I saw over at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) that the promethean neopelagian powers-that-be have closed the comboxes on all their posts, articles, entries.
“¡Vaya lío!”? Not so much, I guess.
Apparently Fishwrap’s editors didn’t like what people were writing. Things were, I dunno… getting out of hand?
I have some sympathy with that predicament: wholly anonymous commentators can be authentic jerks.
My solution has been to impose registration and to act like a benevolent dictator. I want you to have a place to comment, but this is more like my living room than it is Hyde Park.
I have, from my sympathy, begun to think about setting up a special corner for Fishwrappers here at my place.
It would need a name, of course.
Keep your eyes peeled for a possible document from my pen entitled:
UPDATE 2117 GMT:
And now it seems that John Allen is leaving the Fishwrap to be an assistant editor for, the horror, The Boston Globe. HERE My best wishes to Mr. Allen on his new path.
I predict that, with the closing of the comboxes and the departure of Mr. Allen, Fishwrap is going to be shriller than ever as they flail around.