Effective immediately, there will be no more unmoderated comments posted to this blog. Instead, I will be moderating it, painful as that is, and weeding out the stupidity.
To those who were hoping for an actual conversation about the day's tech events, I'm sorry. I've let this go too far, and I apologize for that. But it's going to change.
To the inmates that have run the asylum, enough. There are plenty of outlets for your childish, iCabal, and unacceptable comments elsewhere on the web. Have fun with that. Just do it somewhere else.
For those who have no idea what this means, here's the story: Before today, if you wanted to comment on a blog post here, all you had to do was sign up for the blog. Unfortunately, this led to a lot of off-topic and childish posts, flame wars, and the like. The blog has become a cesspool as a result and basically the opposite of what I was shooting for when it began. Now, no comments will be made available publicly until I OK them. This will be a time-consuming process thanks to the comically bad Community Server web tools I need to use. But I just can't let this continue, so I'm going to suck it up.
It's a new day. Expect some pain (and some slow comment approvals, at least at first). But expect it to be better on the other side as well.