Correction: Re MSNBC's Blogs

Thanks to Scott Rosenberg’s clarification I realize that I leapt to conclusions without reading closely enough. If MSNBC will simply be listing their journalist’s blogs (Alterman, Kaus, et al.?), then I suppose what replaces their messag boards will be the comments function? I suppose that would tend to focus conversation on the personalities instead of the articles. Will that lead to more civilized, on-topic discussion?
Also, apologies for implying any analogous closing of TableTalk!