The first question regards the utility of job announcements. Since most of the data comes from APSAnet in any case (and since most readers presumably have access either through their accounts or through a colleague's account), one question is whether it would be useful to continue individual posts as jobs come out. Since no one has complained since this practice was stopped in February, presumably this was not the most useful or popular feature. Additionally, although listings that expire cannot be searched for, direct links still work. Would a table of links and expiration dates still be useful?
The second question regards the scope of the blog. Originally this was set up as an IR-only blog. Given the large overlap between IR and comparative in job listings (somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3), it may make a good deal of sense to do both. (This, of course, requires additional work). Additionally, the American and Comparative blog seems to have done a good job of performing this function. Thoughts by readers of both would be appreciated.
The third question regards limitations on information posted. Unlike rumor mills in the physical sciences, this mill (and the other related political science ones) feature generally unmoderated, anonymous postings. The benefit is that information can spread quickly. The downside, of course, is that information that is outside of the remit of these blogs is posted without fear of being identified. While community policing seems to have worked fairly well here (and not so well in other cases), it is unclear where the boundaries should be set. We have had a policy of only deleting comments as requested by people discussed in those comments and guiding by exhortation rather than by fiat. Does this policy need to change, regarding either the types of information requested or the deletion policy?