Picking up on Joi's concerns about flame comments Halley has been expressing her concern about the effect they have on bloggers. The irony is that when I went to leave a comment - it was about grammar - I couldn't because in order to leave a comment on Halley's blog I have to be on here team. I am not and the result was I didn't.
IMHO it is much better just to leave comments open. OK I don't have the volumes of readers some bloggers do and apart from spam don't normally get many problems with commenters but even if I do it takes seconds to deal with them and in the process I don't put legit commenters off. This is my space and I reserve the right to deal with comments the way I see fit
Halley wrote "Maybe it's all about the rude level of comments the blogosphere has sunked to" - never mind concerns about commenters - I am more concerned about the level of grammar bloggers are descending to. Where the hell does "sunked to" come from!