A moratorium on comments-about-comments

Juan is right. Comments-via-Email probably does run counter to some deeply ingrained Venezuelan cultural values. That’s a singularly bad reason to oppose it, though, just like Venezuelans’ deep cultural attachment to cheap gas is a terrible reason to oppose a gas price hike. A good deal of what’s deeply ingrained in Venezuelan (or any other)…

My take on the comments ruckus

I was off skiing on the face of a volcano in Chile’s Patagonia for the weekend (yes, you can envy me now), so I’m a little late to this debate. My take on the Comments section? I am instinctually averse to anything resembling the preternaturally confused, delusional, conservative liberal, Palin-hating Sullivan, and I avoid his…

Not everybody hates Comments via Email

Old comments section stalwart GTAvex sticks his neck out: I find the new policy refreshing: it’s not trying to pander to us with a self-congratulatory “democracy-means-free-for-all” while people write silly innuendos and snide comments. Caracas Chronicles demands that we, as readers, give something back to a great blog (and a blog that’s always generous and honest enough…

Que se siente ser Mark Zuckerberg, pero pelabola?

D. Pratt, whose brain PanfletoNegro came out of, weighs in on the Comment-via-Email thing: Hasta los lurkers se manifiestan cuando cambias algo en una página que funcionaba bien. Bienvenidos al dolor. I for one like the stuff. I think it’s genius that you make bloggers out of visitors. Outside of panfleto I don’t read comments.…

Everybody Hates Comments-via-Email

One reader puts the boot right in: You have achieved to make “CC” as boring as “Venezuelan politics and Human Rights“. Ouch! Another is more cognizant of the inevitable tradeoffs involved, In my view, what you are experimenting with regarding the comments is a two edged sword that in the end is the “remedio que…