On not allowing comments

Alex Payne: “The anonymity of the Internet inspires hit-and-run attacks, unintelligible ramblings, and truckloads of spam. I believe that comments are evil by default...”

I have at times wished for a standard markup container of some kind that says “here be comments” — and a browser preference that would turn them off, so I wouldn’t see them.

The quickest way (on the web) to start feeling as if the human race doesn’t deserve to survive is to read comments. This reporter makes a point of not feeling that way.

24 Feb 2009

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