I really genuinely truly abhor echo chambers. They’re boring – and, more germane, conservatives don’t improve their arguments by vigorously agreeing with each other.
So I’ve encouraged dissenters to come to this site, to engage, to leave comments.
Now, from 2006 until about 2017, there was an extremely regular commenter who got into a bit of a habit of thread-jacking the comment section.
Initially, I told this person to go start her own blog. Which she did .
But it apparently wasn’t enough. She took to thread-jacking in my comment section again – successively ignoring waves of hints: I started with asking nicely. Then I started graying out her comments and annotating them with warnings . Then I started deleting thread-jacks. Finally, I just banned her .
Shoulda done it four years earlier, to be honest.
Anyway – I still abhor echo chambers.
But I’ve been gently hinting to, well, some in the comment section for a while now, and it doesn’t seem to be sinking in.
So be advised that I’m going to start deleting thread-jacks.
Want to start your own discussions? Blogs are still free to start. Go for it.
That’s the rule. Enjoy.
 She kept it running for about 10 logorrheic years before petering out, apparently finding it was harder than it looked.
 Which, truth be told, I doubt she ever saw.
 Although the final straw there had nothing to do with this blog’s comment section.