I’ve been moving off topic comments to the Great Mother of all Off Topic Comment Dumps. The reason that I do this is not that it matters what we talk about, but there are certain topics, and tax policy is a big one, that have the potential of attracting a crowd of special interest folks who can monopolize the limited bandwidth we have.
I have also installed a setting today that will cut off discussion on articles after 14 days.
While I totally hate moderating comments and censoring (even it if is only to remove personal attacks), it does seem that the quality of discussion has made a turn for the better.
We blew past the 40,000 comment mark this week amid the flurry of activity perhaps spawned by Lt. Col. Terry Lakin’s appearance on CNN or WorldNetDaily’s latest set of innuendo.