this was inspired by an article at a gaming site about julie larson-green, 20-year windows executive, taking over at xbox for ceo don mattrick who left for zynga. i don’t link it because it will get a million links today from sites saying “can you believe all the monstrously misogynist comments on the article,” of which there are a zillion, which is just traffic for the site

same for cnn, same for youtube. at what point do we just kill the comments area if it’s not of value?

at what point does allowing comments actually wreck any conversation you are hoping to engender