It’s getting to the point where it’s worth wondering if there is a new type of blog-like-site which just doesn’t have comments. It’s been a long journey, but we’re coming full circle to the early days of the internet where there… just weren’t comments. What next – the return of the guest book?!
Anyway, Letters of Note has disabled all commenting, and it’s worth quoting for the ferocity and effectiveness of the language:
In a move which thankfully won’t affect the vast majority of you, I have today disabled comments on Letters of Note. Permanently.
All complaints should be directed towards a section of society to whom the concept of even vaguely civil discussion means nothing. This collective waste of flesh, bone, and dangerously limited brain function have caused me to dread opening each and every “New Comment” notification I’ve received over the past twelve months or so, to the point where I now cannot continue justifying the moderation of these imbecilic, repugnant grunts when it takes up such an inordinate amount of my willpower and, more importantly, time. I’d rather spend my hours happily expanding the archives of Letters of Note than clean up after a keyboard-wielding gaggle of cowardly, dim-witted, knuckle-dragging reprobates who have nothing better to do than gleefully splash their fetid saliva all over my efforts and then roll around in the puddle until I’m able to press “Delete Comment.” I refuse to waste another minute.
You and me both, Jack. And I never even got that much hate!