10 January 2012

The Scourge of Internet comments

Prof Geoffrey Pullum at Language Log (one of the blogs I read the most) has a fantastic explanation of why he usually disables comments on his posts. Vogon poetry is invoked. Passive voice is explained. And so on. I don't bother closing the comments on this blog because, luckily, not enough people read it to leave soul-sappingly stupid comments.

1 comment:

Usman said...

Whenever I read a news report or a self-righteous-nationalist blog I get an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach anticipating the comments. I've now started to scan down to see if there are many angry trolls under the bridge.