It pains me that I have to remind everyone of this, but nobody gives a thin ribbon of shit about your opinions on Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, or even Calvin “The Wad” Coolidge. Please knock it off. I’m now receiving emails begging me to step in and “fix” the comments section. I will simply remind everyone that this is a no-politics zone. If you want to wallow all day in partisan websites and TV networks, that’s your business. But don’t come here and parrot that crap. I want this to be a place for people to get away from it all.
I have at least three options, if things don’t improve:
I can start banning, temporarily or permanently, the IP addresses of serial offenders. In the nearly 20 year history of this site I’ve only done that once or twice, and those were a long time ago. It’s not something I ever want to do, but will if forced.
I can change the settings so that I have to approve every comment before it goes live on the site. That way I could shitcan all the “cute” snarky political garbage. But I don’t have time for that, and it would delay nearly 100% of the comments from being posted.
I can turn off comments completely. This one is the nuclear option, and I definitely don’t want to do it. But we can’t continue as we are.
So, there you go. Please behave. There’s no shortage of places on the internet for you to wallow and parrot, and this isn’t one of them. Please knock it off.