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.