I've decided to run a little experiment.
It seems that the signal-to-noise ratio on this blog has gotten a little too recently so I've decided that on my posts (Maria is free to do as she pleases) I won't be using comments any more.
Instead, there'll be a "mailto" link like this one:
at the bottom of each.
You want to post a comment? Drop me an e-mail. If it's on topic and reasonable, I'll post it (even if I disagree with it). If it's wingnut crazie, I won't.
If you have a problem with that, you're more than welcome to start your own blog.
Let's see how it works.