I want to throw some ideas into the air regarding the POW, which I think will make it a richer experience and more useful to contributors, readers and the photographers themselves. Perhaps the POW session could be broken down into stages. First, the photo could be displayed but critiques are not possible. Perhaps this stage can overlap with the previous POW, a kind of preview into next week's POW. This will force people to contemplate the image more before they are able to post. Another stage might be a blind critique stage, where critiques can be written and submitted, but do not appear, so that the critiques are written completely independently (unless the authors exchange notes by e-mail). The next stage would then open up the discussion, as is the current situation. Here, all the blind critiques would be exposed, and replies and further critique can be made. Finally, I think that the photographer could be allowed the last say. Let him make a final posting, and then close the forum down and preserve it for posterity. I wonder if it would also be a good idea for someone to synthesize the discussion after it has closed. Unfortunately I can see this becoming a bit political and contentious, but it would provide an overview of the photograph which is coherent and concise, and more accessible to visitors to past POWs. Thoughts?