by Andrew Gillen and Daniel L. Bennett
A recent comment in this post spurred us to explain our approach to comments.
To date, CCAP has never censored our comments section.
For awhile, most of the comments came from a single individual, who didn’t think too highly of us. Attempts to engage that person in the comments section often degenerated into ugly name calling and attacks on our character on his part, and a waste of time on ours, so we instituted a policy of not responding to comments.
As we started getting more comments from a wider variety of people, this policy had the effect of making our blog less interactive than it should be. So within the past few months, we’ve lifted the internal ban on commenting. We encourage you to post topic-relevant comments and we will do our best to facilitate an interactive discussion.
A remaining issue is whether we will start censoring comments. While we do not currently plan to do so, if the level of spamming continues to grow, and if certain people continue using our comments section as their personal graffiti wall, we may have to revisit that decision.