What are the norms/rules for commenting on older posts? Many internet communities forbid thread necromancy; I see no mention of it here, but thought it worth checking.
Also, if I’m reading a sequence as it comes out, of course I do not have access to future posts when I make a comment. But if I’m reading through several posts from a month or two ago, and I have a question about one of them, is there an expectation that I read through the rest of the sequence to see if it’s answered later before I say anything, or should I comment as I go along, as would be the case if I’d been reading it as it came out?
For example—I’m reading Tensions in Truthseeking. Shall I reply to Writing that Provokes Comments? Should I read the rest of the sequence first? It’s not so long that that’s unfeasible, but trivial inconveniences could probably reduce my likelihood of commenting significantly.
Thread necromancy is explicitly encouraged! We generally want the content on the site to be a living repository of knowledge instead of just a news-based community, and so comments and concerns on old articles are definitely welcome.
I also think that asking questions before you’ve read the whole sequence is good. Other readers will probably have similar confusions and you writing them and others answering them either explicitly or pointing out that they are answered later in the sequence will help people stay engaged.