Sunday, May 06, 2007
New Policy on Comments
The quality of the comments sections has become so disgraceful that I am instituting a new policy by fiat. Really, I should delete almost every one of the comments in the last post. After repeated requests and complaints by various readers, I will be eliminating any comment that does not contribute to meaningful dialogue (as defined by the contributors to this blog) from now on.
We have had a number of very good exchanges on here; my hope is that these will continue. But it is obvious that our laissez faire policy has led to a very serious deterioration in the discourse of the comments section. It's embarrassing to look at this stuff, especially when you compare it to the civilized and interesting exchanges taking place on some of our friends' sites. Look at the discussion on Jeha's blog for example, or the comments to Lisa's latest post.