, the commenting guidelines now seeming restrictive, and general feelings about ESPN.

As we move closer to another baseball season, I would love to see the Dodger Thoughts community revive, but I'm wondering if the moment has passed. If you're of a mind, let me know if there's anything specific that would encourage you to comment more here. If so, I would push for solutions where I can, but if folks are content to have moved on, I'll understand.