RC has initiated an open thread called “The Bore Hole” which is described as “A place for comments that would otherwise disrupt sensible conversations.”
A good move in our view. Hopefully they will post ALL rejected comments there. Of course, if they do, the role of this site is effectively nullified. Oh well. At least our site provides a rather larger sample of rejected comments than the 13 currently shown on The Bore Hole thread.
It will be interesting to observe the development of The Bore Hole. So far, to this observer anyhow (and maybe reflecting my bias), the posts in The Bore Hole are not really contentious, and on most other blogs would be allowed.
I would guess that the RC mob are following the incredible success of Judith Curry in attracting commenters at her Climate Etc blog. Judith allows comment from all sides of the climate spectrum. Interestingly, the conversation so far seems to attract more commenters of a sceptical bent than CAGW supporters, but perhaps this will change. Certainly the topics she raises attract keen interest.