Of comments and weeds

Brian Ford with an excellent piece on comments on websites (which may also help some of you understand why I don’t have comments on my own site).

It’s all fairly subjective, but my experience on the one website where I ever had to deal with a significant number of comments is that, like gardening, the successful moderation of comment threads is a ridiculous amount of work and if you’re not serious about it, you’re going to fail.