Need to have box to click and start typing

I’ve got a friend who used to work Facebook, and he told me that discourse should have a box at the bottom of each post to just click and start creating a reply, like Facebook and Disqus. He said it definitely makes a difference in terms of getting interaction.

If the user is not yet logged in, we could make it very easy to create an account to comment.

At the very minimum, this would be a great setting to turn on-off.


Yes, open text fields are very inviting.

What I would rather do at this point is make the like button accessible to anonymous users as a call to action to log in.