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.