Got kept busy, so this took longer to go up than I’d wish. Sorry about leaving you hanging.
After your input and some introspection, commenting is re-enabled. It was a hard decision, considering that my post about troublesome comments devolved into ANOTHER “discussion” about religion.
I agree that comments or a forum are essential for establishing a sense of community for any website. I kind of wish there was a way to have posts also appear in a forum format with comments made in either format appearing in both.
I’ve realized that I need to make some changes.
Stale, personal, and rant posts have been removed. No more personal TMI and no more rants. I’m going to make a point of posting more raves and FAQ’s. I may put delay excuses, rants and woes in a separate blog. Maybe call it TMN (Too Much Negativity). And I’m going to try to be less thin skinned (good luck with that). I’ve also taken down the Grampy Says comics for now. The plan is to set them up under a separate site.
Moderating comments is taking up too much of my time. I’m going back to requiring log-in to comment and it’s going to stay that way for the time being. Bringing on volunteer moderators was suggested, but I’m not sure that would work. Likely, I’d manage to piss off anyone willing to do it in record time.
More thoughts later. ‘M sleepy now.