Comments

From the 23rd of October, 2015

Let’s talk about comments. Well, actually, you’re only going to read about comments because I’ve decided to remove the comment function from this site.

A few months ago a site I read regularly, The Verge, turned off their comment system supposedly because of overly offensive and hostile comments. Personally I think this is a bullshit. Ultimately it’s their site so their rules.

When Vice.com removed the comments from their blog they admitted to doing a poor job moderating the comments section. That reason hit home. Strike one, I’m lazy.

So let’s take laziness and add the concern of privacy. Part of the reason I originally wanted to run WordPress is because I care about privacy. Not just my privacy but the privacy of my readers. Yes. I care about you. I recently added TLS to my site as a light layer of protection. I switched to Jekyll for a variety of reasons but one of those reasons was having full control of how my site was built.

I guess I’ll get to the point.

In attempt to keep discussions where they belong and to maximize the options of privacy the comments will be missing from this site.

I have been thinking about making a page on either Voat or Reddit in the future. Though most of my pages usually don’t get enough comments to justify that.

You can, however, get a hold of me on Twitter.