It seems it’s time (again) to remind readers of The Data Port’s policy on comments.
The Data Port does not censor, ban, or delete comments. The only exception might be if you chimed in with links to “genuine replica watches” or potions to renew my “vigah.”
If a post reveals a writer as some sort of troglodyte just emerging from a long winter’s nap…and surprised to find the world as it is… it will be evident to readers. On the other hand an opposition comment may be so illuminating as to change minds.
As regular readers must know I don’t intrude into the comment thread. I’ve had my say now you have yours.
I’ve been asked to post an occasional “open thread.” I have no objections in principle to open threads but I don’t think that’s the job of The Data Port. Perhaps you should take it up with our editor, Mark Evans.
In the meantime may I suggest starting your own column here?
Finally, everyone who has ever followed The Data Port knows that I oppose anonymous posting. I’ve always been proud to be a John Hancock sort of guy. If what you have to say is worth posting it’s worth taking responsibility for. I’m through kicking at that particular net, though, since anonymous posting, snarks and all, are accepted practice.
I’m Art Jacobson and I approve this message.