A few technical updates

I've changed a few features on the blog to make access and moderation easier.

1) The RSS feed now features the entirety of posts as opposed to just the first sentence.  I have been told this will increase the amount of material that is actually read, but will decrease what we know about our readers.  As such, commenting is highly encouraged (though that has always been the case). This may cause the RSS feed in your reader to refresh and display all the old posts again.

2)Commenting now requires an active account.  Most blog readers will have something they can sign in with, so hopefully this will not raise the bar for commenting.  We have been hit with about a dozen spambots daily and I want to decrease the amount of hands own upkeep that is required.

3) The google ads are gone.  They were unnecessary to begin with and the expirement proved them not useful at all. 

Thanks for the feedback!

Michael A. Allen

About Michael A. Allen

Michael is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Boise State University with a focus in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Methodology (quantitative and formal). His work includes issues related to military basing abroad, asymmetric relations, cooperation, and conflict. He received his Ph.D from Binghamton University in 2011.

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