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Comments at the Cafe

We’ve been having comment problems here at the Cafe. Some comments are not appearing. Part of the problem is that the spam filter at Typepad appears to have gotten very aggressive. But there may be other problems.

A bigger problem is the quality of the comments. I used to enjoy reading them. I haven’t enjoyed them lately. A handful of people are using the comments as essentially their own blog site. They write about the same thing over and over even if it is unrelated to the post. They attack other commenters without adding any insight.

So we’re going to take a time out on commenting. For the next two weeks (assuming Don and I remember), comments are closed. After that, I’ll moderate them for a while. The goal is to improve the quality of Cafe Hayek as a place to exchange ideas.