Since the sutta-linking system has been installed many useful essays and talks have now been liked to suttas. However, at present there is little discussion.
I’ve discussed this with @sujato, who is supportive of the idea as a way to create more synergy between the sites. However, I wanted to run the idea past other members, to get any ideas about how best to do it.
I think the Discussion section would be the correct place for the posts. I would propose going through making posts like:
(title) SN12.15 Kaccānagotta Sutta Discussion
(body) SN12.15 Kaccānagotta Sutta Discussion from DhammaWheel: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=11269
This would then show up as a link for anyone reading SN12.15, which would lead back to the thread, and therefore to the DhammaWheel discussion.
That particular example collects comments from a number of modern and ancient
commentators, including Venerables Bodhi, Amaro, Passano, Nanananda, and
Nagarjuna, as well as opinions from DhammaWheel members. It would be
wonderful to see some of those discussions continued with new
participants, and it would also be great if more of the DhammaWheel members
came over here for such discussions.
Currently, we lock the Dhamma Wheel Sutta Study threads after a couple of weeks, to keep them in order. With proper indexing, this is not such an issue. However, I think that a nice effect of that would be that any further discussion could, at present, only occur on SuttaCentral.
I’d be very pleased to hear ideas (positive or negative!) about this suggestion. I don’t want to sit down to create several hundred threads without doing some planning…