Based on the popularity of our new Opinions section, many of you have already seen it. But, in case you have not, here's the editor's note we posted when we launched back in late August:
You may have noticed some changes in the section of washingtonpost.com devoted to editorials, commentary and reader feedback -- starting with the way it looks and what we call it.
We've added an "s" to the section formerly known as Opinion. It's now Opinions -- a name intended to reflect the site's commitment to including a variety of viewpoints on important issues, in addition to the editorial positions of The Washington Post and the thinking of its columnists and Sunday Outlook contributors.
In keeping with that commitment, we're launching a number of new features.
Your Post will collect the most thoughtful and interesting user comments from around washingtonpost.com and publish them throughout the day. The Debate will take on a single controversial issue over the course of each week, analyzing and linking to what's being said by all sides as the issue develops. Toles vs. Toles will feature an extra Web-only sketch most weekdays by Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tom Toles.
In Think Tank Town, former presidential spokesman Ron Nessen will focus on the agendas and ideas that emerge from the scores of policy institutes in the business of influencing Washington's policy makers. And in Reporting for Duty, washingtonpost.com employee and Army National Guard officer Bert Stover will offer a personal account of his upcoming deployment overseas and a soldier's perspective on the Iraqi conflict.
We've also made some major changes in the way we display Opinions, offering a more visual presentation of each day's report and an archive of the past week's top items. Links to the best Opinions features will highlighted on the site's home page and updated throughout the day.
We hope you'll find Opinions useful and provocative, and a valuable contributor to the Internet's open and free exchange of ideas. We'd also like your feedback. Please send comments and complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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