Getting a bit closer to making some moves here. We plan to start by allowing email responses to your @write_as newsletters.
Low-tech at first, your responses would go straight to the author via email. But then we can potentially allow you to receive those responses through the https://Remark.as web app.
Update: we plan to officially start development on https://Remark.as early next year!
Are there any blog commenting systems made for different kinds of conversations? E.g. "I enjoyed this." vs. "Could you clarify?" vs. "Here's an essay on why you're wrong..."
I feel like all systems are just a variation on: "here's a text box, and here's everything anyone has entered into it in relation to this post." (Decentralized version only adds: "here's what people said elsewhere.")