The response to my post from earlier today was, to put it politely, underwhelming. Few, if anybody, seemed actually interested in that little idea. But like Simon Pegg said in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, “I’m just spitballing here. It’s not all going to be solid gold.” (Not sure I got the quote quite right, but it’ll do.) Not every idea is a winner, but we’ve got to keep getting ideas out there. (But the warning label scheme is still available, so if that’s your bag, then go for it. I'd love to see some photos.)
What people did seem to be interested in today is the idea of digging up news stories about law school, legal education, and related subjects, and en masse visiting those sites to post comment after comment after comment. Quality comments, not trash about Leiter and Painter. Good arguments for why whatever the story is promoting (e.g. law being a great career etc.) is not the case in real life.
So Activism 2.0: How do people feel about occasionally visiting this site, picking up on the latest target story, and clicking through to that site and posting comments?
That, surely, has to be the least we could all do. It doesn’t even involve putting on pants!
I’ve had multiple offers from readers who would be happy to highlight those kinds of stories as and when they appear, and we can get in with ten, twenty, maybe more comments that might really put our message out there in these diverse stories and forums where people need to be set straight.
Can I get a “yay” on this? Thoughts? I’d like to get a handle on the level of support before I start getting volunteers to spend their time finding quality stories in places where we can post comments.
And if this doesn't seem like a good starting point for getting the message out there, then please - what would you be prepared to do? Because twenty comments per day here, half of which are about Painter, really isn't cutting it. We need to move forward, not get stale.