For the first time ever in the two years I’ve been blogging, I have closed the comments on an entry. I always thought I could never get enough comments, but the things happening on the semi-legendary Bill Gates entry need to stop. Comments are split between very sad stories, and people making fun of those sad stories.
While I was at it, I closed the comments on the Bush and Clinton entries as well. People thought they were talking to Bush (a title of “Emailing the President” probably didn’t help), and the Clinton thing is straying too far into politics (admittedly, my own comments aggravated this).
I had to dig out the manuals to find the right tag to close them, because I removed that tag from my template long ago, thinking I’d never want to close the comments on anything.