So you remember a while back I turned off comments on my blog? Some of you have probably noticed I re-enabled them recently.
I’m really glad I did. The quality of comments on my recent political stuff has been extremely high. There’s a lot that I’ve disagreed with, but it was largely for sensible reasons on which intelligent, rational, civilized people can disagree on – often one of us was wrong, sometimes we merely disagreed on some fundamental point. That’s fine. Disagreement is healthy, and lead to good discussions.
But I just want to emphasise that: Apparently we, the internet, are capable of having reasonable and mostly polite conversations about politics, but we can’t manage to do that about programming. That’s a bit sad, don’t you think?
Anyway, I’ve decided to leave the comments on for now, but I will be adopting a stricter moderation policy. If I think your comment isn’t worth responding to – either because you clearly haven’t read the article, because your comment is unnecessarily rude or inflammatory, or even just because I think you’re clearly an idiot, I will delete it rather than responding to it.
And remember: I’ve received nearly 100 comments in the last couple of weeks, none of which I have had to moderate. If they can manage, you can too.
PS. I know you’re just itching to write an idiotic inflammatory comment which has misread the article in response to this. Go ahead. Get it out of your system. Last chance.
Yeah, but – dude – programming’s important!