A Comment Regarding Comments on Thrasher's Wheat
In recent years, we have noticed a rather dramatic drop off in comments here on Thrasher's Wheat.
During our peak years, we were consistently hitting ~200+ comments per day?!
But nowadays Clancy can't even sing...
We have attributed this decline in comments to a number of factors. Certainly, the dreaded "Facebook effect" is a factor where much chatter happens on various Neil Young pages like Rusties On Facebook.
Another factor has been Thrasher's Wheat being suspended by Facebook, leading to a significant drop in traffic.
Then of course there is the shift to mobile devices and short attention spans. Heck, how does one type on those tiny little keyboards anyway?!
And some might even argue that maybe Neil's music hasn't been revving up folks like those divisive -- yet absolutely essential - works such as the "Be The Change Trilogy": Greendale, Living With War and Fork in the Road. Of course, we would argue that it doesn't get much more divisive -- yet inspirationally relevant -- than The Monsanto Years effort.
But we digress, as usual.
So for some time, we have been getting reports that folks have been unable to comment on TW for one reason or another. We have never really had a chance to investigate what might be going. We just attributed it to part of that big giant conspiracy of the ongoing clampdown as The Big Shift approaches.
OK, so finally we come to our point.
If you are using a mobile device to read and comment on TW, we definitely have a problem.
So here's what you need to do to comment on TW while using a mobile device. You need to switch to the "Web Version" view.
This "Web Version" view selection is located at the bottom of each post as highlighted above. Selecting "Web Version" view will open the comment box -- which apparently does not appear in the mobile view for some strange, nefarious reason. What's up with that Big Brothers Markie Z., Billy G., Larry P. & Sergey B.???
So happy commenting! Like a fresh brewed organic, GMO-free cup of coffee each morning, we always enjoy harvesting a nice crop of comments.
As we so often say, Neil fans (& TW readers) are some of the most astute & knowledgeable music lovers in the world and we're honored to have all of you out there as a regular readers. We love all of you. (Even you, too...)
ps - and if you ever wonder why we are very serious about comments here at TW, check this in your infinite spare time when you don't have anything better to do...