Joseph Reddy, and indeed as Ant himself mentions in the post, the design has to suit the key users of the system - if readers barely leave comments then that surely should be a secondary consideration in design. Personally I think the BBC has got it right to get these blogs onto a common platform... as you say Ant, see you on the other side! :)
Have read so many articles on sports event legacies and find it quite disappointing that people rarely acknowledge the upgrade of the BBC digital platform as a very real output of the games... it's certainly something the public will enjoy the benefit of for a long time to come.
@GlynT (#27) - I agree with you, the list is subjective but one wonders about the point the BBC is trying to make with its selection! Ditto on your point about including a link to the list - am sure it would have made for more informed comments!
Ah well, at least he has the most coveted CWC trophy on his mantelpiece now too - in addition to the twenty20 WC one. After 6 appearances the man deserves it fully!! He is after all, as you put it - a legend!
What for me would be great would be an integration of related data and opinion across various social media platforms on the BBC site - not sure how practical it would be but if there were a BBC facebook page (e.g. something general like a North African revolutions page to gather commentary on that theme) and a Twitter bbc-#tag for posts pertaining a particular subject, then it would be great if under a news story related to that topic, those streams of social media commentary could be included in addition to having comments to the story.. you needn't include all comments just the latest 5-10 from each feed.