The Reply section under each article is a vital part of Financology … it’s not too much of a stretch to say our articles exist mostly as a springboard for your comments. Any resemblance to a lecture format is purely accidental.
Comment guidelines are few. Comments should be colorably germane to the site subject matter and preferably to the article under which they’re posted, and the customary provisos about abusive or offensive content or language apply. Off topic comments are fine, but if a sidebar grows to dominate a comment section they may be restricted. Readers can refer to the Wolf Street commenting guidelines for more color.
Established commenters interested in writing an article can let me know in a comment.
The reply section is also used liberally to follow up on articles. This is a convenient way to post updates to articles and helps keep like subject matter collected together for later reference.