“I have always found that the number of responses in inversely proportional to the length of the source article.”
You raise a good point. Post something that requires time and thought, poof, the readers/posters are gone. Tiger? MJ? Thread after thread after thread.
Serious legal briefing gets a few responses, while rants of a CA attorney draw hundreds. Odd.
Where the article appears in the “system” here at FR, and also if there are pings to an article or not make a big difference as to the amount of responses. In some cases it’s a good thing — at least this thread isn’t filled with trolls telling everyone that even discussing these issues are a waste of time (yet...).